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Have you used CBD massage cream on your sore muscles? Maybe you crave tinctures that you take orally. But have you ever been recommended CBD suppositories?
For various reasons, from decreasing discomfort or increasing pleasure, more and more people choose this method to get their CBD doses.
Here are some of the lowdowns on inserting CBD in your most sensitive areas.
Let’s discuss some of the answers to the CBD suppository FAQs you’re looking for.
Suppositories are small tube-shaped medications designed to be inserted into the vagina or anus. Once inserted, the medication melts or dissolves and is quickly absorbed into the body.
CBD suppositories include CBD as a primary ingredient. CBD, an abbreviation for cannabidiol, is a nonintoxicating compound in the cannabis plant that many claim have a range of benefits. This includes reducing bodily issues, decreasing stress and discomfort, and creating a feeling of calm.
All CBD suppositories include CBD, but the actual ingredient list will vary by company. Many suppository ingredients include coconut oil, coconut butter, avocado oil, and apple cider vinegar.
At Pacific Roots, our CBD suppositories are made with 100% United States organically grown hemp. They are meant to target the most sensitive areas of your body when they need assistance. For example, if you’re looking to help relieve discomfort in your lower back, genitals, or pelvic regions, our suppositories are helpful for both wellness and intimacy. They are specifically designed to get into the bloodstream quickly, as they bypass the body’s digestive system, an advantage over other traditional ways of taking CBD.
CBD suppositories can be used both vaginally or rectally. Let’s discuss how to use CBD suppositories both ways:
There are a few things to keep in mind before inserting the suppository vaginally. First, you don’t want your suppository to be melted. Place it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes if needed. Empty your bladder and wash your hands with soap and water before insertion.
Next, find a peaceful place to lay down on your back. You might consider adding a pillow under your backside to assist the suppository into the proper position. Insert the suppository as deeply as possible; you don’t want it to fall out. Once it is in place, hold the position for roughly 15 minutes. When you feel that the suppository has melted, you can sit up. Don’t worry if some oil leaks; that’s perfectly normal.
Like with vaginal insertion, you want to make sure that the suppository is not melted. Empty your bowels and wash your hands. Lay down comfortably on your side with the bottom leg straight and the top knee bent. You can also try pulling both your knees to the chest. You might use a pillow to keep your hips elevated. Insert the CBD suppository as deep as possible, past the sphincter muscle. Keep it in place for about 15 minutes until the suppository has melted.
Yes, most CBD suppositories are safe, depending on the manufacturer. At Pacific Roots, our CBD suppositories are made from organically grown hemp in the United States. Our CBD suppositories go through two rounds of third-party testing to ensure potency and purity. First, we test the raw oil, then test the finished product on a full panel test.
Check the ingredients before you use CBD suppositories to ensure that there are no unwanted or unnecessary ingredients. If you’re new to CBD, we suggest talking to your doctor first to see if CBD makes sense for you and your needs. Each person needs to make their own judgment and understand all potential side effects.
CBD suppositories are different from traditional suppositories because they have the addition of cannabidiol (CBD), which works to balance the body’s endocannabinoid system. Research is still being done about the effects of CBD, but it has been known to help ease discomfort and stress.
Like traditional suppositories, they can help add moisture and ease those dealing with pelvic discomfort.
When deciding how many CBD suppositories to use, you should consider your CBD tolerance level. We recommend starting slow with a lower dosage if you’re new to CBD. Try breaking the suppository in half and seeing how you feel after that. As you use them more regularly, you might find that using a couple of suppositories each day gives you the effect you’re looking for. Everyone has a different tolerance level to CBD, and it often changes over time.
Common suppository levels are 30, 50, 75, or 100mg. How many suppositories to use depends on what effect you’re looking for. If you’re dealing with intense discomfort, several suppositories each day might be required. Seek advice from your healthcare provider on where to start. CBD suppositories are safe to use with little danger in using them — there is no chance of “overdosing.”
The quick answer is no; CBD suppositories will not get you high. CBD suppositories come in different cannabinoid types. Full-spectrum CBD contains all cannabinoids that are a part of the hemp plant, including THC. THC is the cannabinoid typically associated with the “high” feeling, but CBD suppositories might have tiny amounts. The legal limit for hemp products is 0.3%, meaning that no matter how much CBD you use, you shouldn’t feel any high feelings. However, we should note that you might test positive for THC if given a drug test while using full-spectrum CBD.
However, THC-free CBD suppositories are only made with CBD isolate. There is no THC at all, so you can safely use it without fear of THC coming up on a drug test.
At Pacific Roots, we only manufacture hemp CBD suppositories, which means all our hemp suppositories with CBD are federally legal via the USDA Farm Bill and 0.3% or under in THC. We don’t manufacture THC or marijuana products, so you never have to worry about our products causing you to feel high.
CBD that is introduced via the rectum or vagina has a high bioavailability. This means that the absorption rate is larger than other ingestion methods like tinctures or gummies. In addition, CBD suppositories allow the CBD to bypass the gastrointestinal area and the liver for your digestive metabolism. Instead, it goes directly through the mucous membrane and quickly enters your bloodstream.
You’ll feel the effects of the cannabidiol within minutes. How long it lasts depends on your tolerance, your CBD dosage, and metabolism. However, it typically lasts only a couple of hours.
At Pacific Roots, we offer several different CBD suppositories to meet your needs: