When considering CBD for your children, or yourself quality ingredients are the top priority.
Know your source and extraction method. Like our food, hemp for CBD needs to pull good nutrients from clean fertile soil for a quality product. Extraction methods that use toxic solvents like butane or propane can leave a residue on products potentially causing exposure to these hazards.
Safe extraction methods that do not leave behind harmful chemicals. Ethanol uses high proof alcohol, CO2 uses pressurized CO2, and Hot air extraction.
What form of CBD should I use for my child? Full spectrum CBD products will have a trace of THC but it also includes other beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids. Broad Spectrum will have all of that excluding the THC. CBD Isolate carries only the pure refined isolated cannabidiol.
Whole Plant / Full spectrum is believed to have a higher therapeutic value. Studies do show supporting evidence that many users are able to use less of a full spectrum product when compared to a CBD isolate product.
Before you make your final decision on what CBD product to purchase make sure they have Third-party testing & lab results. Third-party testing is done by a company not related to the producer to ensure the product is safe and true to it’s label.
Common uses for CBD and Kids – ADHD, anxiety, and autism. There is anecdotal evidence that shows a reduction of hyperactivity symptoms with children who have ADHD. CBD is also shown to inhibit serotonin reuptake in the brain therefore helping to stabilize mood and reduce anxiety. 80% of parents reported a decline in problematic behaviors who’s children have autism.
CBD is considered generally safe as an alternative medicine but it can cause interactions in medications. CBD alters your metabolism and that can cause your body to metabolism medications differently. Make sure you consult with your child’s pediatrician to assess the risks