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Wednesday August 23 2023

CBD Suppositories for Haemorrhoids: Do They Help?

CBD Suppositories for Haemorrhoids

If you’ve clicked on this post, chances are you’re seeking relief from the discomfort of haemorrhoids. First and foremost, know that you’re not alone. Many individuals in the UK suffer from piles, and while it might not be the most glamorous topic, it’s important to discuss. At Prym Health, we’re dedicated to exploring natural solutions for everyday health challenges. Today, we’re diving deep into the potential of CBD suppositories for haemorrhoids.

Before we get into treatment, let’s get a clearer understanding of haemorrhoids.

What Exactly Are Haemorrhoids?

Haemorrhoids, often referred to as ‘piles’, are swollen veins located in the lower part of the rectum and anus. Think of them as varicose veins but in a rather inconvenient location. Haemorrhoids can be internal (inside the rectum) or external (under the skin around the anus). Each type has its own set of symptoms, but both can cause significant discomfort.

What Can Cause Haemorrhoids? 

Several factors can contribute to haemorrhoid development, including straining during bowel movements, pregnancy, obesity, and low-fibre diets. The result? Pain, itching, and sometimes even bleeding.

Can CBD Help Haemorrhoids?

While the potential of CBD for haemorrhoids is promising, more research is needed. However, there are three known benefits to taking CBD which make it ideal for those seeking natural relief:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Pain management
  • Improved blood flow

Let’s look at these in a bit more detail by diving in to the science behind CBD and pain relief.

The Science Behind CBD and Pain Relief

While haemorrhoids-specific research might be limited, there’s a growing body of evidence supporting CBD’s role in pain and inflammation management. But how does it work? Let’s break it down.

Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

Every human has an endocannabinoid system (ECS). This complex cell-signalling system plays a role in regulating a range of functions and processes, including sleep, mood, appetite, and, you guessed it, pain. While the exact workings are still under research, CBD is believed to interact with the core components of the ECS, namely the endocannabinoids. These are compounds similar to cannabinoids but produced by your body.

Anti-inflammatory Properties

Inflammation is a natural protective response of the body, but when it becomes chronic, it can lead to pain. CBD is believed to reduce inflammation by influencing the activity of the body’s endocannabinoid receptors. 

A study on rats with arthritis found that CBD reduced swelling and pain. This suggests that CBD might play a role in managing inflammation, a common symptom of haemorrhoids.

Chronic Pain and CBD

2018 review delved into various studies on cannabis and pain management, finding that cannabis, including CBD, showed promise in managing different types of pain, from cancer pain to neuropathic pain.

What Are CBD Suppositories?

Now, onto the main event: CBD suppositories. If you’re new to the world of CBD, you might be scratching your head, wondering what these are.

CBD suppositories are small, bullet-shaped capsules containing CBD oil for rectal or vaginal insertion. They dissolve and release their contents, providing targeted relief. Compared to taking CBD oil orally, where users experience up to a 20% absorption rate, CBD suppositories have an absorption rate of up to 40%. This makes them much more effective for targeted pain relief and reducing inflammation in a localised area.

As haemorrhoids are a localised issue, treating them with a targeted CBD administration method, such as suppositories, increases the potential benefits you can experience from using CBD suppositories for haemorrhoids. 

Is it Safe to Use CBD Suppositories for Haemorrhoids?

CBD has been deemed safe by the World Health Organisation. It is usually well tolerated, no matter what administration method is used. However, some mild side effects may be experienced, including:

  • diarrhoea
  • reduced appetite
  • drowsiness
  • fatigue

As diarrhoea is a side effect that can make haemorrhoids worse, we recommend you stop using CBD suppositories if you experience this side effect.

We always recommend consulting your GP or pharmacist to ensure you are using CBD suppositories safely, especially if you have an existing medical condition, take regular medication or have allergies.

How to Use CBD Suppositories for Haemorrhoids

It’s important to ensure your hands are clean before you remove the CBD suppository from its plastic shell. Apply lubricant to your hands and the suppository if needed, and once ready, insert past the sphincter muscle. You must be relaxed during this process as it will make it a lot easier. We also recommend waiting up to 20 minutes before a bowel movement.

You should feel relief within an hour of inserting a CBD suppository. 

Why Choose Prym Health’s CBD Suppositories?

At Prym Health, we’re not just about selling products but about offering solutions. At Prym Health, our CBD suppositories at Prym Health are 525mg in strength, ensuring a potent dose of high-quality CBD.

Here’s why our customers love them:

What Our Customers Say About CBD Suppositories

Our CBD suppositories are one of our best-selling products,  so we’ve got plenty of customer experiences we can share with you! Here are a few of our favourites.

“The full body relaxation was just what I was looking for. My lower back pain melted, and I don’t think I’ve ever slept so well.”


“Glad I tried the CBD suppositories from Prym Health. They have really helped with my menopausal symptoms.”


“I’ve been using the suppositories for a couple of months and they’ve really helped with my menopause issues. I would recommend!”


Using CBD Suppositories for Haemorrhoids: The Takeaway

While the journey of understanding CBD’s full potential is ongoing, its promise in managing pain and inflammation is undeniable. CBD suppositories might be worth exploring if you’re considering a natural approach to haemorrhoid relief. Remember, always consult with a healthcare professional, and know that the Prym Health team is here to support you every step of the way.

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