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CBD for Children: is it safe?

To a certain extent, the rise of cannabidiol (CBD) can be attributed to its effective use in children – specifically a little girl called Charlotte Figi – with a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. Since then Epidiolex, the only CBD medicine that is approved by both the United State’s Federal Drug Administration and the National Health Service in the UK, is seizure medication specifically designed for pediatric use.

Since then there is some evidence, from both anecdotal as well as clinical research, showing that CBD has promise as an effective, safe and natural treatment option for a variety of other pediatric illnesses and disorders.

However, this begs the question; if CBD has been approved by the FDA and NHS for certain conditions, and so many other studies are showing that it is an potentially effective treatment for other conditions in children as well, is it safe to use for my child? And if so, what do I need to consider before giving CBD to my child, which conditions can I use for, how much do I use and which products should I use?

Is CBD safe to use for my child?

CBD has a great track record for safety in adults with the World Health Organisation even making an official statement that CBD is well tolerated with a “good safety profile” in a number of trials.

Unfortunately, the amount of studies relating to CBD use and its safety profile in children are relatively limited. Because of the stigma that still surrounds cannabinoid based therapies as well as legal and ethical restrictions when conducting medical research on children it is easy to understand why.

However, in 2017, The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics published a review study of a large number of clinical trials in which CBD oil was safely used in children diagnosed with a variety of different condition. While this review study is helpful and the results from many of the reviewed clinical trials were promising, it also emphasizes the lack of data, resources and test subjects in the pediatric CBD research arena.

That said, with controlled dosages and medical supervision, CBD has been shown to have a positive impact and therapeutic benefit for a vast number of health conditions, many of which are relevant to children. Let’s take a look at a few of these.

What do I Need to Consider Before giving CBD Oil to my child

Although limited, the current evidence largely points to CBD as a well tolerated, safe, effective and low-risk treatment option for both children and adults.

Ultimately however, whether or not you decide to give your child CBD oil and/or a good treatment option for him/her may largely boil down to circumstances outside or your control. Things like legalities, availability and other factors may play a large role in whether or not CBD is an option for you and your child.

Other key factors to consider before giving your child CBD oil are some of the pro’s and con’s of CBD consumption.

  • CBD is non-addictive
  • CBD is often a safer and more natural treatment option
  • CBD is reported to have fewer side-effects than pharmaceutical medications
  • CBD is non-intoxicating
  • CBD has no reported issues or long-term side-effects
  • CBD has proven to provide effective relief for a variety of diseases, conditions and symptoms
  • CBD is easily digested and metabolized by the body
  • CBD is sometimes extracted from cannabis that can make it illegal
  • CBD can cause drowsiness and/or diarrhea in children after ingesting high dosages
  • CBD shows promise, but there is not enough conclusive research about it
  • CBD can interact with certain prescription medications and other substances
  • CBD of good quality and high potency can still be difficult to get hold of and/or expensive and/or not covered by insurance

Which Conditions can I Use CBD for in My child?

    , Anxiety and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) & tumor reduction especially neuroblastoma
  • Motor disorders

In addition to these, there is also a lot of interest and hype around several other pediatric disorders for which CBD oil shows a lot of promise. Let’s take a look.

CBD Oil for Children with Epilepsy

As mentioned, Charlotte Figi and the high CBD strain Charlotte’s Web named after her, are probably the most highly publicized cases of CBD oil use in children, but also for epilepsy. Since then, CBD oil as well as the pharmaceutical medications Epidiolex and Sativex are often recommend for treating seizure disorders and epileptic conditions such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome as well as in children with treatment-resistant epilepsy.

CBD Oil for Children Suffering from Pain

Just as with adult, for children suffering from inflammatory or chronic pain conditions, CBD can be a powerful, safe, non-addictive and effective treatment option for pain. Especially for pediatric cancer patients suffering from neuropathic pain, CBD oil can provide pain relief.

CBD Oil for Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Currently, the majority of pharmaceutical treatments for ADHD are stimulants that in many cases, actually amplifies the symptoms of ADHD. But, because CBD has been shown to enhance concentration and cognitive functioning while also reducing anxiety and inducing a better night’s sleep, in some cases, CBD oil may provide a safer and more effective treatment plan for children with ADHD.

How Much CBD oil should I give my child?

