Foria Relief FAQ
Foria Relief is a vaginal suppository specially formulated to ease symptoms often associated with the menstrual cycle, such as pain and cramps.
*If you have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult with your physician or other personal health care practitioner prior to using Foria Relief.
As we share our modern formula of this ancient plant medicine with you, we hope to answer any questions you may have about Foria Relief. Please keep in mind that only you know your body and we conclude the FAQ’s with questions that should be answered by your personal health provider.
How does Foria Relief work?
Foria Relief contains both THC and CBD, the two key active cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis. Together they activate certain cannabinoid receptors in the pelvic region when introduced into the body via these specially formulated suppositories. Users have reported a significant decrease in the pain and discomfort often associated with menstruation. The cannabinoids directly impact the immune system and the nerve endings of the uterus, cervix, ovaries and surrounding smooth muscle tissues[1,2]. THC positively affects the nerves and assists in blocking out pain while also allowing for more pleasant signals to be received by the brain. CBD works in the immune system by suppressing the mechanisms responsible for inflammation. CBD also slows down electrical signalling to muscles and allows them to relax, thereby reducing cramping. Foria Relief harnesses the power of these two cannabinoids to provide women with a safe and natural alternative to manage the cramps and pain they often experience while menstruating.
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How and when do I use Foria Relief?
Foria Relief can be used anytime to alleviate pain, cramps, and inflammation throughout the body. Each body is unique; some women enjoy Foria Relief a few days before menstruation, others during menstruation, at ovulation or any other time in their cycle.*
How do I insert Foria Relief?
For detailed instructions, please refer to the instructional booklet in your package. If you do not have the instructions, please contact us Hello@ForiaPleasure.com.
Where do I insert Foria Relief?
Foria Relief is formulated to release the medicinal properties as close to the site of pain and cramping as possible. It can be inserted vaginally to relieve cramps in the womb area. It can also be inserted rectally for other forms of pain and discomfort in the body, such as the back and hip area. Women have reported experiencing relief from both vaginal and rectal applications.*
How long before Foria Relief will begin to work?
Responses will vary from person to person and from time to time. On average women are reporting relief within 15-30 minutes of insertion.*
Can Foria Relief be used with a tampon?
Yes, Foria Relief can be used with a tampon. We recommend inserting Foria Relief prior to the tampon. Tampons should be removed regularly as per instructions by the tampon manufacturer.
Is some leakage after vaginal insertion normal?
Yes, some vaginal leakage is normal as the cocoa butter melts. You may choose to wear a panty liner.
How should I store Foria Relief?
Foria Relief is best stored in a cool place, such as the refrigerator. It will remain solid up to 76 degrees (Fahrenheit). We suggest placing your Relief in the refrigerator for 20 minutes prior to insertion to firm up the suppository. As with all cannabis and medicines, keep away from children or pets.
How does Foria Relief work?
Foria Relief contains both THC and CBD, the two key active cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis. Together they activate certain cannabinoid receptors in the pelvic region when introduced into the body via these specially formulated suppositories. Users have reported a significant decrease in the pain and discomfort often associated with menstruation. The cannabinoids directly impact the immune system and the nerve endings of the uterus, cervix, ovaries and surrounding smooth muscle tissues[1,2]. THC positively affects the nerves and assists in blocking out pain while also allowing for more pleasant signals to be received by the brain. CBD works in the immune system by suppressing the mechanisms responsible for inflammation. CBD also slows down electrical signaling to muscles and allows them to relax, thereby reducing cramping. Foria Relief harnesses the power of these two cannabinoids to provide women with a safe and natural alternative to manage the cramps and pain they often experience while menstruating.
What are the ingredients?
CBD, THC and organic cocoa butter.
Is this product all natural and organic?
We are committed to providing a product of the highest quality, purity and safety available to us. Our cannabis is outdoor grown using both biodynamic and organic practices in Northern California. Our cocoa butter is organic.
