CBD for Kids? What You Need to Know
While there is only one FDA-approved CBD product for children (Epidiolex, which is used to treat rare forms of epilepsy), many parents are turning to low-dose CBD products and other supplements to help their children with everything from anxiety to sleep problems.
Because it isn’t specifically regulated by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration), many parents wonder if pediatric use of CBD is safe, if there are any side effects, or if it might get their children high. They also wonder if touted health benefits are true. If you’re a parent wondering whether or not CBD edibles or CBD oil for kids is right for you and your children, you’ve come to the right place.
Benefits of CBD for Kids
When used in small doses and sourced from high-quality hemp, parents of children CBD users have reported positive outcomes and health benefits for children with:
- Insomnia and other sleep troubles
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Chronic pain
- Anxiety disorders
Is CBD Safe?
While the legality of CBD largely depends on the state where you and your family reside, CBD—when taken in small doses and via appropriate means (i.e. as an edible as opposed to vaping)—is generally safe for children. Of course, parents should always consult their pediatrician before giving a child any supplement or medication.
One important distinction to make is that CBD gummies like Nurture do not have any tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in them, so children will not get high or experience psychoactive effects from Nurture CBD gummies.
Read on to learn more about Naternal’s Nurture CBD Gummies for kids.
About Nurture CBD Gummies
These broad-spectrum CBD gummies contain 10mg of CBD and 50mg of elderberry extract per gummy. We created our Nurture CBD Gummies for our oldest daughter, Millie, to help with her night terrors. Growing up is tough, and we wanted to create a natural solution that could make intense times and adverse events a little bit easier.
We call that solution Nurture. It's a CBD product made specifically for children, formulated with just the right dose for growing bodies.
The Immune-Boosting Benefits of Elderberry
In addition to the calming effects of CBD, each Nurture CBD gummy includes elderberry extract. Elderberry is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that’s also high in vitamins. Known as an immune system booster, elderberry has been used as a traditional medicinal for generations. Elderberry users report improvement in a wide range of ailments, including:
- Flu and cold symptoms
- Joint pain
- Minor skin conditions
- Stress and anxiety
- Respiratory issues
- and more
In other words, when we say these gummies “nurture”, we mean it!
How Do CBD Gummies Work?
Like all CBD products, our gummies work thanks to the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The body's endocannabinoid system is a cell signaling system comprised of endocannabinoids, cannabinoid receptors, and enzymes.
For our purposes, the most relevant receptors are the CB1 receptor (found in the central nervous system) and the CB2 receptor (found in the peripheral nervous system). Our CBD gummies, oils, topicals, and other products activate these signals, telling the endocannabinoid system to get to work and achieve their sought-after effects.
Gummies are easy to add to your daily routine. Take 1-2 gummies orally per day for children ages four and up. Children under 14 should not exceed 1 gummy per day. Store closed in a cool, dark, dry place, out of reach of children.
**Due to current regulations, our products cannot be evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any serious disease or medical condition. Side effects of CBD may include diarrhea, dry mouth, drowsiness, fatigue, or loss of appetite. Always take CBD products as instructed. The use of this site is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or medical advice.