Unfortunately this is not an easy questions to answer. Most of the dosage recommendations that are available are based on animal studies, adult clinical trials and a lot of guess work with most dosage recommendations being created with adults in mind.

Another thing that makes dosage difficult is that the content and potency of CBD products vary greatly between type, brand and administration method. Similarly no two people, never mind children, metabolize compounds the same way, with things like genetics, body size, general health, symptom severity, other medications and a whole range of other factors playing a role in what will constitute an appropriate and effective dose for your child.

Having a conversation with your pediatrician or another health care provider that is open to cannabinoid based medicines and knows something about it can recommend an appropriate dosage for you child and his/her condition.

Which CBD products should I use for my child?

You’ve considered everything, you’ve done your research, you spoke to your pediatrician and you’ve made the decision to use CBD for your child. The next step is to decide on a product. When doing so, it is important to keep the following things in mind:

1. Make sure you know what’s in it. It seems obvious but just as with everything else, before purchasing and giving your child any CBD product, you need to really know what is in it.

2. Check for things like the amount of CBD (potency) that is in the product. Whether or not it contains a full-spectrum (which contains the psychoactive cannabinoid THC), broad-spectrum extract or a pure CBD Isolate – each of which have their own benefits and drawbacks. Also make sure that the product is of a high quality, organically grown, CO2 extracted and free from any contaminants. To check this, ask for a third-party lab test result, something that is standard for a good quality product.

3. CBD also comes in a variety of forms and administration methods, again, all of which have their own pro’s and con’s as well as relevancy for different uses.

CBD Oil for children

Administered sublingually (held under the tongue), CBD oil has a fair level of bioavailability, with an onset time of between 30 and 60 minutes. Although this is a good option for children, the bitter, herbal, nutty taste of full- or broad-spectrum CBD oils can make it difficult to give to children. If a CBD Isolate is not an option, try mixing the full- or broad-spectrum CBD oil with something sweet like yogurt or ice-cream to mask the flavor.

Flavored CBD Tinctures or Mixtures for children
Basically nothing more than a CBD oil mixed with sweetness and flavors like mint, strawberry or lemon, these products are a lot easier for children to ingest. As with CBD oils, CBD tinctures and mixtures can be taken sublingually or added to your child’s food or drinks and has the same bioavailability and onset time.

CBD Capsules for children
Capsules containing pure CBD oil are great for older children that can safely swallow pills and capsules. The also come in a wide variety of dosages, with most CBD capsules also including other beneficial nutrients like vitamins and minerals. It is however important to bear in mind that the bioavailability of CBD capsules are lower than for oils and tinctures at about 4% to 6% with an onset time of 30 to 90 minutes because it has to pass through the digestive system and metabolized by the liver first.

CBD Gummies for Children
Making your child’s dose of CBD seem like a treat is a big draw for many parents making CBD gummies a popular product. However, these products tend to be lower in potency than other forms of CBD which might not provide a therapeutic dose for many conditions and symptoms. Similarly, as with CBD capsules, CBD gummies have a relatively low bioavailability of about 4% to 6% with an onset time of 30 to 90 minutes.

Final Thoughts

Whatever you decide however, as with any treatment and especially those involving children, it is vital that you speak to your pediatrician or health care provider before considering giving your child CBD.

Not only can they give you advise on administration, other drug interactions and so on, but they can also monitor your child’s symptoms, tolerance and other factors to enhance treatment while also ensuring that it’s safe.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and the information presented in this article is not intended to be, nor should it be considered medical advice not is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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CBD Oil for Kids: Is It Safe for Children with ADHD & Anxiety?

If you’re a parent, you’ll go above and beyond to keep your child healthy.

You may have heard your friends saying they’re using CBD oil with their kids. If you don’t know what CBD is, don’t worry — I’ll explain everything in this article, including why you may want to consider using the supplement with your children too.

Long story short, CBD stands for cannabidiol, a natural compound in cannabis plants with an array of positive effects on the body and brain but is non-psychoactive, unlike THC.

CBD is becoming increasingly popular for various negative symptoms, from anxiety to pain and inflammation (read more here).

It comes in many different forms, including CBD oil, capsules, edibles, beverages, vaping liquids, and topical products.

But which CBD oil will be the best for your little one?

In this guide, you’ll learn about 3 brands that, I believe, deserve your attention as a parent.

