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You can find some interesting studies on cannabinoids and the human body in the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine:

To learn more about hemp and its potential benefits, go to the National Center for Biotechnology Information and type in the search bar your reason for seeking to use cannabinoids.

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Dosing is always a problem for everyone since there is no general consensus on how much one should get depending on age and the condition. This, of course, is due to the fact that cannabis is an individualized treatment – it works differently for everyone and everyone will require different dosing depending on what the body is calling for. This makes it frustrating for doctors and patients.

However, there is a general industry rule in dosing – that you ALWAYS start off at a low dose and slowly titrate until you get relief. The industry will generally say to add a couple of drops every couple of weeks and monitor your results and take notes. Of course, this should NOT be done without your doctor’s supervision, as you can have an interaction with prescription meds or certain conditions.

The good thing is, you can’t really overdose on low-THC cannabis like you can with prescription medications, but you can get some side effects – such as diarrhea or sleepiness. However, as I mentioned earlier, if other meds are involved…you must be very careful.

But generally, most in the industry would say to increase the dose by 1.5 times the current daily dose in milligrams until symptom relief. And to decrease the amount of CBD with any worsening of symptoms. So if you are taking 40mg per day, 40 X 1.5 = 60mg. If you are taking 50mg per day, 50 x 1.5 = 75mg. This is the general consensus in the industry, but here is a credible source for a general guideline that can be discussed with your doctor:

Dosages are individualized based on guidelines that the Realm of Caring (RoC) can help provide. The most common problem is underdosing (i.e. taking 1 or 2 doses when 3 or 4 are required). This is why we recommend you consulting with RoC to get maximum results with proper dosing plans.

Here is a video by Dr. Terry Himes, Board Certified Neurologist, and Sleep Medicine Physician practicing in Colorado. He is Board Certified by The American Academy of Neurology and Psychiatry and The American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He has treated hundreds of children and adults with intractable epilepsy – which treatment is closely related to autism:

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As mentioned earlier, depending on the reasons hemp is being used, the effects of cannabinoids can vary from each individual due to a number of factors – including the current condition of the body and age. However, the general consensus is that cannabinoids provide positive therapeutic benefits in improving health and wellness.

When you discontinue your hemp extract, the only effects that have been described by customers is the loss of the therapeutic benefits the extract was initially providing.

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Although the long term side effects are not known at this time, they are assumed to be minimal at most. There are no reported deaths or severe side effects from the use of hemp in comparison to pharmaceutical drugs.

Some describe a “mellowing but not mind altering” effect, which helped relieve anxiety and promote calmness. Some report an “awakeness”, while others report relaxation where it is easy to fall asleep. According to WebMD, some reported side effects included “dry mouth, low blood pressure, light headedness, and drowsiness” (Source: WebMD)

Due to a lack of information and long-term studies, it is suggested that those that are pregnant or breast-feeding avoid use.

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Although you should not have to make any adjustments to your current medications or supplements, we strongly suggest you contact your doctor first to be sure. There could be a handful of medications that could have its effects intensified with the use of hemp extracts.

If your doctor is unaware of cannabinoid therapy, contact the Realm of Caring. They will have both online resources and Care Specialists that can help guide you in answering some of your questions.

Cannabinoids operate along a completely separate biochemical pathway – the endocannabinoid system  – from any products or medications you currently use. You can add cannabinoid therapy alongside your existing regimen of products, and should expect to feel the cumulative benefits. However, we STRONGLY suggest you check with both your doctor and Realm of Caring to ensure safety.

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As mentioned earlier, depending on the reasons hemp is being used, the effects of cannabinoids can vary from each individual due to a number of factors – including the current condition of the body and age. However, the general consensus is that cannabinoids provide positive therapeutic benefits in improving health and wellness.

When you discontinue your hemp extract, the only effects that have been described by customers is the loss of the therapeutic benefits the extract was initially providing.

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Yes – however, if you are reviewing this product for potential use for a child, we advise that you first test the product yourself to gauge personal response, and then speak with a physician AND Realm of Caring about potential applications for your child. This is a common approach used by many of our clients.

We recommend CW Hemp’s Charlotte’s Web or Functional Remedies Clarify line for children since Charlotte’s Web was named and created specifically for a little girl named Charlotte Figi – who was the first to use cannabinoids for her uncontrollable seizures under the supervision of her parents. Charlotte’s Web has been proven safe for Charlotte, many children around the world, and even infants.

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Although there is scientific research dating back to the 1970’s showing no difference in children whose mother’s used cannabis while in the womb, it is suggested that those that are pregnant or breast-feeding avoid use due to a lack of current research and long-term studies.

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Hemp oil contains 0.3% of THC, which is a minuscule amount (parts per billion) in our hemp extract products and is considered federally LEGAL. However, that small trace of THC COULD show up in a drug screen. No one can guarantee that you will or will not pass a drug screen due to the amount of variables.  So, the general rule followed by the industry is that 0.3%  is equal to or less than 1%. Drug screens vary and some can be more sensitive than others. If you have to take a drug test, it is best to not use hemp products.

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Most tinctures come with an included dropper for easy use. Keeping the dropper clean and avoiding any bacteria is essential for your health and the preservation of the oil. If you choose to use the dropper for oral application, take special care to keep it from coming in contact with the interior and exterior of your mouth. It is recommended that you clean the dropper after each use, especially if it comes in contact with your mouth, with an alcohol swab to ensure proper storage of the product.

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The manufacturers we recommend typically have a shelf life of one year when refrigerated and two years when frozen.

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Keep your hemp products in a cool, dark place – preferably refrigerated.

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If you have minor to moderate mind and/or bodily stresses, low to moderate doses may work. If you have severe mind and bodily stresses (especially things that are chronic or under a doctors care), high doses of hemp may work best.

There is a concentration level of cannabinoids that your body needs in the bloodstream to feel any positive effects – which the Realm of Caring (RoC) can assist you with. So regardless of the potency, you will have to make sure your body gets the recommended amount of milligrams per day. This means that if you purchase a hemp product with a low potency, you will have to take a larger dose per day in comparison to a highly potent product. The stronger the product, the less you need to take, and the longer your product will last.

So for example, let’s say the Realm of Caring suggests you take 100 milligrams of cannabinoids per day. If you purchase a 200mg bottle of hemp, you may need to take a full dropper of oil or (6) 15mg capsules per day. Alternatively, all you would need is a 1/4 dropper full of oil using a 500mg bottle of oil or (3) 35mg capsules per day.

Contacting the RoC is a very important step in your therapy. This will ensure you will have a greater chance in seeing results and not walk away saying hemp doesn’t work for you.

If cost is a factor, please understand that there are cheaper products being sold online, but just be aware that they do not tell the public or provide proof as to where their hemp comes from and how it is cultivated. There is a lot of hemp grown in China, and there are a lot of manufacturers using GMO’s, pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, and other contaminants. There are also companies that are not selling what they claim. They even provide false or altered lab reports. The FDA has caught a couple of manufacturers selling hemp with less cannabinoids than advertised.

The companies we recommend have been vetted and proven to have no contaminants and to actually contain more cannabinoids than advertised. We only recommend companies we would trust to give to our own children.

At the end of the day, you are paying for both quality and safety. Be wary of cheap hemp products – something that is naturally expensive and time-consuming to cultivate and manufacture.

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