Cannabis and its health benefits is a topic that has gained admiration in the population and, in turn, has gained ground in the market, especially, thanks to those people who prefer the intake of natural products over the use of common medicines. For that reason, there have been many pro-marijuana activists, doctors and scientists who have involved themselves for decades in the study of the properties of substances extracted from this plant.
One of the most famous was Rick Simpson, a Canadian activist who was diagnosed with skin cancer, so he decided to study the effects of TDH and other psychoactive components in cancer cells. Thanks to this, he discovered what was later named in his honor as Rick Simpson Oil or better known as RSO. This consists of a highly concentrated product since it is a complete extract removed from the cannabis plant.
Its extraction process is carried out in such a way that the subtracted element of the plant is not altered, that is to say, the addition or removal of any component is avoided so as not to alter the chemical composition of the product, leaving us with a powerful and full Cannabis extract that has effective properties when treating chronic conditions. This product is made of dried marijuana flowers which, mixed with a solvent, can be consumed in various ways such as in recipes for cooking, smoking, vaping, ingested in capsules and in oil.
There is no medical or scientific evidence to support the benefits of the intake of this oil, however, there have been many people who claim the effectiveness of the use of RSO in health areas. It is known that marijuana extracts accelerate apoptosis, that is to say, the programmed cell death, which prevents the growth of tumors and the spread of cancer cells throughout the rest of the body.
In addition, it has great palliative effects. Which means that Rick Simpson Oil can be used to provide a better quality of life to those people who have been diagnosed with some type of serious illness since it helps to control pain, reduce symptoms and can even serve to alleviate the side effects produced by conventional medications.
Although its most popular use is related to the treatment of cancer, Rick Simpson Oil can be used to heal other types of diseases. By exerting a direct effect on the nervous system, pain and muscles, it is a great ally at the time of reducing the symptoms of diseases such as multiple sclerosis, added to this, it is a natural relaxant that can alsoalliviate seizures or epileptic attacks and it can even prevent them. Following these general lines, the RSO is highly recommended to treat sleep disorders, anxiety and stress.
Unlike CBD oil, Rick Simpson Oil has a concentrated amount of THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, a compound from Cannabis that, despite being natural, turns out to be psychoactive and is contraindicated when the patient is being medicated, so it is recommended to administer it with extreme care and under medical supervision.