For many women, that time of the month can bring a lot of discomfort, pain, and cramping that can persistent, even after taking painkillers, applying hot compresses, or drinking all types of tea. If you’ve tried every PMS-relieving method in the book with minimal success, you might want to try out this new treatment method.
The company, Foria, recently launched a new product to alleviate these persistent, monthly pains: cannabis vaginal suppositories.
This isn’t the first time doctors have used medical marijuana to relieve menstrual pain before. Retired gynecologist and medical director of a California-based medical marijuana evaluation center, Morton Barke, MD, said that cannabis works incredibly well to relieve women of their menstrual discomfort.
Foria’s marijuana suppositories are made of three natural ingredients: organic cocoa butter, CO2-extracted cannabis oil, and a cannabidiol (CBD) isolate (one of the main chemicals found in marijuana).
These ingredients activate once the suppository is inserted into the vagina, triggering the cannabinoid receptors in the region of the pelvis, thereby causing the nerves in the surrounding areas (like the uterus, cervix, and ovaries) to block out any pain.
This suppository isn’t meant to take the place of a regular tampon – although the size and shape is quite similar to the regular feminine product. Rather, the suppository should be inserted before a tampon is used.
Many testimonials on the site vouch for the effectiveness of the cannabis suppository, and the company itself ensures its customers that no, their product does not get you high. It serves only as a pain reliever.