You can use syringe applicators for all sorts of creative ways to ingest oils. Here are a few of our favorite uses of our premium syringe applicators. Using RSO for the first time? You'll need to learn how to use an RSO syringe. We break down the recommended regimen from Rick Sampson himself.
What is a Syringe Applicator?
Everyone knows what a syringe applicator is, but did you know that there are numerous ways to use it? At DC Alchemy, we wanted to share with you the most popular ways to use your applicator so you can find fun ways to vary up your intake of medical marijuana distillates/oil, and CBD.
But first, let’s start with the basics.
What is Dabbing
Another common term you’re probably familiar with is dabbing. And no, we’re not talking about the 2014 dancing/celebratory trend. Dabbing, in this sense, is different. Dabs are concentrated doses of cannabis that are made by extracting THC or CBD. They are, essentially, the sticky oils you use the syringe applicators for.
So dabbing is using those sticky oils and consuming them. When done safely with clean, tested, and legal products — like medical marijuana and CBD — there are several advantages to using the oils to help deal with chronic pain and nausea.
While dabbing isn’t the most popular method of consumption, it has pushed many technological advancements in extracting the oils and consuming them. Let’s look at common trends for consuming the oils, which require the syringe applicators.
Adding Oil to Joints
We won’t spend much time on this one since it is self explanatory and one of the more common ways of using applicators. You simply put small amounts of the distillate or oil onto your medical marjiana joint before you smoke it.
Vaping or smoking is the most effective way of taking in distillates and oils, though it is not the cleanest. We mean that literally — the oils tend to ruin the durability of the blunt and can lead to a soggy or sticky experience.
Adding Oils to Food
Baking medical marjiuana into food is not a new concept. In fact, it’s actually quite popular. The most recent trend is using CBD oil in recipes too!
There is an endless list of CBD infused food and drink that you can make at home, like cold brew, salad dressing, baked treats, and more. Here’s how:
Cold brew is brewed by soaking coffee beans in cold or room-temperature water for 12 hours or more to extract sugars, oils and caffeine. Cold brew is known for how strong it is and how you sometimes experience anxiety or jitters after drinking it. That’s where the CBD comes in. It eliminates the jitters by getting rid of the negative effects of over-caffeination.
If you enjoy drinking, CBD cocktails are for you! It is safe to mix with drinking, however it can lower your alcohol tolerance level, thus increasing the drink’s effect.
The CBD extracts can be mixed with spirits such as vodka and cognac, as well as beer and wine.
CBD Salad Dressings and Vinaigrettes
You can make mouth watering vinaigrettes and salad dressings with CBD oil infused in them. Try this delicious recipe that uses fresh strawberries, CBD hemp oil, and avocado oil.
Or, if strawberries aren’t your thing, you can try this zesty dressing with cherry tomatoes, red wine, and, for a kick, dijon mustard.
Baking CBD into Food
The culinary community has made great strides in adding CBD into delicious recipes. Take these cupcakes for example that use your favorite cake mix, whipped cream frosting, and pudding mix. A syringe applicator is a must for this method as it requires specific dosing to ensure the baked goods aren’t runny!
Unlike other cannabis edibles, CBD edibles do not produce a high effect and are weaker than other forms of consumption. However, if you have a sweet tooth, this is the most delicious method you’ll find.
Placing Oil Under Your Tongue
Another popular form of consumption is sublingual — placing a drop of the oil under your tongue. This guarantees max absorption without any of the fillers.
The word ‘sublingual’ refers to the large blood vessel found under your tongue. The oil crosses the thin membrane and enters your bloodstream. This method requires very little effort and can be completed in a couple of minutes. You don’t typically use a syringe applicator for these, but rather what is provided with your bottle of CBD.
This isn’t as effective as vaping, but it is so popular because it is so simple.
If you want a quality syringe applicator, visit us at DC Alchemy and view our expansive supply of quality products. Our syringes offer high quality, fewer leaks, and less waste. Try them out for yourself today!
How to Use an RSO Syringe
An RSO syringe comes prefilled with a specific amount of oil, which makes an RSO regimen super convenient. Below, we will break down the regimen recommended by the creator of RSO, Rick Simpson.
What Is RSO?
RSO is a potent cannabis concentrate with high levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and the full spectrum of other plant-derived agents, such as other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. The oil itself is especially thick, like sticky tar with a dark greenish-brown color. The oil was invented by Rick Simpson, hence the name Rick Simpson Oil, which claimed to have used a precise dosing regimen to heal basal cell carcinoma over a 12-week period.
How to Take RSO
If dosing orally, it is best to place your dose of RSO under your tongue. You can also simply ingest the dose by placing it on your tongue and swallowing. Keep in mind, RSO is extremely potent, so you do need to be careful about measuring your dose. If using a prefilled syringe, dispense your dose onto a spoon, piece of food, or another object before placing the dose in your mouth.
How to Use an RSO Syringe Week-by-Week
RSO syringes contain numerous doses of RSO because your initial dose amount is so small. One 0.5 mL RSO syringe may actually deliver up to 40 doses. The general guideline proposed by Rick Simpson is to consume about 60 grams of RSO over a 90-day period. You must adjust the dose gradually over the course of time to give your body time to adjust to each new dosage.
Your starting dose should be only about half the size of a rice grain, which would be roughly a quarter of a drop of RSO. This dose should be taken three times a day, or roughly every eight hours, for the first week.
Weeks 2 – 5
Double your dose at the beginning of week two. From here on out, you will actually double your dose every four days until you reach the max dose of 1 gram daily. Essentially, once you have grown accustomed to the effects, you will be taking about 8 or 9 full drops about every eight hours.
Weeks 6 – 12
Continue your 1 gram per day regimen throughout the remaining weeks. You can complete the regimen once you have taken 60 grams of RSO. However, some people continue with a “maintenance dose” beyond the 12-week marker. If you do decide to follow a maintenance regimen, keep in mind you should reduce your dose to a more conservative place. For example, you may choose to take only a few grams per month evenly distributed into small doses.
Trust Only the Best RSO Oil from a Good Dispensary
When consuming a product as potent as RSO oil, it’s critical that you get a well-tested product with reliable potency levels. Not to mention, therapeutic outcomes can be detrimentally affected if the RSO syringe you buy is not what it’s claimed to be. Check out our menu at In Good Health to get a look at RSO syringes we have available at our dispensary.