Well, here’s something you don’t read about every day: CBD tampons, everybody. I was first introduced to this innovative product by my friend over a socially-distanced lunch—masks and all. When she mentioned cramps and bloating, I immediately recognized the symptoms associated with periods…but then she dropped a piece of news I’d never heard before: “I bought CBD tampons.”
No stranger to CBD products, I tried oils, lotions, gummies, and infused coffees before to either make it through a stressful day or ward off PMS symptoms like my friend. But never, ever, had I tried, let alone heard of, CBD tampons. Now, I’m more curious than ever to find out if they work, where you can buy them, and how a tampon soaks up CBD, to begin with.
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 bedsheets or our jeans sucks.
But maybe, CBD tampons can make our periods more manageable and painless. 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 CBD Tampons?
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 and 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, I’m willing to give in to these so-called women’s health fads to see what works. I’m willing to try a new product or brand once—and if that doesn’t feel like the right fit, I move onto something else. So, yes, I will try CBD tampons in the near future. I already know that my body responds positively to CBD and I have built up a tolerance to it where I could use the 100mL tampons. In the comment section down below, let us know if you want to try CBD tampons, or if you ever have in the past!