Updated on June 25th, 2022
CBD is at the root of many success stories detailing improvements in social abilities in kids with autism. Although the authorities did not yet approve CBD as a treatment for autism, anecdotally, it has helped improve the quality of life for many children with autism.
A surveillance study (April 2018) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified 1 in 59 children (1 in 37 boys and 1 in 151 girls) as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by the interaction of genes and environmental factors. There are many different forms and severity levels of autism. In severe cases, it could manifest itself as self-harm, nutrition refusal, and generally aggressive behavior. According to the parent reports, parents also successfully give their kids CBD to treat ADHD/ADD.
Three quarters of children with autism are boys, according to Dr. Lester Grinspoon, M.D.
CBD Impact on Autism
CBD treatment regulates emotion and focus. These are very important for the treatment of autism. CBD promotes oxytocin, which is the key to controlling social behavior.
The usual prescribed treatment for autism is antipsychotic ‘Big Pharma’ medications. These are not always effective and can have harmful side effects. In contrast, CBD has been proven not to be harmful to our bodies and has virtually no side effects.
Researchers from the Stanford University Medical School in 2013 uncovered a significant discovery concerning autism. They found that in people with autism, the endocannabinoid balance is disturbed due to a mutated protein. The researchers suggest that if you target specific areas of the endocannabinoid signaling system, it may be possible to reverse autism symptoms.
Later, lab studies focused on the involvement of the endocannabinoid system in autism unilaterally concluded that it plays a crucial role.
Research and studies at the University of California confirm CBD’s healing properties when treating autism. They concluded that CBD for autism blocks further brain degradation and has neuroprotective properties. One other vital study, performed by Dr. Dario Siniscalco, confirms that CB2 compounds found in cannabis may help ease the pain caused by autism.
Israeli scientists are taking cannabis therapy for autism to the next level. A clinical trial proves that cannabis efficacy suggesting it should be a significant Autism treatment. The Israeli medical team expert, side by side with the anecdotal contributors, leads an official clinical trial of “medical cannabis” among autistic children and teenagers.
The study, run by Dr. Adi Eran, includes 120 individuals with autism, ranging in age from 4 to 30. In this clinical trial, the scientists give the participants CBD-rich and THC-free cannabis oil.
The CBD autism treatment experimental approach is precisely the same as for pharmaceutical products: The researchers divided the participants into two groups, with one group treated with CBD and the other given a placebo.
The scientists then reverse the groups and get more accurate results on how CBD affects autism and how CBD makes you feel. The results of this trial were not yet published at the time of writing.
Dr. Piomelli suggests that we should consider anecdotal experiences as an essential contribution to the scientific approach.
Mieko Hester-Perez became a well-known cannabis advocate after publicly revealing that she successfully treated her son’s autism with CBD. She dedicates her time to making cannabis widely available to other children with autism and making this treatment publicly acceptable. She wants other children to enjoy the benefits that her son Joey did.
Even mainstream media like FOX Morning News, The Doctors, The Dr. Juan Rivera Show, NBC, CBS, Good Morning America, ABC’s 20/20, Motherboard, Vice Media, The National Marijuana News and many other networks showed support to the positive CBD autism treatment experience. – Mieko Hester-Perez
Mieko plans to use her son’s “Joey’s Strain” as a platform for more CBD autism clinical studies.
Ph.D., Bernard D Rimland from the Autism Research Institute comments on the need to consider using a “relatively safe drug like marijuana” as he continuously says:
“The reports we are seeing from parents indicate that medical marijuana often works when no other treatments, drug or non-drug, have helped.”
Other parents’ anecdotes are supported by Brown University Professor Marie Myung-Ok Le, the author of the novel “Somebody’s Daughter”, which focuses on autism and cannabis.
Another example of a doctor advocating for CBD treatment is Dr. Giovanni Martinez, a clinical psychologist in Puerto Rico. The doctor reports positive news about a particular kid who went from nonverbal to verbal only using CBD spray twice a day.
It’s a good thing that CBD products are readily available online, and since recently, there is even cannabis tincture for sale in some states.
Parents’ CBD Stories
Brave parents, concerned about many pharmaceutical drugs’ toxicity, also turn to oral CBD autism treatment and report success with self-medication. Most of the other anecdotes promote CBD consumption, but there is one in which THC played a decisive role:
Parents eased the condition of their child Noah, who was affected by severe autism, by using high doses of THC because THC redirects the neurons in a more manageable way for patients with autism.
By using THC oil, his cognitive functions increased gradually as well. His parents also added cannabidiol to Noah’s THC oil therapy. The ratios were: 1:3 CBD/THC ratio.
Even cannabidiol oil for dogs has shown improved psychological conditions and pain relief. Receptra CBD oil is available both for humans and pets.
Another relevant parent experience tells of a child affected by severe autism. After she was given a high CBD tincture, their daughter managed to get some sleep and started eating within one hour—something that had previously been a considerable struggle.
