The first question that comes to anyone’s mind when giving any type of medication to your children is: is it safe? A totally understandable question as parents and carers wants only the best for their little ones. When it comes to CBD products, this question comes with a little more concern because of the misconceptions regarding its origins and the side effects it may cause in your child.
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is the largest non-psychoactive substance extracted from either hemp or marijuana. Modern extraction techniques allow manufacturers to remove the THC from their final products — allowing them to be given safely and legally to children.
A recent Israeli research shows that 80% of children diagnosed with ADS saw a decrease in problematic behavior after using CBD. A study involving 60 children with autism treated with highly concentrated cannabidiol oil reported that over half of them saw improved communication. 40% of ASD-positive children who used CBD showed significant decreases in anxiety. In addition, 62% said they experienced considerable improvements after using the oil for at least seven months.
Children and teens are using CBD as a natural remedy to treat several symptoms and conditions and improve their quality of life. CBD oil is available in a wide range of forms, and it is commonly used for kids as gummies or oil.
How Does CBD Oil For Kids Work?
There are receptors inside of your child’s body. These receptors are found inside of their peripheral nervous system and their central nervous system. They are attached to your child’s body cells, which allow their brains to receive signals from different stimuli. By adding CBD into your child’s life, the CBD oil will interact with both their CB2 and CB1 receptors.
CBD helps children regulate their emotions, helping to calm them down and focus. It also allows children to cope better with stress and anxiety, helping them to relax.
It is important to check the dosage guide when using CBD oil for kids. In general, the dose of CBD for a child is about 2.5mg to 10 mg, depending on their age, size, and symptom severity. For more information, check the dosage guidelines.
What Are The Benefits of CBD For Children?
The positive effect of CBD products for children can be seen and attested by parents and carers to treat several ailments, including but not limited to:
- Autism-related behaviours.
- To alleviate or prevent nausea/motion sickness.
- Pain relief.
- To manage inflammation.
- To help with asthma.
- To help children experiencing insomnia.
- Skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, sunburns, ingrown hairs, dry, flaky skin, rashes, bug bites, and more).
The Bottom Line
CBD is natural, and it is not the same as THC. It is also relatively safe, showing few to no side effects in adults and children, and the few side-effects that have been identified are considerably minor.
Still have questions?
At Gaia Hemp, we believe in the miracle healing power of herbs, as we personally have experienced the restorative medicinal benefits of CBD. We value transparency by offering the finest quality Canadian-grown hemp and cold-pressed CBD extracted with 100% purity. If you still have questions, do not hesitate to contact us today.