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 stratum corneum. Then through the stratum 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 and achieves systemic absorption.
Transdermal administration is ideal for pain management as well as sports and pediatric medicine.
Transdermal methods of delivery are widely used because they allow the absorption of medicine directly through the skin. Gels, emulsion creams, sprays and lip balm stick applicators 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.