Lab Tested High THC RSO Oil - Phoenix Tears (Sold by the Gram/ML)
Oiler’s notes on taking RSO:
Hello friends, here are few words about using whole plant activated cannabis extract, aka RSO.
terms of medicinal effect there is a large difference between consuming
cannabis through the lungs and ingesting it through the digestive
tract. There are many reasons that vaporizing/smoking/sublingual might
be the best choice for some ailments and circumstances but it seems to
me that the most common ailments that people are using cannabis to treat
are best helped by oral ingestion.
There are several pathways
that cannabinoids and nutrients are absorbed along the digestive tract.
It is all quite complicated when examined in detail but when the
cannabinoids are absorbed via the liver.... well a nice bit of magic
happens. The cannabinoids are processed by the liver and begin to break
down into a range of cannabinoid decomposition products. There are
many products from this reaction so what started as delta-nine THC may
enter the blood stream as different delta configurations, CBN, possibly
CBD and many others. It is the continuation of reactions that have
already begun during my long, slow, careful, loving processing and
activation techniques I use to make the oil. The medicine changes
according to how it is processed, by me and by the consumer's liver. So
my message is, put the medicine in the tummy and let the organs do
their magic so the medicine can be delivered in the form most helpful to
That is simple enough but... one problem. Cannabis
oils are not easily absorbed and alot of oil can pass through and be
wasted. To solve this problem I recommend using a carrier oil. There
is a family of oils that can surround the difficult cannabinoids and
carry them across the membranes so they can be absorbed efficiently.
Medium chain triglycerides are what we are looking for (MCT's). Good
MCT (ish) carrier oils include: MCT oil which can be purchased in pure
form, very healthy, coconut oil, hemp seed oil, fish oils including cod
liver oil, animal fat such as taro and butter oil. This is a list of my
favorite carrier oils to use, the world being the crazy place it is,
they all just happen to be good medicine/nutrition just by themselves
more or less.
So if you are using pure cannabis extract I
recommend taking your extract and mixing it with carrier oil. Just melt
the carrier oil, not too hot, 200 F or less, remove from heat and add
the extract and mix it up really well. Please keep it out of the
microwave. For example mix 1 g extract with 9 g coconut oil, now there
is ten grams. If you want to take 100 mg (a pretty solid dose) you need
1 g of your mixed oil. That's about 1 ml or just under 1/4 teaspoon.
You can also divide your ten grams of mixed oil into ten equal parts and
you will have reasonably accurate doses if you are careful. You can
put that mixed oil on a cracker or anything just get it in you any way
you like. If you lack time for preparing carrier oil you can still use
the pure oil directly but I find carrier oils to be convenient and they
increase the effective potency.
Having some empty gelatin
capsules around is very convenient with or without carrier oils. The
give you convenience and flexability. It’s also a good idea to take cod
liver oil supplements (or any omega rich oil like hemp or flax seed is
good) at the same time you take the cannabis especially if you are using
unmixed cannabis oil. This will help absorption and we all should be
supplementing with CLO anyway right? When using the pure oil if you
don’t have a mg scale it is helpful to know that a 50 mg dose looks
about like a small grain of rice. It’s hard to be accurate this way but
it’s a start.
A few tips when using the oil. If you are just
starting out start small... really small. Make your first dose as small
as possible, like half a grain of rice or less, and if you don't feel
anything take a tiny bit more. It may take an hour or two to feel the
effects. Just take baby steps all the way. This way will be
enjoyable. Taking too much too soon may turn you off to the experience
and I don't like to see that. If you are beginning an "RSO protocol"
you will be baby stepping up to 1 g or more each day. It is a journey
to get there but go slow and the experience will be positive. Your body
will adjust quickly to increasing levels of cannabis. Remember that it
is not possible to overdose with cannabis and there is no toxicity
associated with it. The worst thing that is possible is that a person
can feel "too high" for their comfort. There has never been a death in
all of recorded history from a cannabis overdose. It is however very
important to be careful about over medicating so please start out as
slowly as possible and let the body naturally adjust to the increased
levels of cannabinoids.
Try taking a dose before sleep. It's a
good way to raise your levels and it promotes good quality deep sleep
(not like a sleeping pill but real sleep). You can take smaller doses
during the day and finish with a larger dose before bedtime. Just be
warned you might be sleeping in tomorrow so be careful not to miss work
but I think you will find you wake up feeling great.
It is common
that patients using RSO are underweight and undernurished if they have
gone through chemotherapy. Of course adding the oil to food is common
practice. I know it’s delicious with chocolate and other confections
but if you are dealing with health challenges please understand that
sugar is not going to help. If you are cooking with cannabis there are
countless options. I had a patient that was underweight with failing
mobility and for him I made split pea soup infused with oil and gave him
frozen single servings he could easily warm up and enjoy and it worked
great. Tomato sauce can be a good vehicle for the oil also. When
cooking look for a recipe that has some oil in it and avoid cooking the
cannabis oil too long or too hot. Cannabinoids start evaporating out
around 300F and I have already activated the oil so treat it gently.
You only need enough heat to liquify the waxy oil so it mixes well. For
split pea soup or tomato sauce I will add the oil when I am finished
cooking, while the dish is cooling down.
For patients who are
infirmed or having difficulty keeping food down, cannabis oil can be
emulsified in warm coconut milk, maybe with a spoonful of honey.
Sometimes this mixture is called mother’s milk.