What is RSO?

Simply put, RSO is an oil derived from strains of cannabis that are very high in THC (the molecule in cannabis that gets you high). RSO is a highly potent full extract cannabis oil designed for oral or topical use. 

RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) is named after Rick Simpson, a Canadian medical marijuana activist who popularized the process of creating fully-extracted cannabis oil (FECO), using pure light aliphatic naphtha or 99% isopropyl alcohol as solvents to extract all of the plant’s cannabinoids, terpenes, and other phytochemicals. At the time, Simpson used only high-THC strains, resulting in an extract with a high concentration of THC when compared to other cannabis products. 

In other words, RSO is a product type, just like edibles or flower – it is not a brand or a specific strain. 

When Rick Simpson first started making RSO, he also created treatment protocols for using RSO topically or orally. However, it’s important to note that Simpson was not a doctor and he was basing his protocol on the known science at the time in the early 2000s.

RSO at a Glance

When you see an RSO product, the first thing that will stand out is its appearance, which can be a thick dark greenish-brown oil to a product that looks like honey, often packaged in syringes or capsules.

Don’t get confused by the syringe! The syringe allows the thick liquid to push out slowly, though it can still be tricky to handle and precisely dose due to the thick, sticky nature of the oil. 

RSO has been suggested online and by manufacturers to be used on the skin, taken by mouth, or mixed into edibles. RSO should not be smoked or vaped.

How Strong is RSO?

You’ll find different brands offering RSO, though RSO is not as popular as edibles, flower, or other types of concentrates. 

RSO products containing high THC concentrations can be found at some legal dispensaries. Each RSO syringe may contain 600mg or more of THC, but you’ll want to check the specific product label for cannabinoid test results since amounts may vary. 

Depending on the concentration, each milliliter (ml) in the syringe may provide 100mg or more of THC. 

How to use RSO Safely:

The cannabinoids in RSO have already been activated, so there’s no need to heat up the oil before using it. RSO can be added to food and beverages or used to make edibles, but remember that a very small amount goes a long way–RSO is very potent! 

RSO can also be used topically on the skin, but only with the guidance of your clinical team that is providing care for your skin condition.

Even increasing your dose by a little bit can make a big difference in the types of effects you feel. RSO’s high potency can lead to increased side effects like dry mouth, rapid heart rate, anxiety, paranoia and even hallucinations.

RSO is not designed for injecting–don’t be fooled by the syringe! We also recommend against vaping or smoking RSO due to the solvents used in its production, which can be damaging to lungs if vaped and explosive at high temperatures.

Store your RSO at room temperature away from light, and make sure it is secure and out of reach of pets and children.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of using RSO in your routine include help with:

  • Sleep/Insomnia

  •  General muscle & joint pain

  •  Inflammation relief

  •  Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia relief

  •  Muscle gastro spasms

  •  Bacterial balance & control

  •  Skin tags, lesions, warts, burns

  •  PMS relief

  • Chrohns, colitis, IBS
  •  Inhibit tumor growth

  •  Inhibit cancer cells

  •  Nausea & vomiting reduction

  •  Mental relaxation

  •  Stress, anxiety, depression reduction

  •  PTSD

  •  Alcohol & opioid replacement

  •  Stimulate appetite

Club Nirvana RSO Rebuild

Club Nirvana offers RSO Rebuild Full Spectrum Oil in our catalogue of products. Our proprietary “REBUILD” RSO, has a pure 10:1 – THC:CBD ratio, and was produced using a wide variety of prime whole flower strains in order to offer our customers an optimal amount of comfort and healing potential. RSO is often used by people who need a continued medical effect and symptom relief over a long period of time. 

To use RSO safely and effectively, we suggest the following ingestion routine:

  • During the first week (7 days), begin with a drop the size of a half grain of rice every 8 hours, taken orally.
  •  During the second week, increase dosage to a drop the size of a whole grain of rice.  After the second week, continue with a whole grain of rice 3x per day, or increase the dosage to an amount you feel comfortable with.
  • If using topically, apply 3x per day and cover with a bandage.
  • If the oil is hard to extract, place the capped syringe in warm water to soften.
 

Do Your Research!

To inquire more on how to use RSO safely and effectively, Club Nirvana can assist via a phone consultation by calling: (800) 208-923