When it comes to our health, we are always looking for resources and tools that will benefit us in any way possible. Many healthcare providers, psychologists, and life coaches have discussed innovative products that may help you feel better or keep your symptoms under control. Several companies have dedicated their research and development to create high-quality, beneficial products. But with this continuous development, consumers are unsure of which of these will actually help them. For that reason, experts and experienced customers have discussed the products for people to know what the exact benefits are.
Using CBD Products
One of these extremely innovative and beneficial products is cannabidiol, better known as CBD. What is this? The Harvard Health Blog describes it as the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis, also known as marijuana. Experts say it “is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant.” One of the biggest differences is that CBD in itself will not cause individuals to feel “high” as compared to when they consume marijuana. The World Health Organization said, “in humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
In the same article, medical experts explained CBD has been used to help ease or treat a variety of health issues. Among those are childhood epilepsy syndromes, anxiety, stress, insomnia, chronic pain, inflammation, and neuropathic pain. Many have used CBD products ranging from oils, gummies, and bath bombs to benefit their physical and mental health.
Alicia Trautwein is a certified life coach and mother of four who advocates for neurodiverse families in her blog The Mom Kind. While raising her children, she has faced many challenges life has thrown her way. She was diagnosed with Autism and her children have different diagnoses including Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar, and Depression. Through her posts, she tries to inspire, advice, and provide supports to families who may be going through a situation similar to hers. Every word she puts out into the world comes from her personal experience and her very thorough research.
In her blog, she discusses topics many have doubts or concerns about. A lot of those aim to help parents make decisions about which products they should buy for their kids. Many parents of children with different kinds of diagnoses have wondered whether CBD will benefit them and Trautwein has ventured into discussing this topic.
CBD and Autistic Children
In a recent blogpost, Trautwein discusses if CBD oil can help Autism. Her research led her to different resources like the previously mentioned Harvard Health Blog, Parents.com, Nature.com, and Healthcare Weekly. Her goal was to help other parents’ knowledge expand on how CBD can help patients with Autism, what steps to take before trying CBD for the first time, and how to use CBD products.
When it comes to which steps to take, she recommends parents talk to their doctors first and do the appropriate research for high-quality products. Everything should be documented once your child starts consuming CBD to see how it is benefiting them.
What are these benefits? According to Trautwein, CBD will help solve certain challenges presented by Autism such as difficulty dealing with social interactions, restricted or repetitive behaviors, or sensory dysfunction. As well as alleviating stress, anxiety, and comorbid disorders associated with Autism. The most important thing to remember is CBD will not cure Autism, but it will help your child feel better.
CBD Products Everywhere
Due to its innovative and trending status, CBD is everywhere. Many companies have expanded their creation towards CBD products. However, this does not mean everyone should be consuming it. For this reason, Trautwein did her own research and provided information for parents to decide whether this product will benefit their autistic children or not.