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RSO is a cannabis oil that has been used to treat a variety of medical conditions for many years. It is typically made from high-THC strains of cannabis and can be used in different ways. RSO has been shown to have impressive therapeutic benefits. The oil’s creator, Rick Simpson, applied this oil to cancerous areas on his skin. After a few days, he claimed that the cancerous moles had disappeared.

Be aware that RSO is not the same thing as CBD oil. While both oils have their own unique benefits, RSO is a high-potency THC oil that can cause psychoactive effects when consumed. RSO is a cannabis oil that has been getting a lot of buzz lately. There are a few common ways to use this high-THC liquid, and people have been using it for a variety of symptoms and ailments. RSO is very sticky in texture and extremely potent. It is often referred to as “hemp oil,” but due to its high-THC content, it isn’t the same thing that is found in many health food stores.

Types of RSO

The different types of RSO depend on the plant species, or strain, that it is made from. The main plant types used are indica, sativa, and hybrid variations. Though these terms are fairly dated, due to a lot of strains being crossed during pheno hunting - creating primarily hybrids, there are still sativa or indica dominant strains in the industry.

RSO products may either consist of a blend of oils from various plant strains or single-strain oils. The different characteristics of these strains include:

  • Indica-Dominant: Most users of indica-dominant RSO prefer to use it in the evening or before bed. Indica strains can have a higher CBD content than sativa strains. They are commonly used for stress and anxiety reduction, pain relief, and as a sleep aid.
  • Sativa-Dominant: A sativa-dominant RSO is often used for energy and boosting one’s moods. The THC content is very high in sativa plants and the terpenes present, lend to its association with feeling generally uplifted and having increased creativity.
  • Hybrid: A hybrid RSO is made from a hybrid plant strain. Hybrids can be a balance of both indica and sativa, or one strain may be dominant within the hybrid. Each individual hybrid strain will have its own unique components and effects when consumed. This gives patients endless options in cannabis products and potency levels to choose from.

Each cannabis user will find that some strains work better for them than others. With this in mind, it’s also worth becoming familiar with the specific terpene profiles of individual strains.

How to Use RSO Products

There are two main ways that RSO should be used. One is by ingesting the oil, which can be done with food, taken directly, or used sublingually under the tongue. The other method is to use RSO topically, in which case it is recommended to cover the area with a bandage. There is no one option that is better than the next when it comes to using RSO. It is up to your preference and your needs to decide which method works best for you.

RSO products are best used topically or as an ingredient such as an edible or tincture. RSO should never be inhaled as it contains all parts of the plant - fats, lipids, chlorophyll - which creates a very unpleasant experience. Because of this, RSO products are a great option for anyone who isn’t interested in smoking or vaping cannabis.

MÜV offers a variety of RSO products. The whole cannabis plant is used for these extracts, meaning MÜV RSO includes all the terpenes, flavonoids, lipids, chlorophyll, and cannabinoids naturally found in the plant (exception: RSO Capsules).

These include:

  • RSO Cannabis Syringe
RSO Cannabis Syringe

A syringe is the most traditional way to dose RSO. MÜV RSO Cannabis Syringes are pre-filled syringes containing RSO and can be dispensed to the exact amount desired. RSO syringes are one of the most versatile products for dosing RSO. In this form, the oil may be used in any dosing method, whether used topically, ingested directly, or with food.

While you may think that you have to infuse butter or oil to achieve your dose, this is far from the case. You can add your desired amount to any food you'd like - even to an edible to up its potency. It is highly recommended to take RSO on a full stomach due to its high potency. It may cause indigestion if consumed on an empty stomach.

Learn more about the MÜV RSO Cannabis Syringe

  • RSO Capsules
RSO Cannabis Capsules

RSO Capsules Capsules contain similar benefits to the oil in an easy-to-swallow pill. The onset time for MÜV RSO Capsules is typically faster than other ways of ingesting cannabis, thanks to patented MÜV EnCap™ technology. This method also ensures that you are consistently getting the precise dose you want.

With other methods, you may not be certain exactly how much THC is in your dose. Using capsules is typically not recommended for newer cannabis consumers who have not yet used the RSO syringe, as the syringe offers flexibility in the dosage amount, allowing you to take in smaller doses which is recommended for novice patients. However, once you find the dosage that works best for you, switching to capsules provides possibly the easiest dosing option, if you are dosing within 25 mg increments.

Learn more about the MÜV RSO Capsules

  • Strain-Specific RSO Tincture
Strain-Specific RSO Tincture

A traditional tincture is a liquid made from dissolving an herb or medicine in alcohol. Tinctures nowadays are crafted using methods other than alcohol, with MCT oil being a popular option. MÜV Strain-specific RSO tincture is made using MCT oil and potent Rick Simpson oil.

RSO extract is added to the oil and thoroughly incorporated, with the addition of all-natural, soft peppermint flavoring. By adding RSO to an MCT carrier oil, the dose of RSO becomes much smaller, making it an ideal starting place for those new RSO consumers to  ease into the potent form of medicine.

RSO tincture can be dosed by adding to food or taken sublingually directly under the tongue. RSO tinctures allow patients to manage the amount they are ingesting with even more control than with syringes. This is one reason why it works well for those who have never used RSO before. Patients are able to adjust their dose as needed until they find their desired potency level.

Learn more about the MÜV Strain-Specific RSO Tincture

Should You Use RSO If You’re New to Cannabis?

