Each and every one of us is unique—especially when it comes to our health. One reason that it’s so easy to become overwhelmed by the world of wellness is that there are many conditions that need solutions and, if we’re lucky, there are only a very few that apply to us personally. Knowing how to tailor your lifestyle and diet for your own particular needs is what the future of wellness is all about.
When we’re under stress, traveling frequently or neglecting our sense of well-being, it can hit each of us differently. We all have the friend who gets a major headache when she’s stressed or who gets hit with a hangover no matter how little she drinks. Each of us has our own sensitivities, preferences and needs—obviously, no one remedy works for all.
There are thousands of plant-based natural remedies out there. Lately, we’ve been incredibly impressed with the patches from The Good Patch. The Good Patch is a line of 12 hemp and plant-based patches that are safe, tested, pure and potent. Each nearly clear patch sticks easily on the inside of the wrist or discretely near the hip or shoulder and can be worn for up to 12 hours. Hemp-infused or hemp-free plant extracts are infused through the skin and tailored to specific needs from sleep support to pain relief.
The Pain Relief patch, for example, combines 15mg premium hemp extract with capsaicin and menthol to provide temporary relief of mild to moderate discomfort in muscles and joints. Here are a few of our favorite patches in The Good Patch collection…
Trouble getting to sleep + staying asleep? There’s a patch for that | The Good Patch’s Nite Nite Patch is formulated with hemp and melatonin, one of the hormones that regulates your sleep-wake cycle. Melatonin is typically produced in the evening as the sun goes down to help us wind down and get to sleep, but stress, travel and too much artificial light can mess with our daily melatonin cycle. Supplementing with melatonin can help—it’s been found to help you fall asleep faster and increase sleep efficiency. If you’re reading this wide-eyed at 2 am, this patch is the one for you. Another option is Dream Patch, a non-hemp patch that contains melatonin, hops and valerian root to help you achieve a deeper, more relaxed sleep. SHOP NOW
Had a few too many last night? There’s a patch for that | If you had a few too many cocktails last night, there’s a chance you’re suffering from dreaded hangover symptoms like fatigue, nausea, upset stomach and sensitivity to light. Too much alcohol acts like a toxin to your body, overwhelming detoxification pathways and causing side effects. The Hangover Patch combines hemp, green tea extract and B vitamins to ease those gnarly hangover symptoms. And if you’re looking for a non-hemp plant-based option, try the Rescue Patch, which also contains green tea and the important B vitamins. The combination will help you bounce back and feel like yourself again. shop now
That time of the month? There’s a patch for that | There’s no combination more terrible than a full schedule and day two of your period. Luckily, the Period Patch and the Her Patch feature black cohosh (a natural anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic ingredient) that increases blood flow to the uterus, reducing the intensity of painful cramps. And its powers don’t end there, either. The Period Patch is infused with hemp and menthol, which has been shown to relieve minor aches and pains, so it may very well take the edge off headaches and lower back pain—also common during this time of the month. So if you’re ready to cancel plans and curl up in bed with a heating pad, put a patch on it instead. shop now
3 pm slump? There’s a patch for that | Most of us are familiar with the lethargy that hits around 3 pm, after the morning coffee has worn off and lunch is still being digested. Instead of reaching for sweetened coffee drinks or a cookie, try the B12 Awake Plant-Based Patch for natural and more sustained energy. (Vitamin B-12 helps the body with its metabolic function and is essential to energy production in the body.) It also contains caffeine, which is a known central nervous system stimulant. shop now
Whether your goal is to kick cramps, recover from a night out, clock some quality Zzzs or keep from falling asleep at your desk work (because, let’s be honest, we’ve all been there), there’s a patch for every health concern.
TCM readers, grab your first order of patches from The Good Patch for 20% off through the end of the year using code: CHALKBOARD at checkout (valid through 12/31/19).
Which patches are you interested in trying first? Let us know in the comments!