With the bombshell announcement of Foria Relief, a line of special weed-infused suppositories to relieve women’s menstrual pain, came one resounding question: DOES IT WORK?!
I personally received a handful of texts from my non-partaking girlfriends, who saw the “Trending Topic” on Facebook and had to know if putting weed in your vagina was a real, viable treatment for cramps and other pains associated with Aunt Flo’s monthly visit.
If this were widely proven to be an effective treatment, then dozens of girls I know would purchase them, who would never smoke cannabis or try an edible.
A couple of quick emails to the ladies at Foria got a package into my possession, so I could bring the rest of you ladies valuable information from the front lines.
Like many women, I have utilized medical cannabis for menstrual cramps and pain for years. It’s not surprising that Foria, the inventors of the first direct-to-market cannabis-infused pleasure lube for women, would create such a novel application that delivers the medicine within the body, directly to where it’s needed most.
The instructions for the product advise you to lay on your back and relax for 15 minutes or more after application. Cannabis products are constantly reinforcing knowing one’s self and enhancing the mind-body connection for greater healing potential. While these products are effective no matter what, it’s amazing what following the instructions—and actually relaxing into the feeling—can accomplish.
Let’s look at the facts behind Foria Relief:
- According to Foria’s website, Foria Relief works by delivering a soothing blend of cannabinoids directly to the muscles of the vagina. This activates cannabinoid receptors in the pelvic region, impacting the nerves of the uterus, cervix and ovaries, along with the surrounding muscle tissues.
- Each one contains 60mg THC and 10mg CBD, a good ratio for combating acute pain and inflammation. While the THC has a fast-acting positive effect on nerve pain, the CBD acts as an additional immune system supporter, repressing signals that lead to inflammation in the body.
- The suppositories are smaller than you’d expect—definitely not close to the size of a tampon, as some articles have suggested.
- They have an organic cocoa butter base, so you can be sure that they’re natural and safe to put inside your body.
I can personally attest to the efficacy of this product for period pain, and I even experienced a pleasant side effect, which other ladies have also reported.
Back in high school, I injured my back around the L5 vertebrae, right above the pelvis. Because of this I battle daily pain in my pelvic region and lower back, oftentimes even my sciatic nerve, shooting down my legs. The Foria Relief product is so potent that it provides soothing relief to all of these areas.
In talking with other women who have tried the product, many have shared with me that it helps them too with Sciatica and back pain, so it’s definitely not a “just for periods” product!
Foria is an amazing company making waves in the cannabis space by completely rethinking the way that many women face everyday sexual health issues.
Though they were one of the first to manufacture such products, they certainly won’t be the last; Whoopi & Maya is launching soon in California and beyond.
Ladies—let’s thank these outstanding and innovative women by spreading the word, and of course, gifting all of our loved ones these products. “Cannabis for cramps” is our reward for being so strong all these years.
Written BY Roni Stetter
Roni is a long-time cannabis advocate who has been involved in the community since her days with California’s 2010 legalization campaign. A former high school athlete who successfully treated her sports injuries with medical marijuana, she now promotes the health movement on her own blog. When not writing or researching on the web, you can find her at a drum and bass show, hanging out with her dog and cat, or otherwise living the simple San Diego beach life. See what else Roni is up to on her website www.rawnstet.guru.