A kid named “J” had been portraying intense aggression at school. But after “J” had taken CBD oil, he did not express any aggression. His parents do not see CBD oil as a miracle but rather as a safe botanical plant, which keeps their son far from pain and allows him to have a normal daily life.
Additionally, parenting.com shares a story of a 9-year-old child with autism, Kalel Santiago. He broke the silence and started talking, thanks to the healing properties of CBD. By making it a habit of spraying CBD into his mouth twice per day, his parents reported stunning results.
CBD Oil Dosage for Autism
Especially relevant is that the dosage amount should be, in part, determined by the severity of the condition. Secondly, you should take the size and age of your child into consideration. Cannabidiol is also safe to experiment with different dosages.
- According to CBD experts and scientific reports, it is not possible to overdose with CBD. However, The Pediatric Cannabis Support recommends that starters go with the low usage dose and gradually increase it.
- Oral intake is the most common method of CBD consumption for the treatment of autism. When kids are sensitive to specific tastes, mixing it with food is a prevalent method of use. Sprays are also a convenient option.
- From parent reports of children of 10 years and older treated with CBD, we hear that a CBD dosing of 25 mg taken twice a day is an excellent way to start.
- From parent reports of small children (younger than five years) treated with CBD, we hear that a CBD dosing of 10 mg taken twice a day is an excellent way to start.
- When parents monitor for four days before changing dosage levels (such as increasing when symptoms are only mildly reduced), they can determine what dosage level works best for their child.
- Take into account that while some symptoms (like CBD focus and mood improvement) are more or less instantly, other symptoms, like being non-verbal, can take weeks to dissipate slowly. Speech does not return (or start) immediately.
In cancer treatment, CBD oil is a supporting supplement that we can mix with weed oil. In this case, the dosage is also crucial, and we have highlighted several dosage roadmaps in our Delta-9-THC oil dosage article.
One of the most common uses of CBD oil is to mitigate pain and anxiety. We have reviewed top-rated CBD oil for pain and anxiety. Lately, many people suffer from social stress, but CBD for social anxiety shows it works amongst those who use it.
If you are lost when determining how many drops of CBD oil for any given milligram dosing amount, you might find our CBD Dosage Calculator helpful.
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Success Stories of People with Autism
We have carefully collected CBD testimonials for this particular condition to serve as proof and inspiration to others. Do not hesitate to record your own experience and share it with us so we can add it to this list and help thousands more patients.
Overview of Scientific Studies and Reports
If you are interested in the medical proof and not scared of reading through some professional medical jargon, check out the studies below.
Scientific Research Studies on Autism
- 2010/07 – A novel approach to the symptomatic treatment of autism
- 2011/03 – Consequences of cannabinoid and monoaminergic system disruption in a mouse model of autism spectrum disorders.
- 2013/04 – Mutations found in individuals with autism interfere with endocannabinoid signaling in the brain
- 2013/05 – Targeting the endocannabinoid system in the treatment of fragile X syndrome
- 2013/11 – Cannabinoid receptor type 2, but not type 1, is up-regulated in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of children affected by autistic disorders
- 2015/07 – Endocannabinoid Signaling in Autism
- 2016/08 – Israeli Doctors to Use Cannabis to Treat Autism in First-of-its-kind Study
- 2016/08 – Cannabis Science Targets Successful Autism Treatment
- 2016/11 – Deficient adolescent social behavior following early-life inflammation is ameliorated by augmentation of anandamide signaling
Hello, I have purchased CBD pure hemp oil 600, like you recommended for my 7 year old autistic son. he is non aggressive and actually very nice boy. the only thing is he is non verbal. and you can’t notice anything, because he looks and acts normal, until you try to talk to him. he doesn’t say a single word but act appropriately to every situation. Please, advise how many droppers to give and how many times per day , as this mg is very confusing. I thank you so much in advance. I really hope it will help my son become a real boy.
Hi, good to hear that you have such a nice boy. Apart from the CBD it is not uncommon that children start speaking at a later age. One full dropper of CBD Pure 600 is 20mg. You can start by giving him half a dropper twice a day and after 5 days of monitoring, you can increase to one full dropper twice a day. You don’t have to worry about overdosing. CBD has no negative side effects. Please let us know how your son progresses, other parents will surely benefit from that.
Your son is a real boy. He is just different.
My son is 12 years old and has autism. He he is extremely aggressive and has severe OCD. We took him off all medications because it just seems like they make him worse and some meds didnt do anything at all except weight gain and more OCD. We started nuleaf about a month ago and we are up to six drops 2 times a day. We are not seeing any results. He does weigh 170 lbs. We increase one drop morning and evening every seven days. Can we increase with more than just 1 drop and not wait 7 days in between increasing? How much should we increase to the 6 drops every morning and 6 drops every evening? And can we increase every 3 day instead of 7?the Nuleaf dropper doesn’t have measurements on it, dropper is clear so we count drops.
