What Is Rick Simpson Oil (RSO), And What Are The Benefits?

Rick Simpson Oil and syringe

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Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is a type of cannabis oil that contains high levels of THC, the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana. RSO is made by extracting THC from marijuana plants and then evaporating the solvent. The resulting product is a highly concentrated oil that can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions. For example, some people claim that RSO can help treat cancer, although no scientific evidence supports this claim. There is some evidence, however, that RSO can help to relieve pain and inflammation. It may also help to improve appetite and reduce nausea. Unfortunately, because RSO is made from marijuana plants, it is not legal in all states. It is typically only available through dispensaries or licensed providers in states where it is legal.

 

How To Use Rick Simpson Oil

One of the significant benefits you enjoy with Rick Simpson Oil is that it preserves all of the essential ingredients found in cannabis. That is, there is no loss of cannabinoids, terpenes, or other compounds critical for optimal benefits. RSO is well known for its thick and sticky quality and the fact that it is THC-heavy and primarily sourced from Indica strains.

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The beauty of Rick Simpson Oil is that it can be utilized in several ways. You can take it orally, take it under your tongue, or you can even apply it directly to the skin. In addition, a syringe (without the needle, of course) can be used to ensure a controlled amount of oil is used. It is highly recommended that you start with small doses and work your way up as you become more familiar with how it affects you and as you gain experience.

On the downside, RSO is not a very tasty substance, and you might have some difficulty getting it down. One way to combat this is by having a delicious beverage of your choice handy for aiding in washing it down. If you prefer edibles, RSO is still pretty harsh to consume, so it might be best to take it with other food. In order to avoid the bitterness and harsh flavor of RSO, you might want to take it in capsule form.

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Ask any experienced RSO user, and they will tell you that the best way to prepare the oil is to warm it slightly before consuming it. The easiest way to accomplish this is by merely holding the product in your hand for a few minutes. The warmth of your hand will increase the temperature and make usage easier. You can also place the syringe in a bowl of warm water.

Once the oil is warm, it is far easier to squeeze a dose into an empty capsule or ingest it orally. As mentioned earlier, RSO has a harsh flavor, so squeezing a dose onto a small piece of food like fruit or bread is highly recommended.

Where To Start

While there are a lot of people who swear by Rick Simpson Oil, there are other cannabis alternatives that can be utilized for your particular condition. 

Some people even utilize CBD balms in anti-aging efforts. Cannabis concentrates are potent and THC rich and offer a number of unique benefits. For those seeking a transient psychoactive effect, concentrates are a great choice. Concentrates also provide some users with bursts of energy and creativity.

If you have any questions about RSO or cannabis products in general, our knowledgeable staff of budtenders can help. Please stop by our Portland location and enjoy a friendly visit where the team is smiling and the customer service is exceptional.

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