I’ve also mapped out several areas where CBD oil appears to be particularly effective, as well as what to look for when searching for the best CBD oil products for kids.

How to Find the CBD Oil for Your Kids

Several steps are involved in the production of CBD oil; each of them is a make-or-break factor.

Quality is paramount when buying CBD oil for kids, so if you want to rest assured your money goes in the right hands, I suggest researching the following information:

1. Hemp Source

It all starts in the soil.

Hemp is an effective bioaccumulator. What does this mean?

It means it absorbs everything from the environment it’s cultivated in.

In essence, when grown in clean and fertile soil, hemp will pull all the good nutrients to grow strong, healthy, and produce plenty of CBD.

But when the growing conditions are inferior and the soil polluted, the plant will draw every contaminant, resulting in very poor sourcing material.

With that said, I strongly recommend buying CBD from domestic farmers who grow organic hemp plants, even if they aren’t certified organic.

This ensures you’ll only get pure CBD oil that is safe for your kid.

2. Extraction Method

The method by which CBD oil is processed can tell much about its quality.

Some manufacturers use toxic solvents like propane and butane for extraction to avoid higher production costs and sell cheap CBD oil. The toxic residue in such products is what you want to steer clear of. I, for example, couldn’t imagine myself purposefully exposing my children to hazardous substances.

Two extraction methods yield clean and potent extracts without leaving any harmful chemicals behind — Ethanol and CO2 extraction.

Ethanol is used in making CBD tinctures. The high-CBD bud is soaked in high-proof alcohol like Ethanol, so the cannabinoids and other hemp compounds can be extracted.

CO2 extraction calls for using pressurized CO2 at varying temperatures to obtain an oily extract suspended in a carrier oil (most often MCT oil). This method is the golden standard in the industry.

3. Is It Full-Spectrum CBD Oil or Isolate?

Full-spectrum CBD oil contains all phytonutrients from hemp, including cannabinoids (with trace amounts of THC), terpenes, flavonoids, and essential oils, whereas CBD isolate carries only pure, isolated cannabidiol.

While isolates offer the highest dose of CBD per serving and are more versatile than full-spectrum CBD (it has no odor and no flavor), it lacks the synergy achieved by other hemp compounds in the full-spectrum extract.

CBD oil obtained from the whole plant is believed to have a greater therapeutic value than isolate-based products, and the user needs less CBD to achieve the desired effect. More scientific evidence supports the theory about the synergy between cannabinoids, especially when it comes to pain and inflammation.

I, too, believe that full-spectrum CBD oil is a better choice, but if your child is allergic to certain constituents of the hemp plant — or you don’t want even a negligible amount of THC in their system — isolates might be your only option.

4. Third-party Testing & Lab Results

Once a CBD oil is manufactured, companies can submit their products for third-party testing conducted by non-company staff to ensure the product is safe for consumption and consistent with the bottle’s label.

CBD oils should always feature information about third-party tests; if they don’t, it should raise some red flags.

It’s all the better if the actual lab results accompany that information. As a rule of thumb, companies that include lab results are generally better than those that aren’t open about them.

When buying CBD oil for your kid, it’s essential to choose the one that will suit their dosage needs. I would always go for the lower potency with children unless there’s a specific reason you want to give them CBD.

CBD Oil Effects on Kids

CBD has coined its fame thanks to its anticonvulsant properties in children with rare forms of epilepsy. Still, this cannabinoid can also alleviate less severe conditions, too — not to mention it’s a great supplement to keep your little pumpkin in good health in a natural way.

Below I go over the most common uses of CBD oil in kids and how it may improve selected health problems. Keep in mind that both the amount of CBD intake and the time of the day can affect how your kid responds to CBD oil.

CBD Oil for Kids With ADHD

If your child has an attention disorder — they quickly get overstimulated and have problems maintaining focus — CBD can help with symptom management.

Research on CBD as a potential treatment for ADHD is sparse. We know most of what we know about the link between these two stems from studies on cannabis as a whole, not the specific CBD compound.

However, there’s a lot of anecdotal evidence from parents giving CBD to their kids that CBD oil helps manage their hyperactivity symptoms.

Moreover, a 2014 study published in Current Neuropharmacology suggests that CBD can be a wake-promoting agent at low doses, making users more alert throughout the day (1).

Interestingly, our sleep-wake cycle largely depends on our level of alertness during the day, so CBD oil may also help when your kiddo has problems falling asleep at night.

