We often get asked by parents whether it's okay to give CBD to their kids.
The answer is - yes! Our new 600mg CBD isolate drops are a particularly safe choice, having had all the THC (the compound responsible for the "high" associated with cannabis) and other compounds removed - leaving behind pure CBD extract.
So why exactly are parents turning to the CBD dropper anyway?
Well, children as young as 2 years old are being given CBD to treat their epilepsy, cerebral palsy and other chronic or acute conditions.
If you've followed us for a while you will have heard us often talk about Charlotte Figi - an American little girl who became the poster child for the CBD movement at just 3 years old after the success she experienced in the treatment of Dravet's Syndrome, her rare form epilepsy.
But CBD can also help more than just children with severe illnesses.
There are growing reports from doctors that CBD is able to assist with easing the symptoms of anxiety, separation issues, sleep problems, mood swings, irritability and hyperactivity - a common symptom in kids with conditions like attention disorders and autism.
And in terms of safety, an epilepsy study in Australia found there to be no serious adverse side effects from CBD in a study of 65 children under the age of 16.
These studies also administer CBD in very high doses, in the range of 25 to 70 mg per day (the recommended adult daily dose in South Africa is 20mg). Even at an elevated dosage, doctors reported few adverse side effects for young patients.
If you'd like to try using our Goodleaf drops for your children, we recommend halving this suggested adult dosage. This amounts to 10 drops a day of our 600mg strength isolate oil.
Still feeling uncertain about giving CBD to your child? Don't hesitate to DM us or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further guidance.