The bond between parents and children is like no other. Dedicated moms and dads would do anything to ensure their kids are happy and healthy. They'll go above and beyond to give their children the best possible care, whether that means ensuring they eat a nutritious diet, have enough sleep, or receive the best education possible.
Now, an increasing number of discerning parents are looking toward natural, plant-based solutions to support their children's health — and CBD is one of them.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the plethoras of active compounds in the hemp plant. It's non-intoxicating and doesn't produce any mind-altering effects. You can buy CBD as oil, gummies, capsules, creams, and even edible products like chocolate. And an ever-growing body of research shows that CBD may offer a wide range of potential health benefits.
In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has even approved a CBD-based medication, Epidiolex, to treat two rare and disabling forms of childhood epilepsy — Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.
Some parents are comfortable giving CBD to their children to address autism symptoms, sleeping issues, anxiety, and other issues. However, if you're thinking of trying CBD for your child, it's critical to do your research and speak with your child's healthcare provider first.
Here's what you need to know about using CBD for children.
What is CBD oil?
CBD is a component of the hemp plant, a variety of the Cannabis sativa species. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is non-intoxicating because it interacts with the body differently. With CBD, there is no risk of mind-altering effects.
Most CBD oils are made by drying and heating the hemp plant to extract CBD. Manufacturers then mix it with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, MCT oil, or hemp seed oil, to create CBD oil.
CBD oils are available in a range of strengths and flavors. They can be taken orally by drops placed under the tongue or added to food or beverages.
What are the CBD benefits for children?
CBD oil is only approved for some cases of childhood epilepsy, but research suggests there may be CBD benefits for other conditions.
Several studies have evaluated medical cannabis or CBD oil in children with autism, and results show these hemp-based treatments may help lessen certain autism symptoms.
In a study of 188 children on the autistic spectrum, researchers administered a solution of 30% CBD oil and 1.5% THC three times daily. Most children had improved seizures, restlessness, and other behavioral problems after a month's use.
Scientists are currently studying how CBD could help anxiety in children. Some studies suggest it could help, and one study found that it could reduce anxiety and insomnia in a 10-year-old child with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
How to choose the safest, most effective CBD products
Choosing a safe, effective, and high-quality product is critical if you're considering harnessing CBD benefits for your child.
Unfortunately, despite the explosion in popularity and curiosity about CBD benefits, the market is currently unregulated, meaning it's flooded with low-quality products that aren't what they claim. In addition, a study revealed that many CBD products are labeled inaccurately, so buyers must be extremely cautious when purchasing.
When looking for a product for your child, ensure it's from a reputable company with organic certification. At Nesas Hemp, all of our ultra-high-quality products are USDA-certified organic. But that's not enough for us. Although organic certification is some assurance of quality, we prefer to go a step further.
At Nesas Hemp, we've developed our own standard— Beyond Organic. This designation reflects our commitment to meeting and exceeding organic standards in dozens of ways, from seed to shelf. We believe in ethical agriculture that nurtures our plants, the planet, and your health. So when you buy our products, you'll know they're safe and free from pesticides, herbicides, and other harmful chemicals. And we can prove it.
We use not one but multiple third-party certified laboratories to test our oils. The Certificates of Analysis (COAs) show precisely how much CBD a product contains and any harmful solvents, toxins, molds, or heavy metals present. And we surpass usual standards by testing not just at the parts per million level but the parts per billion level of accuracy. Yet, we still score 'none detected' on every impurity test.
Children are precious and vulnerable, so purity and potency matter. With Nesas Hemp products, you'll always know exactly what you're giving your child, and you can be confident it's the best.
Are you considering CBD benefits for children? If so, only purchase hemp oil from a company like Nesas Hemp that values safety, transparency, and excellence.