Yeah, we hear that so often that the meds do not work or make things worse. With your CBD oil, it seems you are not giving him enough. But first of all to answer your last question: Yes, you can count the drops, that is OK. However, you need to know how many milligrams of CBD are in 1 drop of the Nuleaf oil you have. I looked at the Nuleaf website and it seems that all of their oils have approximately 48-50mg of CBD per milliliter. 1 ml has 20 drops, so 48 divided by 20 equals 2,4mg per ml.
As you have a big boy, (mine is 12 too) with severe conditions, you need a higher dosage. Exactly how high you need to find out by trying. CBD has no side effects and you cannot overdose it (people have been using 100, 200, 500mg of way more without any negative effects – it is just expensive when you use more than necessary, but no health issues). You also do not need to wait so many days before increasing. We usually recommend waiting a couple of days between dosage increases, because you need to see if there are any improvements.
So, we recommend to start with 50 mg CB per day and work your way up with steps of 10 or 20 mg every couple of days. 50mg with your oil presumably (pls check) is equal to 1 ml or 20 drops. Divide this daily amount into 2 or 3 takings per day. e.g. (7 drops, 3 times daily).
You can also give him extra if he has an aggression attack. Find out how much works, for example, 10 or 20 drops at once to calm him down. As he is 12 he will feel the working and will be able to tell you which dosage has better effects. He should sleep better, be calmer and more focussed. Just experiment, it is safe. Good luck.
Please let us know, his progress. So many parents are struggling with the same questions as you. They would greatly benefit from your feedback.
my 23 year old weighs 165# he takes 100mg in AM and 100mg in the PM
Thanks for sharing! What improvements do you see?
Hi my son just turned 14. We are new to cbd oil. Just started him on it for about 6 days now. He is on elixinol. The first day, he took half the dropper and it was like a miracle, because he was very calm throughout that day and slept so well without his regular pain and allergy meds. but since on Friday after school, I noticed his screaming started coming back and his hyperactivity as well although he sleeps very well and also kind of listens. So I am wondering or even tempted to increase his dose to one dropper or simply give him half 3 times a day as against 2 times. Please I need an advice. Thanks.
Hi, lovely to hear it is helping your son, thank you for reporting. It is reported that at least 3 times a day the same dose is recommended and see how that goes. Whats the strength of your CBD oil? Alternatively, you can give him CBD gummy bears or edibles so he can eat it easily at school and not miss his dose to start screaming. If you need help dosing our dosage calculator can be useful: https://idweeds.net/cbd-dosage-calculator/
Please let us know how it goes or if you have other concerns. All the best.
Hi! My son is severe autistic and will be 3 in a week, and he’s been taking cbd for a little over 2 months. We started him on a cbd tincture where he was getting close to 31mg a day. We ran out and decided to try charlottes web extra strength, and almost immediately he became much worse. The last stuff we tried, he developed some speech, which he didn’t have before, he almost completely stopped tantruming and we hadn’t seen a violent meltdown in close to a month and a half, and he was more coherent than ever. Now with this product, he lost it all. He’s still trying to talk, but he’s more violent and angry than ever and and his tantrums and meltdowns came back pretty intensely. We were giving him 17mg a day starting out thinking we’ll woek our way up, and then made it up to 38mg, with his condition worsening. So we dropped him down to half a serving, about 8 1/2mg a day thinking we gave him too much so maybe less will do the trick. Now he’s just as bad and no signs of stopping. Is it possible we started him off too strong and now he’s built a tolerance? We read he may require that much (38mg or more) from now on to feel any effects. We’re so confused and lost on dosing now that we went through this and I can’t find answers absolutely anywhere. Any help would be amazing!! -Samantha
Too bad to hear you are struggling. First I would like to clear the dosing amount and tolerance. It is highly unlikely that the fall-back is because you started him off too strong. CBD does not require ramping up, so there is no relevance here. Neither does CBD cause tolerance, so you can take that off the list of reasons as well.
I understand that he had a good reaction with one CBD product and a fall-back to his previous symptoms with another product. Chances are that the product causing the fall-back does not contain any or too little CBD. There are so many fake products out there. Be aware. The best thing to do is sticking with the product and dosage that worked for your son. Could you share with us which brand worked and which ones did not? Also, please keep us posted on his progress as other people will benefit from it.
We have been trying CBD oil for ASD and aggression for an almost 5 year old boy (45 lbs). We had tried a 20:1 and then tried a full spectrum, hemp based Charlotte’s web. We found the 20:1 worked much better, and put him in a better mood, but we wanted to up the dose of CBD to see if we could also lessen the amount of aggression when frustrated, but we started to worry about the total amount of THC. We have tried adding more Hemp oil to up the amount of CBD but it just does not seem to work as well as one mixed with THC. Wondering if it is an issue of overall ratio? Hemp vs Cannabis? Total mg? Trying to figure out the best plan for trial and error.
Hi, Due to the impairing effects, giving THC to a child is still controversial and in most states also illegal. There are however more and more doctors that specialize in (pediatric) medical marijuana, that may help you find the right dosage and ratio levels.
How much mg (THC and CBD) are you giving him?
