New Cannabis Patch for Fibromyalgia and Nerve Pain
Are transdermals the next big thing in cannabis medicine?
Fibromyalgia and nerve pain can be so debilitating that living a normal life for most patients can become almost impossible. Fibromyalgia patients suffer from chronic muscle pain, fatigue, and other symptoms including insomnia, headaches, and joint pain.
Fibromyalgia patients have long been using cannabis to help ease the symptoms of fibromyalgia and nerve pain. Recently, a company has made it easier than ever for patients to medicate with cannabis by developing a revolutionary new patch specifically to help fibromyalgia patients manage their symptoms.
Cannabis Science, Inc.
Cannabis Science, Inc. is a pharmaceutical research company that is responsible for developing the cannabis patch. The company has also pioneered numerous innovative medicines in the past, all of which have been derived from cannabis.
During early 2016, Cannabis Science began recruitment for trials for the impact of inhaled cannabis formulations on patients of respiratory illnesses including asthma and COPD. Later in the year, Cannabis Science, Inc announced their latest project: a transdermal patch equipped with potent pain-relieving cannabis medicine. When patients use the patch, the health benefits are delivered through the skin, then it enters the bloodstream. The transdermal patch releases medications over time that may be effective in helping patients combat neurological pain easily, discreetly, and hassle-free: all without the side effects of pharmaceutical medications. Based on their studies, there have been no unwanted side effects and this method of administration may be the most effective for patients who suffer from fibromyalgia and nerve pain.
Cannabis Science, Inc. is eyeing two different kinds of patches: one targeted for fibromyalgia pain while the other is for diabetic neuropathy. Both transdermal patches will be designed to include cannabinoids but each will have its own unique formulation to treat the symptoms of each condition.
Cannabis Science, Inc. came out with a press release wherein CEO Raymond Dabney stated, “The development of these two new pharmaceutical medicinal applications are just the tip of the iceberg for what we see as the future for Cannabis Science. While we strive to increase our land capacity for growth and facilities to produce our own product to supply our scientists with proprietary materials to make these formulations, we are also busy researching more potential needs for cannabis related medical applications and developing the methods for delivery of these medications.”
Benefits of Transdermal Patches
Pain is one of the most common condition that medical cannabis patients need to use the plant for. However, many patients prefer not to have to smoke the plant; which may just be part of the reason why transdermal cannabis patches are increasingly popular and have become the administration method of choice for many especially because of its unique ability to treat localized pain more effectively than other methods of ingestion.
There are many other benefits to trying transdermal patches:
- Larger quantities of cannabinoid therapy: Since the cannabinoids are delivered straight into the bloodstream through transdermal patches, there is a higher bioavailability for the cannabinoids. This means that you are getting therapeutic value from medicating with a patch designed to deliver localized pain relief since it targets the pain at the actual site right away instead of having to pass through other body parts.
- Controllable experiences: Patches typically come in either 10mg or 20mg doses in small adhesive patches. Patients usually feel the effects in around 20 minutes, after which they gradually increase over a period of time since the patches are designed to be time-released. Patients can take full control of their experience by cutting the patches into smaller sizes and wearing multiple patches throughout the day if this is what they need or even increase their dose. There is even the option of mixing two different kinds of cannabinoid therapies simultaneously.
Award-Winning Transdermals From Mary’s Medicinals
Cannabis Science Inc. isn’t the first to come up with transdermal patches. Mary’s Medicinals was the first to come up with the transdermal patches which were formulated with cannabis for pain treatment. The development of Mary’s Medicinals transdermal patches have been so revolutionary for the medical cannabis community as well as patients that they won “Best Medical Advancement” in the Cannabis Awards for two years in a row.
Mary’s Medicinals transdermal patches are easy to use; they come in 2x2 squares that can be adhered to any veinous part of the skin for pain relief. The single dose packaging comes in 10mg and 20mg. Patients can also choose from 20mg THC indica and sativa formulations.
Have you tried transdermal patches? What was your experience like?