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.
Once a CBD oil is manufactured, companies can submit their products for third-party testing conducted by non-company staff to ensure the product is safe for consumption and consistent with the bottle’s label.
Full-spectrum CBD oil contains all phytonutrients from hemp, including cannabinoids (with trace amounts of THC), terpenes, flavonoids, and essential oils, whereas CBD isolate carries only pure, isolated cannabidiol.
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Most parents choose the sublingual method, which involves placing a few CBD oil drops beneath the kid’s tongue. Once there, they need to hold it for about 30–60 seconds until the oil gets absorbed into the bloodstream, then swallow.
If you’re giving CBD oil to your kid for general supplementation purposes, you can expect the following benefits:
Yes, it’s precisely the same product. Companies don’t distinguish between CBD oil for kids or adults.
Hi. You write above “It is very simple to determine a dose for pediatric CBD use since NuLeaf publishes this important fact: 1 drop of their CBD oil contains 2.4 mg of CBD.” Don’t you mean “1 dropper (30 drops)”?
2.4mg/drop would be close to 4000mg/30ml bottle.
A good starting point for general pediatric CBD dosing is to start with .5mg CBD per pound of body weight, split across 3 doses per day. For example, a thirty-pound toddler would take 2 drops, 3 times per day for starting dose of 15 mg CBD. CBS is generally well tolerated but if you have concerns for sensitivity to CBD then start with just one drop (2.4 mg of NuLeaf Naturals CBD) the first time you administer CBD for pediatric use. Returning to the example of the 30-pound toddler, if no adverse effects are noted after two weeks of CBD therapy, I may advise to increase the therapeutic dose to 30 mg CBD daily, which is 4 drops 3X per day. This is a therapeutic dose that you can increase under medical supervision and in response to the therapeutic need. CBD has a stellar safety profile, but all cannabis products are biphasic which means they could have significant side effects at both very low or very high doses. Use of CBD to treat pediatric epilepsy could employ a 5-10X higher dose but this is obviously an extreme use case. Each condition I treat with CBD necessitates an individual prescription for the patient to achieve exact dose titration.
Example: A 30-pound toddler is advised by their naturopathic doctor to take 15-30 mg of CBD per day, split over 3 doses and taken with food. Each drop yields 2.4 mg of CBD so it’s easy to ‘titrate’ the dose.
Hi-Great question. These guidelines are based on sub-lingual administration. It is best to drop the CBD under the tongue and allow 30 seconds before swallowing. This will allow for sub-lingual absorption, thus bypassing the digestive tract.
Hi, These recommendations are based on sub-lingual administration. You put the drops in your mouth and hold there for thirty seconds. Thank you for your question.
Hi. Thanks for this useful guide. You don’t mention if these dosages are based on sublingual adminstration or oral ingestion, since I understand there is a large difference in bioavailability. Thanks for your help.
NuLeaf CBD Dose Titration for Adults A starting dose of CBD for adults is .5mg per pound of body weight. A140-pound adult should take 75 milligrams of CBD daily: take 1.5 ml of NuLeaf Naturals Full Spectrum CBD Oil split across 3 doses per day. There are about 5ml in a teaspoon, so best to take this via drops: 10 drops yield 24 mg CBD. If desired results are not obtained and the CBD is well tolerated, you can double the dose after one week and then wait two more weeks to measure results. If you again have not achieved the desired results you can go as high as 2mg/pound/day under guidance of a doctor who is knowledgeable on CBD. Example: A 140-pound adult is advised to take 70 mg of CBD daily (.5mg of CBD per pound of body weight) split over 3 doses taken with food. Final Notes
(Ref: “Cannabidiol in patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy: an open-label interventional trial.” Lancet Neurol. 2016 Mar;15(3):270-278)
Space the CBD two hours apart from any other medication your child is taking to help prevent any potential interactions – which are rare, but in children especially, we need to be cautious. The CBD should be given with a high fat snack to improve absorption. The CBD tincture can be given by placing the oil under the tongue or on the side of the cheek.
If that is not doable, then the tincture can be mixed into food. It should not be put into a glass of water because the oil will stick to the side of the glass. Another alternative would be to mix the CBD oil with milk because milk contains fat.
As you can see, there are numerous options as to how one can give CBD oil to the pediatric age group.
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CBD has been found to have anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, anti-ischemic, & anti-tumor properties. Unfortunately, there is very little data on the safety of cannabinoids for both adults and children because of restrictive laws that make conducting clinical trials difficult.
Individual response cannot be predicted. Ask questions. Get educated. All the benefits CBD can offer the adult population can also be offered to the pediatric population. Naturally, you should also discuss your reasons and opinions with your child’s PCP if you plan to give CBD to your child.
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