The advent of the use of CBD has brought along with itself, several health benefits. The CBD market is now booming more than ever but there are still some lingering controversies surrounding its use. These controversies stems from question about what CBD is and what it is not. The associated with its use is also one of the reasons for the controversy.
The truth is, even with these controversies, people still use it. Adults constitutes a bulk of the users using it, hence, parents want to know if it is safe for their kids too. That is why in this article we aim at clearing the doubts some parents might have about CBD for kids.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is one of the cannabinoids found in all cannabis plant and in some hemp plant. This active component is the second most prevalent of all the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.
Six things medical experts want parents to know about CBD
Below are six things medical experts want parents to consider before administering CBD to their kids.
1. CBD is not marijuana
Yes! CBD is not marijuana. CBD doesn’t intoxicate. The active component in cannabis responsible for the high sensation after cannabis intake is THC. THC is a constituent of the cannabis plant that has psychoactive effects and makes people high.to read more at :https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1752119/
An exciting news about CBD products is that it is highly regulated and controlled by the FDA. The FDA have directed that the THC quantity in CBD products must not be above 0.3%. Which is a very negligible quantity, making it quite safe for kids.
2. CBD has profound health benefits
CBD have been found to be very active against a wide range of diseases. Even in children, CBD is very effective against epilepsy and reduces seizures.
Cannabidiol is also helpful in the treatment of migraine, chronic pains, multiple sclerosis, cancer and its symptoms, acne, and other skin inflammations.To know more click here .https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Multiple-Sclerosis-Information-Page
3. Most CBD products are expensive
CBD comes in different forms. The forms include; vaping, oils, lotions cocktails, coffee and gummies. Mind you, the best form for children is gummies and oil.
These products are usually so expensive, especially the oils. The prices of CBD products depends widely on; the brand, where you’re buying it, the state in which you’re buying it and their taxes. Some products are relatively cheap but might not be as effective.
4. There is hardly any clinical proof to back up CBD’s effect
CBD might be efficacious against a wide range of diseases but there are hardly any clinical proof to back up the claims. Most medical practitioners depend on the testimonies of users to prescribe CBD products. Hence, more work still need to be done on CBD.
5. Use the CBD products that is best suited for your kids
It is important that you’re always on the look for the best CBD products that suits your kids. There are some products that contain high THC content, hence, always check product content before administering.
6. CBD has some risk
There are some side effects associated with CBD that parents should be aware of, especially in cases of allergy. These side effects include; nausea, fatigue and irritability. If any of the side effects are noticed, stop usage and see a doctor.
With the CBD industry getting mainstream day by day, an increase in the number of producers is noticed. So much so that, there are some that would be good and others that would be bad. Hence, it is important that we are careful with the products we buy for our children.