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Can CBD oil be used by kids?

The many uses and benefits of CBD are becoming much better understood and appreciated, which naturally means that many parents want to explore the advantages of giving CBD oil to their children.

However, can CBD oil be used by kids, and what potential issues are involved in CBD for children?

CBD oil for health and recovery

Medical research is feverently finding new applications for cannabidiol (CBD), a naturally occurring chemical compound extracted from certain species of cannabis or hemp plants.

It’s important to point out that we work with cultivators, processors and manufacturers of CBD that produce an entirely pure product, with carefully regulated potency and high quality ingredients. All of which ensures that our CBD is free of THC. This is the chemical that has a psychoactive effect. 

By making sure it’s not found in our CBD, our growing number of customers can be sure to have no intoxicating side effects.

Instead, we hear experiences and recommendations about how important CBD is in healing, preventing and managing health issues.

This includes value as a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory and a soothing natural remedy for anxiety and stress-related conditions.

Mainstream healthcare uses of CBD for young patients

Such is the potential of CBD that some NHS prescribed medicines now include it. This includes mainstream medicines used to treat children, particularly those with certain forms of epilepsy.

The NHS – and parents in general – sometimes turn to CBD when other options have failed to address complex health issues in youngsters.

Parents report that CBD can have a positive effect when given to children with severe anxiety, sleep problems or autism.

What do experts say?

There are increasing numbers of advocates for CBD use in children.

In one news report, a highly respected professor of neurosciences and pediatrics at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Doris Trauner, M.D, is quoted as saying.: “CBD has become a very popular over-the-counter type of treatment that parents get on their own and give their children, and some say they see a big improvement.” 

What potential issues are there?

This is all very promising, but are there risks when CBD is given to children?

It would certainly appear that even if you give a high dose, the worst that can happen is your child can feel “sleepy”. The World Health Organisation (WHO) – the global lead on health issues – has stated that there appears to be no adverse problems in using pure forms of CBD.

That last bit is important though. Anyone using CBD – but particularly kids – should only have products bought from a reliable and experienced company. That ensures you have CBD in its most advantageous, pure and managed form.

Also, it’s only fair to acknowledge that much more research is needed into the extent of CBD’s health applications and values for children. So, it’s not a miracle cure-all, and as with any natural supplement it should be used for specific reasons and in moderation for the young.