Please share with us your progress and dosage levels and their effects, so other people can benefit from it too.
Hi my son was diagnosed with autism but on the light side of it ,so with enough therapy we can maybe reverse it.Since we started therapy the improvement has been great accept for the eating he doesn’t eat and he still has the sensory prepossessing disorder and he still doesn’t say one word.I was considering to try the CBD oil since it cant hurt to try. It is difficult to find CBD oil in my country because its illegal here. But I’m searching and might have someone who can supply me with it.But my big question is that I was asked was, what percentage or purity level do i want ?Can you please advise me on what I ask for specifically when it comes to the CBD oil and ordering it so that i can specify what i need? My son is 2 years.
Hi Marion, As you saw from the article the dosage indications are in milligrams CBD, not in milliliters. Consequently, the concentration does not matter that much. The only differences are that with a low concentration oil, you have to give more drops than with a high-concentration oil and usually higher concentration oils are more priceworthy.
It is more important to make sure you buy a good brand, that contains the amount of CBD marked on the label. Reports we get say that more than half of the CBD oils contain less than is printed on the label. A good full spectrum oil is recommended, as the synergistic effect of the other cannabinoids and terpenes really increase the effectivity.
It probably makes sense for your son to start with 10 – 12mg a day, divided into two or three small dosages. 2x a day is 5 mg CBD per serving.
There are many different bottle sizes (e.g. 10, 15, 30, 50, 60 ml etc). There are also a lot of different CBD contents (e.g. 100, 150, 200….. up to 1000, 3000, 4000 etc.). If you take a high concentration oil of e.g. 3000mg CBD in a 30ml bottle (which contains 600 drops), 1 drop contains 3000/600= 5mg CBD. So you have to give him only one small drop twice a day and if you want to increase to see if his symptoms can be further reduced you can add on drop a day making it 1 drop 3x a day. So, I wouldn’t go higher than 3000mg for a 30ml bottle (=1500mg for a 15ml bottle) etc.
Hope this helps and you are able to get a quality full spectrum CBD oil. Please share with us your son’s progress and results. We would love to get the news his symptoms are further reduced. CBD also helps with speech, but it usually takes a time (weeks or months).
Just bought food grade 100% hemp seed oil made by just hemp Foods have no idea what we’re supposed to be getting for our our autistic son or what’s a cheap affordable brand will this stuff work and if so how much are we supposed to give him
Hi Ken, for your son’s autism you have got the wrong oil. For a salad dressing, it is the right one. Hemp SEED oil is not the same as CBD oil which is made from hemp flowers not from seeds. Hemp seed oil is a very healthy food with excellent nutritional values but no medicinal properties like CBD oil. A recent test showed that from 84 CBD oils only 31% contained the amount of CBD labeled. In other words 69% of the brands out there, you do not get you what you pay for. Probably looking for cheaper products you are more likely to fall into that category. This is why iDWeeds does product reviews, to help people get the right products.
We recommend CBDPure 600 (https://idweeds.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/cbd-pure-600-promo.jpg).
How old is your son?
From parent reports of autistic children of 10 years and older treated with CBD, we hear that a CBD autism dosing of 25 mg taken twice a day is a good way to start.
From parent reports of small autistic children (younger than 5 years) treated with CBD, we hear that a CBD autism dosing of 10 mg taken twice a day is a good way to start. Give the starting dosage and monitor his symptoms for 4-day periods. Increase with steps of 5 to 10 mg every 4 days until you see no further symptom improvement.
Please share with us your son’s progress so other people all over the world can benefit from it too.
Hi, I just bought the hemp oil 600, how many drops for a 6 yo with autism and agressive behaviors?
Hi, Just to make sure. Did you buy the CBDPure Hemp oil 600? If so, you have 600 mg CBD in a 60ml bottle.
Usually, parents with a child of that age and aggressive behavior start with 20 mg CBD per day. Monitor for 4 days and increase to 25 mg unless all his symptoms have normalized. Increase with 5 mg increments every 4 days while monitoring. If you don’t see any improvements after an increase you have reached the dosage that works for your child.
20 mg CBD, with a 60 ml bottle containing 600 mg CBD translates to 40 drops. (1ml = 20 drops –> 60ml = 1200 drops; 600mg CBD : 20mg CBD = 30 days; 1200 drops : 30 days = 40 drops per day). 20mg CBD with your bottle is one full dropper for the day. It is better to divide it in 2 or 3 takings though.
Please keep us informed on the progress your child is making and what exact dose works best for him/her as others will benefit from it too.
Hi. My daughter is about 16 months old (1 1/2). She was diagnosed as autistic. She has been in therapy for food aversion and delayed speech for months. Nothing is seeming to work. Also she still doesnt sleep throughout the night. I’m exploring cannabis oil therapy and was curious what dose I should start her off on and which one would be best for her. I saw Charlotte’s web was a good one in a few videos. All help appreciated.
