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CBD For Kids: Would you give your kid CBD?

By July 6, 2016 April 2nd, 2019 Industry News, News, Product News

CBD for kids

CBD For Kids

Is CBD Safe For Kids?  CBD oil is gaining ground and popularity as a viable treatment option for several childhood illnesses and conditions. For some parents, CBD for kids becomes a last option only after other drugs have been tried. Doctors like Bonni Goldstein have stated they saw great success in using CBD products  – according to her early data, about 70-75% effectiveness in her patients beginning CBD therapy. A study published in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior found similar results.

For many families, CBD is a miracle molecule that allows their children to live normal lives without hospitalizations, doctor visits, dangerous medications, and being stuck indoors. Unfortunately, for many people, the idea of treating kids with cannabis is still quite controversial, even though CBD is completely safe. By learning more about CBD and dispelling some of the harmful myths surrounding the compound, more children may be able to live happy and healthy lives by receiving high-quality CBD products.

[CEO Video] Making BioCBD Drinks For Children or Elderly That Don’t Want To Take Capsules

CBD For Charlotte Figi

Much of the current popularity regarding CBD can actually be attributed to a five-year-old girl – Charlotte Figi. Charlotte was featured in the CNN documentary “Weed,” which chronicled her life battling a severe seizure disorder. Charlotte experienced her first seizure when she was only three months old, and from that point on, she would have seizures that could last for up to four hours. She was hospitalized frequently, and her parents were desperate to find something to treat – or at least control – her seizure disorder.

At 2.5 years old, Charlotte was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, and her parents embarked on a journey with a variety of therapies. They tried benzodiazepines, which didn’t help but caused Charlotte to lose clear cognitive function, and they even tried alternative diet therapies. It wasn’t until they saw a news article from CNN that mentioned the use of medical marijuana to treat Dravet Syndrome that they decided to try it.

After a long and desperate search, Charlotte’s parents found two doctors who were willing to treat Charlotte with cannabis. They used cannabis oil that was made from the highest concentration of pure CBD, and the amount of THC it contained was almost non-existent. This meant that Charlotte could get all of the health benefits without the intoxicating effects.

Today, Charlotte is doing much better. Her seizures have been reduced to only 2-3 episodes per month, and they almost always occur while she is sleeping. Her physical development is improving, and not only can she walk like normal children, but she can also ride a bicycle. Her speech is developing and she is able to feed herself. These stunning results have shown promise not only to other parents of children with seizure disorders but to patients living with a variety of medical conditions.

CBD For Kids Can Benefit Children Living with Chronic Medical Conditions

Are you considering whether you should give CBD oil to your child? Hemp-derived CBD is believed to be an effective option for kids. Lance Michelle is living with autism, and several years ago, his mother, Thalia started to give him hemp oil. She reported that his condition obviously improved once he began treatment – so much so that she went on to found Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism. The goal of the organization is to make medical cannabis – including CBD – legal for children on the autism spectrum.

CBD Products – All the Benefits without the High

When some parents think about CBD for kids, they automatically balk at the idea because they assume their child would get high. That’s not the case with CBD, which is one of 85 compounds known as cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant. CBD is often overshadowed by THC, which is another compound found in the same plant. THC has psychotropic properties, and it is responsible for the “high” that marijuana users experience. This can include delusions and hallucinations in extreme doses, so it is understandable that parents might be concerned about giving their child cannabis.

Unlike THC, CBD can’t get you high. In fact, the CBD found in CBD oil is most commonly extracted from hemp instead of marijuana, as hemp tends to be naturally high occurring in CBD and low in THC. Some research has even shown that CBD can counteract the psychoactive effects of THC, so if your child is exposed to minor amounts via hemp oil, it should not have a negative effect.

CBD For Kids: The Safe Treatment Option

When it comes to choosing a natural option for you to give to your children, safety is obviously one of the top concerns.  Not only is CBD safe, it is also much safer than a common medication that all of us have taken at some point in our lives – aspirin. According to Dr. Leslie Iversen of Oxford University, cannabis is an inherently safe drug, is safer than aspirin, and can be used over long periods of time without serious side effects.

Another study published in the journal Current Pharmaceutical Design further supported the safety of CBD.  Investigators from Kings College in London assessed the behavioral and psychological effects of both CBD and THC in 16 healthy volunteers. It was found that when participants received 10 mg of THC orally, they experienced effects like sedation and increased heart rate. None of these symptoms were found when patients received 600mg of CBD.

Research is bringing out more support for the many benefits associated with non-psychotropic CBD. Unfortunately, its benefits have been overshadowed by some unfounded fears, specifically that it will get you high like THC. As more is understood about CBD, the public – including parents and children – can begin to benefit from the many positive effects that it has to offer.

Using BioCBD+ With Kids

As you can see from the video above by our CEO James Sol Radina, our Total Body Care capsules can easily be broken open and dropped into your child’s favorite juice, drink or smoothie.  Water Soluble CBD drinks have never been easier!  Simply purchase a bottle of BioCBD+, crack open on of our vegan capsules and mix it into their favorite drink.  They most likely will not even taste it.  Maybe of our customers enjoy the taste of our Curcumin, CBD, Magnesium blend found in Total Body Care.

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James Sol Radina

About James Sol Radina

As CEO and Co-Founder of BioCBD Plus™, James Sol Radina brings years of experience and accumulated expertise from the CBD industry. His interest originated in early 2014, when James embarked on a major filmmaking project to travel and study CBD around the world. Together with a team of filmmakers, he sought out to interview top doctors, scientists, and researchers about CBD, which, at the time, was relatively lesser known, but was starting a buzz in the market. After seeing first-hand the results that CBD had in the patients and experts they filmed, James was “all in!” and his business pursuits began. James started BioCBD Plus™ in 2015, with the goal to fill a niche void that existed in the CBD industry. With the knowledge he gained through his study of CBD, combined with new scientific research, he created the world’s first water-soluble, 100% BioAvailable CBD. The proprietary formula is whole-plant based and more easily absorbable by the body than other CBD products on the market, and the company’s product suite has continued to expand following its demonstrated success. The strength of James’ passion for CBD is matched by his dedication to volunteer service. He incorporated a strong socially responsible model to BioCBD Plus™, which supports The Veterans Discount Program and other programs through donations of CBD products to those who cannot afford them. Since the start of the company, James has also continued to be the inspirational energy behind the company’s beliefs and marketing strategy, which are driven by his commitment to spreading the science-based truth about CBD and bringing the healing benefits of the product to as many people as possible.

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