CBD Tampons Are the Latest Craze. But Are They Safe, and Do They Even Work? Here’s What You Need to Know

CBD Tampons Are the Latest Craze. But Are They Safe, and Do They Even Work? Here’s What You Need to Know

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[Canniseur: For some, CBD could be the answer. If you’re one of the millions of women who are impacted by terrible menstrual cramping and taking pain meds to alleviate your pain, you may want to try using CBD tampons. This article will relay what you need to know and how to proceed safely.]

All around the country, CBD products are flying off the shelves as people look for ways to treat aches, pains, and other issues. In fact, 14% of Americans say they use CBD products. That’s around 46 million people.

That CBD comes in many forms, some topical and some ingestible. Lately, a unique new option has hit the market: CBD tampons.

What Are CBD Tampons?

There are actually two different types of products people refer to as CBD tampons. Some are true tampons: they absorb blood the same way a traditional tampon does but they have CBD in them.

In other cases, a “CBD tampon” actually refers to a CBD suppository. It’s a CBD pill that you insert vaginally, where it dissolves and releases the CBD into your system.

For both products, the purpose is the same. They deliver CBD directly to the pelvic area to treat menstrual cramps and other pelvic pain.

How Do CBD Tampons Work?

While most women use them for menstrual cramps, CBD tampons are used to treat many types of pelvic pain. When you insert the tampon, the highly absorbent tissue in your vagina pulls in the CBD and sends it into your bloodstream.

Because the CBD is applied directly to your pelvic area, it starts to offer relief quickly.

Are CBD Tampons Actually Effective?

A CBD tampon might sound unusual, but for many women, it makes a world of difference.

Of course, every person responds differently. Depending on your body’s endocannabinoid system, you may be highly sensitive to CBD or more resistant to it. Have you used other forms of CBD like these options in the past? If so, you’ll probably react in a similar way to CBD tampons as you did in the past.

Are CBD Tampons Safe?

This is a critical question to ask about anything you want to put into your body. While there have been few reports of side effects from CBD tampoons, these products are very new. There is more research needed to determine the potential risks and whether they pose a problem.

Keep in mind that the vagina is a delicate balance of healthy bacteria and other natural components. Anything new could throw off that balance and lead to irritation or infection, and that includes a CBD tampon.

There is also a chance that the CBD could interact with other medications you take. Overall, it’s best to speak with your gynecologist before you try CBD tampons. They’ll be able to consider the product with your medical history and current medications in mind.

What Benefits Do CBD Tampons Offer?

Considering the unknowns about CBD tampons, why do women choose them for pain relief? It turns out that if they’re effective for you, these unique products offer unique advantages other pain relievers do not.

Fast Relief

When you’re suffering from severe menstrual cramps, every minute without relief feels like wasted time.

With CBD tampons, you don’t need to wait half an hour as you do with an oral pain reliever. The relief is almost immediate so you can get back to your day.

More Natural Pain Relief

Most methods of pain relief have their issues. Even over-the-counter pain relievers can have a negative impact over time if you take them too often. Women who are in so much pain that they need prescription pain medication have even more risks to consider.

CBD is a more natural form of pain relief. While there are continued studies on its long-term effects, research so far shows few if any problems. To many women, choosing CBD over other pain relief puts their minds at ease.

Tips for Trying CBD Tampons

If you’re interested in trying CBD tampons for your cramps or pelvic pain, it’s important to use caution. A few simple steps can help you reap the benefits with fewer risks.

Choose a Reputable Company

There are countless companies today selling CBD because it’s so popular. The problem is that not all of them offer a quality product.

You can identify reputable CBD companies with a few key criteria.

For one, find out where the CBD comes from. Ideally, choose products that use CBD from hemp grown in Colorado. This state has more testing and regulation in place than other locations.

CBD grown in other parts of the US would be your second choice. Avoid CBD products made from hemp grown overseas, though. There simply isn’t a way to know how well the product was grown or tested, so you don’t know what you’re getting.

Second, take a look at how much information the products include. You want to know how much CBD the tampon contains. Ideally, the product will have a certificate of analysis or COA on file too.

Start Small

As you shop for hemp tampons, you’ll notice that various products list different amounts of CBD. Companies have different strengths of products because each person’s body responds differently.

Regardless of whether you’ve used other forms of CBD, start small. Buy tampons with the smallest amount of CBD and see if you get results. If not, step up to a slightly higher concentration until you find the right fit.

Keep in mind that CBD may be more effective when used in tampon form than in an oral CBD product. If you’ve used a certain dose of CBD orally in the past, don’t assume that you need that full dose in a tampon.

CBD Tampons: The New Form of CBD for Cramps

Menstrual cramps can cause a frustrating disruption while you’re trying to live your life and be productive. Instead of waiting for the storm to pass, CBD tampons could be the answer to your pain.

To find out more about cannabis tampons and other CBD products, check out more articles on our site.






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This Is What You Should Do When You Can’t Sleep at Night

This Is What You Should Do When You Can’t Sleep at Night

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[Canniseur: Sleep is more than really important. A bad night of sleep can ruin your day, wreck your judgment and physically be just plain bad for you. Here are 8 tips on how to get some good sleep. I’d add one of my own, but you already know what that one is. After all, this IS canniseur. You’re getting sleepy. Your eyelids are falling. Sleep. Sleep. Sleep.]

