CBD For Kids - What You Need To Know

By Staff Reporter, Parent Herald January 22, 10:14 am

It's three little letters that you may be hearing about time and time again - CBD. An abbreviation for cannabidiol, one of the compounds found in the cannabis plant. Many people hear the word cannabis and think about the plant that gets you high. However, the use of CBD for medicinal applications couldn't be farther from the recreational substance that many think of, making it a great option for the whole family to use.

CBD works with our existing body chemistry to ease feelings of anxiety, fight stress, and relieve pain. Receptors in our brain are specifically designed to process CBD, giving those who swear by its use even further evidence that it's a natural and safe item to use. Let's take a closer look at using CBD to help with your children's ailments.

As Natural As Can Be

The story of Charlotte's Web recalls a little girl named Charlotte who suffered from Dravet Syndrome. After 3 months of being born she suffered her first seizure and at points would have multiple a day. Her grandfather read about how other parents would use cannabis to help treat their children and decided to try some R4 extract cannabis oil for Charlotte. Almost immediately her seizures went away.

Telling your in-laws that you give your children CBD may not be welcome news, especially if they aren't aware of just how safe it is. But studies have shown the effectiveness of Cannabidiol Oil for pediatric anxiety. When you combine that knowledge with the data that our bodies were literally designed to process this substance, it's hard to argue against its use.

What's more, CBD is a carefully regulated item across the United States, and it in no way will impart any kind of psychoactive effects in your children. While some CBD products do contain trace amounts of THC, the law states that anything more than 0.3% THC cannot be called CBD. If even this small amount of THC is concerning to you, there are products on the market that are completely THC-free.

How To Use CBD

Given its recent popularity, CBD products for kids can be easy to find online or in your local cannabis dispensary depending on what state you're in. Depending on your reason for use, you may want to invest in a topical cream for targeted relief or will want to purchase tasty gummies for daily supplementation. Tinctures are also available, often times in flavored formulas, that allow your child to ingest just a few drops with ease.

So, what kinds of issues can your child take CBD for? It varies quite a bit, and wanting to administer cannabidiol doesn't mean your youngster is sick. The compound has been used for the treatment of acne, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Some even claim that CBD can help to boost productivity, a regular issue for teenagers. Adolescents who do experience serious health concerns can also take this substance to help mitigate the effects of other medications.

Before you jump on the computer and order the first product that meets your eyes, it's important to do your own research regarding dosages and manufacturing processes. Not all CBD products are created equally, and just like with anything you give to your children, the more informed you are, the better. Remember, even a multi-vitamin can be dangerous if misused! The next time your child isn't feeling up to par, consider administering CBD to help them get back to normal quickly.

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