Any person who receives a monthly gift from Mother Nature, or “Aunt Flo” as I like to call her, understands the impact constant cramping and body aches can have on your day. Many people find their menstrual cramps disrupting their work or school and making it difficult to concentrate, or do just about anything other than assume the fetal position and wait for them to pass.
The booming medical marijuana industry may have developed the perfect solution- cannabis tampons. These new marijuana suppositories, Foria Relief, offer a quick, organic way to find relief from cramps that doesn’t involve taking dangerous painkillers.
How Cannabis Works to Relieve Pain Safely
To understand how Foria Relief works, you need a brief run-down on the science of getting your vagina stoned. The suppositories contain only 3 ingredients, organic cocoa butter, THC oil, and CBD isolate. The CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannibinol) are the two important chemical compounds in cannabis that give it it’s pain-relieving qualities.
These cannabinoids work to reduce inflammation and severe pain caused by menstrual cramps. When the suppository is inserted, it activates the cannabinoid receptors in the “pelvic region,” and that’s where the magic happens. The Director of Product Development at Foria, Tim Drennan, describes how the two receptors work together to relieve menstrual pain,
“If you view pain as frequencies, as a huge jagged piece like you’re looking at a radio signal, if you look at pleasure or baseline stimulation, it’s a long, nice, flowing, gentle wave. What THC does on the nerve terminal, is it modulates out the high frequency signals. It doesn’t allow the high frequency signals to go through. That’s how it is able to modulate pain and still not produce sensation or reduce nerve control. Whereas an opiate just blocks it. The CBD reduces inflammation through the cells that control inflammation [in your immune system].”
While many have said the suppository may leave you with warm, fuzzy feelings in your nether region, it is very unlikely to make you feel “high.” When absorbed vaginally or rectally, delta 9 THC (the component of THC that has psychoactive affects) cannot be absorbed because the molecule is too big to be absorbed the same way it would if the cannabis was smoked or ingested. Patients wary of the psychoactive affects of cannabis are free to enjoy the pain-relieving nature of the product without concern.
How to Use Foria Relief
When inserted vaginally, Foria is most likely to relieve pain in the uterus/ lower abdominal area. For those seeking relief from lower back pain that often accompanies menstruation, the suppository can be inserted rectally.
Foria Relief is compatible with tampons and are recommended to be inserted prior to the tampon. Most women reported experiencing relief 15-30 minutes after inserting the product. As the cocoa butter melts, some leaking is normal.
Why This Product Makes a Difference
When it comes to what you put in your body, you can never be too careful. Often the most prescribed options for pain relief are dangerous opiates that can take a toll on your body and have addictive properties. On Foria’s website, you can read all about their high standards for ensuring the organic nature, safety, and quality of their product. Remember to always consult with a doctor before taking any medications, and do your research on what chemicals you’re putting in your body.
Sources: The Hearty Soul, Foria, Racked
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