What about pesticides?
Given the unique nature of our product, safety and purity is of paramount importance to us. It all starts with respect for the plant and the watershed where it grows. Our cannabis is outdoor grown in Northern California without the use of harmful pesticides.
Our cannabis oil is extracted using leading-edge solvent- free pharmaceutical grade processes that provide extracts in their purest possible form. To ensure the cleanest and safest final product possible we test Foria Relief at multiple stages through Steep Hill Labs. We test for potency, pesticides, residual solvents and microbials. Finally, Foria Relief undergoes a “hot-filling” process that allows us to produce a microbial-free product without the use of artificial preservatives.
Why is CBD one of the ingredients?
CBD is widely used for its analgesic, antispasmodic, muscle relaxant, anti-anxiety,and anti-inflammatory properties.*
Is Foria Relief an antispasmodic?
Yes, Foria Relief has antispasmodic qualities due to the CBD inside the product. Antispasmodic means it relieves muscle spasms and cramps.*
Is Foria Relief an emmenagogue?
Foria Relief contains plant medicine that is shown to have an emmenagogue action. Thus, you may experience a slightly heavier flow and it may support your body getting a more complete uterine cleanse.*
Will I get high when using Foria Relief?
The majority of users do not report experiencing a psychoactive high when taking Foria Relief vaginally or rectally.
Will it be present in my blood/urine if I do a drug test?
Yes, Foria Relief contains cannabis and should be treated as other cannabis products in regards to drug testing.
Will Foria Relief affect my vaginal PH balance?
Foria Relief is formulated to be in the “mid-range” of average vaginal PHs.
Other than pain relief what can I expect from using Foria Relief?
Relaxation, back pain relief, improvement of mood and reduced anxiety are some of the benefits that Foria Relief patients report experiencing.*
How is Foria Relief different than Foria Pleasure?
Foria Relief has four times more active THC per serving than Foria Pleasure. Foria Relief also has CBD in it to help relax muscle spasms. Foria Relief is specially formulated for easing discomfort associated with menstruation and Foria Pleasure is specifically formulated for sexual enhancement.
Should I do monthly vaginal cleansing after using a product like this?
We do not believe it is necessary to perform any vaginal cleansing after using Foria Relief.
Why did we choose to use cocoa butter as our base ingredient for Foria Relief?
While many bases for vaginal suppositories are synthetics (Dehydag®, Hydrokote®, Suppocire®, and Witepsol®) all natural organic cocoa butter is also a great alternative that is widely used in the suppository industry.
Will Relief help treat yeast infections?
Foria Relief is not intended to treat yeast infections. If you have a yeast infection, please consult with your OB/GYN or Primary Care Physician.
Questions to ask your doctor:
As with any product, use at your own risk and consult your healthcare provider. Each of our bodies is different and plant medicine works with the chemistry of your body. Here are some questions you may have that should be directed to your doctor.
Is Foria Relief safe to use in addition to over-the-counter painkillers?
Your body and its needs are unique, as with all medications, please consult with your OB/GYN, your primary care physician or your other healthcare practitioner regarding your use of Foria Relief with other medications.
Is cannabis safe for breastfeeding women?
Your body and its needs are unique, as with all medications, please consult with your OB/GYN, your primary care physician or your other healthcare practitioner regarding your use of Foria Relief.
Will Foria Relief interfere with my birth control whether it's the pill, an IUD, Nuvaring, patch or needle?
Foria Relief has not been shown to interfere with birth control, however, your body and its needs are unique, as with all medications, please consult with your OB/GYN, your primary care physician or your other healthcare practitioner regarding your use of Foria Relief.*
Do cannabinoids interfere with my hormones?
Current research shows that cannabinoids only affect estrogen and progesterone levels when ingested in amounts far exceeding those possible through normal consumption.
Do cannabinoids or THC affect fertility/eggs?
