The hot flashes. The erratic and painful periods. The insomnia. The mood swings. The low libido. Any woman who is going through, or has gone through, perimenopause knows exactly what we’re talking about.
We don’t talk enough about the discomfort of this natural female life transition because the symptoms are annoying and, at times, embarrassing (dry vagina, anyone?). Luckily, there are natural ways to address the changes in our bodies with less negative side effects.
Cannabis is one plant medicine that provides some specific relief of the rollercoaster of discomfort that comes with waning estrogen in our bodies – and you don’t have to get high to get the benefits of the THC. How, you ask? Vaginal suppositories!
Why THC Vaginal Suppositories?
Vaginal suppositories with THC and CBD provide a number of benefits for women in the areas of perimenopause or experiencing other health issues specific to female reproductive organs such as endometriosis and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD):
A dose of THC without the high
More localized relief to the lower body and reproductive organs
A high concentration of receptors in the vagina, cervix and uterus*
A reduction in inflammation from both CBD and THC
A reduction in pain from both CBD and THC
A body sensation of relaxation
A heightened sensual sensitivity
*Studies over the last decade show receptors and components of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in tissues of the female reproductive system, including the ovaries and ovarian tubes and endometrium, the inner wall of the uterus as well as the middle wall of the uterus.
Vaginal THC and CBD suppositories can be used for menstrual cramp and pelvic pain relief, and its analgesic effects has been anecdotally attributed to pain relief from endometriosis. A THC vaginal suppository may help with vaginal dryness and painful intercourse, promote muscle relaxation, increase vasodilation (increased blood flow), and enhance orgasms.
If you’re not into smoking or vaping THC, the fastest delivery method for relief is absorbing cannabis products through the mucosal surfaces of your body. The uptake of a therapeutic dose of THC through the vagina’s mucosal surface is about 30 to 60 minutes, similar to ingesting cannabis, but vaginal suppositories bypass the liver so you’re getting more unaltered medicine right where you need it. CBD won’t get you high no matter how to take it in, but having it in combination with THC enhances or alters the effectiveness of both cannabinoids for greater benefit.
Be a Smart Suppository User
THC vaginal suppositories can be used by women of any age (at least 21 and in states where cannabis is legal, of course) to address female-specific health issues and conditions. Some experts caution about the potential risks of infection – bacterial or yeast – or an allergic reaction to other ingredients in THC suppositories, but those potential issues are true with anything you put into your vagina. Read the label to understand what else is in the suppository to make sure you have no allergies..
THC and CBD vaginal suppositories can be an effective part of your female-health-specific wellness routine to smooth out some of the rough patches of reproductive health issues. Look for trusted brands, check out their ingredients and test results, and check with your health practitioner before trying any new medicine, even plant medicine. Relief might be one vaginal suppository away!
Discover Hello Again
Hello Again vaginal suppositories were created by two women who realized that cannabis was uniquely suited to address the unwanted physical, emotional and cognitive effects of perimenopause and menopause. Hot flashes, memory fog, anxiety, moodiness, vaginal dryness, low energy, pain and sleep issues are targeted by THC and CBD as well as other specifically chosen botanicals to help women feel healthy, not high. Hello Again believes women deserve to feel like themselves again. That’s GYNOMITE.