A company has created the first ever cannabis pill designed to relieve menstrual cramp pain in women.
Foria Relief have created a suppository that some are saying is more effective a pain relief than Ibuprofen, Midol, or Viodin.
According to pill’s description:
FORIA Relief has been carefully crafted using a delivery system intended to maximize the muscle relaxing and pain relieving properties of cannabis without inducing a psychotropic “high.” Cannabis has a long, cross-cultural history of use as a natural aid in easing symptoms associated with menstruation. 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.
The active ingredients are extracted from pesticide-free cannabis flowers and made into exact doses—60 mg of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and 10 mg of cannabidiol (CBD)—in a microbial-free process. As the manufacturer states, it does not make you high.
Foria Relief contains both THC and CBD, the two key active cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis. Together they activate certain cannabinoid receptors in the pelvic region when introduced into the body via these specially formulated suppositories. Users have reported a significant decrease in the pain and discomfort often associated with menstruation. The cannabinoids directly impact the immune system and the nerve endings of the uterus, cervix, ovaries and surrounding smooth muscle tissues.
THC positively affects the nerves and assists in blocking out pain while also allowing for more pleasant signals to be received by the brain. CBD works in the immune system by suppressing the mechanisms responsible for inflammation. CBD also slows down electrical signaling to muscles and allows them to relax, thereby reducing cramping.