Transdermal Administration

Transdermal administration of natural medicinals

Transdermal medicine is an interesting and effective way of administering medicinals and can be quite pleasurable as in magnesium massages and baths. Substances are applied to the skin’s surface and then diffuse into the stratums corneum and spinosum. At this point, they can be metabolized and bind to receptors thus exerting their effects. Whatever healing or medical substance is applied is delivered into subcutaneous fat, the circulatory system achieving systemic absorption.

Transdermal administration is ideal for pain management as well as sports and pediatric medicine as well as adding potential dosages that are not possible with oral administration alone.

Transdermal methods of delivery are widely used because they allow the absorption of medicine directly through the skin by passing the digestive channel. Gels, oils, emulsion creams, sprays, patches and lip balm stick applicators. All are easy to use and are effective in getting medicine into the bloodstream quickly.

Transdermal delivery of medicine is generally considered safe, efficient, more convenient and less painful than injections or IVs.

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