Transdermal Patch Vs. Serum: What works better?

Transdermal patches offer a non-invasive method of delivering medication through the skin. First used in the late 70's, transdermal patches have proven to be an effective method of administering medication. Transdermal patches adhere to the body, permeating the skin with medicine and releasing controlled accurate doses into the bloodstream over a prolonged period.

Cannabis transdermal patches are available as full spectrum products, containing a full range of cannabinoids found in cannabis including THC, or CBD isolates which are nearly pure CBD. The diversity of transdermal products has grown in response to consumer demand. Cannabis transdermal patches provide patients with a discrete method of administering medicine continuously with products that last from eight to 96 hours.

One critical factor that determines the effectiveness of any medicine is bioavailability.  Bioavailability is the proportion of a drug or other substance that enters the bloodstream and can affect the patient. The bioavailability of any medication, including cannabinoids, is dependent on the method of ingestion.

Serum vs. Transdermal Patches

Cannabis serum is applied topically or, more commonly, taken sublingually by placing drops under the tongue. The mucous membrane absorbs a portion of the medicine while the remainder enters the digestive tract. Taken sublingually cannabis serum is an effective way to deliver cannabinoids to the patient quickly and provide temporary relief of symptoms. Administering the correct dosage can be challenging because serum is measured in drops making it difficult to measure a consistent dose.

Cannabinoids that pass through the digestive system are affected by enzymes in the stomach and liver before entering the bloodstream. When ingested orally, the absorption of cannabinoids is slower and are affected by physiological factors unique to the individual. Slow rates of absorption and low THC concentrations occur when cannabinoids are orally ingested, and effects are lessened by degradation of the drug in the stomach, metabolites in the liver, and individual rates of metabolism.

Transdermal cannabis patches deliver cannabinoids in a manner that bypasses the digestive system which breaks down cannabinoids. The transdermal patch has a high bioavailability and allows the medicine to be absorbed by a specific area of the skin, making it an effective treatment for localized pain. Transdermal administration provides a method of extended release of medications and minimizes adverse effects due to lower drug peak concentrations.

The transdermal cannabis patch provides a consistent, low dose of cannabinoids to the system for hours and even days. Transdermal patches offer a discrete manner to take medicine without having to swallow a pill or drops and release medication slowly over several hours as opposed to other methods of consumption, which peak quickly and then taper off, requiring repeated doses.

Evolve Formulas Nanoserum

Evolve Formulas award-winning NanoSerum is a fast-acting transdermal formula for pain, inflammation, and anxiety. Nanoserum utilizes NanoSphere Delivery System, clinically-proven, patented technology which enhances and improves the ability of cannabinoids to cross cellular barriers, increasing bioavailability and potency.

NanoSerum can immediately penetrate the skin, delivering direct-focused relief, and carries a full-spectrum of cannabinoids and phytochemicals to receptors through the body for systemic healing. Consistent, precision-metered doses at every use combined with the increased bioavailability of Nanoserum means faster relief with lower doses. Evolve Formulas Nanoserum offers consumers unsurpassed confidence in quality, purity, and value.

To learn more about Nanoserum and the relief it provides contact us today.

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