Sublingual Dissolvable Strips vs. Transdermal Patches

Although CBD is still in its infancy, the variety in product is already quite interesting. These particular products are for those of you who fancy discretion or simply just enjoy the convenience in your pain management.

Dissolvable Strips?

Do you remember years ago when breath strips became popular? Well it seems CBD has taken this idea and amped it up a notch. These strips have a few advantages.

They can be put on or under the tongue, which is what we mean by sublingual. They usually dissolve through the saliva this way. It can also be put on the cheek next to the tongue.

You might not think so but there is a big difference between the placement.

When applying the strip under the tongue, it usually works faster but this means the effects will have a higher intensity and end sooner. If you apply the strips to the cheek this takes longer and will give you a less intense effect but will last much longer.

These strips typically contain very potent doses giving extended pain relief. It’s one of the most discreet ways to consume CBD compared to other methods. This may prove useful for folks who like their privacy.

Some strips even work as breath fresheners for a dual effect. It’s a two birds one stone kind of thing, which is pretty convenient.     Dissolvable CBD Strip

Transdermal Patches?

This product also has its doppelgänger, the well-known nicotine patch. Just take the nicotine part out and substitute it with CBD and you’ll have the CBD transdermal patch.

The CBD patch is a medicated adhesive film that penetrates through the skin and into the bloodstream. Therefore, it is most effective on a veinous part of the body.

This method is more specific because it is based on many factors like your body type, metabolism and level of pain.

There are a few different choices when it comes to the duration of the effects. For instance, some patches only last eight to twelve hours and others can be left on for almost three to four days.

Most patches are made to be waterproof and hypoallergenic.

One of the reasons these patches are popular is the constant, long term relief. It is also very fast and effective.

If you are looking for a more specific result, patches may be your choice because of the matrix and reservoir system. This system enables the patch to give a sustained release of CBD. Transdermal CBD Patch

Pros and Cons of Strips


  • Discreet
  • Quick onset
  • Bypasses digestive system
  • Freshens breath


  • One size – minimal control
  • Possibility of different results depending on placement

Pros and Cons of Patches


  • Can be cut to control dose
  • Easy removal
  • Long Lasting
  • Bypasses digestive system


  • Somewhat discreet depending on placement

One thing to keep in mind for both methods is that the CBD in both should be free of pesticides and organically grown if possible.

In Closing

Above all else, these products cater more to convenience and discretion. Whether it be a sublingual strip or a transdermal patch, not many people will notice or question since these methods resemble other widely known products.
The strip and patch give plenty of control and relief to its users and both have become very popular.

As always, it is ultimately up to the consumers personal preference and needs. Just be sure to consult with your doctor before trying these products.


2 thoughts on “Sublingual Dissolvable Strips vs. Transdermal Patches

  1. Randi

    I didn’t even know they had the sublingual strips or patches available! Thank you for going over these! There are starting to be so many options that it’s hard to keep up. Luckily you are able to break it down for us! Thanks!

    1. You can say that again! Not easy to keep up with but quite fun to learn about. I am glad you can learn something new here. I hope that continues

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