Do Transdermal Cannabis Patches or Serum Provide their Most Effective Treatment?
Cannabis is known best as a recreational drug, but it also provides a wealth of medicinal value. In recent years, interest in the therapeutic use of cannabis has gained national and worldwide attention.
Direct archeological documentation exists proving knowledge of the medicinal properties of cannabis dates back to around 400 AD, and the evidence suggests that its use goes back over 5000 years. In the United States cannabis was listed for the first time in the United States Pharmacopoeia in 1850 and was extensively used until the early 1900’s as a medicine.
The first restrictions on cannabis in the U.S. occurred with the passage of the Marihuana Tax Act in 1937, followed by its removal from the United States Pharmacopeia in 1942, and legal penalties for possession established in the 1950s. In addition to making the possession or use of cannabis a crime, these legal actions created limits on medical research by making it nearly impossible to procure the plant legally.
Thankfully, attitudes regarding the use of cannabis have changed in recent years, and as a result, cannabis is back on the health market in a major way. This positive turn of events has led many companies to invest capital into the development of cannabis-infused products. From capsules to topical creams, there are now hundreds of cannabis-based products on the market today.
When using for medicinal purposes, the method of cannabis intake becomes critical. One of the newest treatment methods is transdermal cannabis patches.
How the Transdermal Cannabis Patch Works.
Transdermal cannabis patches utilize the same technology commonly used to deliver other medications in a continuous long-term manner. Transdermal patches affix directly to the body, where the medicine is absorbed through the skin and enters the bloodstream.
However, studies have shown that transdermal patches take anywhere from 5 to 24 hours to appear in the blood in appreciable levels to reduce pain.
Why Other Topical Cannabis Products Don’t Work
Cannabinoids are highly lipophilic molecules with very low aqueous solubility and are susceptible to degradation. Therefore, cannabis are very hard to absorb through the skin. The outer layer of the skin (stratum corneum) forms a natural barrier. Topically applied cannabis accumulates in the upper epidermis and may never reach the systemic circulation, receptors, spinal cord and brain in a significant amount to reduce pain.
An Evolution In Cannabis Consumption
Evolve Formulas’ award-winning NanoSerum™ offers the fastest acting transdermal formula available. The groundbreaking technology behind the NanoSerum™ is the NanoSphere Delivery System™, which nano-sizes cannabinoids so they readily and effectively cross mucosal barriers into the bloodstream and cells.
How does it work?
Using advanced nanobiotechnology, Evolve encapsulates, protects and transports cannabinoids in a protective lipid membrane. This innovative encapsulation increases surface area, protects against degradation and enhances the active agents’ ability to cross cellular barriers for maximum bioavailability and potency.
The first and only patented nanoparticle delivery system, the clinically proven NanoSphere Delivery System™provides relief in minutes. To learn more about Evolve Formulas NanoSerum™products, please give us a call.