There is no conclusive research on the effect of THC on fertility and eggs. Your body and its needs are unique, as with all medications, please consult with your OB/GYN, your primary care physician or your other healthcare practitioner regarding your use of Foria Relief.
Can Foria Relief be used while pregnant or while trying to get pregnant?
We do not recommend that you use Foria Relief during pregnancy or while trying to become pregnant. Please consult with your OB/GYN, your primary care physician or your other healthcare practitioner regarding your use of Foria Relief.
Will Foria Relief effect my menstrual cycle?
Your body and its needs are unique, as with all medications, please consult with your OB/GYN, your primary care physician or your other healthcare provider regarding your use of Foria Relief.
Is it safe to use Foria Relief with other types of medication such as antidepressants, allergy medicines, vitamin supplements or medications for ADHD such as adderall?
As with all medications, please consult with your OB/GYN, your primary care physician or your other healthcare practitioner regarding your use of Foria Relief if you are currently taking other medications.
* These statements have not been approved by the FDA. Your body and its needs are unique. As with all medications, please consult with your OB/GYN, your primary care physician or other health care practitioner regarding your use of Foria Relief.
Foria Pleasure FAQ
We strive to provide you with the most comprehensive and current information available regarding the manufacturing and use of our therapeutic medicinal oils. If you have a question that is not answered below or simply want to request more information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us here.
What is Foria Pleasure?
Foria Pleasure is a therapeutic oil designed to enhance female pleasure and is made with all natural liquid coconut oil (MCT) and purified pharmaceutical-grade cannabis oil.
Foria Pleasure is manufactured in California using a revolutionary solvent-less process that provides a residual-free, highly refined, consistent, and pure cannabis extract affording maximum bioavailability.
Strict quality control measures are followed at every step of cultivation and manufacturing processes. Each batch of cannabis oil is tested for cannabinoid content, as well as residual solvents, microbial and heavy metal content, in order to ensure purity, accurate dosing, and safety.
Final filling and packaging is performed under careful further review, with every batch being lab tested for regulated potency and purity by an independent laboratory in Southern California. Lab tests are available upon request.
Your health and satisfaction are our top priorities and we are proud to bring you one of the purest marijuana products on the market today.
How do I use Foria Pleasure?
Apply 4-8 sprays directly onto the clitoris, inner and outer labia, and inside the vagina. Internal application provides the highest absorption. As everyone's relationship to THC is unique, we encourage you to experiment to find what strength is just right for your body.
It might take up to 15 minutes for full activation - a great time for foreplay or sensual massage.
While some women report experiencing enhanced sensations immediately, others say waiting up to an hour provides them the best results. We encourage you to experiment to find what works best for your body.
Pleasure yourself alone or with a partner as you desire.
Eating a good size meal 1-2 hours before use might impact efficacy, as THC is fat soluble.
As with all use of medical marijuana, plan your day accordingly and be safe.
Foria Pleasure is designed for topical use. Apply it directly to the clitoris, labia, and inside the vagina. The majority of women who try Foria Pleasure topically report they do not get "high" and their experiences are of a more heightened sensation around sensual acts.
*Foria Pleasure is NOT latex-safe and is not recommended for use with latex condoms. It can be used with polyurethane and nitrile safer-sex products including polyurethane and nitrile condoms.
Is Foria Pleasure a sex lube?
Foria Pleasure is not designed to be used as a traditional sex lube during intercourse. It is intended to be applied as a pre-lubricant at least 15 minutes before climaxing. This time period allows the active compounds of the medicine to be activated and absorbed. While some women report experiencing enhanced sensations immediately, others say waiting up to an hour provides them the best results.
We encourage you to experiment alone or with a partner to find the right combination for you.
*Foria Pleasure is NOT latex-safe and is not recommended for use with latex condoms. It can be used with polyurethane and nitrile safer-sex products including polyurethane and nitrile condoms.
What age group was Foria Pleasure created for?
