Despite the available treatments for the pain and inflammation of menstrual cramps, millions of women still suffer through their periods. The most common treatment, Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs, disrupts digestion. Alternatives like opioids are extremely addictive, intoxicating, and can cause constipation. And while hormonal birth control may provide relief for some, there are others who experience unwanted side effects, such as diminished sex drive.
Fortunately, a natural solution may have arrived: cannabis suppositories. Although many women report that smoking, vaping, or eating cannabis provides relief during their periods, the psychoactive effects of THC aren’t for everyone. That’s why Foria (the inventors of “weed lube” Foria Pleasure) developed a new way to get the benefits of cannabinoids without the psychoactive effects.
How does it work?
Because the suppositories deliver cannabinoids directly to the area where they’re needed — deep in the vagina near the cervix — they work primarily on local muscles and blood vessels to relieve cramps, pain, and inflammation. Even though the cannabinoid dosage in Foria Relief (60mg THC, 20mg CBD) is about 2-4 times the typical edible dose, very few of the cannabinoids actually reach the brain. As a result, the vast majority of women report little-to-no high. What women do report is profound relief of menstrual cramps and pelvic floor tension, as well as a radical reduction in pain, even when severe conditions like endometriosis and PCOS are involved. How does Foria Relief compare to over-the-counter remedies like Ibuprofen? Interestingly, Ibuprofen’s notorious side effects on digestion are absent with cannabis suppositories. Tons of women have documented their appreciation for Foria Relief on youtube.
Gathering scientific evidence
Although Foria consulted with gynecologists during the formulation of Relief and did extensive beta-testing before launch, there has yet to be any official research on the product…until now. Finally, the world’s first medical study on the benefits of cannabis-infused vaginal suppositories is underway, and they’re seeking volunteers! In collaboration with Staci Gruber, PhD, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and director of a cannabis research program at McLean Hospital, the study will look at the effectiveness of Foria Relief in addressing pain and other symptoms of menstruation.
If you’re interested in participating in the study or know some friends who would be, you’re encouraged to visit the study page and add your email address. Once the study is ready to begin, you’ll receive a pre-screening email. If chosen for the study, you will be contacted with instructions on how to pick up your 2-month supply of Foria Relief (donated by their partners at FlowKana). The study itself will be conducted through automated, anonymous questionnaires that will be delivered to you each month after you use Relief during your period.
Can’t wait for the study? Eager to experience Foria Relief right away? If you live in (or are visiting) California or Colorado, you can purchase Relief at your local medical or recreational cannabis dispensary. The most up-to-date map of dispensaries that carry Foria products is here.
Not able to purchase THC products where you live? Foria has been developing zero-THC alternatives that are available online, with worldwide delivery. For now, you can order Foria Awaken, a CBD product that works great for enhancing pleasure and relieving pain. Foria will be launching a new CBD-only alternative to Relief this Thanksgiving.
This is a sponsored post from our friends at Foria.