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 method by which CBD oil is processed can tell much about its quality.
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What I Like About Gold Bee CBD Oil for Kids
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.
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.
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.
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As for whether CBD is legal, that's still a bit fuzzy. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), these states have approved legislation allowing its use: Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Other states have legalized recreational marijuana: Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington plus D.C. Some states allow CBD oil as long as it's derived from hemp, but not from marijuana.
Keep in mind that CBD oil can be pricey because of the cost in growing the plants and extracting the oil. The FDA doesn't regulate CBD oil, so it's buyer beware. Bissex recommends choosing products that have been independently tested, so you're sure they contain the amount of CBD they claim. Lowry, who says she personally can't recommend CBD because there is no safety or efficacy data on it yet, suggests finding out how much THC (if any) the product contains before giving it to a child. "Many current laws limit it to 0.9 percent," says Lowry. "I would go as low as possible."
Some parents are using CBD oil to treat seizures, pain, and even autism in their kids. Before you try it, learn the facts.
The most research done on CBD is for its use with seizure disorders like epilepsy. "The body of evidence that it's effective for other disorders is much less," says Jennifer Lowry, MD, Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health and Chief of Medical Toxicology at Children's Mercy Kansas City. For other conditions, the evidence is largely anecdotal. "Cannabis is still classified as a Schedule 1 drug in the U.S., so it can't be researched as well," explains Janice Bissex, a registered dietitian who became a Holistic Cannabis Practitioner after seeing how cannabis relieved her father's pain. She works with many clients who have seen positive results with CBD oil but cautions that it "doesn't work for every person every time."
You've probably seen chatter online about cannabidiol oil, a.k.a. CBD oil. Its popularity is growing as a remedy for issues like chronic pain, anxiety, and side effects from cancer treatments. Some parents even say giving their child the oil has helped with autism and seizure disorders. But is trying it wise—or even legal?
If you're wondering whether it could help your child, find someone knowledgeable to consult. "I typically advise people to check with their child's doctor," says Bissex, noting that in some cases, the oil may interact with certain medications. "But there are many doctors who are not educated in the use of CBD for various conditions in kids so you may need to broaden your search." Lowry noted that pediatric neurologists may be more familiar with it. Finding a "cannabis consultant" such as Bissex is also an option for figuring out the right dosing, which varies for each person.
The most common negative side effects of CBD are drowsiness and dry mouth, but these often go away after a couple of weeks.
According to Dr. Paul Mitrani, clinical director at the Child Mind Institute, CBD products in particular range in quality, and sellers don’t always properly disclose exactly what’s in the products they’re selling. Other concerns include potential interactions with medications and the possibility of kids building a tolerance or dependence on CBD, according to the Child Mind Institute’s website.
The lack of research on the substance and its largely illegal status makes it impossible for medical professionals to offer advice on giving cannabis to kids.
When Waldo Dwyer was six months old, his parents Danielle and Brian realized he had trouble seeing.
No protocol exists for giving kids CBD oil or other cannabis products
According to Danielle, Browner suggested starting Waldo off with a small dose of CBD oil. The oil they used contains the active ingredient cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive component in cannabis, plus negligible amounts of the psychoactive component THC — not enough to get Waldo high.
Prescription anti-nausea and pain medications didn’t seem to help with the symptoms. The Dwyers were desperate to help their toddler. When Brian’s friends suggested he look into cannabis oil as an alternative treatment, the Dwyers regained a bit of hope.
“We didn’t want this to get out, child protective services getting involved, and Waldo being taken away. It wasn’t until the bill was passed in Pennsylvania [for medical marijuana] we felt comfortable talking about it,” Brian said.
There are no chemo-related prescription CBD drugs on the market, but a cancer pain relief medication called Nabiximols is being tested in clinical trials in the US. It’s a mouth spray that contains a near-equal ratio of THC and CBD, and it’s already available in Canada and some parts of Europe.