Foria Pleasure was created for women of all ages across the pleasure spectrum. Our testers ranged from 21-71 with consistent benefits reported from all age demographics. While younger, more sexually active women often reported an overall heightened and intensified experience, both leading up to and including orgasm, older testers have reported a sense of reconnection with their sexuality, a greater ease in accessing climax followed by a restful nights sleep.
What is the standard serving size?
Each spray of Foria Pleasure contains approximately 2.5 mg THC and other cannabinoids. The suggested serving size is approximately 12 mg, or 5 sprays, which is consistent with other medical marijuana products on the market. However, you may find that you prefer more or less than this amount and that your usage may vary from time to time.
Your body's needs are unique, we recommend that you experiment slowly to learn what serving size is best suited for you and that you consult with your primary care physician if you are using Foria Pleasure for any specific ailments.
What about the scent?
Thanks to our proprietary solvent free purification process, Foria Pleasure is virtually scent-free.
What might I experience when using Foria Pleasure?
Arousal and experiences are different for everyone. Moreover, the experience may vary from time to time. Some women have experienced feelings of enhanced warmth, increased blood flow, tingling, and relaxation. Others have found it easier to reach orgasm or to have multiple orgasms, or that their climaxes are longer and/or more intense. For other women it has helped with relaxation and sleeping.
Will I get high using Foria Pleasure?
The psychoactive effects of Foria Pleasure are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to:
- How you applied it, your history of marijuana use and tolerance for THC, the serving size and how long after your last meal Foria Pleasure was ingested
- The majority of female users who apply Foria Pleasure topically report very little to no experience of being "high"
- Foria Pleasure is designed to be used topically and our suggested serving size refers to topical use
Can I use Foria Pleasure with a partner?
Absolutely. Foria Pleasure can be used by both sexes, there are quite a number of creative ways to use Foria with a partner.
Can I use Foria Pleasure with a condom?
Foria Pleasure is composed of liquid coconut oil also known as MCT oil. As with all oils, latex condoms are non-compatible and contact can increase the risk of breakage. If using a condom in conjunction with Foria Pleasure, we recommend choosing a non-latex condom such as a polyurethane or nitrile condom.
Can I use Foria Pleasure with a vibrator, dildo or other sex toy?
Foria Pleasure is composed of liquid coconut oil, also known as MCT oil, which can degrade latex causing damage to latex sex toys. Foria Pleasure can be used with other non-latex toys.
What if I am taking other medications? Can I use Foria Pleasure?
As with all medications, please consult with your physician(s) regarding the potential interactions between Foria Pleasure and other medications.
How is Foria Pleasure different from other medical marijuana lotions/creams/topicals?
As far as we can tell, Foria Pleasure is the first medical marijuana product designed specifically for use on the highly sensitive skin of the vulva and vagina for sensual enhancement.
Can men use Foria Pleasure?
Yes! Foria Pleasure is for everyone, however, it was created for women with the uniquely sensitive/absorptive skin of the vulva and vagina in mind so all serving sizes and suggested uses refer to topical use for women.
I just put some Foria Pleasure on and I don't feel anything, what is going on?
Individual experiences with Foria Pleasure may vary considerably. It may take up to 15 minutes for Foria Pleasure to be absorbed into your body for the full effect to be realized. This is an ideal time to slow down and relax deeply before beginning to pleasure yourself alone or with a partner as you normally would.
One of the primary factors effecting THC absorption in the body is the available lipids in your blood. If you use Foria Pleasure on an empty stomach you are likely to have not as strong of an experience as when you use Foria Pleasure after eating a large fatty meal.
New research has also made a connection between a woman's hormone levels and her reactiveness to THC.
Feel free to contact us for more tips on how to optimize your experience.
Why does my experience with Foria Pleasure feel slightly different from time to time?
