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, ovaries to block out pain. It also relaxes any of the surrounding smooth muscle tissue to further increase comfort during menstruation.
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.
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.