A new innovation in the medicinal cannabis industry may have found an all-natural and highly effective way for women to treat menstrual cramps and pains.
Released just this week, Foria Relief comes in small capsules that can be inserted directly into the vagina to provide powerful pain relief.
“Cannabis has a long, cross cultural history of use as a natural aide in easing symptoms associated with menstruation,” the company’s website says.
“Our intention is to share the powerful medicinal properties of this plant while utilizing modern extraction techniques to standardize purity and potency, thereby ensuring a safe and accessible experience for all women.”
Foria Relief, which pot enthusiast and writer Sophie Saint Thomas points out is “the first—and only—cannabis suppository on the market dedicated to treating menstrual cramps,” contains only three ingredients: organic cocoa butter, THC oil, and CBD Isolate.
Foria says that the combination of THC and CBD it uses in the suppositories was specifically designed to “activate certain cannabinoid receptors in the pelvic region when introduced into the body.”
Foria Relief is the newest product to come from cannabis company Foria, which has already established itself as something of a hero among female cannabis enthusiasts thanks to its marijuana-infused, stimulating personal lubricant, Foria Pleasure.
“It’s an exciting idea for those with bad PMS, and a potentially life-changing one for the estimated 5 million who suffer from endometriosis—a chronic incurable condition,” Abby Haglage wrote.
“If successful at relieving menstrual cramps,” she added, “the suppository could even be an option for reducing pain during childbirth.”
And for those worried about putting things inside their bodies, the folks at Foria assure users that the cannabis used in Foria Relief is grown without the use of pesticides, and that it’s undergone extensive testing to ensure there are no harmful microbial or contaminants in the final product.