What Dosage of CBD Oil Is Recommended to Calm a 4-Year-Old With Hyperactivity and Anxiousness? - Cannabotech CBD Questions & Answers

What Dosage of CBD Oil Is Recommended to Calm a 4-Year-Old With Hyperactivity and Anxiousness?

An increasing number of parents are using CBD oil for their children. However, you need to talk to your doctor before administering CBD products to your child.

By Samuel Njoroge
Edited by Taj Schlebusch

Published May 27, 2021.

CBD has increasingly become a sought-after product to manage anxiety and hyperactivity. Although humans have utilized its therapeutic properties for many years, many questions are being raised on whether it is a safe remedy for children. Read along to learn more about administering CBD products to kids.

Is CBD Safe for Your Child?

You may know that CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, meaning it won't leave your kid with the high feeling usually associated with marijuana use.

CBD is known to have little or no side effects depending on age, gender, weight, and health.

On the flip side, THC, another primary cannabinoid, is a psychoactive compound, meaning it will leave your child with a high feeling. At a low amount, studies suggest that THC may offer health benefits, but if you consume a high amount, it might heighten the hyperactivity and anxiousness.

Although most research is in its infancy stage, some parents are comfortable administering CBD products to their children while others aren't.

Studies have suggested that CBD may interact with CB1 receptors in your brain. The interaction affects how the body produces natural cannabinoids. The advantage of using these cannabinoids is that they may leave your brain with a calming effect leading to reduced anxiety and hyperactivity.

However, you should talk to a physician to learn about the probable side effects your kid might experience and the recommendable dosage.

CBD Dosage for Children

CBD is a dosage-sensitive product. You should start with a lower dosage (less than 500mg) as you increase the intake to develop an optimal dose.

Some of the factors you should consider with your doctor include:

  • Weight
  • The severity of the condition

Possible Risks

Although CBD is generally considered to be a safe product, there are some of the side effects your child might experience, and they include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Change in appetite

Therefore, it would be a good idea to keep an eye on your child and ask for their feedback as you run trials to gauge the optimum dosage for them.

In Conclusion

There is no wrong or right, and every child's body will respond differently, so take it slow and one step at a time. It is important always to remember to ask your doctor if CBD may interact with prescription drugs (if your child is on any) and whether it will affect its efficiency.