Things Parents Need To Know Before Giving CBD To Their Children
Cannabidiol is popularly known as CBD. It is a naturally occurring compound that is extracted from plants like hemp and marijuana. Lately, it has become really popular due to its ability to alleviate pain, and also it does not make you feel high, as it does not contain the THC compound (the compound which has psychoactive effects).
The CBD is used to treat many complaints like migraine, chronic pain, anxiety, and even cancer. The CBD is in the form of edibles like CBD Gummies, wafers, oils, creams, lotions, etc. which can be taken orally to get the health benefits of the CBD.
Now not only adults are using the CBD for their health issues, but many parents have started giving it to their children to treat anxiety, sleep, and also to improve the focus. CBD is also tested several times for the safety and effectiveness, which would be safer for your kids.
The diseases in kids which can be treated with CBD are:
Epilepsy is a disorder that would disturb the nerve cell’s activity in the brain and causes seizures.
This disease can be treated using CBD. The FDA has approved a medicine named epidiolex, it is an oral solution that is made from the purified form of the CBD.
Epidiolex has some potential side effects
- Less appetite
- Rashes on body
- Causes infections
Autism is a disorder that includes problems with communication and behavior.
Researches have proved that using CBD oil for treating autism can improve its symptoms. However, it also has some side effects like sleepiness, reflux, and loss of appetite.
CBD oil can also be used to treat anxiety as per the researches done. However, using it on children has not experimented, some evidence indicates that CBD oil can be used in the treatment of anxiety disorders.
Before choosing a CBD product you need to make sure of a few of the things like what exactly is used in the product before its application. Some of the steps that will help you to choose the good one are as follows:
- Searching for the amount of CBD present in per dosage of the product.
- Look whether the extracted CBD from the plants is grown in soil without any harmful pesticides.
- You would need to find for the certification from any of these organizations
- Association of Official Agricultural Chemists(AOAC).
- American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP).
- The U.S.Pharmacopoeia (USP).
If the product you buy or your planning to buy satisfies all your needs, then it is a genuine product, and also it would be safer to use. Infact, you need to make sure to purchase the product which is free from THC or other toxins.
Many parents claim that CBD Oil is beneficial for children. However, before you try it for your kids, be careful in choosing the product. Always consult your child’s doctor before you start using these new medications on your child for their condition.