Hi Brandy, With very small children like your daughter, people usually start with a very low dosage of 5 mg per day. Divide the daily dosage into two or three small doses. The first couple of days she can get used to the CBD and you can monitor her for improvements for 7 days. If you see not much improvement (you are starting with a very low dosage) slowly increase with 2 mg and monitor for another week. If you saw moderate improvement increase with only 1 mg daily. Like this, you can increase her dosage by 1 or 2 milligrams weekly until you have found the right dosage for her. Remember that speech takes time to return or in your case develop. It can take weeks or months of consistent CBD usage, according to other parents. But you should see improvement in other autistic symptoms after a week or two. We haven’t reviewed Charlotte’s web oil and I even couldn’t find a lab analysis report of this oil to confirm it is full-spectrum. We always recommend CBDPure 600 as we have had good feedback and it is a real full-spectrum CBD oil.
Good luck with her treatment and in case you are ever considering pharmaceuticals, please look up their side effects first (www.drugs.com).
Please share with us the progress of your daughter and let us know at what dosage levels you see improvements. Other people from all over the world will benefit from it too.
Hi thank you so much for your response. I picked up the 500mg strength. Is that too much or will harm her? I didnt see a 5mg. Lowest I’ve seen is 250mg
Hi Brandy, 500mg is fine because it is the CBD content of the whole bottle. With the number of drops you give your daughter, you regulate her dosage. The number of drops for 5mg CBD (her starting dosage) depends on the size of your bottle (30ml, 60ml or another volume). Let’s assume you have a 30ml bottle. A 30ml bottle contains 600 drops. From the total amount of 500mg CBD, you need to give her 5mg. So, 1/100th. Therefore 600 drops divided by 100 is 6 drops for a 5 mg dosage (for a 30ml bottle). If you have a different bottle size and need help with calculating the drops, we’ll be glad to help. Just indicate what bottle size you have. What brand did you buy? Please let us know how it goes and share her reaction, improvements etc.
This bottle was Ano of Colorado, only 15ml. I gave her 1 drop 3x a day. Of course that didnt last long. Already out. Her sleeping did get better. No words or changing in eating. So if had the 30ml bottle wouldve been 6 drops a day? So 2 drops 3x a day?
Hi Brandy, so you have/had a 15 ml bottle with 500mg CBD. There are roughly 300 drops in a 15 ml bottle. 500/300 = 1.67mg CBD per drop. Her starting dosage of 5mg is therefore 3 drops. So you were spot on with 1 drop 3 times a day!
It is a good sign that she started sleeping better. As I mentioned before (i believe) the verbal part usually takes weeks or months of consistent CBD usage. If you have given her already a week the 5mg (1 drop, 3 times a day) then go to 10mg (2 drops 3 times a day) and further monitor. Other symptoms should also improve and with time she might even say her first words.
If you take the 30ml bottle of Ano CBD you have 1000mg CBD as far as I can see from their website, so the amount of drops does not change (5 mg = 1 drop 3 times a day / 10mg = 2 drops 3 times a day). By the way, Do you have the ANO CLEAR CBD HEMP TINCTURE or the ANO GOLD CBD HEMP TINCTURE? The clear one is pure CBD (with every other healthy compound removed) and the gold is a full-spectrum oil with some of the other healthy compounds present. A full-spectrum oil is better because of the synergistic effect the other cannabinoids have. The CBD becomes more effective. We usually recommend CBDPure 600 which is an excellent full-spectrum oil. https://idweeds.net/cbdpure-sb.
Please keep us posted on her next improvements and for sure when she speaks her first words you have to write us. OK? Al the best. You are on the right track.
Hi. I have the gold thankfully. Yes I just got her a new bottle today of the 1000 mg which is the 30ml bottle, so with the higher strength you think I should do the 1 drop 3x a day or 2 drops 3x a day? And yes I’ll definitely keep you posted. You’ve been so helpful with this new world for me!!!
Hi Brandy, You are welcome. 500mg in a 15ml bottle and 1000mg in a 30ml bottle is the same strength. So, if you have already given her a full week, 1 drop 3x a day, you can increase to 2 drops 3x a day for a week and monitor her improvements. All the best. Looking forward to some good news.
I drop is that one full vial of the dopper?
Hi Brandy, No. A full vial of the dropper (pipet) of a 30ml bottle is 1.5ml which is 30 drops. How is your daughter doing?
Sorry for delay just got notification. Her sleeping has definitely improved. Sleeping uniterrupted at night. Her focus/eye engagement with people is soooooo much better. She is actually engaging people when they’re talking to her. Looking them in the eyes! She is taking more flavors and textures of jar food. No solid just yet. No words yet. So was I supposed to give her half the vial or 1 droplet at a time or 2 droplets? I’ve been filling the doppler completely and giving her the full vial x2 ….I’m thinking that’s why it’s not lasting a month. Cause I’m down to last of 1000mg bottle already
Hi. I’ve been filling the entire dropper up and giving all at 1 time. Was i supposed to squeeze literally 1 or 2 drops? I think this is why I go through the bottle so fast. Like only 2 weeks this 1000mg bottle lasted. But yes her sleep is so much better and she is eating more flavors and thicker textures of jar food. No talking yet and no solid.
