Introducing MÜV™ Strain-Specific Tincture
The MÜV™ RSO family is growing.
In the cannabis space, Rick Simpson Oil, or RSO, is highly regarded due to its legacy of analgesic, sedative, and possibly anti-cancer effects. There are two possible challenges this concentrated form of cannabis presents, the first being it is just that – a concentrate, measuring at 25 mg per grain of rice-sized dose. The second is that it’s messy – the extract is viscous and sticky, most similar to honey or tree sap, requiring light warming for easiest dosing.
While the strain-specific MÜV RSO Syringe is ideal in that it provides the full suite of entourage effects, it is rather difficult to dose due to its viscous nature. MÜV RSO EnCaps™ entered the market for patients experienced with RSO, measuring at approximately 25 mg per capsule, providing a mess-free way to achieve one’s daily dose – and know the precise amount of milligrams consumed. But these products are hardly a “starting point” for patients new to cannabis wanting to explore RSO.
Tinctures are a great starting point for patients beginning a medical cannabis routine – they allow patients to precisely measure their dosing using a graduated dropper or by counting the drops themselves. On top of that, it’s easier to titrate dosing, as you know exactly how much was consumed, and can supplement a dose of the same size to increase effects – OR, if your first dose is too strong, patients will know to then cut that dose in half (and, helpful tip: keeping MÜV CBD Cannabis Tincture on-hand can help mitigate any adverse effects of THC like anxiety or paranoia).
To help patients ease into the world of RSO, MÜV has formulated a third RSO-based product to help patients find the relief they need: MÜV Strain-Specific Cannabis Tincture.
What is the MÜV Strain-Specific Cannabis Tincture?
The newest product from MÜV is of an RSO and MCT oil base. MCT oil is the ideal carrier for RSO, according to the MÜV Research and Development Team, as it is more readily absorbed into the GI tract – and may offer the same benefits to cannabinoids. Due to the inherent fat-solubility of cannabinoids, the viscous RSO is able to be thoroughly incorporated into MCT oil to form a uniform, amber-colored oil with a soft peppermint taste.
MÜV Strain-Specific Cannabis Tincture allows patients to truly customize their medicating experience through precise measurements using the dropper administrator. Patients can use the dropper to consume a microdose, 1/4 of the dropper or ~5 mg, or consume a full dropper for a macrodose of ~20 mg.
Patients can further customize the onset time of MÜV Strain-Specific Tincture based upon the consumption method. Dose sublingually for a more consistent onset time, achieved due to the thin skin and membranes under the tongue that may readily absorb the cannabinoids. Swallowing the tincture directly or mixing it with fatty foods (ex: peanut butter, hummus) can cause a delayed effect of up to two hours – and pushes cannabinoids through the first-pass effect. Through the first-pass effect, delta-9 THC (the form THC takes in the cannabis plant as it grows) is converted through the liver into 11-hydroxy THC, which is 5-times more psychoactive, making oral consumption ideal for those with higher tolerances.
Patients should note that RSO is best consumed on a full stomach, ideally a meal with healthy fats, as the cannabinoids bind to the fatty foods to be broken down and absorbed into the bloodstream.
How is the Strain-Specific different from MÜV Encapsulated Tincture?
Besides the RSO base, there are three key features that differentiate the two tinctures offered from MÜV: dose, cannabinoid carrier, and onset and duration of effects.
MÜV Strain-Specific Cannabis Tincture is the more potent option of MÜV Tinctures. The Encapsulated Tincture is ~10 mg per dropper, with ~300 mg total per bottle – Strain-Specific is double that at ~20 mg per dropper, and ~600 mg total per bottle.
The cannabinoid carrier is the most distinguishable difference – both in taste and effects. Encapsulated Tincture is a true, medical tincture based on the definition; it uses ethanol to break down the THC. The ethanol lends an alcohol taste to the Tincture, and a warming sensation. Ethanol also allows for MÜV patented Encapsulated Technology to be utilized, which hastens the onset of effects to just 30 minutes, and last roughly 4-6 hours.
Strain-Specific instead uses MCT oil to thoroughly combine with MÜV RSO, resulting in a very fluid oil. The lack of Encapsulated Technology brings the onset time to 20 minutes (sublingual delivery) to up to 2 hours (oral delivery), with effects lasting 6-8 hours.
Who would benefit from MÜV Strain-Specific Tincture?
Due to its RSO-base, Strain-Specific Tincture has the full power of the cannabis plant, which any and all patients can benefit from! It is yet another smoke-free option offered from MÜV, and the alcohol-free nature is ideal for those in recovery. And, because it is strain-specific, the Tincture is ideal for patients seeking a “daytime” or “nighttime” option of MÜV Tinctures.
Strain-Specific Tincture is also a great entryway into the world of RSO. Patients can begin with a microdose of Strain-Specific Tincture and titrate dosing as tolerance increases. They can then graduate to the MÜV RSO Syringe or MÜV RSO EnCaps, depending on patient preference.
As with any new cannabis product – patients should remember to start low and go slow with their dose. And, to make assessing the effectiveness of MÜV Strain-Specific Tincture easiest, be sure to log effects with Strainprint™, the mobile cannabis journaling app that manages your medication sessions in one safe place and lends insights to the products best for your symptom management.
Content Manager for MÜV Florida and Contributor for Zen Leaf Dispensaries. A cannabis connoisseur with a passion for explaining the miraculous possibility of the plant, Swan began her journey with cannabis as a recreational user and quickly realized its positive impact on her depression and severe anxiety. She joined the cannabis industry as Receptionist and MedTender and witnessed first-hand the immense potential of the plant for a wide variety of ailments, deepening her passion for alternative medicine. Swan is dedicated to self-education on the plant and sharing its potential with all. She holds a Journalism degree from the University of Iowa.