If you have been wondering about cannabis oil and whether your children can take it, you can rest assured. CBD can be used to treat your child’s anxiety – quite safely. Because CBD is cannabidiol, a cannabinoid or chemical compound that has no side effects and is a panacea for all kinds of health issues. CBD is a known anti -anxiety medication which is completely natural, therefore safe for your child.
Cannabis contains many different cannabinoids and only one of them is psychoactive – namely tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. This one is not ideal to use for your child’s anxiety but CBD is. And scientists have discovered that if THC is blended with CBD, where the ratio of CBD is higher, it is no longer psychoactive. This is because CBD is anti-psychoactive. What CBD does is it heads straight for the amygdala in the brain and calms it down – children who are anxious have a brain that is overactive. This also controls the heart rate and helps the mind to slow down. CBD tinctures work well with children as they can take the drops on or under their tongues and stop feeling panicky or anxious. The CBD also helps the child to sleep better, eat better and see the world with new eyes, which all helps to alleviate the anxiety.
Children are increasingly developing mental health issues thanks to the way we live. A child’s brain is still developing and when the child experiences a trauma, they really suffer as they still trust and love very easily. Maltreatment is one of the worst causes of anxiety and many children are also sexually, physically, verbally and mentally abused. While children who are anxious do need professional help, it is also acceptable to use CBD to treat your child’s anxiety as this natural therapy is far better than harsh pharmaceuticals which can have damaging side effects.
Looking at how the endocannabinoid system works, maintaining a healthy balanced immune system, it is understandable that when the endocannabinoid system is out of kilter a person needs help to rebalance this natural system. Cannabinoids like CBD interact with endocannabinoids and receptors in the endocannabinoid system to bring the body and mind back to a healthy state. CBD binds with receptors in the brain to regulate the flow of chemicals and neurons. If the brain is hyperactive, the CBD slows it down. CBD encourages healthy cells and protects neurons which protects the brain too. If you choose CBD to treat your child’s anxiety, be sure to only use CBD and not mix it with any other medication. Chat to your doctor as well to ensure he knows that you are choosing a natural therapy to treat your child.