A 1ml syringe infused with 10% MCT carrier oil contains a 450mg dosage of THC FECO/RSO (THC oil) derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant. See Chronic Dosage Guide for more.
Full Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO) was first achieved by a Canadian Man named Rick Simpson. Hence the secondary name for FECO being Rick Simpson Oil (RSO). Rick was suffering from Basal Cell Carcinoma (a type of Skin Cancer affecting the Basal skin layer). He created the FECO in hopes of it assisting his skin cancer prognosis. Once he achieved the correct formula so to speak, he took the FECO and place it abundantly over the affected sites and wrapped them in bandages without removing them for 7 days. On the final day, after removing the bandages, he was shocked to see a complete reduction of the skin cancer. And so began his journey to spread the news.
MCT Oil (Medium Chain Triglyceride) which often presents as a clear oily substance, has slowly begun being favoured as a superfood for a few reasons.
Our FECO utilizes MCT derivatives found in coconut oil. MCT oils will bond with the cannabinoids and allow for a smoother absorption in the body. Most common house cooking oils are LCT’s (Long Chain Triglycerides) which require stomach acids to be broken down first before being absorbed into the blood and metabolised in the liver. The benefits of using MCT oils is that it is directly absorbed into the blood stream and metabolised in the liver turning the MCT’s into ketones which are mostly used in the brain as the essential energy used to power our brain cells as well as promote general cellular health.
THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD (Cannabidiol), CBG (Cannabigerol), CBC (Cannabichromene) and CBN (Cannabinol) are a few of the main cannabinoids that are found in the Cannabis Sativa plant extract that interact with our endocannabinoid system (our nervous system).
Two kinds of cannabinoid receptors have been identified in the human body and have been labelled Cannabinoid Receptor 1 and Cannabinoid Receptor 2, CB1 & CB2 for short. The CB1 Receptors are expressed in high concentrations in multiple regions of the Central Nervous System (Brain & Spine) and are expressed in lower concentrations among various organs in the body. CB2 Receptors are the Opposite of CB1 receptors.
CB2 receptors are expressed in low concentrations in the Central Nervous System and are expressed in high concentrations in our Immune response structures and the gastrointestinal tract and respective organs. THC most commonly interacts with the CB1 receptors as it has a high affinity when bonding to the receptor but, THC will still bond to CB2 receptors but with less bonding affinity.
When THC interacts with the CB1 receptors in the brain, it aids in higher cognitive abilities, an increase in appetite and general homeostatic activity, improved mood through a decrease in stress and anxiety, pain control and a decrease in nausea and vomiting. THC also interacts with sections of the brain related to movement and sensory inputs and outputs and so a slower muscular and sensory reaction time may be experienced, and you begin to feel ‘High’.
It is due to the mood, pain, movement and sensory interactions in the brain that THC is classified as a sedative and therefore should be used with the utmost care and responsibility. High doses of THC can be as effective as morphine and much less additive and harmful to the body.
CBD as well as the other cannabinoids activate and interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors which intern assists by regulating and improving general immune responses in the body. CBD, CBC and CBN can change the way inflammatory signals are transmitted in the body which intern allows for a better immune response. See table below for a broader view.