Seeing your child in pain is one of the most difficult things to witness, and certainly one of the most difficult things to handle, especially in cases where you feel totally out of control of the circumstances. Luckily, we have access to a variety of drugs to treat almost all illnesses, but of course there comes the headache of reading long lists of negative side effects and determining what drug or combination of drugs is the most effective and safest for your child. So naturally, if you found a natural way to treat your child’s pain, discomfort or mood, you would opt for that instead!
Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil
CBD oil is almost everywhere these days: consumers are adding CBD to their tea, swallowing capsules, applying creams; more and more CBD shops are popping up around the world. The rise of popularity is due to the increasing vast amount of groundbreaking research revealing the short-term and especially long-term benefits of CBD oil when it is regularly incorporated into your diet or e-cigarettes.
If you are not familiar with CBD, then you should first explore our page “All About CBD“. There you will find that CBD oil is 100% natural, non-toxic, so it is not comprised of any dangerous compounds. Therefore, this may be the answer most parents have been looking for in effectively and safely treating their child.
To review our “All About CBD” page, CBD is a versatile remedy, having been extensively researched for its positive effects on various physical pains and discomforts as well as moods from Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Heart Disease, Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, Hepatitis, Psoriasis, Eczema, acne, depression, PTSD, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, migraines, Diabetes, improving appetite, Menopause, maternity, Asthma, nicotine withdrawal, Autism, Glaucoma, Osteoporosis, Parkinson’s, progression of Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, symptoms from cancer treatment, and much more. (On Nordic Oil’s wiki page, they have detailed articles for more than twenty-five illnesses.)
To review our “All About CBD” page, CBD is tolerant and poses no danger to humans.
- Glucose levels
- Body temperature
- Exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen between the bloodstream and lungs
- pH levels
- Red blood cell volume
- Vomiting action
- Sodium and
- Potassium levels
- The time it takes for nutrients to leave your stomach and travel through the digestive system
Note: Some of our research has claimed that CBD has no impact on heart rate, but some of our research has claimed that CBD can slightly lower your heart rate, thus leading to the calming effect, not to be confused with the state of relaxation caused by THC. In any case, there have been no reports of increasing heart rate.
If your child is using any other medications, it is advisable to continue taking them until speaking further with your doctor.
Could CBD oil affect a child’s development?
There is no evidence supporting an argument on CBD negatively affecting a child’s performance. The only concern is in regards to nursing mothers since their breast milk is said to already contain cannabinoids, including CBD (read more here).
Case Study: Epilepsy
You may have heard of the legendary story of the 11-year-old girl, Charlotte Figi whose seizures had become so severe that she had been put on hospice care. According to her parents, CBD oil use saved their girl’s life. Husong explains that most of their companies’ research is based on this condition. Various states including Brazil and the UK have legalized and approved CBD oil use for epilepsy.
Though Husong points out that CBD oil can stop seizures and reduce mortality, various reviews by medical agencies show that the use of medicinal cannabidiol is of “unknown efficacy” to the management of epilepsy. This review puts to question the effectiveness of CBD oil on the various medical conditions claimed treatable by the product. Elixinol is, however, introducing a drill program for more health experts on the medical use of the product. This is in an effort to make the information more widespread allowing more medical professionals to actively talk to their clients about the medical benefits of CBD oil.
Would my child ingest it?
Husong explains that there are various ways a person can take CBD oil into their system. He points out that ingesting is one of the ways though it may lose some of its effectiveness on its way down the digestive tract. Other available methods of intake include oral, sublingually or the more popular vaping. It has been observed that vaping has been the go-to mode of CBD oil administration to most parents following its effectiveness.