Many parents are trying to find the best CBD for children. And you’re here because you want to know how to give CBD to your child. The question “how much” depends entirely on the child’s lifestyle and health conditions.
The use of CBD for children is a relatively new concept, but it can be a very powerful tool to use alongside traditional therapies. How do you know which product to choose? What dose should your child be taking? Where do you get it from and how much does it cost? Where do you start?!
In this article we will cover:
1.) How CBD works in the body
2.) The best CBD products for children
3.) How much CBD to give to your child
It’s important to understand that here in the UK, we are a member of the Cannabis Trades Association. Therefore, 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 due to minimal side effects. For this reason, CBD For Children is Safe.
We do recommend, however, to make sure CBD for kids is administered by a responsible adult for anyone under the age of 18.
How CBD Works in the Body
Firstly let’s talk about How CBD works in the body so you can understand why it can beneficial to supplement your child’s diet with CBD.
CBD stands for cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating substance found in cannabis.
How does CBD work?
CBD interacts with the body through the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which was discovered in the 1990s, after scientists began to understand why cannabis produces such varying effects on people.
The endocannabinoid system is a network of receptors that interact with cannabinoids such as CBD, THC, etc. It’s found in the body, brain, and organs of humans and animals.
The body has two types of cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2. Both are located throughout the brain and body with the CB1 receptor more abundant in the brain while the CB2 receptor is found more in immune cells.
CB1 receptors are found in the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord.
CB2 receptors are located within the peripheral nervous system, which includes sensory organs (vision, smell, taste, touch), nerves of internal organs (heart, lungs, spleen), and glands (adrenal glands).
When CBD comes into contact with these receptors it interacts with your body’s systems regulating pain, mood and sleep.
Children may benefit from this interaction due to their illness or disorder’s symptoms or side effects from pharmaceutical medications used to treat their condition(s).
The Best CBD For Children
As many children don’t like the taste of hemp, here is a list of CBD Products that they will enjoy consuming and be happy to use regularly.
It’s always best to check the labelling of these products to make sure they have been made with a legal amount of THC. A full Spectrum has 0.2% THC which is the legal limit in the UK and will not cause any psychoactive effects. A Broad Spectrum contains no THC. It is also recommended to avoid products made with isolate. Isolate CBD Edibles are illegal in the UK.
Watch this video to learn more about the Different Types of CBD products you can Buy
How to Use CBD Edibles
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. If they are a higher amount as in 25mg per sweet they can also be cut in half or quarters.
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.
When we digest CBD it takes an hour to travel through the digestive process before it is metabolised by the liver and it will last in the system for 8 hours. When we absorb CBD in the mouth it takes 15 minutes to reach the bloodstream and will last around 4 hours
Water Soluble CBD for Children
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 CBD Ultra comes with just 2.5mg CBD per drop so it’s great for people wanting a low dose.
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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. It has been classified as Safe by the World Health Organisation.
Always make sure however that you have checked the labelling 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 our CBD for Children Products are tested not only for THC and CBD but it 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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