U.S.: Cannabis Infused Vaginal Suppository Launched For Menstrual Relief
Foria Follows Award-Winning Sex Lube with a Natural Herbal Pain Reliever
By Steve Elliott
Foria on Monday launched what it calls the world’s first cannabis-infused vaginal suppository, formulated as a natural herbal remedy to soothe monthly menstrual discomfort. “Foria Relief” contains both THC and CBD, but — unlike many other cannabis products — is non-psychoactive because of the delivery-format, according to the company.
Foria Relief suppositories are made from organic cocoa butter blended with CO2-extracted cannabis oil and a CBD isolate, according to a company press release. Each suppository delivers approximately 60 mg THC and 10 mg CBD.
CBD is a formerly-obscure cannabinoid that has been shown to diminish pain signaling and muscle cramping. CBD is exploding in popular awareness as both medical marijuana patients and Big Pharma companies discover numerous other benefits.
Foria Relief is the first vaginal suppository designed specifically for menstrual discomfort, according to the company. "Till now, women had few options to address menstrual discomfort, primarily systemic pain-relievers such as Ibuprofen or herbal teas (since the only other vaginal suppository products have been yeast medications or birth control)," reads a prepared statement from Foria.
By delivering its formula in suppository form, Foria Relief directly reaches the areas that need it most, AND does it without the psychoactive effects traditionally associated with cannabis products. “The pelvic region contains more cannabinoid receptors than any other part of the body except for the brain,” notes Foria’s wellness director, Mathew Gerson, “so delivering these actives in a suppository format is a natural choice.”
Foria’s innovation is a potential breakthrough for women — 84 percent of whom suffer moderate-to-severe menstrual pain every month. Because ibuprofen and other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) affect the entire body, side-effects are a common problem (and when it comes to over-the-counter and prescription drugs, women suffer from side effects more often than men because testing and dose-calibration are primarily based on male biology).
For centuries, cannabis has been used as an herbal remedy for menstrual discomfort — even Queen Victoria is said to have been prescribed oral cannabis to relieve her menstrual pain. "Foria is pleased to offer this ancient remedy to modern users in such a safe, accessible, and effective format," the company announced.
"Also, because Foria Relief is non-psychoactive, it is part of a new vanguard within the medical marijuana industry that provides the benefits of cannabis without negatively impacting people’s work and daily routines," according to the company.
According to a company press release, Foria Relief is priced ast$44 / 4 suppositories (240mg THC + 40mg CBD), and $22 / 2 suppositories (120mg THC + 20mg CBD). Foria Relief is only available to medical marijuana patients throughout the state of California; according to the company, it is coming soon to Colorado.
Foria is the sexual health and wellness company which makes Foria Pleasure, a cannabis-infused sexual lubricant for women — which can, according to the company, enhance sensation and induce longer, stronger, and even multiple orgasms. Foria Pleasure has been featured in Cosmo, GQ, Oprah, and Marie Claire, among many others.
"The inspiration for Foria Relief came from the testimonials of Foria Pleasure users, who reported not only heightened sexual pleasure, but significant pain relief from a variety of complaints, including menstrual discomfort," the company announced/
Foria Relief is available for online purchase beginning Monday, January 25, at www.foriapleasure.com as well as through select dispensaries throughout California, according to the company.