CBD Oil for Kids With Anxiety

CBD exerts several actions in the brain that regulate our brain’s response to feelings of fear and anxiety. The research in this subject is mostly preclinical or based on animal studies, but there are thousands of testimonies from parents whose children found relief from anxiety in CBD oil.

But how exactly does CBD work for anxiety disorders?

Research suggests that cannabidiol inhibits serotonin reuptake in the brain. In other words, it makes serotonin more available for the body (2). With better control of your serotonin resources, CBD could help stabilize mood and reduce anxiety.

The second benefit is associated with CBD’s ability to prompt the endocannabinoid system to produce more natural cannabinoids (3). This includes anandamide — the endocannabinoid regulating emotions such as fear, bliss, and euphoria.

Insufficient anandamide production has been linked to low mood or overreaction to anxiety triggers.

As with serotonin, CBD stimulates the release of anandamide and helps it stay in the body for a longer duration — assisting the user in maintaining sanity.

Last but not least, CBD may stimulate the hippocampus (a critical brain area playing a vital role in an array of brain functions) to regenerate neurons (4). These findings are particularly interesting because brain scans of patients suffering from anxiety and depression often show a smaller hippocampus.

CBD Oil for Kids With Autism

A study led by the director of pediatric neurology at Jerusalem’s Shareek Zedek Hospital, Dr. Adi Aran, treated 60 autistic children with CBD oil for at least seven months.

After the treatment period, parents were asked to fill out assessment questionnaires about changes in their child’s condition. The researchers asked questions about behavioral changes, anxiety levels, and communication skills.

According to the collected data, 80% of parents noted a decline in problematic behaviors, with 62% reporting great improvements. Half of the examined children showed improved communication, and 40% of parents reported significant decreases in their children’s anxiety (5).

While these are some really promising results, we need more longitudinal studies on larger groups of patients for the research to be conclusive.

Top 4 CBD Oil Brands

I’ve tested plenty of CBD brands in my life, and I have a list of my personal favorites. It turns out that three of them are a perfect match for my children’s needs.

I always base my product recommendations on extensive testing and thousands of verified customer reviews to give you a full picture of any given product I tackle. I would never suggest any product that fails to meet my quality and safety criteria.

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Below you’ll find the top 4 brands selling CBD oil.

1. Royal CBD (Best Overall)

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Pros:

  • Full-spectrum of phytocannabinoids
  • Made from 100% natural ingredients
  • Extracted with supercritical CO2
  • Contained in premium-quality MCT oil
  • Lab-tested for potency and purity
  • The 500mg bottle is easy to dose
  • They also sell CBD infused gummies

Cons:

What I Like About Royal CBD:

I remember receiving a press release from Royal CBD shortly before their launch, so I couldn’t help but try their products — as I do with any new brand that grabs my attention.

I’m a visualizer, so I was instantly bought with the minimalistic design of their products. Of course, I did some solid research to not rely solely on my gut, and it turned out this company has an unparalleled level of transparency.

They explain everything about how they source their hemp and what extraction they use for their CBD oil. Not only that, but they were also able to prove it with the lab results. I ordered two bottles — the 1000mg (for me) and 500mg (for my two boys).

What I love about Royal CBD is that their full-spectrum oil does what it’s advertised to do — it brings relief. My children sleep better, they don’t get irritated so easily, and I can finally get them focused on their homework for longer than 3 minutes, which is a blessing for me.

Oh, and it doesn’t leave that botanical aftertaste on the tongue. I’m a fan of everything related to hemp, but my boys don’t share my enthusiasm to that extent. Thankfully, the MCT oil does a stellar job at masking the natural hemp flavor.

2. Gold Bee (Best Organic CBD Oil)

Pros:
  • Made from US-grown, organic hemp
  • Contains full-spectrum CBD
  • 1200 mg of CBD per bottle (40 mg/mL)
  • Extracted with supercritical CO2
  • Delicious Kiwi flavor
  • Sweetened with organic honey
  • Third-party tested for cannabinoid content and purity
Cons:
  • Only one concentration available
  • Limited flavor options
What I Like About Gold Bee CBD Oil for Kids

Gold Bee offers craft-quality CBD oils that are well suited for kids, both in their potency and ingredients. The company sources its CBD from organic hemp grown in Colorado, which is then gently extracted using pressurized CO2. Gold Bee’s farming and processing practices yield pure CBD extracts that maintain consistent potency throughout all batches.

