Yo, what’s good homies? It’s your boy Dan, and I’m here to talk about CBD suppositories. You heard that right, suppositories! I know it sounds crazy, but trust me, it’s a thing. Now that CBD is mainstream, you can find it in all sorts of forms like oils, tinctures, topicals, capsules, drinks, edibles, and more. But if you’re thinking about trying CBD, suppositories are probably not on the top of your list. Let me break it down for you.
So, what are CBD suppositories? They’re basically rocket-shaped capsules that you insert into your rectum or vagina instead of taking pills or liquid medicine. Suppositories deliver medicine faster and have stronger effects than oral consumption. Some cannabis suppositories are designed for patients with specific conditions and can help alleviate severe pain without getting you high. Marijuana suppositories metabolize differently from those containing drugs like morphine, so you can theoretically use a large amount of THC without feeling intoxicated. That’s right – you can feel the medicinal effects of cannabis without getting couch-locked!
But if you’re worried about getting high or live in a state where marijuana is illegal or only legal for medical cardholders, CBD suppositories are a great alternative. Sellers of these products claim that CBD suppositories help with back pain and menstrual cramps.
Now, how do they work? CBD isn’t very well-researched yet, so there isn’t much scientific evidence supporting its effectiveness as a suppository. But proponents claim that suppositories offer a higher absorption rate than other methods of consumption. We know that orally consumed CBD has an absorption rate of less than 20%, while vaporizing CBD offers between 30% and 55% absorption depending on the study. Suppositories work differently – when you insert them into your body, the healing compounds get absorbed by mucous membranes and internal cellular walls. In the case of CBD suppositories, cannabidiol rapidly spreads to nearby organs and gets absorbed into the bloodstream.
When you administer cannabis rectally, its cannabinoids enter the bloodstream directly via cell walls. Then, it goes straight into the body and is distributed swiftly through our vascular system. The liver is the key to getting high – when you consume cannabinoids via a suppository, you bypass the liver. Usually, when smoking weed, the THC moves from the lungs through the liver, which metabolizes it into a more psychoactive molecule. Suppositories eliminate this process.
Our pelvic region contains a lot of nerves that travel up and down our legs, and our colon has CB1 and CB2 receptors that are part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Manufacturers create CBD or marijuana suppositories by combining hemp or cannabis-infused oils in a carrier oil. This develops a hard texture at lower temperatures. When you use a CBD suppository for menstrual pain relief, you insert it into your vagina as far as it will go. It’s similar to using a tampon without an applicator. Most vaginal suppositories have ingredients like coconut oil, cocoa butter, and hemp oil that help soften and melt the cylinder inside your body.
CBD suppositories have various benefits, ranging from increased pleasure during sex to decreased daily pain. However, most of these benefits are anecdotal due to the lack of research. Some women have used CBD suppositories for period pain and found that it helps reduce pain during sex rather than alleviating period pain. CBD is likely an anti-inflammatory compound, so it has the potential to relax the muscles in your pelvic floor. Coconut oil also helps lubricate the vagina.
CBD is generally well-tolerated, but it could cause adverse effects like fatigue, drowsiness, reduced appetite, or diarrhea. However, there are concerns over whether CBD suppositories could harm the vagina. It’s a delicate area, and changes to its pH can cause a lot of issues. OB/Gyns recommend using only mild unscented soaps and advise against douching.
If you’re interested in trying CBD suppositories, you can find them at brands like Foria Wellness, Palmetto Harmony, and Endoca. But if you don’t want to spend too much of your hard earned cash on suppositories, you can make your own! All you need is full-spectrum CBD oil, a base like coconut oil, and a suppository mold.
In conclusion, there isn’t much scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of CBD suppositories yet. Some people swear by them, while others think they’re crazy. It’s up to you to decide whether the possible benefits outweigh the potential risks. Remember to do your research and talk to a medical professional before trying CBD suppositories or any other new form of medication. Stay safe out there!