Before I start I need to remind you that I am not a medical professional and all views are my own and based on my own research. Remember that CBD is legal in the U.K and you are free to make your own choices about it.
You may have seen stories in the media or online surrounding CBD and it use in children and how parents have turned to CBD, more often than not after pharmaceutical drugs have been tried. It’s certainly gaining traction when it comes to helping children with a range of illnesses including, autism, seizures, insomnia, sensory disorders, anxiety disorders and focus issues. Not only have I seen video evidence in support of this but I see posts every single day in groups and forums from parents who are effectively using CBD to treat their children, but the question is, is it safe?
Because of a lack of studies and trials, the safety of externally sourced cannabinoid use in children is not yet clear but my own research findings and evidence so far indicate that CBD is safe for use in children.
Breastfeeding children are exposed to cannabinoids not long after birth through the endocannabinoids naturally occurring in breast milk which trigger hunger and promote growth and development. Breast milk is an abundant source of endocannabinoids, a specific type of neuromodulatory lipid that basically teaches a newborn child how to eat by stimulating the suckling process, if it wasn’t for these cannabinoids in breast milk, newborn children would not know how to feed, nor would they have the desire to eat. This shows the importance of cannabinoids from as early as birth and how they work in harmony with the Endocannabinoid System to create homeostasis.
CBD has been prescribed to children by doctors in the U.K and parents around the world are using CBD to treat their children with positive results, evidence of this can be found all over the internet.