Dosage will vary between patients, due to individual sensitivity. The recommended dose varies for the medical condition, sensitivity, body chemistry and body weight. Often the dose is 0.5-3 ml. One dose usually last 6-8 hours and initial effects will be felt after 45-60 minutes.
Finding the correct dose is called titration. Each person will have to experiment a bit to discover what dose works best for them. It is best to start off cautiously, taking about half of the anticipated dose. If you do not feel much, or any effect of the medication, increase the dose slightly the next scheduled time to take the medication. Continue to increase the dose over one week and keep notes of the results.
When you get to the dose that feels too much, then lighten the dose a little bit. The tincture comes in bottles with an eye dropper dispenser, facilitating accurate measurement of the dosage.
One large squeeze of the dropper will put about 0.5-1.0 ml in the dropper tube, which will make the dropper 1/2 – 3/4 full. One ml = 25-30 drops for alcohol and 20 drops for oil based tinctures. 5 ml = 1 tsp. It is best to get a one ml syringe with measure marks.
Both infusions and tinctures are taken orally and may be applied topically. It is recommended to mix alcohol tinctures it with water, ginger tea or juice, just enough to dilute the potent taste of the alcohol base. While it is best on an empty stomach, it can be taken after a meal also. If the THC is causing a problem with feeling intoxication, a little food in the stomach will reduce the psychoactive effects. Also, reduce the dose of THC. Cannabis is a natural herb; it does not interfere with most pharmaceutical medications and can be used in conjunction with other most other medicinal protocols. There is only one interaction to be aware of. Certain pharmaceuticals, like Ivabradine, as well as grapefruit juice, should not be taken at the same time as CBD, as they compete for the Cytochrome P450 enzyme.
Synergy Wellness tinctures are made from the highest quality products. Clients using the tincture have reported beneficial effects for a wide range of conditions. These include:
Cancer treatment side effects
- Nausea (Sativa)
- Loss of appetite ((Sativa)
- Depression (Sativa)
- Anxiety (CBD, ACDC & Indica)
- Pain (indica)
Back Pain – inflammation and other chronic pain (THCA, ACDC Indica blend, Indica and all CBD Rich products). We have found that the 4:1 ratio CBD:THC has worked best for pain issues, in general.
Tremors – from Parkinson’s disease, MS and nerve damage (ACDC, ACDC Indica Blend Indica)
Stress – ACDC is our best stress medicine. Other CBD Rich strains also work.
Cancer – Latest research indicates that CBD (cannabidiol) is effective in stopping the propagation of cancer cells. It also promotes apoptosis, helping the mutant cancer cell remember how to die. It also aids in tumor reduction and reduced inflammation. Recent research from Spain indicates that THC is very important in the shrinking of tumors. CBD and THC work well together and CBD does need some THC as a catalyst to make it work better. Our current protocol usually includes either the ACDC blended 4:1 tinctures (Indica and Sativa) or the CO2 extract oils (7:1, 4:1 and 1:1 ratio). If people with cancer are using the tinctures, they should be taking 3-4 ml per dose, 3 times a day.
Epilepsy – ACDC is our version of Charlotte’s Web. ACDC tincture is available in an olive oil or alcohol base. Olive oil base is preferred for children. Because there is such a low amount of THC, is it safe for children. We have seen approximately a 90% success rate in reduction of frequency, intensity and duration of seizures. Latest test results are 17 mg/ml CBD , 0.7 mg/ml THC.