CBD for Kids: Answering FAQ's

With the recent rise in popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) many questions can arise, one of them being can I use CBD and all its potential health benefits for my kids? CBD’s potential health benefits are continually being explored and it has shown to have many possible therapeutic uses for ADD/ADHD, anxiety, asthma, autism, epilepsy/seizures, mood disorders, sleep problems, stress, and many many more. With so much potential contained in an all natural plant compound it makes sense that parents would look to these more organic products to help their children instead of or in conjunction with pharmaceuticals. Now, let’s answer a few commonly asked questions about CBD and kids.

Is CBD safe for kids?

The first and most important question one can ask when looking to use CBD for their kids is: is CBD safe for my child? While the short answer is yes, parents should entertain caution in several ways. First, you should consult with your child’s physician before starting any new supplement or medication. Speak with your child’s doctor about whether CBD is right for your child or not. If it is determined that CBD is right for your child the next step is finding a reputable source for your child’s CBD products. CBD products are unregulated and therefore that means if you are buying your CBD from an un-reputable company they can contain other additives or harmful components besides CBD, the amount of CBD stated in the bottle may be inaccurate making it hard to dose, and a myriad of other issues can arise from using unreliable cannabidiol products. Discover CBD third party tests all of their products, each bottle contains a QR code linking you to the test results for that batch showing what’s in the product and how much CBD is in each item. Another aspect parents should look out for is that they’re not giving their children over 0.3% THC that’s found in full spectrum products. Broad spectrum and isolate products contain no THC and full spectrum contains under 0.3% THC by volume. 

What can CBD help my child with?

CBD has been shown to have many potentially positive therapeutic effects for ADD/ADHD, anxiety, asthma, autism, epilepsy/seizure, and various other health ailments. A lot of kids struggle with anxiety on a day to day basis. Anxiety can be caused by a variety of things including nutritional deficiencies, pressure caused by school or home, or problems with making friends. CBD can help alleviate some of this anxiety by increasing the activity of neurotransmitters that reduce hyperactivity in the nervous system. Insomnia is another common problem that many children suffer from. CBD has been shown to be effective against insomnia, which can potentially help with your child naturally winding down and falling asleep without being directly sedative. CBD has also been scientifically shown to treat is epilepsy. There have been many clinical studies done on how CBD may help kids with epilepsy with great results. Pharmaceutical companies are even developing anti-epileptic medications based on CBD. If your child struggles with ADD/ADHD they may also benefit from CBD as it has been shown to be potentially effective with helping hyperactivity. CBD is being researched continually for its many other benefits.

How much CBD should I give my child?

Another question that will most likely arise when looking to utilize CBD for your child is how much is the right amount. Every person has a unique endocannabinoid system that cannabinoids (CBD) react with. This means that every person’s optimal dose is different. The general recommendation is to start with around 2.5 to 5 mg depending on your child’s weight and then slowly increase the dosage until you find the most effective dose for your child. The main thing to keep in mind is that children require less than adults.

What CBD should I give my child?

Discover CBD carries a wide variety of products in our Active CBD Oil line that are suitable for children. Gummies are a popular product for dosing CBD to children as they are not only delicious, but also an easy way for your kid to consume the correct dose. The MCT isolate tinctures are another popular option for younger children or people who struggle with taste sensitivities as they contain no taste associated with hemp and the dropper makes it easy to get the correct dosage. Topicals are also great if your child is struggling with muscle pains or skin issues.

The final verdict:

CBD can be an effective option for parents looking to treat their child with a more natural approach. It can have many potential benefits for children struggling. Just be sure to speak with your child's physician before starting them on any CBD, purchase reputable products, and give your child the correct dose. Always remember to start low and slowly increase until you find the dose that works best for your child. Come visit Discover CBD at any of our retail locations or visit us online at discovercbd.com to further explore CBD options for your little one!

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