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Axxess Healthcare 12mg CBD Patches Review
I was put in touch with Axxess Healthcare through a mutual acquaintance and have to admit it didn't know much about the company and what they have to offer. After taking the time to research, I discovered that Axxess Healthcare have a whole range dedicated to supporting wellbeing and the immune system as well as offering CBD products.
These are the first patches that I have tried that have offered something in addition to CBD. Their formula for their patches also contain: turmeric, which is known for it's anti-inflammatory properties (Hewlings & Kalman, 2017); menthol which is known for it's soothing, cooling properties as well as reducing swelling (Galeotti et al. 2002); resveratrol, which is also known for it's anti-inflammatory properties as well as being a known antioxidant (Kuršvietienė et al. 2016) and also Omega, 3, 6 and 9 which all support the immune system and your overall health in general (Robertson, 2020).
As with most patches, Axxess recommend that you place these on a hair free area and specifically recommend the upper arm or shoulder. I tried these in both places as well as on my hip and found the effects were consistent regardless of their position on my body which was impressive.
In addition to this, I really liked whatever adhesive was used in these patches; there was no residue left after removal and they remained stuck all day even after having a shower. They reminded me of waterproof plasters apart from the fact that they're yellow in colour (one day I had forgotten I had a patch on and thought I had a massive bruise on my stomach until I realised...) so whilst they're discreet in size, perhaps not so much in colour...
However, most important is whether or not these patches worked and I can wholeheartedly say they did. I deliberately used these during a period of low pain due to only containing 12mg of CBD but that was more than sufficient. This patch managed to keep all my random aches and pains at bay as well preventing an stress-induced flare from happening. I also found that after exercising that my usual recovery time was shorter and that overall my joints were less prone to tenderness and feeling inflamed, especially in my pelvis.
Whilst I don't think the strength of these would be enough for me in general, I think they're a great option for individuals who use a lower dose of CBD or if you're prone to aches and pains in your joints.
Axxess Healthcare 12mg CBD patches are £34.99 for a pack of 30.
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