This is a common question many people have when they first start using cannabis. Using RSO is a great way to get all the benefits that cannabis has to offer, because it is a full-spectrum, potent oil that can be used in many different ways. It is worth trying if you are new to cannabis, as it can help with many conditions.

If you are new, then it’s best not to take too much at first and to start with a low dose. You can always increase the amount you are taking as you become more familiar with it. As always, it is most important to make sure you are comfortable and safe when using any drug or medication. The benefits of RSO can be great, and getting started is easy.

Can You Use RSO to Treat Cancer?

While there isn’t much research on if RSO can treat cancer, we do know that there are many patients, including Rick Simpson himself, that attest to the therapeutic properties of cannabis used in its high concentrated oil form. However, there is at least research to support that cannabis can help with nausea that many cancer patients suffer from due to the treatments they typically have to endure.

What is RSO Oil Used For?

RSO is a highly concentrated cannabis product that is extracted in attempts to be truly medicinal. It includes many cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, chlorophyll, and beneficial lipids that have been said to help with a number of ailments including anxiety, insomnia, and eating disorders. Read on to learn more about what RSO is used for.

How Many Milligrams Is In An RSO Syringe?

The syringe itself should contain 1000 milligrams total. But, the THC total milligrams are typically about 750 milligrams for MUV RSO products. The amount of THC milligrams can vary depending on the strain used, as well as several other factors.

How Much RSO Should I Take?

This is a loaded question and the amount can vary from person to person depending on things like tolerance, and what is being treated. We at MUV suggest starting with a lower dose equal to about 25 milligrams or the size of a grain of rice. This amount can be taken orally or used topically.

Different Uses for RSO

Using RSO

Since RSO may be used for a multitude of different reasons it can be a great way to get all the benefits that cannabis has to offer. While users can reap many of these benefits from a variety of cannabis options, RSO offers an easy entrance for those new to cannabis use by medicating with tinctures, or those who have issues smoking or ingesting other cannabis products.

Here are some of the common reasons why people choose to use RSO:

Anxiety

RSO may be used in place of other medications that are commonly prescribed for anxiety, or it could be used in conjunction with them. Many people who suffer from anxiety have benefitted from using RSO because it helps them feel relaxed and calm.

Cancer

While RSO creator, Rick Simpson, has espoused RSO as a skin cancer treatment, research is still underway. However, some evidence does suggest that certain compounds of marijuana may have anti-cancerous properties.

Pain Management

Cannabis has also been shown to be an effective pain reliever. RSO is a potent form of cannabis oil that may help to relieve chronic pain in a person’s body, including pain associated with nerve damage. Pain management is a popular reason why many people choose to use RSO because it can be specifically targeted to the area of discomfort by using it as a topical.

Crohn’s Disease

Cannabis has been credited with minimizing the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease. RSO oil for cannabis relief is a great option for those suffering from Crohn’s disease as it may help reduce the pain and inflammation that are common symptoms. Because stomach upset is a common issue for those with Crohn’s Disease, RSO makes it easier to use. It can also help with the inflammation of the stomach that can occur due to the disease.

Seizures

Some people who suffer from seizures find that cannabis can reduce the number of seizures they experience. RSO seems to have been beneficial for this in some instances. Continued studies suggest that cannabis may be an effective treatment for epilepsy.

Depression

Depression often comes with stress and anxiety, which is another common reason that people choose to use RSO. It may help to relieve a number of symptoms associated with depression. Cannabis has been suggested as a treatment for depression in the past and is now becoming more accepted by doctors and researchers alike.

Eating Disorders

Cannabis has been used to help those who suffer from eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia. It may help to reduce feelings of anxiety and stress that are common in these individuals. Because RSO can be used topically, it can be easier for anyone suffering from anorexia or bulimia because they don’t have to ingest the product to feel its effects.

Insomnia

Using an indica blend of RSO cannabis oil may be beneficial for people who have difficulty sleeping. Some people find that these oils relax their bodies and calm their nerves enough to help them sleep, which is a great relief for those who struggle with insomnia.

Trust MÜV for Your High-Quality RSO Products

Trust MÜV For RSO Products

Make your way over to any of our dispensary locations throughout the state of Florida to purchase RSO and enjoy the benefits of being a medical cannabis patient. We pledge to provide the best information and service related to our products and how they can help you with your needs. Come in or call our Patient Care Team to discuss how you can get started in becoming a valued member of the cannabis MÜVment.

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Danyal Swan

Danyal Swan

Content Manager for MÜV Florida and Contributor for Zen Leaf Dispensaries. A cannabis connoisseur with a passion for explaining the miraculous possibility of the plant, Swan began her journey with cannabis as a recreational user and quickly realized its positive impact on her depression and severe anxiety. She joined the cannabis industry as Receptionist and MedTender and witnessed first-hand the immense potential of the plant for a wide variety of ailments, deepening her passion for alternative medicine. Swan is dedicated to self-education on the plant and sharing its potential with all. She holds a Journalism degree from the University of Iowa.

Danyal Swan

Danyal Swan

Content Manager for MÜV Florida and Contributor for Zen Leaf Dispensaries. A cannabis connoisseur with a passion for explaining the miraculous possibility of the plant, Swan began her journey with cannabis as a recreational user and quickly realized its positive impact on her depression and severe anxiety. She joined the cannabis industry as Receptionist and MedTender and witnessed first-hand the immense potential of the plant for a wide variety of ailments, deepening her passion for alternative medicine. Swan is dedicated to self-education on the plant and sharing its potential with all. She holds a Journalism degree from the University of Iowa.

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