There’s a new painkiller on the market for women and so far many are saying it’s one of the best options available.
That’s right. When it comes to the cramping, pain and bloating associated with monthly menstruation, these new suppositories are getting two thumbs up.
The product is manufactured by a company called Foria.
The box has four suppositories, each one containing THC and CBD, the two chemicals in marijuana that provide the medicinal benefits marijuana has become known for.
Tetrahhydrocannabinol, or THC as it is commonly known, is a pain relieving chemical found in marijuana.
It’s the THC that draws many to use marijuana for medicinal purposes. It can be used to treat pain associated with glaucoma, help control epileptic seizures, and is even used for anxiety treatment, according to Business Insider.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a cannabinoid found in marijuana and has a wide range of medical benefits including reducing nausea and vomiting, combating inflammatory disorders, and even showing evidence of stopping the growth of tumor and cancer cells in the body, according to Leaf Science.
These two key ingredients found in marijuana combined with natural cocoa butter create the suppository that is said to help relieve symptoms commonly associated with menstruation pain.
Once inserted, the user should wait at least 15 minutes before inserting a tampon. This gives the suppository time to melt and allows THC oil and CBD to enter the bloodstream.
The THC helps the nerves in the cervix, uterus and ovaries to block out pain while the CBD relaxes the muscles, according to Foria.
Users who commented on Foria’s website wrote positive reviews about the product.
One user wrote that not only did Foria help relieve her menstrual cramps, it also helped with her restless leg syndrome.
Another user wrote she felt pain relief after just 8 minutes, and her cramping and soreness disappeared.
And many users of the product also said it helped them manage their pain associated with polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal disorder that causes the ovaries to become enlarged with small cysts, according to the Mayo Clinic.
The box of four retails for 44.00 dollars and is only available in Colorado and California, where customers can have either a medical marijuana card or physicians letter to purchase the product.