Rick Simpson Oil is A Concentrate of Medical-Grade Cannabis
What if I told you that there was a cannabis extract that could treat any ailment you could think of, including diabetes, cancer, and pain?
Rick Simpson assures us that such a miraculous supplement exists. It is known as Rick Simpson Oil (RSO), and it is a THC oil that is so simple to create that anyone can do it.
But…Just so you know, there is a bit of a discrepancy as, so far, no clinical proof exists to back up Simpson’s claim that RSO treats cancer. pain, diabetes OR anything else.
However, since the creation of RSO, there seems to be a common theme on the internet of people world wide raging about their success in treating the above mentioned conditions and more. These individuals have enough faith in it to spread the good word. We’d say that is a pretty good sign.
Before you choose treat any such condition or seek any health benefits RSO provides, as with anything you put into your body… Do your research, make sure you cover the need-to-knows, keep reading.
Who is Rick Simpson?
If prescription medications have had a negative impact on your life rather than a positive one, you and Rick Simpson have a similar story.
In 1997, the Canadian power engineer sustained a head injury. He then received a prescription for drugs, like the majority of patients, to address his symptoms. Just like other patients, he experienced additional issues after taking the medication he was given by his doctor.
This is where it gets interesting…
Feeling discouraged, Simpson tried using cannabis extracts instead and wouldn’t you know it- he felt relief right away! This made him decide to commit to educating the public about his experiences and advocating for the legalisation of medical marijuana.
Simpson gave away free THC oil while cultivating marijuana in his backyard.
Simpson was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, a common kind of skin cancer, in 2003. He treated his cancer with highly concentrated cannabis oil, now referred to as RSO. He claims that utilising RSO caused his cancer to disappear in just four days.
He shared the directions for producing RSO along with dosing advice for patients because he is so committed to the cause. Although he has not even attempted to patent his technology, he does not sell RSO and instead advises people to produce it themselves. This proves that Rick Simpson believes in his cause so much, he is not even trying to capitalize on his discovery or sell you a product, he’d rather share the wealth and see people reclaim their health.
RSO: Does it Treat Cancer?
According to a 2017 report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, there is not enough proof to claim that cannabis helps treat cancer. As a result, there is relatively little evidence at this time.
The report’s authors looked at all of the most recent systematic reviews on cannabis’ impact on cancer cells. The researchers’ quality thresholds were only met by one review.
Cannabis does appear to have an anti-tumor impact, according to that review. The research is encouraging, but not sufficient to draw any conclusions.
Recent research has shown that cannabis has anti-tumor properties. According to authors of a 2018 Oncogene study, CBD may be able to restrict the production of a protein that promotes cancer growth. A study published in the Journal of Surgical Research in 2019 found that tumour size was reduced in mice treated with CBD. However, in both instances, the authors urged further study.
Palliative care is one application of cannabis in cancer treatment for which there is strong evidence.
Vomiting and nausea are side effects of chemotherapy. The National Academies report states that oral cannabis is a successful treatment for those negative effects.
Rick Simpson touts RSO as a treatment for cancer despite the shortage of scientific data, using anecdotal experiences and testimonies from individuals he has treated as evidence.
According to Simpson, the oil is a “cure-all” medication capable of treating the following:
Simpson acknowledges that RSO has its limitations. He cautions that RSO does not offer viral immunity. Consuming RSO might improve your general health, but it won’t protect you from infectious diseases like Covid-19 or any other.
Can RSO Be Smoked?
RSO resembles oils used for dabbing or vaping, but we do not suggest using it this way.
RSO is meant to be consumed. You can consume it in modest dosages. Because of its potent bitter flavour, you might want to combine it with something appetising. RSO is quite potent and not for the faint of heart, thus most experts advise dosage with rice-grain-sized drops.
RSO when consumed metabolises similarly to an edible. It can therefore take up to two hours before you start to notice its full benefits. The effects, though, will probably be more potent and extensive than those brought on by smoking.
RSO can be added to a drink or sauce, for instance. While it is possible to prepare baked goods like RSO brownies, the heat generated while cooking may cause the cannabinoids to deteriorate. Since RSO has already been decarbed, it’s not recommended that you heat it at all.
The main ingredient in RSO is THC. THC can cause the following effects:
- Increased appetite
- An altered state of consciousness
- Dry mouth
- Difficulty concentrating
- Impaired motor skills
Although Rick Simpson is adamant that RSO can treat a variety of illnesses, including cancer, it is advised that you speak with your doctor about how to use RSO in your daily routine.
How to Make Rick Simpson Oil
RSO is created by the following steps:
1. Creating a solvent by combining cannabis and ultra-pure alcohol.
2. Squeezing the solvent to remove surplus plant matter.
3. To remove all of the alcohol and other impurities present in the solvent, heat it up without using open flames.
4. The outcome is a thick, gooey, brownish-black oil that can be utilised however you like, including as food.
**Please be aware that producing RSO at home is not only potentially hazardous, but also prohibited in many jurisdictions.**