Cannabis oil suppositories are small, cylindrical dosages of medicines which are either administered by rectal or vaginal insertion. After inserting the THC and/or CBD suppositories, they melt, allowing the medicine to flow into your system. This method of ingestion is very effective in the treatment of pain and discomfort for a lot of medical conditions as well as cancer symptoms — typically with little or no psychoactive effects.
.Why don’t cannabis suppositories give you a head high?
When administered rectally, the plant medicine directly enters the bloodstream through the cell walls and goes directly into the body, which is quickly distributed through the vascular system. It is a direct application to the bloodstream, bypassing the liver. The liver is a key to getting high. THC travels through the liver to the brain to induce a head high. When smoked, it travels through the lungs to the villi, then on to the liver. When taking it orally, it makes its way to the liver through digestion. This method takes the longest because of the digestive process and the amount of travel it takes to get to the brain. In the brain, THC interacts with nerve receptors, causing euphoria. The bottom line: Cannabis suppositories allow for larger doses of plant medicine without the head high versus smoking and ingesting orally.
.Who should use cannabis suppositories?
Suppositories are an ideal choice for many patients, such as those undergoing chemotherapy, elderly and babies who can’t smoke or swallow pills.
Also surgery patients who are not allowed to ingest anything immediately before or after a procedure, and patients in severe distress who can’t wait for oral cannabis to take effect. There are also some people who simply have sensitive stomachs that are irritated by ingesting cannabis.
The rectal route is a good alternative to the oral route for paediatric treatments because these dosage forms obviously don’t need to be swallowed or be taste-masked.
Rectal forms can also be administered in an emergency to unconscious or vomiting children. Due to the large surface area available for absorption, rectal administration provides the most effective way for your body to take in the cannabinoid compounds.
Absorption can be slowed by faecal matter or if a patient is suffering from dehydration. Cysts or tumours inside the rectal wall may also slow the compounds entering the bloodstream. However the direct application of cannbinoids to these areas can help to activate local endocannabinoid receptors.
.What to expect from Cannabis Suppositories :
– You will experience what can best be described as a warm sensation starting from the pelvic region.
– Many patients report pain relief almost immediately, without any psychoactive effects. Suppositories allow patients to rapidly deliver the active ingredients in cannabis medicines. The rectum is rich in blood vessels.
Yes, some people find it bizarre. You’ll never convince some of them to put medicine up their butts. There are alternatives, but once patients become accustomed to the practice this is a valuable treatment method for medical cannabis patients.
Anyone who decides to take advantage of the benefits provided by suppositories should do so with a good understanding of the process involved. Although not overly complex, the few simple instructions outlined below will enable their effective use.
.It is important to wash your hands thoroughly before insertion of a suppository, as germs and bacteria can enter the body through the rectum.
.Disposable medical gloves or a finger cot can be used for this purpose.
.Ensure that fingernails are trimmed and have no sharp edges.
.Ensure the suppository is firm enough to insert.
.If it is too soft, harden it in the package by placing it in either the fridge or freezer.
.Suppositories can also be quickly hardened in the package by running cold water over them.
.If only half of a suppository is being used, cut it lengthwise to make insertion easier.
.When cutting, make sure to use a sterile knife or scissors.
.Avoid sharp edges! Suppositories can be gently smoothed by hand.
.Lie on your preferred side with your top leg pulled up towards your chest.
.Lift your upper butt-cheek to expose your rectum.
.Insert the suppository lengthwise, with the pointed tip first, using your index finger to push the suppository in.
.Ensure the suppository has been inserted past the anal sphincter. If not inserted fully past the sphincter, some or all of the suppository may be expelled without the active ingredients reaching the rectal wall and being absorbed into the blood stream.
.It is important to not place the suppository too high up in the rectum.
.If placed too high, the active constituents will enter the Superior (upper) hemorrhoidal artery, which leads to the liver. This presents the same problem as oral application, as the liver will metabolize a significant proportion of the active ingredients.
.The suppository should ideally be placed around 2 ½ to 4 centimetres (1 to 1 ½ inches) into the rectum, just past the anal sphincter.
.Hold your buttocks together and tightly squeeze the muscles in your sphincter for a few seconds after insertion to help keep the suppository from sliding out.
.Remain lying on your side for several minutes after insertion to allow the suppository to fully diffuse through the rectum. This will also help to prevent the unintended expulsion of the suppository.
.Dispose of the glove or finger cot sanitarily and wash your hands thoroughly using soap and hot water, paying extra attention to cleaning under the nails and between the fingers.
.Be very aware of the possibility of unintended expulsion of melted suppository residue during flatulence over the next few hours after insertion. If you have ANY doubts, use a toilet.
-Storage & Opening
.The suppositories remain solid below 76°F, so keep them in a cool place to prevent melting. If necessary, any broken or bubbled suppositories can be melted and reformed in the fridge.
.We suggest placing the suppository in the refrigerator for up to 15 minutes before use, to firm up the cocoa butter for easier insertion. Visit the restroom prior to insertion, and make sure your hands are clean.
.To open the package, separate one shell from the rest, then gently peel the flat plastic tabs apart to reveal the suppository inside.
.CBD can be most effective when cramping starts, or even before that, to help prevent runaway inflammation and pain.
.If possible, create a peaceful environment for yourself and lay on your back in a comfortable position. Insert the suppository into your vagina as deeply as possible using a finger or a tampon applicator.
.A cushion or pillow under your buttocks will help the CBD oil remain as close as possible to the tissue of your cervix and uterus. This yin-yoga position can also help release pelvic tension. Relax & enjoy for 10-20 minutes or longer if you are comfortable and have time.
.After the oil has had time to absorb and you stand up again, some may still exit your body. This is normal, but you may want to use a panty liner or tampon.
.For faster relief, you may benefit from using Foria Flow, our CBD Vaporizer.
.CBD can create muscular relaxation and enhance tissue oxygenation, and as an adaptogen it can soothe chronic pain while enhancing pleasurable sensation.
.Feel free to experiment with rectal application as well, inserting as deeply as possible.