As CBD rises in popularity, cannabis suppositories are making their way onto the scene. But how and to what extent they work is still being researched. Many people claim that CBD suppositories alleviate symptoms of common difficult-to-treat diseases, while others are skeptical about the bioavailability and efficacy. Let’s discuss everything you need to know about CBD suppositories so that you can decide for yourself whether or not to give them a try.
Much of the available data we have on cannabis suppositories is limited, as the clinical research pertains to experiments mainly conducted on animals rather than on people who are using suppositories. Though the research is still developing, anecdotal accounts from many users are typically very positive. The majority of patient reports all state the same thing; CBD suppositories lack the intoxication caused by smoking or ingesting THC-rich cannabis.
This absence of what many users call a “head high” indicates that suppositories don’t distribute a systemic dose of cannabis. This means that suppositories act more like a topical method of CBD distribution with a local effect rather than other methods like a transdermal patch, which disseminates CBD systemically through the bloodstream. Keep reading as we discuss a little more about why more and more CBD users are trying suppositories.
Typically, CBD suppositories are made by combining cannabis-infused oils in a carrier oil that hardens at cooler temperatures. Rectal or vaginal administration of these oils can activate the cannabinoid receptors located there, which might be beneficial for conditions of discomfort and acute swelling. Both rectal and vaginal suppositories have been used to deliver various medicine to patients for decades. The pelvic region hosts a matrix of nerves that travel up the spine and to the legs. The colon also contains cannabinoid receptors, which can mediate some of THC’s effects.
Though the rectum contains several key veins that deliver blood throughout our bodies, research has not indicated that suppositories facilitate cannabinoid absorption into the bloodstream. Even if suppositories are only effectively locally, like topical products, rather than systemically, they may offer some alternatives to patients who suffer from conditions that leave them unable to ingest orally. Whether it’s issues with palatability, nausea or vomiting, compromised gastrointestinal tracts, or various other symptoms, these might make oral ingestion impossible for many people.
Whether cannabinoids are being absorbed into the bloodstream when used analy or vaginally, many people who enthusiastically boast the effectiveness of suppositories report powerful yet non-psychotropic effects for a wide range of afflictions.
Both men and women have reported using rectal suppositories for a variety of reasons. They are known for being a lubricant that might mitigate discomfort during anal intercourse.
Women are using vaginal suppositories worldwide to ease discomfort, assist with vaginal dryness, and even help in relaxation and sexual enhancement.
It’s important to note that CBD dosing via the vagina or rectum is not quite as simple as swallowing a pill or adding tinctures to your drink. Cannabinoids are still being heavily researched, as there is still much to learn about the efficacy of various delivery systems, including cannabis suppositories.
Clinical studies have not yet shown any data that cannabinoids affect local pathways in the colon or elsewhere. Anecdotal reports are positive, but more research is still underway to prove why and how this method works for CBD users.
When looking for a new way to add comfort or just another option for ingesting CBD, try Pacific Roots CBD suppositories. We’ve crafted a safe way to deliver CBD to the most sensitive areas of your body. We’ve created a formula for optimal absorption and targeted delivery. Pacific Roots keeps all of our products simple and pure, so you get what you need and nothing else. Our CBD Hemp is derived using cold ethanol extraction, a process where all alcohol is evaporated off, leaving a pure CBD isolate. All CBD used for our suppositories and other products is carefully selected, and 3rd party tested to ensure both quality and purity.
If you’re not sure about your dosage, we suggest starting low and building up based on your needs. You can adjust the amount of CBD you want by cutting one suppository in half or using two. Browse through some of our wellness or pleasure options below to find the option that works best for your needs.
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