If you have been looking for a natural way to relieve menstrual cramps rather than popping pills like Ibuprofen, this article is for you! The company known as Foria has created marijuana vaginal suppositories to help naturally relieve the period-related cramps and they are available for purchase.
For a lot of women, smoking marijuana helps lower the pain and discomfort linked with menstrual pain; however, not every girl or a woman consumes marijuana, but they could still reap their benefits through these tampons.
They are used as regular tampons; however, their function is not to absorb, but to reduce pain.
These tampons contain THC (60 mg) and CBD (10 mg) which help lower pain and stimulate the release of happy chemicals into the brain and relax the nerves and muscles. Women who have already tried them out and are swearing by their ability to reduce the unbearable menstrual discomfort.
Where to Get these Tampons?
Even though they can be bought, this process is not easy and there are a few steps you need to take. First, you need to join the Foria collective and depending on the state where you live in, you may need to send an application together with a recommendation letter by your physician.
Moreover, the cannabis suppositories are not inexpensive, i.e. a pack of four tampons costs $44 or $11 per one tampon.
As seen on the company’s official website, these tampons have been specifically made to help lower menstrual and pelvic discomfort common during and before menstruation. They are free of heavy metals, microbes, pesticides, and other toxins. Plus, they have a scarce or no psychoactive effect.
To use it, insert one tampon into the vagina as you would a regular absorbing one. The effect is usually noticeable after 20 minutes or so, even though this period varies from woman to woman.
After you have placed this tampon, wait for several minutes before inserting a regular blood-absorbing tampon.
How Do the Cannabis Tampons Work?
When inserted vaginally, the THC and CBD are absorbed into the bloodstream through the vaginal walls. Even though there is a low amount of studies concerning the impact of cannabis on menstrual cramps, both THC and CBD are known to have an amazing pain relieving effect.
THC activates the CB1 receptors which inhibit the release of neurotransmitters and the cannabionoids interact with the brain by changing the nerves function.
CBD helps reduce pain by elevating the anandamide levels. This is a cannabinoid neurotransmitter which is part of the endocannabinoid system. One of the major functions of this neurotransmitter is pain modulation.
Moreover, cannabis will relax your muscles.