Did you know that an estimated 68 percent of Americans can’t sleep well at least one night every week? A smaller number have the problem every single night!

Whether you’re stressed about a life event, travel a lot, or just don’t adopt good sleeping habits, it’s easy to suffer from insomnia from time to time. However, lying awake at night does more than stress you out and make you tired the next day. It can even further hurt your mental and physical health.

So, what should you do when you can’t sleep at night? Read on for eight steps to begin taking today!

1. Get Rid of Any Distractions

If you’re frustrated and lying awake, it helps to first check if your sleeping space has anything distracting that prevents you from relaxing.

For example, if your bedroom feels too hot or ice-cold, you will find it hard to drift off. Living near a noisy street or with a window that lets city lights shine through can also hurt your sleeping experience.

You can try to set your thermostat to the upper 60s to avoid temperature extremes. Using some thick window shades or blackout curtains can get rid of that unwanted light. A white noise machine or earplugs will keep noisy distractions from bothering you as much.

2. Get Up to Do Some Light Exercise

While you might think it’s counterproductive, one of the best things you can do when you can’t go to sleep is to get out of bed. Rather than just lie there, get up and stretch your body or even take a walk through your home or apartment.

While high-intensity exercise can rev you up so that you can’t relax and sleep, these light exercises have a different effect. They’ll raise your body temperature slightly, but when it goes back down, you’ll likely begin to feel sleepier and ready to doze off.

3. Try Reading a Book

If you don’t want to get up and move around, reading a book in bed with a small reading light can help calm your mind. In fact, reading before sleeping can both lower stress levels and benefit your cognitive function too.

Any book you enjoy can work. However, you might find that a duller book will put you to sleep faster.

However, try to stick to traditional paper books. Reading from a gadget that emits blue light can have the opposite effect and make it even harder to fall asleep.

4. Play a Soothing Podcast

While you’ll want to avoid looking at lit screens, listening to a podcast designed for those with insomnia might bring you success.

You can find podcasts that read you interesting bedtime stories or go on boring monologues that are sure to make you nod off eventually. There are also podcasts where someone with a soothing voice talks about daily events or plays soothing sounds for you.

5. Consider Using Meditation or Sleep Therapy Apps

Technology gets a bad name sometimes in how it can distract us from getting the sleep we need. But thanks to meditation and sleep therapy apps available for phones and tablets, you can use your apps on your gadgets to your advantage.

Apps like Calm and Headspace offer guided meditations focused on a specific issue you have. For example, you can find some to cut stress or anxiety. These apps can also play relaxing sleep music for when you just want something calming in the background.

Another app called Inscape lets you make custom sleep sessions and can take you on visual journeys to different relaxing settings.

6. Try Using CBD Products

If you think that your anxiety is why you can’t sleep at night, you could benefit from using some CBD products for insomnia.

You can find CBD oils and creams to use on your skin and feel calmer. You can also rest assured that you won’t get any unwanted high feelings like you would with marijuana.

Using CBD products can also come with other benefits. For example, it may help you feel less groggy the next day, and it can help with issues like pain and nausea.

7. Better Control Your Breathing with Exercises

Did you know that you can put a stop to racing thoughts at night using some simple breathing exercises?

Very popular for insomnia sufferers, the 4-7-8 breathing technique uses a combination of cycles where you exhale deeply through your mouth and inhale gently through your nose. You’ll first exhale, inhale for four seconds, hold your breath for seven seconds, and then exhale for eight seconds. You can try this cycle four to eight times a night for good results.

If you want something simpler, you can try inhaling while counting from one to four and then exhaling while counting from five to eight. Keep your in and out breaths slow for this technique.

8. Just Stay Calm

When you’re tossing and turning, it’s easy to stress yourself wondering, “Why can I not sleep?” But freaking out like this adds to the problem since you’ll be aggravated wondering how you’ll make it through the workday and if you’ll even get to sleep at all.

Rather than getting upset, find some comfort in the fact that you get to at least be in a comfortable bed. Start thinking about some happy thoughts and memories.

When you stop letting your insomnia get the best of you, you might just find that you start to drift back to sleep.

Take This Advice If You Can’t Sleep at Night

Rather than lying in bed looking at the clock and tossing and turning, try some of these tips when you can’t go to sleep. Also, consider practicing good sleep hygiene every night. This includes limiting gadget use before bed and setting up your bedroom so that it’s a comfortable place to sleep.

It’s also worth telling your doctor you can’t sleep at night. Many health conditions such as thyroid problems, stomach disorders, and diabetes can cause insomnia. Getting checked out might help your doctor find a medication that treats an underlying condition that’s bothering your sleep.

Be sure to read our other health blog posts for more advice.



Ben Stern wrote this article on behalf of FreeUp. FreeUp is the fastest-growing freelance marketplace in the US. FreeUp only accepts the top 1% of freelance applicants. Click here to get access to the top freelancers in the world.

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