The CBD oil contains full-spectrum CBD, meaning there are other cannabinoids and terpenes to support the health benefits of CBD. These compounds contribute to the much-desired entourage effect. As a result, your kid needs less oil than they would if you gave them isolated CBD, making this product very affordable compared to competitor brands.

Even though Gold Bee only carries 2 potencies, 1200mg, and 2400mg, but their oils have proven to be much more effective than other brands. So if you are giving your child GB’s 1200mg CBD Oil, you should start with a quarter dropper, around 10mg of CBD.

I especially like Gold Bee because its product contains only organic ingredients, including the honey in the CBD oil and the cane sugar in the gummies. The brand is a safe pick for health-conscious parents.

3. Hemp Bombs

Pros:

  • Sourced from 100% certified organic hemp from Europe
  • Extracted with CO2
  • THC-free
  • Lab-tested for purity and potency
  • Highly versatile — you can use it as is or add it to food and drinks
  • Available in 5 potencies
  • Less expensive than full-spectrum CBD oil

Cons:

  • Lacks the entourage effect from other cannabinoids
  • Your children usually won’t need anything stronger than the 300mg bottle

What I Like About HempBombs CBD:

HempBombs specializes in making 99% pure CBD products. These isolates are available as tinctures, capsules, vape oils, or gummies.

I know that some parents — especially those new to cannabis — tend to freak out about any THC in hemp products they give to their kids, so if you’re one of those parents, isolates might be a good starting point. Your child may be allergic to some plant compounds; CBD isolate might be the only option here.

Isolates are highly versatile. Given this, if your pumpkin hates the taste of natural CBD oil, the isolate should do the trick as it’s odorless and flavorless. Because of that, you can also mix CBD with foods and drinks to smuggle some CBD into your kid’s favorite muffins or a fruit salad dressing.

Remember that CBD isolate is purged from any cannabinoids other than CBD, so there’s no entourage effect. But as I said, with parents using isolate-based products, the potency of CBD is likely more important than the whole-plant synergy.

4. CBDistillery

Pros:

  • Sourced from non-GMO, pesticide-free hemp
  • Extracted with CO2
  • Available as full-spectrum CBD or pure CBD oil (broad-spectrum, zero THC)
  • Lab-tested for purity levels and consistency in potency
  • Available in 5 different potency options
  • Very affordable

Cons:

  • Only available in the natural flavor
  • Not certified organic

What I Like About CBDistillery:

A veteran to the scene, CBDistillery never fails to deliver the highest quality and safety standards — both for adults and children.

Their oil is sold in five different potencies, from 250mg to 5000mg of full-spectrum or broad-spectrum (THC-free) extract. The 250mg CBD oil (my recommended potency for most kids) costs as little as $20, so it’s a perfect product for parents shopping for CBD on the budget.

I love the fact that you can also get a THC-free version of this oil but still enjoy the benefits of the other cannabinoids that have been preserved during extraction. I must admit it’s not as effective as Royal CBD, but it’s still a decent product. And for many young moms, this can be a golden mean between full-spectrum CBD oil and CBD isolate.

Using CBD With Children 101

I receive lots of questions from parents who would like to try CBD oil for their kids, but there’s so much confusion on the Internet that they get even more confused in the end.

So, my fellow moms, I’ve selected the 4 most frequently asked questions about CBD oil for kids, and I’m going to explain everything in the simplest way possible.

Is CBD Oil for Kids the Same as CBD Oil for Adults?

Yes, it’s precisely the same product. Companies don’t distinguish between CBD oil for kids or adults.

However, because children weigh less than adults, I suggest that you operate on lower potencies. Kids usually need lower amounts of CBD to feel the difference.

Besides, with a low-potency CBD oil (e.g., 250mg CBD per bottle), it’s easier to gauge the dosage in the dropper because you can use a few drops instead of having to measure out, say, one-tenth of the syringe for accurate dosing.

What Are the Benefits of CBD Oil for Children?

CBD is a highly versatile supplement that has a special relationship with our endocannabinoid system.

If you’re giving CBD oil to your kid for general supplementation purposes, you can expect the following benefits:

  • Improved focus
  • Higher alertness throughout the day
  • Better quality of sleep

On a practical note, CBD is easy to use, has a long shelf-life, and you can administer it to your child in many different ways.

