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how to make cbd suppositories

How to make cbd suppositories

So far today my cramps have not even started. Praying I can keep them at bay just with my CBD. I’ve taken about 30mg of full spectrum CBD sublingually to start my day. Planning to use my homemade 25mg vaginal suppository before I go to bed tonight.

I use mine vaginally for menstrual cycle pain and to heal my reproductive area from an old pre-cervical cancer diagnosis and years of hormone birth control. I use it anally for IBS and digestive system issues from years of drinking alcohol and a processed food diet. I have heard multiple testimonies of people healing cervical and colon cancer with CBD suppositories.

It’s appropriate that the day I plan to post this blog, my moon starts in full force. This is now my 6th month taking CBD oil, and typically the moment I start bleeding, my cramps take over my existence for the next 48 hours, and today they haven’t! I don’t have a miracle story of “The first time I took CBD my cramps totally went away!”. Most people don’t. The key with CBD is consistency.

CBD and Me

I can say that after 6 months of taking the oil, my cramps are becoming less and less debilitating, and I’m having to supplement with less and less ibuprofen. I had been taking 800mg of ibuprofen 3-4x a day during my first couple days of my period, but now I’m down to 400mg 1-2x a day. My goal is to never take ibuprofen again!

CBD and Celery Juice… Popeye ain’t got nothing on me!

Suppositories Don’t Have to be Scary

*I no longer work for or support NuLeaf Naturals. They do not treat their plants or employees well. I highly recommend SMALL BATCH Organic CBD oils.

The last couple months, I have been using my own homemade CBD suppositories, and they are honestly my favorite way to take CBD. Sure, the word ‘suppository’ has most adults giggling like 5 year olds when someone makes a fart joke, but in all seriousness… putting this medicine up your butthole could save your life.

How to make cbd suppositories

Cannabis suppositories require relatively high doses of cannabinoids, so a concentrated oil like distillate, CO2 oil, RSO, or FECO is best. I prefer a combination of CBD and THC for my endometriosis, but different conditions may do best with a different ratio of cannabinoids.

This seems to be a highly personal experience. Overall I find them to be extremely effective, but only for short periods of time. I could eat the same size dose and have some level of relief for 6-8 hours, but the intoxication of oral dosing often prevents me from doing that. I’ve spoken to others that experience much longer relief with cannabis suppositories, so as always when it comes to cannabis results may vary.

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What type of cannabis oil should I use?

Yes. You can substitute coconut oil, but it comes with some drawbacks. Cocoa butter melts around 93-100 degrees, while coconut oil begins to melt at 76 degrees. Due to this difference, coconut oil suppositories will melt quickly, and are best administered via an applicator to avoid melting in your hands. They should also be stored in the freezer or fridge, while cocoa butter suppositories are shelf stable.

Like much of cannabis, the science behind cannabis suppositories is a bit limited. Originally thought to only deliver medication locally, recent research has led to the possibility that upwards of 80% bioavailability of THC can be achieved systemically via rectal administration. However, much of this was reduced by first pass effect, meaning little to no psychoactive experience felt by patients. This makes suppositories a great option for patients with pelvic pain would prefer to avoid the psychotropic effect of cannabis or those with difficult to treat pelvic pain.

What type of cannabis oil do I need?

We’ve probably all seen stories of “weed tampons.” Truth is, they aren’t tampons, they are suppositories made from cannabis and they can be a game changer for people with chronic pelvic pain such as that experienced with endometriosis. They are also super easy to make – saving tons of money from pre-made dispensary versions.

You can use cannabis distillate, CO2 oil, RSO, or FECO for making cannabis suppositories. I prefer to use anywhere from a 1:1 to 1:4 ratio of CBD to THC. I find a ratio to be more effective than suppositories made with only CBD or only THC.