Cole Herbals Blog Articles
Between mulling our cider and baking our pumpkin pies to celebrate the arrival of autumn, we have lots of cool news to share. And, we have a VERY EXCITING Halloween present for all our loyal customers. So, while you’re patiently waiting for that, we’ll entertain and educate you with some behind-the-scenes info that will make you feel even better (if that’s possible) about the Dr. Cole’s products you’re using.
We’ll start with a quick overview on why our transdermal remedies are so effective and yet so friendly to your body.
What is Transdermal? Transdermal is a big word that simply describes the process that happens when a substance enters the bloodstream through the skin. “Trans-“ means across or beyond, and “-dermal” means “relating to the skin,” especially the dermis. Put it all together, and you have “beyond the skin.”
In today’s world, transdermal drug delivery is now an accepted alternative to oral delivery of drugs and to hypodermic injections. But, it wasn’t always that way. The FDA first accepted this approach in 1979, less than 50 years ago. For the first two years, the only approved transdermal drug was scopolamine, used to combat nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness.