What Are CBD Patches?

CBD patches — also known as transdermal patches — involve a CBD extract (usually isolate) infused with an absorptive gel and applied to a sticky patch.

Patches can be stuck on the skin where the active CBD or other ingredients slowly absorb through the skin.

Many CBD patches are marketed as a way to provide all-day benefits of CBD, but this isn’t accurate. Only a very small percentage of the CBD in a CBD patch ever makes it into the bloodstream.

Patches are better for use on specific muscle groups as a way for CBD to saturate the muscle to reduce pain, inflammation, or swelling.