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Should You Consider Giving Your Child CBD Oil?

CBD oil is gaining traction among parents of kids on the autism spectrum. As one parent states, “Our son is almost completely weaned off of drugs since beginning CBD treatment. He is more focused in school, able to stay on task, understand and follow classroom multi-step directions, complete school work, and is no longer at a ‘plateau’ and able to grasp new concepts. His eye contact is better, his language is more thought-out and he is able to create meaningful sentences and his annunciation is clearer. He also seems happier, in general.”

Why should you consider CBD oil for your Asperger’s or High-Functioning Autistic child? Well, first we need to look at the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). 

Many of the symptoms that children on the autism spectrum experience are directly related to the functions of the body’s ECS. This system is the largest regulatory system in the body and controls appetite, memory, mood, motor control, pain, pleasure and reward, sleep, temperature regulation, and immune function. We have ECS receptors in almost every cell, and when the ECS is disrupted, any one of these things can fall out of balance.

A 2013 study (click here for the study) found dysfunctions in cannabinoid receptors on immune cells in children on the autism spectrum, and it was an “aha” moment researchers. Another study (found here) looked at CBD oil and how it is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for anxiety and sleep issues in children – and is an effective alternative to pharmaceutical medications.

Since CBD oil has little to no THC, it will not affect the mental process in kids or cause them to feel “high.” Already there are good results from moms and dads who have used CBD oil to treat their "special needs" kids. These products are available for you now.

Below are our top picks for hemp oil based on popular reviews. Hemp oil is obtained by pressing hemp seeds, and should not be confused with hash oil, which is made from the Cannabis flower.

Hemp Oil Virgin, Cold-Pressed, 100% Pure

Edens Garden Cannabis 10 ml 100% Pure

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