(Mirror Daily, United States) – Foria Relief is a new suppository that is supposed to successfully treat endometriosis or menstrual cramps. The marijuana capsule could be the new ibuprofen, only without the side effects.
The $44 suppository works pretty much like a tampon or a vaginal ovuli. The capsules are made out of cocoa butter which facilitates a smooth insertion. The active ingredients of the new pain drug are tetrahydrocannabinol, or more commonly THC and cannabidiol, or CBD. The first is the chemical substance in cannabis or marijuana that gives the actual psychological high and the latter is the muscle relaxant ingredient in marijuana that has been used as an efficient pain relief drug.
According to the official website of the new drug, Foria Relief activates the receptors from the pelvic region. In other words, the CBD reduces the swelling from the inflamed uterus and the THC numbs the nerve endings and reduces the number of electrical signals that the cervix, uterus and ovaries send to the surrounding muscles.
This makes the pain, inflammation and notorious cramping that are usually associated with periods to disappear, or drop significantly. The women will not feel the actual psychological high that the THC induces when it is administered in the body via other methods like inhaling or ingesting.
Furthermore, users will be able to also insert their personal choice of tampons. So the use of Foria Relief is not restricted to pad users.
The drug is not yet FDA approved, so it cannot be marketed as a cure or a treatment. The drug can be bought only in the western parts of the United States where medical use of marijuana is approved by the Government.
The marijuana capsule could be the new ibuprofen, but the approval from the Federal Drug Association is still pending. However, there have been numerous studies on the positive effects of CBD and THC as anti-inflammatory and pain relief medication.
A 2015 review published in JAMA magazine specified that the CBD and THC chemical compounds can be used with great success in the treatment of neuropathic pain, muscle stiffness or chronic pain in patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The only two drugs that contain active cannabinoid ingredients that were approved by the FDA are nabilone and dronabinol. They are both nausea medication used in post-chemotherapy treatment.
There have been additional papers that showed the great potential of the two substances. For example, a 2008 study concluded that cannabinoid-based medication can treat certain conditions that affect healthy menstruation cycles while also being effective in combating menopause symptoms.
The Foria Relief marijuana capsule could be the new ibuprofen, without the side effects. Because of the lack of an FDA approval, the new drug cannot be advertised as a treatment. But the team or researchers that developed the medication is counting on the reviews of users worldwide to speak in the name of its product.
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