Hi Brandy, It is OK because CBD does not have harmful side effects and you cannot overdose it. So one dropper full (for a 30ml bottle with 1000 mg CBD) is 50mg CBD. But although it is not harmful, it is probably not necessary to give her this much. I would say go to 25 mg per day (not per taking) and monitor if none of the progress is undone. Concerning her speech, you need to be patients as I told you before. It can take weeks or months.
Please keep us informed, it is nice to hear she is sleeping and eating better, and other people benefit from it too.
But was I supposed to literally squeeze 1-3 drops at a time versus I was giving 2 to 3 full vials? Just wanna make sure for future bottles. And way your saying is splitting 1 vial into 1/3 of vial 3x a day?
Hi Brandy, It is difficult to say how much your daughter needs, so yes, you were supposed to squeeze 1-3 drops at a time and increase every week to find the right dosage for her. But you can also do it the other way around. Start high to reach the desired effect quickly and gradually lower and monitor that the symptoms do not come back. So there is no harm done, but it was probably more than necessary.
Splitting 1 vial into 1/3 of vial 3x a day. OK. Do it like that for a week. If her progress does not reverse, you could reduce this by half the next week.
Here is the math:
Your CBD oil contains 1000mg in 30ml
There are 600 drops in 30ml
This is 20 drops in 1 ml
A vial or full dropper contains 1.5ml = 30 drops
In mg CBD a vial or full dropper, therefore, contains 1000:600*30 = 50mg CBD (so, she will be getting 50mg CBD per day)
Keep it up! We are looking forward to her saying her first words. Hope you’ll share the news with us.
Please update us about your kids progress thank you
I have a five year old and bought the 250 mg 30 ml bottle what would his dose be. He is also autism and adhd thank you
Hi R, The dosage depends on the severity of his symptoms, but CBD is safe to experiment with different dosages. The best way is to start with 10mg and monitor for 4 days. Then increase to 15 again monitoring for 4 days and so on. When you see significant improvement in his symptoms stay at that level. Please let us know what his symptoms are and if you see improvement after stating CBD. The first week or so you might not see much difference as his receptors need to open. Consistent extensive use brings the best results. Preferably divide dosages in 2 or 3 smaller portions spread throughout the day. As far as the amount of drops: a 30ml bottle contains 600 drops. The daily starting dosage of 10mg is 1/25 of the total. So, 600:25 is 24 drops. If you give him the CBD 3 times a day this would make 8 drops per serving.
What brand are you using? Please let us know what his symptoms are and if you see improvement after stating CBD. The first week or so you might not see much difference as his receptors need to open.
Hello everyone I have a little one he’s he just turned 5 in August he has fragile X his autism is severe he is low functioning he is a hand flapper a wrist fighter a finger biter nonverbal and I was wondering if CBD oil is something that would be good for him I am also a fragile X carrier and I struggle with severe and anxiety and ADHD inattentive any thoughts would be extremely helpful as I have no idea what to do
Hi Ally, Many parents with autistic children report CBD helps them tremendously. There are also initial reports that CBD works well with fragile X syndrome. So it is well worth to try it, especially because CBD does not cause any harm to human health (scientifically proven). Start with 10 mg doses, twice a day and monitor for 4 days, increase to 10 mg three times a day to further reduce symptoms and monitor for 4 days again. Find the right dosage for your son by increasing one or two mg per dose every 4 days while monitoring. His dosage probably lays between 30 and 50 mg per day.
Concerning yourself, CBD will most likely be of help to you too, as it works well with Anxiety and ADHD. Your dosage level lays probably between 50 and 100 mg per day. Start with 50 mg per day divided into thee takings, monitor for 4 days and increase with steps of 10mg every 4 days while monitoring until you reach a desired effect. Adults usually feel when they have reached the right dosage level.
Please keep us informed about the progress of both of you. It will be interesting and beneficial to other people around the world.
Hi.. My name is Jess and I have a son with autism. Jason is 12 yrs old and he is having aggressive behavior at home and school. He does see a psychiatrist and is on several medications. All of them have scary side effects. I would like to try CBD oil but I’m scared it might interfere with the other medicine. Also I would like to talk to his dr about it.. Any thoughts or ideas are welcomed.
Hi Jess, This is the dilemma many parents with autistic children have. It is good to talk to your doctor about it and explain to him you don’t like the biotech meds because of their side-effects. See how you doctor reacts to it and what he/she thinks of CBD. In case your doctor is completely against CBD, you can go to a doctor specializing in medical cannabis treatment for autism. As a general idea how other parents handle this is that often they start with the CBD and stop with the meds. When their kids are using meds that cause withdrawal symptoms, they reduce them, rather than abruptly stopping. But in any case, it is good to know that CBD mitigates withdrawal symptoms as well.
Please let us know what you decide and how the talk with your doctor goes. By sharing you help other people with similar problems all over the world.
