Menstruation can cause great discomfort, and this is well known to all women in the world. Cramps and abdominal or back pains can be a real problem in those days. But now, there is an alternative to this discomfort, which replaces all analgesics in the world. This alternative is a revolutionary product which has been already challenged by many, that promises to take the pain with ‘hand’! I’m talking about the marijuana tampons to combat menstrual cramps!
Methods to treat abdominal cramps
Over time, doctors have used all kinds of methods to treat abdominal cramps associated with menstruation, but without much success. The only alternative that exists is that of analgesics, which act with slow release and can somehow improve the menstrual cramps.
But Morton Barke, a gynecologist and retired medical director of a Californian marijuana medical assessment center, is not like other doctors.
He said the solution to these problems would be the cannabis use, which may be a ‘fantastic way’ to help patients with dysmenorrhea or painful menstrual cramps.
And so the “Foria Relief” tampons appeared on the market. This tampons impregnated with cannabis extract and a pack of 4 such pads costs $44 and contains just three ingredients which are all natural:
- Organic cocoa butter
- CO2 extracted from cannabis oil
- Canabidiol isolate – one of the major marijuana active substances.
How to use the marijuana tampons
When introduced, the ingredients activate cannabinoid receptors in the pelvic region and, according to Morton Barke, causes the nerves in the uterus, cervix, and ovaries to block the pain.
To better understand what it is, remember that they are not actually vaginal marijuana tampons, but are ‘cannabis vaginal suppositories‘. They are suppository in the form of swabs, but do not have the absorbent capacity of intimate hygiene products for women like the famous O.B. vaginal tampons.
Representatives of FORIA, a California company famous for another product – a cannabis lubricant (a lubricant specially designed for women), say their new product will relieve pain by relaxing the muscles around the uterus, cervix, and ovaries.
The company’s representatives claim that women who use this product will enjoy the many benefits that cannabis offers, and will get rid of pain and cramps, but without the effects of this substance.
Therefore, the medicine in question is intended for internal use (vaginal) and can not be consumed by cannabis amateurs.
For those who wonder if these marijuana tampons deliver an euphoric effect, the answer is no. They do not do that because they have a special delivery system that sends the drug directly where is needed, maximizing the pain relief process without inducing a psychotropic condition, according to the company’s website.
Not all doctors agree with this idea behind the concept of marijuana tampons. Ginecologist Jen Gunter, for example, quoted by someecards.com, warns the public and opposes these marijuana tampons due to lack of medical tests on this subject.
In addition, scientific research is limited in order to support what the American company’s representatives say about this ‘marijuana vaginal drug’.
Here’s what gynecologist Jen Gunter says:
‘The company says its product will not get you high because the drug is given as a vaginal suppository. This statement makes no sense. Transported to the uterus and then to the brain, but also to other places where blood circulates. This requires a rudimentary knowledge of biology.’
The quoted doctor also points out that the dosage of these tampons/suppositories (or what he call American marijuana tampon) is much higher than would be recommended for oral intake. Each tampon/suppository would contain 60mg of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, found in plant drugs, hashish, and marijuana), which is the psychoactive substance in cannabis plants.
In theory, marijuana tampons combat menstrual cramps, but practically there is poor evidence that these products really work as they are supposed to and if they are as safe as their manufacturer states they are. Anyone of you used this? Leave your opinion in comments area.