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Posted on: July 22, 2016 at 12:13 pm
Last updated: August 9, 2018 at 10:33 am

CBD is becoming increasingly recognized as an effective medicinal product by both the common public and medical professionals alike. It is known to be able to treat a variety of medical conditions, ranging from glaucoma to insomnia.

However, it is probably best known for its use as a painkiller. CBD is used to relieve many different types of pain, including pain caused by chemotherapy, inflammatory diseases, and injuries.

Thanks to a new invention developed by Foria, a company focused on producing innovative cannabis products, hemp-based pain killing properties may mean the end of period cramps as well.

Cannabis “Tampons”

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Although the product being sold by Foria, called Foria Relief, aren’t typically considered to be tampons, they are suppositories that are inserted in a similar fashion. They can even be used along with tampons to maximize their comforting effects.

The suppositories are made out of only three natural ingredients: organic cocoa butter, THC oil, and CBD isolate. According to Foria, the combination of both THC oil and CBD isolate is meant to “activate certain cannabinoid receptors in the pelvic region when introduced into the body.”

This effect reportedly causes a decrease in pain and discomfort that often accompanies menstruation, and many users of the product have backed this claim up.

The cannabinoids found in the suppositories causes the nerves in the uterus, cervix and ovaries to block out pain. It also relaxes any of the surrounding smooth muscle tissue to further increase comfort during menstruation.

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Editor’s Note: Since CBD products that contain THC are still restricted in many areas, Foria has since created their first THC-free product called Awaken. An intimate massage oil made with kava kava and hemp-derived CBD, this new product is available for women everywhere and is designed to help relieve pain and anxiety during sex as well as improve libido. You can read more about it here: 

How To Use It

Foria Relief is meant to relieve pain closest to the area where it is inserted. This means it can be inserted vaginally to relieve pain in the womb area often caused by menstruation.

Some users have also reported benefits from inserting it rectally, claiming that it relieved pain in the back and hip area, places which are also commonly affected by menstruation.

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On average, women reported feeling pain and comfort relief around 15-30 minutes after insertion. If being used in combination with a typical tampon, Foria Relief should be inserted prior to the tampon.

It is also common to experience some form of leakage a few minutes after insertion as the cocoa butter will eventually melt after use.

When not being used, Foria Relief should be stored in a cool, dry area such as the refrigerator. If it is stored in an area with heat higher than 76 degrees Fahrenheit, it will melt.

If you are interested in purchasing Foria Relief, or any other cannabis-based products from the company, you can visit their website  (For a limited time, Hearty Soul readers can get 15% off any Foria order with the promo code: HeartySoul!).

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