Recent years have seen a sharp rise in the popularity of CBD products – primarily due to its potential therapeutic benefits. While this has been great news for adults looking to find alternative medicine options, many parents are now wondering if it’s safe to offer their kids CBD.
First and foremost, it’s important to understand that CBD is a natural compound found in hemp plants and thus presents numerous health benefits without any psychoactive effects. It does not produce a ‘high’ or cause addiction, making it an excellent choice for those seeking out holistic treatment options for their children.
One popular area where many parents turn to CBD is with issues related to anxiety or autism spectrum disorders. Cannabidiol can potentially work as an anxiolytic, helping reduce feelings of fear or panic associated with these conditions. In addition, many studies suggest that high-quality CBD products may help improve focus and concentration by reducing issues such as impulsivity or hyperactivity typically associated with attention deficit disorder. CBD products come in a wide range of forms including gummies and edibles, an approachable way for children to consume CBD. Studies have even shown CBD products useful for not only children, but pets as well!
Further, there are some preliminary findings which indicate that CBD could also be used effectively in treating insomnia and sleep disturbances typical among people with stress, depression and other neurological conditions, improving overall wellbeing in the long run.
However, while there are plenty of potential benefits associated with giving your child CBD, it is always recommended that you consult with your doctor on this matter before doing anything else. The dosage amount should also be discussed carefully depending on the age of your child and desired results – especially since each individual may react differently to cannabidiol based products.
In conclusion then, while promoting homeopathic remedies for children is generally seen as good practice, when it comes to things like CBD parents should do their research first and talk extensively with your doctor before buying any product; even if you decide against using it altogether that's perfectly fine too!
Some additional study information can be found at:
- Okejii, C., Karamouzian, M., & Akhondzadeh, S. (2019). Cannabidiol in psychiatry: A brief overview. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 90, 10-14.
- Sutin, A. R., & Ferrucci, L. (2017). Cannabinoid use in adults 50 years or older in the United States. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 177(1), 96-101.
- Blessing EM et al., (2015). Cannabidiol as a potential treatment for anxiety disorders, Neurotherapeutics 12(4): 825–836
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