Hello everyone i have a son who will be 3 years old and is diagnosed with autism and speach and language imparement, he also was noted to have anxiety and to keep an eye on possible ADHD. I live in California and am not sure of the the laws here about CBD and THC. I found an oil called profsnooks it’s a 2:1 CBD/THC. But im not sure if giving my son this is legal here because the bottle says it has THC. The ratio says 2:1. He weighs about 40lbs and is almost 3 years old he is a very smart boy very very intelligent his speech is still a little delayed, but his sensory is what we need help with and getting him to be able to focus and calm down enough to be able to eat a meal and not harm himself. Any suggestions any products would be helpful
Hi Rosie (Joey’s Mom), There are two reasons why we would not recommend THC. First of all, he is still very small and secondly, the conditions he has do not require THC at this point. Based on the experience of other parents with autistic kids with other symptoms like anxiety and ADHD, we recommend a full-spectrum CBD oil like CBDPure 600 (https://idweeds.net/cbdpure-sb). Start with getting him used to the oil slowly for the first 4 to 5 days and give him just a couple of drops twice daily. The dosage is determined by the fact that he is still very small and the severity of his conditions. CBD oil has no harmful side effects so it is safe to experiment with the dosages to find the optimal dosage level for your son. Therefore, after the 4-day getting-used-to period, you can best start with 10 mg per day in two or three takings. Monitor his symptoms for 4 days. His focus should improve and he should be calmer. Increase to 15 mg if necessary and monitor for another 4 days after which you could increase again with 5 mg, and so on. Stay at the dosage level that provides the desired calmness and behavior. Bear in mind that speech is a symptom that often takes weeks of consistent CBD usage to improve.
Please share with us the progress Joey is booking and keep us posted on his results. Many people from all over the world will benefit from it too.
Hi group,, im just going to jump in.. my brother has identical triplet almost 4 year old boys, they are all going under evaluations to see the severity of their autism,, all 3 have it, 1 a bit more aggressive then the others.
He recently asked me if I know or had any leads into CBD for autism reasons information,,, I do not. So I’m reaching out to ask for a bit of guidance on where we should start.
Hi V, since they are still so small it is best to start low and go slow -like 5 mg per day- and get them used to the CBD for about a week. After that, your brother can increase to 10mg of CBD per day, and monitor for four days. When necessary he can increase to 20mg per day and after again 4 days of monitoring to 30mg if necessary. The dosage level depends on the severity of the autism but probably lays around 20 to 30 mg for these small boys). So, possibly the one boy that is a bit more aggressive needs slightly more. But CBD has no harmful side-effects and you cannot overdose it, so it is safe to experiment with different dosages as described. If your brother sees excellent improvement already at lower dosages, there is, of course, no need to increase. The best results will be achieved with a Full-Spectrum CBD oil like CBDPure 600 (https://idweeds.net/cbdpure-sb). Add the drops to a teaspoon of honey for example or mix with other food.
Hope it works out for your nephews, and please keep us posted on the progress and results, as other people all over the world will benefit from it too. It will be interesting to know, what exact dosage level works for them.
We just stared our 10 yr old no-verbal autistic girl with more frequent self harming (by hitting herself in the face and pinching) on the Medihaze full spectrum .5ml 3 times a day and she used to have no problem sleeping. Now she gets up and stays up in the middle of the night. What can we do for sleep?
Hi Lesley, The first thing that comes to mind is that you need to try another oil. From the limited info we have on the brand and type of oil, we cannot tell exactly but it looks like you might have a Full-Spectrum THC extract, or at least higher THC levels. One of the CBD side-effects that people are always referring to is sleeping very well at night. So, this is completely atypical for CBD. Try a full-spectrum CBD oil. We always recommend CBDPure 600 (https://idweeds.net/cbdpure-sb), because it has a proven track record.
Please let us know how it goes with another CBD oil. People all over the world are interested in it too because they can learn from it and it might benefit some of them.
I a have severe asymmetrical hearing loss and suffer from tinnitus. What dosage would you recommend I take? The doctors say there’s a direct link between sleep/anxiety and the severity of tinnitus.
Hi Brandy, The severity of the condition is what is key in determining the dosage. But as you cannot overdose CBD and it doesn’t have harmful side effects, it is safe to experiment with the dosage level. The range is approximately 40 to 100 mg daily. It is recommended to start with 40 mg and monitor for 4 days. Increase with incremental steps of 10 mg every 4 days, until you have reached a level where you feel there are no longer any additional benefits from the additional dosage. Stay on that dosage for about 2 weeks and slowly start decreasing while monitoring, to determine the minimum level of CBD that works for you without having the symptoms come back.
Please share with us your progress and results as, so other people can benefit from it too. Especially with this condition, about which is still not much known in relation to CBD treatment, people all over the world will be interesting to see what the CBD did and which dosage works best for you.
Hi I have a healthy 8 year old son with autism, he is not violent, but non verbal
He had a few words early on 4-5 years old but completely lost everything, would this product help him regain some verbal skills? If so what would be your recommendation ?
