CBD is not intoxicating, not addictive, and is associated with certain health benefits. Some people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report that CBD helps with their symptoms, but evidence is limited. There is little scientific evidence that CBD can help treat ADHD. In addition, much of the research on ADHD and CBD focuses on cannabis, which contains more than 100 compounds in addition to CBD.
CBD and CBD oil may be available without a prescription where they are legally available. Anyone thinking about using CBD oil should know the regulations in their area and never replace any standard treatment for ADHD with CBD oil before talking to a doctor. Isolated and broad-spectrum CBD products do not contain THC, so they do not cause any psychoactive effects. But if you want to take CBD regularly, it can be helpful to experiment until you find a form of CBD that works for you.
The FDA has tested the chemical substance CBD in some products and found that they do not contain the amount of CBD they claimed. There's so little research on CBD and ADHD that it's unclear if one form of CBD is better than another. Since the evidence is anecdotal and CBD hasn't been specifically studied to treat ADHD in children, it's best to talk to your child's pediatrician before giving your child CBD. When you use topical CBD products, such as creams, lotions and balms, little or no CBD will enter your bloodstream because it has to permeate your skin.