Daye launches the naked and clinically validated CBD tampons

The tampon, upgraded: a safer, more sustainable, cramp-fighting answer to the legacy products in an industry that hasn’t seen product innovation since the 1940s. 

Daye, a female health research and development company, launches its first consumer products; the Naked and Clinically validated CBD tampons. After almost 3 years of research and testing, these innovative and sustainable tampons are now available to consumers.

Daye’s naked & clinically validated CBD tampons are made with dye and pesticide-free, lab-tested, absorbent fibres. The applicator is made of sugarcane, and the wrapper is home-compostable. These tampons are produced by women, who used to be part of the criminal and care system, in a CO2 neutral facility in South London.

Daye’s CBD tampons contain concentrated (30% potency) levels of whole plant hemp extract with naturally occurring cannabidiol (100mg per tampon). Daye’s CBD is THC-free, pharmaceutical-grade (and no, don’t worry they won’t get you high or show up on a drug test). The tampons have been clinically tested for safety and effectiveness, targeting the 9 out of 10 women in the UK who suffer from period cramps. Daye’s clinical validation shows the products to be as effective as anti-inflammatories.

Although the EU does not regulate tampons as medical devices, Daye’s pilot manufacturing in South London self-regulates to pharmaceutical-grade standards. In a bid to raise the standards in female health products, Daye is the only brand to clinically test their tampons, and has implemented a sanitisation step using gamma rays to eliminate the presence of bacteria, yeasts and chemical residue in tampons. Gamma rays kill bacteria like Staph, which causes Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). Daye tampons also have a plastic-free, organic cotton layer that acts as a protective sleeve, preventing fibre loss and decreasing the risk of vaginal infections such as thrush and BV, commonly experienced after a period.

With 20,000 women on the waitlist and 200 women having gained early access to the subscription during autumn, Daye tampons is now available to all consumers. Prices range from £7-16 for a box and are priced depending on the choice of tampons.

Valentina Milanova, Founder of Daye, wants to bridge the gender gap in medical research and product innovation and states; “The vision for Daye is to create a global consensus that the research and innovation gap in women’s health products and services is a thing of the past. We want to contribute to 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.”

Daye works closely with a select group of clinical institutions,  doctors and researchers to carry out research to the highest standards possible, and have shared all their findings on their website.

All members of the Daye production team are hired through Working Chance, a charity that gives women from the criminal justice and care system the chance to find fair employment.

To purchase the Daye Naked or Clinically CBD validated tampons, or learn more about Daye’s mission, visit