QUESTION

Is vaping good or bad? 

ANSWER

Vaping could be a good option. But, what you need to watch out for is the solvent that’s used to make the vape oil. You want to make sure it’s not a solvent that’s toxic and harmful to your health. Toxic solvents include chemicals such as Butane, Hexane, Propane, etc. Butane is in lighter fluid. Hexane is used to make glue. And Propane fires up your barbecue grill. 

 

QUESTION

How does CBD Oil compare to Rick Simpson Oil?

ANSWER

There are several different solvents used to make these “oils” so to speak, including Carbon Dioxide, Alcohol, Hydrocarbons, and sometimes just a kitchen-grade oil. 

Rick Simpson oil is made using a Hydrocarbon, specifically, Naptha. When it occurs in toxic levels, Naptha is carcinogenic. In other words, it causes cancer. Ironically, Rick Simpson went around claiming that his oil cures Cancer, even though it’s made with a potentially carcinogenic solvent. 

 

QUESTION 

How much CBD Oil should an 11 year-old take for Irritable Bowel Syndrome? 

How much CBD Oil should one take for Chiari Malformation & Syrinx? 

How much CBD Oil should one take for Anxiety & Panic Attacks?

ANSWER 

Dosing CBD Oil varies highly from patient to patient is what I’ve found clinically. 

For example, I had 2 patients struggle with Insomnia. Both were otherwise healthy. They were of similar body size and body shape. They had a similar BMI – Body Mass Index. They both tried the exact same CBD product. One patient needed 2.5 mg of CBD to fall asleep, whereas the other patient needed 50 mg of CBD to fall asleep.

When it comes to dosing, there are several different factors that come into play. 

One is strength or potency. With marijuana-based products, the strength depends on ratios of CBD & THC. When it comes to hemp-based CBD products, typically, on the market, you’ll find anywhere from 250 mg of CBD to 1000 mg of CBD in an ounce. 

The other factor that comes into play is the dosing itself, which varies from person to person. There’s a very methodical way to figure out dosing. 

The other factor is frequency of dosing.

 

QUESTION

Any info on allergies to CBD Oil? I gave my wife 3 different brands. And, she had an increase in hives and itchiness each time. The last try was a CBD isolate and she nearly had an anaphylactic shock. Her throat was starting to close until I gave her Benadryl and an inhaler.

ANSWER

In the years that I’ve treated patients with Cannabinoids – chemicals like CBD & THC – I have not had any patients report back an allergic reaction to the Cannabinoids. 

However, it’s important to know that Marijuana products and CBD products aren’t just comprised of Cannabinoids. There are other chemicals in the Medical Marijuana product & the CBD Oil that you can have an allergic reaction to, such as pesticides, molds & solvents.

When it comes to Isolate CBD, the general perception is that it’s just CBD, which is not the case.  CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW ISOLATE CBD OIL IS MADE.  Manufacturers are using a lot of chemicals, such as hydrocarbons like pentane, hexane, etc. to make the Isolate CBD Oil. And, if there are residual amounts of these hydrocarbons, then it’s very possible to have an allergic reaction to the Isolate CBD Oil.