The CBD industry has made considerable head-way in the couple of years that it has been legalised. A majority climb in the users comes in from UK and USA. With the industry expanding to new markets and the market benefiting from the increased use, there is no shortage of choices that users have nowadays- as a matter of fact, users now have a lot more choices than ever before!
Of the products that have made way in the market, CBD suppositories have grown in popularity over the course of few years. But exactly how they work, and what they are, is still a mystery to many. There have been claims that are sceptical of the bioavailability of the CBD, or the lack thereof, and the relief from symptoms of chronic diseases- it is time to clear the air!
The research on this class of CBD products is still thin. Most of the studies have not shifted their target groups from animals to humans who actually make use of the suppositories. But even if the research is limited, the anecdotal feedback from patients and users, have their fair share of importance.
One thing that many of the patients reported is the lack of any intoxicating effect that is common in the case of CBD products with high-THC content. The absence of this ‘high’ could point to the fact that the suppository does not distribute the dose, and could indicate that the suppository acts more like a topical with a local effect.
Are Suppositories For You? Why Should You Take Them?
Rectal and vaginal suppositories have been used to deliver medication for ages. The reason for this mode of entry is because of the abundance of nerves and nerve matrices that travel in an around the pelvic region and the legs, up the spine and the colon that houses the receptors- by means of receptors we refer to the CB1 and the CB2 receptors which is part of the endocannabinoid system.
CBD suppositories are made from CBD, infused in a carrier oil, which hardens at low temperatures. Administration via the rectum may activate the cannabinoid receptors present at the location, which could vastly help in localized conditions such as haemorrhoids and acute inflammation. The rectum also contains arteries and veins that could then deliver the CBD dose to the rest of the body. But as the evidence suggests, suppositories may not facilitate this.
Suppositories are viable alternatives to the patients who are suffering from conditions that make it difficult for them to ingest the prescription orally. Along with this, issues of severe nausea, vomiting and compromised gastrointestinal tracts can make the administration orally close to impossible for certain people. For them CBD suppositories is a god-send.
Pain Relief Via Another Route
For cancer patients that have a compromised upper alimentary tract, the CBD suppositories will work wonders. The best way to conceptualise the effects of CBD suppositories is to imagine it to be a potent topical which is applied internally. The exact same way in which application of topicals such as lotions, creams and salves interact with the cannabinoid receptors in the skin, the rectal suppositories are aimed at the nerve endings and the receptors that are present in the colonic tissue.
Types Of CBD Suppositories
It doesn’t quite matter whether all of the cannabinoids are being absorbed into the bloodstream from the rectum, but there is enough noise in the community that points to the potent, localised, non-psychotropic effects of using CBD suppositories.
CBD suppositories are mainly in two forms:
These are the ones that both men and women can make use of so as to treat anal fissures, digestive issues, inflammation of the haemorrhoids , lower back pain, post-operative pain, prostate issues, Crohn’s and inflammatory bowel syndrome, restless leg syndrome and sciatica. The list is only bound to grow in the time following.
Vaginal suppositories have been used so as to ease the menstrual cramps, the abdominal pain, post-coital pain, vaginal itching and dryness, endometriosis, pelvic discomfort and for relaxation and sexual enhancement.
The Final Note
Taking suppositories the rectal or vaginal route is not as simple as swallowing a pill, or inhaling CBD fumes. Cannabinoids are certainly vague and tricky molecules that we are still in the pursuit of discovering scientifically- from the ways in which it works to the efficacy of the various delivery systems.
But truth be told, there is no reason for patients to be in the wait for evidence to pop in because the word by CBD suppository enthusiasts is positively deafening. You can go ahead and try out the natural medication in the suppository form, the same way that millions already have and benefited from. The benefits of using CBD are out there. The worst thing that can happen is that it may not work for you, and when compared to all that you could gain from it, it is a bargain you can make.