We lab-test every batch of Foria Pleasure to guarantee consistency and potency so that the product is the same each time. Despite this some women have described experiencing slightly different sensations when using Foria Pleasure. It is important to remember that Foria Pleasure works with the body and multiple factors can affect your experience, including stress and hormone levels, fatigue, menstrual cycle, etc. One of the primary factors effecting THC absorption in the body is available fat in your blood. If you use Foria Pleasure on an empty stomach you are likely to have not as strong of an experience as when you use Foria Pleasure after eating a large fatty meal.
Will Foria Pleasure make my partner high through intercourse? What about oral sex?
It depends. If a partner's penis comes in contact with Foria Pleasure through intercourse, very little Foria Pleasure will be absorbed and have little to no psychoactive effect on him. However, some THC oil may still be absorbed. If your partner's mouth is coming into contact with Foria through oral sex the potential for absorption of the THC oil will be much higher.
How much THC is in Foria Pleasure?
Each spray of Foria Pleasure contains approximately 2.5 mg of THC. Every batch of Foria Pleasure is lab-tested to ensure consistency and potency.
What is liquid coconut oil?
Liquid coconut oil is made from organic coconut oil that has been processed to remove the saturated fats (including lauric acid) that ordinarily cause coconut oil to stay solid at room temperature. This leaves the other types of fatty acids present in coconut oil including oleic, linoleic, capric and caprylic acids. Liquid coconut oil, or MCT (Medium Chain Triglyceride) oil, and has been used in cosmetics and dietary supplements.
Why is coconut oil in Foria Pleasure?
Coconut oil is ideal for Foria Pleasure because it is edible and beneficial to the skin. Coconut oil is known to have antimicrobial properties when used topically and is also naturally slightly acidic with a pH of 5-6. A healthy vaginal pH is also slightly acidic, between 3.8 and 4.5.
Is coconut oil unhealthy to eat?
Coconut oil is revered as a healthy food and has been hailed for its high concentration of "good fats" a.k.a. medium-chain triglycerides.
Can I use Foria Pleasure if I am pregnant?
Please consult your physician regarding the use of Foria Pleasure if you are pregnant.
What is the return policy?
We are completely dedicated to your health, pleasure, and satisfaction. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with our medicinal, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
How old do I have to be to obtain Foria Pleasure?
You must be 18 years old to obtain a physician's recommendation in the state of California.
When will Foria Pleasure be available in Colorado and Washington?
Foria Pleasure is currently available in Colorado and we hope to be in Washington in 2016. Please sign up for our newsletter for updates on our continued growth and expansion, and when Foria Pleasure will become available in your area.
Am I legally able to use Foria Pleasure?
In order to be eligible to use Foria Pleasure you must have a physician statement and recommendation letter pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 1132.5 and Senate Bill 420.
What if I am not a resident of California and I want to use Foria Pleasure?
At this time Foria Pleasure is only available to residents of California with a physician statement and recommendation letter for the use of medical marijuana.
Why do I have to join a collective to obtain Foria Pleasure?
Foria Pleasure is a medical marijuana product. Pursuant to California S.B. 420, patients may access medical marijuana through a dispensary or through a collective of patients and caregivers who cooperate to make medical marijuana products available.
How do I join the Aphrodite Group?
We provide a simple online application process. To join the collective you must have a physician's recommendation letter for medical marijuana or a medical marijuana card.
Do I have to have a medical marijuana card to purchase Foria Pleasure?
To join the Aphrodite Group and obtain Foria Pleasure you do not need a medical marijuana card. A physician's recommendation letter is sufficient.
What is the Aphrodite Group?
We are California-based organization of patients and caregivers who came together in order to benefit women's sexual health and wellness.
How do I get a medical marijuana card?
To join the Aphrodite Group, you need a physician's recommendation letter for medical marijuana. You can obtain a card in addition to this letter but it is not necessary for our application process. You must consult with a physician to find out if you qualify for a recommendation for medical marijuana. A list of medical marijuana doctors can be found at http://listing.canorml.org/medical-marijuana-doctors-in-California/. You can also get your recommendation directly on-line through www.hellomd.com