RSHO (Real Scientific Hemp Oil), “hemp oil”, or “CBD hemp oil”, is a natural botanical extract of the common hemp plant and is available in all 50 states and over 40 countries. It is a non-GMO natural alternative to marijuana that contains medicinal value with high-CBD and naturally low THC and is therefore non-psychoactive.
In addition to obtaining seizure control, Harper was removed from the Failure to Thrive (FTT) list, got better sleep at night, had better bowel movements, was more vocal and had increased eye contact. She began to smile purposefully, could respond to yes/no questions, and learned to use an eye gaze communication device. Her increased interaction strengthened the bond between herself and everyone around her, including her siblings.
With RSHO Harper went from being an included member of the family to an interactive member of the family. Harper moved beyond existing and started living!
The key to HEMP is to TAKE IT SLOW!! In my experience with Harper we started with the blue-labeled black RHSO oil; a pea-sized dose at night for 3 to 5 days, and worked up slowly from there. One thing to consider when using the “blue” oil is in facilitating maximum absorption. In order to help with possible mal-absorption issues we melted the blue paste into approximately 5ml or less of coconut oil, fish oil, or MCT oil for about 10 seconds in the microwave. This made the oil a more liquid, less paste-like substance which was easier to put through Harper’s g-tube.
Eventually we added the gold-labeled oil to Harper’s regimen and found that it kept her more alert. So we used this during the day. We did not have to melt the “gold” RSHO as it liquifies when mixed with other substances. Dosing will vary based on individual diagnosis and metabolism.
It is important to note that while on RHSO Harper was not pharmaceutical free. Our goal was seizure control and we obtained that by adding the “blue” and “gold” RSHO to her diet. We choose to allow her to naturally wean off of the prescriptions of anti-epileptic drugs (Depakote and Clonazepam) as she grew. To prevent supplement interactions with pharmaceuticals we gave RSHO 1 to 2 hours apart from any medication.
1 drop of gold = .025g (approximately)
Pea size of black/blue = .040g (approximately)
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*This and all content relating to Harper’s experiences with RSHO was created for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.