FlowKana Customer Support: Relief FAQ
FAQ: Foria Relief
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.
Please keep in mind that every body is different, so it's best to experiment for yourself and in consultation with your doctor. (Several questions at the end of this FAQ are best answered by your personal health provider.)
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 once menstruation begins, and others only during the worst days of 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 uterine cramping.
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?
Our blog post on this topic gives a useful overview with links to scientific research on the subject.
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 affect 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 provides women with a safe and natural alternative to manage the cramps and pain they often experience while menstruating.
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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 and Colorado. Our cocoa butter is organic-certified.
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 third-party 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.