What’s the Best Way to Use CBD With Children?

It goes without saying that your kids won’t be vaping CBD oil or dabbing CBD concentrates because first, they’re too potent, and second — the very consumption method is out of the question for children.

Most parents choose the sublingual method, which involves placing a few CBD oil drops beneath the kid’s tongue. Once there, they need to hold it for about 30–60 seconds until the oil gets absorbed into the bloodstream, then swallow.

It may happen that your tot isn’t a fan of CBD oil’s distinct taste and will turn its head away each time you try to administer it sublingually.

If that’s your story, I recommend CBD gummies. Each gummy comes with a fixed dose of CBD — you can skip that nasty dropper part — and they are sold in many delicious flavors.

I don’t need to tell you how much children love gummies, so this form of cannabidiol is a great way to give your little one the best of both worlds.

CBD Oil Dosage Guidelines for Kids

The optimal dosage for any given CBD user — including children — depends on their weight, metabolism, unique body chemistry, and desired effects.

For the pediatric population of CBD users, experts suggest starting with 0.5mg of CBD per pound and taking this dose three times a day.

Starting low and slow allows you to adjust the dosage to how your child reacts to CBD without causing any side effects (e.g., dry mouth or lightheadedness).

Quick Reference Chart for Children’s Dosages:
Weight (lbs) Low Strength Medium Strength
30 lbs (13 kg) 2.6 mg 7.8 mg
40 lbs (18 kg) 3.6 mg 10.8 mg
50 lbs (23 kg) 4.6 mg 13.8 mg
75 lbs (34 kg) 6.4 mg 19.0 mg
100 lbs (45 kg) 7.5 mg 22.5 mg

Final Thoughts on CBD Oils for Kids

CBD oil is an excellent tool for enhancing the quality of one’s life, not only for adults but also for children. Because of the non-psychoactive nature of CBD, this compound is doesn’t impact their mental development and comes with only a few mild side effects, such as dry mouth or dizziness when consumed in larger amounts.

I hope my guide has helped you understand what CBD oil is and how it can help your kid live a better life. Now you can make a well-informed decision and buy a high-quality product that will benefit the whole family.

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CBD Oil Dosages Explained – How Much CBD to Take

Being busy is almost a given these days. If you’ve recently joined the cool kids and gotten your hands on Pure CBD oil to help destress, you might be wondering about how much you should be taking. Research suggests that the average CBD dosage is 20 – 40 mg per dose, but that doesn’t make it right for you!

As the reasons for why people take CBD vary, some take a bit less, others a bit more per serving. At Good Hemp, our recommendation is that no matter what you end up doing, you don’t exceed a maximum daily intake of more than 70 mg.

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To be extra safe, our recommendation is that you aim to take anywhere between 18 and 60 mg per day, based on the symptoms you’re trying to alleviate. From curbing workplace anxiety and stress to helping you get a better night’s rest, this guide will suggest the doses that might yield good results for you.

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Finding Your Ideal CBD Dose

Many young working people use CBD to relax, while also benefiting from the additional benefits related to sleep problems, overstimulation and more. The challenge with finding your ideal CBD dose within the recommended range is that individual body chemistry can affect how your system responds to CBD. Factors like body size, weight and overall tolerance can play a role in how it interacts with you.

CBD Dosage for Pain and Inflammation

CBD is a champion when it comes to reducing pain symptoms, especially with back problems and other sports-related injuries. CBD won’t cure the reason the pain exists, but will help with managing the symptoms. When using it for general pain and inflammation, there is no “one size fits all” recommended dose per person (sorry). As our bodies respond differently based on our own set of genetic circumstances, it’s up to you to experiment to find your own workable dose.

CBD Oil Dosage for Anxiety

Anxiety has long been an epidemic in the UK. Stress is a trigger for anxiety, which can have a direct negative impact on your quality of life. CBD oil helps treat anxiety in a natural way. You don’t have to turn to potentially addictive opioids when you choose CBD to deal with your symptoms instead.

While large-scale studies are pending, a 2011 study showed signs of promise for the use of CBD with social anxiety disorder. The study involved a larger-than-average dose, but even so, our recommendation is to stick to no more than 70 mg per day to stay safe.

