CBD & Children
What Parents Need to Know About CBD
Here’s what parents need to know about CBD. CBD is not just a trend – it’s a movement – and it’s helped the general public see cannabis in a new light. Kim Barker from CKSoul joins to discuss how CBD is changing the medical community and what parents need to know before deciding to use it as medicine.
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What Parents Need to Know About CBD
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If you wonder what parents need to know about CBD, here are the explanations that will help you use CBD in the right manner. Before choosing to use CBD as medicine please consult a medical professional.
What Are the Effects of CBD Products on Children
CBD effects on children are similar in some ways and different in others. One difference that should be observed is that CBD products have a much stronger impact on children because their metabolic system is not fully developed to digest all the elements of CBD products.
Sometimes, children can experience side effects that could be very dangerous, which is why the previous consultation with medical staff is crucial before starting with the consumption of CBD products in children.
However, some CBD products are very effective in treating different medical conditions, like anxiety and hyperactivity. At the same time, children can experience improvements in treating seizures and autism.
All these effects are not scientifically proven nor medically approved, which is why many parents are confused with the question should their kids use CBD as part of their medication.
If we look at the past, some parents gave their children specific amounts of CBD products to prevent some of the issues that may occur later in adulthood.
Some of the reasons why some kids are still taking CBD products are problems with behavior, autism, hyperactivity, panic disorder, and other social and psychological conditions.
What is the Difference Between Full-Spectrum CBD and Broad Spectrum CBD?
“Full-spectrum extracts are what is often called ‘the whole plant’ extracts. That maintains the full profile of everything that was in the plant so all the cannabinoids – CBD, THC, CBD. Broad-spectrum takes out some of those pieces to leave you with what you can use depending on what kind of product you want to produce or where you are in legalization.” – Kim Barker, CKSoul
Can We Be Sure That Cannabidiol Is Safe for Our Children?
Sometimes, science tells us the facts, but CBD consumption can have a range of different effects. It is visible in adults, and among children.
Some patients and people who depend on CBD products experience the benefits, while others are experiencing a number of side effects.
If we can contribute to the debate that addresses CBD use in children, we can prolong the discussion to the point where we have two opposite opinions.
In 2019, the news said that 14% of Americans use CBD products. They use it for pain, anxiety, insomnia, and other conditions. At the same time, 40% of U.S. adults are interested in trying CBD, which is probably the main reason for legalization projects in many states.
How Can We Be Sure That CBD Products Are Truly Effective and Beneficial?
It is still unknown, and we cannot know it with certainty if the CBD products are genuinely beneficial for adults and children. We mostly have anecdotal knowledge.
When we know that kids’ neurological and metabolic system is still in developing stages in early childhood, we cannot be sure that CBD products are the most reliable and beneficial.
Only if we contribute to the more extensive consumption studies among adult individuals will we be able to see real effects on the neurological and digestive system in our bodies, both among adults and kids.
How Can Kids Safely Use CBD?
There are many safe options for CBD use in children. One of them is the use of CBD oil. On many occasions, when applied topically, CBD oil can significantly reduce skin conditions in children with skin problems. Eczema, itchy skin, and skin allergies can be reduced and prevented with CBD oil use.
At the same time, it is essential to know that CBD oil has cannabinoids that are usually present in the nervous system, which is why CBD oil can interact with kids’ brain cells. This is the matter to consider whenever we use CBD products on children.
Only if we agree that CBD and cannabinoids are safe for adults and children, we can be sure that the effects of these products will have a long-lasting positive side.
How Can CBD Oil Be Used Among Children?
CBD oil can be used in many ways among children. Some of the possible applications are topical application, while other methods include the following:
“We see that most children are taking CBD in the tincture format that that can take directly. In their mouth or it can be put into a smoothie or applesauce or anything of that nature which makes it a really easy product to administer.” – Kim Barker, CKSoul
A Final Thought About CBD Use in Children
All these methods of CBD consumption can be beneficial for children, but the previous consultation with doctors is necessary to avoid possible complications. If you notice that your child has serious side effects, you should stop giving them CBD.
For that reason, consulting the official and regular doctor about possible consumption of CBD among children is necessary before any CBD use in the child age.
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