CBD for Children
In this video, you will learn everything you need to know so you can feel confident to supplement your child’s diet with CBD.
You will learn
1.) How CBD works in the body
2.) CBD Products that are best for children
3.) How much CBD to give to your child
It’s important to understand that here in the UK I am a member of the Cannabis Trades Association so I don’t make any medicinal claims. CBD isn’t there to cure any diseases it’s just a supplement to help support your child’s physical, mental and emotional health.
CBD has been deemed safe by the World Health Organisation and it has very minimal side effects so you are safe to give your child CBD.
We do recommend however to make sure CBD is administered by a responsible adult for anyone under the age of 18.
How CBD Works in the Body
Our bodies naturally produce a compound called Endocannabinoid and typically we produce around 40-60mg a day in adults.
Endocannabinoids then attach to the receptors of our Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to fuel it so it can perform its role in the body.
The ECS is a wonderful neurotransmitter that lends a hand in nearly everything our bodies do. Its most important roles are
- Homeostasis – Balancing the body, mood, sleep, appetite, etc
- Stress Recovery
- Neuro Protection- Protection of the nervous system
- Immune Function
CBD and the other healthy cannabinoids found in CBD Products have a nearly identical chemical structure to our own naturally occurring endocannabinoids. So if our bodies aren’t producing enough endocannabinoids then it’s beneficial to use a CBD Supplement to give our ECS System a helping hand.
CBD is pharmacological which means it affects multiple pathways all at the same time.
CBD Products for children
Children don’t often like the taste of hemp so here is a list of CBD Products that they will enjoy consuming and be happy to use regularly.
CBD Edibles for Children
These come in forms such as CBD Gummies, CBD Chocolates and other types of CBD Sweets.
It’s always best to check the labeling of these products to make sure they have been made with a full spectrum CBD Oil as opposed to an isolated CBD. In the UK we aren’t allowed to sell CBD Edibles that are made with isolate CBD however some other countries may differ so best to check.
These edibles can be eaten and are usually in small dosages such as 10mg per sweet which is great for children as it’s a low dose.
To get maximum absorption from the sweets its best to allow them to dissolve under the tongue. A child will probably just want to gobble it up though which is fine.
The only difference between the two is that when CBD is absorbed in the mouth it takes around 15 minutes to enter the bloodstream and will last around 4 hours. When digested it can take an hour to pass through the digestive process and a proportion of CBD can be lost before it reaches the liver to be metabolised. It will last however in the system for 8 hours.
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Water Soluble CBD
Usually, CBD is taken with a carrier oil to help it be absorbed into the body however it’s not the most effective way. A water-soluble CBD has been produced so that it dissolves in water so it’s better absorbed by the body.
The great thing about water-soluble CBD is that it can be added to any type of drink and has a very subtle taste so its easy to add to your child’s daily diet.
This water-soluble CBD from CBDlife comes in just a 1mg per drop serving so it’s great for people wanting a low dose.
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You can buy ready-made CBD Drinks like this tasty CBD Cordial from O’Shaughnessy Drinks Company. It’s all natural fruit flavours so naturally low in sugar.
With just 5mg CBD Per serving its delicious way to get CBD into your child’s diet. You can even add this to your gin or prosecco as a healthy mixer.
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Sometimes our skin needs some special attention and a CBD Cream or CBD Balm is a great way to give your skin that loving touch.
CBD is an active compound and once rubbed into the skin it will absorb and attach to the cells just underneath the skin area. This is great if you have an area that you want to concentrate on.
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How Much CBD Should I Give My Child?
These are some basic guidelines for you giving your child CBD.
I would suggest starting on a low amount of 1-5mg a day for a week and see how your child is.
You can then either increase the dosage or decrease depending on what you feel is best.
Usually, an adult will be able to listen to their body and adjust accordingly however with a child you will need to observe and monitor to see for yourself.
Again I just want to reassure that CBD is safe to use with minimal side effects.
Always make sure however that you have checked the labeling and test certificates from the supplier to make sure its zero THC and also has the correct amount of CBD in it. If it doesn’t have a lab test don’t buy it.
All my CBD Products are tested not only for THC and CBD but also shows there are no residual solvents left in from the extraction process, no heavy metals or pesticides.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this article and video
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