Increasingly recognized as an effective painkiller and general medicine, marijuana is becoming well-received both by the general public and professional doctors. Treating a variety of medical concerns, from insomnia to glaucoma to low appetite, its full utility is yet to be discovered.
Of all the medical conditions it treats, marijuana may be best known for its use as a painkiller. It relieves pain caused by chemotherapy, wasting diseases, and inflammation. Foria, a cannabis product company, has developed a new product with these pain-relieving properties: Cannabis-infused tampons.
Called Foria Relief, the product isn’t actually an absorbent tampon so much as a painkilling suppository. It may even be used alongside a tampon, and is made of only three ingredients: cocoa butter, THC oil, and CBD isolate. The combination of THC and CBD is meant, according to Foria, to “activate certain cannabinoid receptors in the pelvic region when introduced into the body.”
Users have reported a decrease in the pain and discomfort that accompanies menstruation. The cannabinoids cause the nerves of the uterus, cervix, and ovaries to produce pain-blocking endorphins, while also soothing muscle tissue that can cause painful cramps.
Meant for pain closest to the area of insertion, Foria helps to relieve pain in the whole womb when inserted vaginally. Other users have also inserted it rectally, citing reduction in pain in the hip and back area. Most users have reported comfort and relief within half an hour of insertion.
Because of its cocoa butter composition, some leakage may occur for a few minutes after insertion as the cocoa butter melts. Because of this, Foria should be stored in a cool, dry place. See the company’s website here
With all the benefits of cannabis for medical purposes, it should be no surprise that it is effective in treating the monthly discomfort associated with menstruation. If your period has traditionally been difficult, give the product a try — its users have consistently reported positive feelings, without much of anything negative to say about it.
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