Daye Mixed Size CBD & Naked Organic Cotton Applicator Tampons – 12 Pack, £14.00
Are CBD tampons and CBD infused tampons the same?
Short answer: yes, they’re exactly the same thing, just different ways of phrasing it.
Introducing Daye CBD tampons
Daye released the UK’s first clinically validated CBD tampons last year, marking the first foray into consumer products from the brand. After almost three years of research, Daye CBD tampons are available to buy from £7 to £16 for a box (FYI, they’re priced depending on the choice of tampons).
Their products contain a concentrated 30% whole plant hemp extract, plus a naturally occurring 100mg of cannabidiol per tampon. They say that yes, this is enough to offer pain relief, but no, not anything that could to get you high or show up on a drug test.
Fun fact: although Daye’s tampons are yet to be tested by outside labs or non-affiliated scientists as far as Marie Claire is aware, their own clinical trials show the products to be as effective as anti-inflammatories.
When asked about the motivation behind creating the company and product, Valentina Milanova, Daye’s founder, said: “The vision is to create a world where every woman with a smartphone can understand, monitor and improve her menstrual, sexual and reproductive health.”
“The first gender gap that we want to close is the gender pain-gap. Over-the-counter painkillers have never been tested on the female physiology and carry a plethora of side-effects (like gastrointestinal inflammation), so at Daye we have spent time researching and developing the patented CBD tampon to provide a safe and effective alternative.”
According to their website, Daye works closely with doctors and researchers to carry out research, but more information and details on the specifics of this can be found on their website.
If you’re worried about ordering new products in light of the COVID-19 situation, Daye has that covered too – as it recently detailed the lengths it is taking to ensure its tampons are safe from contamination. These include ensuring that production workers wear full-body cleanroom suits and have their temperature taken before the beginning of each shift.
Daye CBD tampon review: ‘Game-changingly effective’
So, are they any good? As a health editor, I get to try a lot of alternative wellness products – but these are up there, alongside period pants and collagen supplements, with some of my favourite ever.
They’re comfortable, easy to insert and super absorbent – think a similar size and absorbency to a standard Tampax tampon – and definitely worked to ease the usual abdominal cramps I get at the beginning of my bleed.
While I’m lucky to be able to say my cramps have never been bad enough to affect my day-to-day, for many women, they do. I can only imagine what a game-changer CBD tampons will be for those women.
Plus, they’re organic and sustainably packaged, too. What’s not to love?