Here’s a cannabis-related product you don’t read about every day: CBD tampons. We were first introduced to CBD tampons via a staff member who mentioned she was experiencing painful cramps and bloating. Many women can relate to these uncomfortable menstrual symptoms, which explains why these tampons are the latest (but still largely undiscovered) craze in cannabis products.
No stranger to CBD products, our staff has tried oils, lotions, gummies, and infused coffees in the past to make it through a stressful day. While the scientific community continues to study the effects of CBD, there is some anecdotal evidence that cannabis can help ease pain, inflammation, swelling, and discomfort in some users. Many users believe that CBD to helps with headaches, migraines, and joint pain. Here’s everything we know about CBD tampons…
What Are CBD Tampons?
Research shows that at least 77% of women experience some sort of pain or discomfort during their period:
- Mood Swings
- Sore Muscles
It’s different for every woman but I think the vast majority of us can agree that periods, more often than not, suck. The pain sucks. The habit of running to the bathroom every two to four hours to change our tampon sucks. The fear of getting blood on the bed sheets or our jeans sucks.
While every individual will have varying results, CBD tampons have a reputation amongst some users for making their periods more manageable. According to Cannabinoid, “These tampons are typically made from hemp-derived CBD oil, cocoa butter, and coconut oil and are to be inserted vaginally. As they don’t contain any THC and are therefore entirely non-psychoactive, they offer nothing by way of a high, but after around 20 minutes consumers report feeling a dramatic decrease of pain, as well as a lightening of mood.”
And since every cycle is different, some brands make tampons with varying concentrations of CBD. You could start with 25mL to test the waters and eventually work your way up to 100mL if needed. It all depends on your level of discomfort during your period and your CBD tolerance.
How Do CBD Tampons Work?
Like all CBD products, the chemical compounds are gradually absorbed into your bloodstream at which point you start to feel a change. According to Daye, a company that makes CBD tampons if you’d like to shop around, “CBD tampons work by having a small percentage of the cannabinoid compound be absorbed through the vaginal mucosa. Then, it’s absorbed by the blood vessels in the pelvic region, ultimately helping to ease uterine pain.”
How Effective Are They?
Again, it varies from woman to woman as our bodies respond differently to menstruation and CBD. Daye conducted their own mini-research study that showed “the tampon was 35% more effective than a placebo at relieving pain within 30 minutes of insertion.” I mean, hey, I’m willing to try anything once! If my body doesn’t respond well to CDB tampons, I’ll go back to my gummies and oils.
Where Can You Buy CBD Tampons?
As previously mentioned, Daye makes their own CBD tampons and has the research to back up its efficiency. Daye seems to be the leading brand when it comes to CBD tampons, so you won’t find much competition at the moment. The brand Floria has a Relief section on its website dedicated to THC/CBD tampons (60mL THC/10mL CBD). “Specifically formulated for relief from menstrual & pelvic discomfort, Foria Relief delivers the soothing benefits of full-spectrum cannabis directly to the area that needs it most — typically with little or no psychoactive effects.”
Would You Try CBD Tampons?
At the end of the day, we’re willing to try any CBD product that aims to minimize pain even if it’s a little unconventional. CBD tampons are far from common at this point, but some women find them to be quite helpful. We hope to see more women’s health-related products on the market in the future.