I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.
Today I am reviewing a CBD pain patch from Premier Biomedical Pain Management Solutions.
In addition to CBD oil (which, for this product, is derived from hemp), the patch includes coconut oil, lecithin, aloe vera, almond oil, shea butter, and various extracts or essential oils.
The patch is latex-free which my skin appreciated! It is similar in look to a band-aid, with the actual CBD contained in a reservoir where the cottony part of the band-aid would be. The reservoir contains 48 mg of CBD oil that gets released over a longer period of time – up to 96 hours!
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The corners of the patch are rounded which I appreciated a lot. It made it a lot less likely to catch on my clothing or try to pull off in my sleep. It was also water resistant so I was able to shower with it on!
The first thing I noticed when opening up the pouch was the smell. It was pleasantly floral, but not too much so – probably from the eucalyptus, sage, and citrus oils. The next thing was how the CBD oil was reddish in color because of the red palm oil used.
I was really excited about trying this out. I use CBD oil a lot in lotions, so this was a good next step for me. I had a fibromyalgia flare-up and thought it would be a good time to try the patch out… That may not have been the best idea, simply because I generally don’t handle things on my skin well when I’m flaring.
That was my own fault.
Since my left shoulder and neck are my worst spots right now – and you should place the patch as close to the source of the pain as possible – I had T put this on a trigger point about halfway between the two.
My fibromyalgia pain was untouched. It hardly responds to much and, again, I should’ve picked a better time to try this patch.
That said, my neck and shoulder pain has been fairly constant over the last 13+ months. Wearing the patch over the span of a few days, though, has really helped clear it up. Even now, a few days later, the pain isn’t nearly as bad. It also isn’t as constant. It isn’t here when I wake up.
It’s so weird – good weird, obviously!
We’ve tried a lot for this pain – other patches, gels, heat, ice, massage, trigger point injections, acupuncture. Nothing has worked as well as this patch has. Acupuncture is the only thing that comes close, and that isn’t necessarily very comfortable.
The other thing is my acupuncture isn’t covered by insurance. That means we have to pay over $80 a visit for me to get that. This patch is only $20. Four patches with shipping and I’m saving a bit of money and getting better pain relief.
I definitely recommend this patch, especially because I’ve been able to be so much more active lately as a result.
Interested in snagging your own? Head over to Premier Biomedical!
Make sure to check out Project CBD’s Beginner’s Guide to CBD.