CBD Oil Dosage for Sleep

A great night’s sleep is one of the most important contributors to good mental health. Over 1.5 million people in the UK suffer from a sleep disorder, often brought on by stress or chronic pain. CBD oil is not meant to be a sedative, but it will help with alleviating anxiety and pain symptoms, which, in turn, promotes a healthier sleep pattern.

A non-human study from 2013 showed that CBD helped with increasing total sleep time and REM, albeit that the animals were given very high doses. Stick to no more than 70 mg per day to reap the benefits more safely and remember to take the CBD oil at least 30 minutes before you head off to bed.

CBD Dosage for Migraines

Migraines can be very debilitating. In the same way it helps to relieve the symptoms of pain and inflammation, CBD may be able to help when the nastiest of headaches strikes and ruins a perfectly productive day.

At the moment, there is no scientific evidence to prove that CBD helps with migraines in particular. Most studies focus on the general effects, so more specific research is needed. As CBD affects the receptors in the brain that are responsible for pain and inflammation management, it’s likely it can help with headaches. Try taking the daily recommended dose of between 18 – 60mg when a migraine hits, and see how your body responds.

CBD Oil Dosage for Depression

CBD oil is showing positive signs as a tool to help combat the effects of depression. We need to get a little technical here to explain why. CBD acts on the 5-HT receptor, which is responsible for serotonin production. Serotonin is a chemical that binds to receptors in the brain. It helps to improve mood and lowers stress levels. CBD also stops the breakdown of anandamide, a chemical messenger affecting good sleep, appetite, memory and more.

There is no magic dosage of CBD oil to take that will cure depression. It can only help with symptom management as far as we know at this stage. If you’re prone to depression, our recommendation is to try taking anywhere from 40 to 70 mg per day. Consume a set dose in the morning when you wake up, and then again in the evening. Increase consumption by 10 mg each week, until you notice the desired effects.

CBD for Acne

Acne is a real self esteem killer. While it won’t be able to treat the condition altogether, CBD can reduce the excess oil produced from sebaceous glands in the skin. This prevents the follicles from becoming more clogged and helps to limit dead skin buildup as well.

Please don’t apply CBD directly to the affected area at first. While it has anti-inflammatory properties, it may aggravate already clogged pores. Start by taking 20 mg per day under the tongue, until you start to see the skin clearing. Then, begin to use a topical solution with CBD directly on the skin, while you’re still ingesting the same amount orally. Fingers crossed you’ll see some great results in the mirror!

Why Choose Good Hemp Pure CBD Oil

Whether for pain and inflammation management, anxiety, depression or something else, you now know all about the different ways that CBD can improve your life. All you need now is a reliable supplier to go on the journey with you.

As our name suggests, Good Hemp’s CBD oil is the product of over 20 years of love and care for hemp. Our range of CBD oils are perfect for the ambitious and hardworking person like yourself. All the oils are 100% natural, CBD isolate (i.e. pure CBD, without any THC). Each bottle is lab tested and FSA approved. Better yet, you can choose from three different flavours each time you top up your stash.

Our Recommended Dose per Product

If you’re thinking about using Good Hemp Pure CBD oil as you embark on your journey, you might want to know a bit more about each product, serving sizes and the recommended doses per item. This will definitely help when you’re planning on exactly how much CBD you will be taking each day

Product Serving size Recommended dose Price
250mg Citrus CBD Oil 5 drops = 6mg 6mg, 3 times a day £15.00
250mg Peppermint CBD Oil 5 drops = 6mg 6mg, 3 times a day £15.00
250mg Natural CBD Oil 5 drops = 6mg 6mg, 3 times a day £15.00
1,000mg Natural CBD Oil 3 drops = 15mg 15mg, 3 times a day £40.00
2,000mg Natural CBD Oil 2 drops = 20mg 20mg, 3 times a day £75.00
*Do not exceed 70mg per day

Starting Your CBD Oil Journey

By using Good Hemp’s Pure CBD oils, you’re not only supporting a business that is wholeheartedly passionate about what they do, but also one that puts sustainability at the forefront.

At a time when the planet needs all the help it can get (can we get an amen?!), buying from a supplier that only uses carbon-negative hemp crops can be an easy way to make a big difference in the long run.

Having ticked the social responsibility box for today, it’s time to focus your energy on the first few days with CBD in your life. With so many different ways to take CBD, you’ll find your sweet spot dose in no time at all.