By Emily Ledger
Numerous studies have shown that around nine out of ten women in the UK experience pain and cramps due to their period. A majority of women may have grown used to taking painkillers to ease cramps. But UK-based company, Daye, has developed what they see as a healthier and more natural alternative – CBD tampons.
Daye CBD Tampons
Daye is a female health research company that aims to “bridge the gender gap in research and innovation”. Their mission is to provide a more natural and sustainable option, while also incorporating the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabidiol.
Daye has developed both CBD-infused and ‘naked’ tampons – both of which are made from 100% unbleached organic cotton and are completely free of plastics. What’s more, each applicator is made from sugarcane, making every component either biodegradable, compostable, or water-soluble.
Each CBD tampon has an extra CBD-infused layer that ensures that the compound is absorbed into your body, and not into the tampon itself. The CBD is then absorbed into the body through the vaginal canal. This region is home to the highest concentration of endocannabinoid receptors – aside from the brain – in the whole body.
Each tampon contains 150mg of full-spectrum CBD extract (with zero THC). This allows the compound to be applied directly to the inflamed region. In comparison, painkillers – and even other CBD products – must first travel through numerous barriers.
CBD and Pain
CBD is thought to be able to target inflammation through its interaction with receptors in your body. The Endocannabinoid System is made up of two types of cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). Both endocannabinoids – which are produced within your body – and phytocannabinoids – such as those found in the Cannabis plant can interact with these receptors to help moderate a number of processes.
More About Daye
As well as developing the UK’s first CBD tampon, Daye carries out research around the potential benefits for women’s health. Daye researchers are continuing their research with ongoing clinical patient trials here in the UK.
Their research is supported by the Center for Applied Science and Innovation as the Sofia Medical University – Faculty of Biology, and the University of Liverpool and Liverpool Women’s Hospital.
Find out more about Daye and shop their products on their website.