What are suppositories?
Suppositories. Just the word conjures up all sorts of images, none of them pleasant. But what exactly are they? And how do they work? If you're curious about suppositories and want to know more about them, read on. This blog post will tell you everything you need to know about this not-so-popular method of medication deliver
Suppositories are basically little packages of medication that are designed to be inserted into the rectum or vagina. Once inserted, the suppository melts and releases the medication into the body. Suppositories can be made from a variety of materials, including gelatin, latex, and vegetable oils, cacao butter or shea butter or coconut oil.
How do Suppositories Work and What are the Benefits?
When a suppository is inserted into the rectum or vagina, it melts due to the heat of the body. This allows the medication to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the walls of the rectum or vagina.
One of the major benefits of using suppositories is that they bypass the digestive system. This means that medications that would normally be broken down by stomach acids can still be effective when delivered via a suppository. In addition, because they're absorbed directly into the bloodstream, suppositories can often take effect more quickly than other methods of medication delivery such as pills or liquids taken orally.
-They are easy to use and can be self-administered
-They provide relief from conditions like constipation quickly
-They bypass the digestive system so they can be used for conditions like nausea
-They are relatively inexpensive
-They can be stored at room temperature
As usual there is a downside to all meds either side effects or in the case of suppositories:
-They can be messy
-They can be uncomfortable to insert
-They may cause irritation or itching
-They may cause an increase in flatulence
Suppositories are a type of medication that is inserted into the body through the rectum or vagina. Suppositories are used to treat a wide variety of conditions because they allow medication to bypass the digestive system and go straight to where it is needed in the body.
What About Cannabis Suppositories? (Yes, Really!!!!)
We've all heard of cannabis-infused brownies and gummies, but what about cannabis suppositories? If you're not quite sure what a cannabis suppository is or how it works, you're not alone. I am going to give you the lowdown on everything you need to know about this unique method of consuming cannabis.
What makes a Cannabis Suppository different from regular suppositories?
A cannabis suppository is a little package of cannabis medicine that is inserted into the rectum or vagina. Because they are used vaginally or rectally they bypass the digestive system and first pass metabolism making it impossible to feel the psychoactive effects of THC. You can actually use very high doses of THC in this method.
Suppositories can be made with either THC or CBD, and they are typically made with a base of coconut oil or cacao butter. Some people prefer to make their own suppositories at home, while others prefer to purchase them from a dispensary. If you do purchase them from a dispensary, be sure to ask your budtender for advice on which type would be best for your needs. The problem is they are hard to find. I searched the local dispensaries and they are not available but if you live in Colorado, you have a number of choices available.
I made the ones you see in the photo. I added Patchouli essential oil due to it's ability to help with inflammation, infection and antiseptic qualities. These have about 65mg of THC (roughly). I have used them and have had no adverse reactions and haven't felt anything from them either.
Why use a Cannabis/CBD suppository?
Cannabis suppositories are an ideal choice for those who want fast relief from pain, inflammation, cramps, or other symptoms without having to worry about the psychoactive effects of THC. They can also be a good option for those who have trouble consuming cannabis orally due to nausea or vomiting.
If you use the suppository rectally, avoid inserting it high into the rectum. If it is kept in the bottom 2 inches of the rectum, you will never feel the psychoactive effects of the THC.
Dr Mikail Kogan and MD who is a medical marijuana expert says this about suppositories, “Although there are very few studies on the use of cannabis suppositories, I find that they are one of the most effective routes of delivery for back, pelvic, vaginal and rectal pain.”
I had my own personal experience using the suppository the first time. I had gone to Refit and was super sore after a hard workout. My hips and knees hurt really bad!!! I would say my pain was at an 8/10. I used the suppository at bedtime. I woke up about 2 hours later and thought it was a fluke!!! My pain was almost entirely gone!! I rated it a 2/10!!
I have been listening to http://cannabishealthradio.com/ and have heard numerous testimonies of how using high dose THC via suppository will address many kinds of cancers and other health issues. You should check it out!
If you're looking for an alternative way to consume cannabis that offers fast relief from pain, inflammation, cramps, or other symptoms without the psychoactive effects of THC, then cannabis suppositories might be right for you! Have any questions? Feel free to reach out to me at my email firstname.lastname@example.org or my website www.cannabisremedy.org —I'll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!