If you know any female cannabis users, you may have heard that it can be very effective at relieving menstrual cramps. Now, a company called Foria Relief has created a vaginal suppository that could replace ibuprofen, Midol or Vicodin. It’s even made with an aromatic cocoa butter base.
FORIA Relief has been meticulously created using a delivery system which is intended to maximize the relaxing of the muscles and the pain relieving effect of cannabis, without creating a psychotropic “high”. Cannabis has been used as a natural aid for soothing menstrual pain for a long time in many cultures. Our plan is to share its potent healing properties with the help of modern techniques that standardize potency and purity, thus making it safe for all women.
The active ingredients are obtained from cannabis flowers, which are free of pesticides, and in a microbial-free process they are made into exact dosages, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-60 mg and cannabidiol (CBD)-10 mg. According to the manufacturers these capsules does not make a person high.
Foria Relief contains both THC and CBD, the two key active cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis. Together they activate certain cannabinoid receptors in the pelvic region when introduced into the body via these specially formulated suppositories. Users have reported a significant decrease in the pain and discomfort often associated with menstruation. The cannabinoids directly impact the immune system and the nerve endings of the uterus, cervix, ovaries and surrounding smooth muscle tissues. THC positively affects the nerves and assists in blocking out pain while also allowing for more pleasant signals to be received by the brain. CBD works in the immune system by suppressing the mechanisms responsible for inflammation. CBD also slows down electrical signaling to muscles and allows them to relax, thereby reducing cramping.
The pelvic region has more cannabinoid receptors compared to other body parts, so this product seems logical. The incredible healing properties of cannabis have been proven by a number of studies.
One user said that all of her muscles that had been clenched and cramped started to gradually release and her body started to relax. She felt that she didn’t have midsection. She felt that her groin had dissolved and was floating in a distant galaxy.
The Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved this product as a treatment, but that isn’t stopping people from trying it and finding that it works. Foria Relief is only available in California now, although hopefully this will expand as cannabis legalization is spreading rapidly.
This company is taking the therapeutic use of cannabis in unique directions. It already makes a product called Foria Pleasure, which is a “sensual enhancement oil thoughtfully designed for women and their partners” in the tradition of cannabis as a natural aphrodisiac.
Of course, everyone’s body is different, and seeking a doctor’s advice before inserting something inside your vagina is always a wise choice. That being said, the testimonials about Foria Relief are plentiful and full of praise.