Hi John, it is not uncommon, or actually very common that children become verbal after having used CBD for a while. We recommend to give him a full-spectrum oil like (https://idweeds.net/cbdpure-sb). Start with 30 or 40 mg CBD per day and monitor him. You should see him become more focused, social etc. If he has any other autistic symptoms, you should see improvements. Some symptoms improve within one or two days others will improve gradually over time. It is difficult to say exactly how much he needs, but it is completely safe to try different dosages. In clinical trials, children have been given several hundred milligrams of CBD a day. Speech does not usually come within a few days, so try the 30 or 40 mg for a week or two or three and increase to 50 / 70 mg per day for another couple of weeks.
Hope it works out and we would appreciate it if you would keep us up to date on the progress and results. Other people would benefit from it too.
My son miles has autism and is non verbal he is r years old and we really are at a dead end . His laundry Dr feels that this treatment can lead to drug addiction as he gets of an adult age so I have really no one to help me get him started on a cbd treatment would live to try this on my son miles but ny is very funny about this kind if treatment. I need help to do this kind of treatment for miles and have no where to turn
Hi Nicole, Recently the FDA approved CBD for epileptic children (2+ years old): June 2018 – Today, the FDA approved a purified form of the drug cannabidiol (CBD). This is one of more than 80 active chemicals in marijuana. The new product was approved to treat seizures associated with two rare, severe forms of epilepsy in patients two years of age and older. (https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm611047.htm). So if it is safe for epileptic children, why wouldn’t it be safe for autistic children?
Please keep us informed of your decision and good luck with the treatment of your son.
Pls could you address the issue of fear of addiction raised?
Hi, a study carried out in the Netherlands and published in 2014 suggests autistic children are more prone to become addicted. (https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/addiction-and-autism-a-remarkable-comorbidity-2329-6488.1000170.php?aid=28744).
Scientific tests on CBD and addiction indicate that CBD helps people to get off and recover from addiction, by for example reducing relapse risk. (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41386-018-0050-8).
Risk of addiction to conventional autism pharmaceuticals often prescribed by medical doctors: (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4140701/)
Zoloft: About a fifth of individuals prescribed SSRIs like sertraline (Zoloft) have had severe withdrawal symptoms when attempting to wean themselves off other medication. Is Zoloft addictive? http://www.zoloftfacts.com/is-zoloft-addictive/; https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/zoloft-addiction/#gref)
Hi, I’m a single Mom of a 6 yr old autistic boy. As he’s getting older he’s showing more signs of aggression, lack of focus, lack of food intake. They recently diagnosed him with ADHD and suggested medication, but I’m holding off for as long as possible. I am trying to find the right cbd to help him. He’s very sensitive to taste so I’m not sure how to have him take drops. He also can’t swallow pills yet. What can I do?
Hi Andrea, Don’t worry, with the right approach he’ll improve with CBD oil. In case you anyway would consider giving him meds, please read first the side effects they have (https://www.drugs.com). There are several ways to give your son CBD while avoiding the taste of it. The higher the concentration of the CBD oil the less drops you need to give him and the easier it is to put it on a spoon with something he likes. Here are some suggestions:
* Put it on a spoon with honey or jam or peanut butter, or anything he likes
* Mix it in his food like on a salad on baked rice or anything he likes that is compatible with oil
* Mix it in a glass of water or other drink
* Use instead of CBD oil, CBD isolate powder. It is flavorless and can be mixed with any food unless oils. (see: https://idweeds.net/cdb-isolate/)
* Use CBD suppositories (see: https://idweeds.net/cbd-pills/)
* Use a flavorless tincture which you can directly give him because he will not taste it.
* Use a flavored tincture with a flavor he likes (see: https://idweeds.net/cbd-tincture/) The higher the concentration of CBD the less drops you actually need to give him. This makes it easier as well.
* Use CBD edibles (like: https://idweeds.net/cdb-edibles/)
Good luck and please share with us how you manage to give him the CBD as other parents all over the world are coping with the same problems and it will be interesting for them too.
Hi have a autistic 3 yr old and wanted to try some cbd but with thc too any and suggestings? And dosage amount how many times a day
Hi, Using a full-spectrum oil like CBDPure 600 (https://idweeds.net/cbdpure-sb) is a good choice, because the THC amount is so low it isn’t intoxicating. On the other hand, the synergetics of the cannabinoids and terpenes improves the effectiveness of the oil. Although you cannot overdose CBD and there are no side-effects (other than a dry mouth if you take really high dosages), you should start with a very small dosage, because your child is still so small. Start with 10mg a day or maybe even 5mg. Divide the daily dosage into three (or two if it is more convenient for you) takings. Monitor for four days and if necessary, if he/she still has symptoms, increase the daily dosage by a couple of milligrams. Monitor again for four days and increase if necessary, etc. etc. You will see when it is enough by monitoring.
Hope this helps your small child and please share with us your results and the final dosage that works in your case, so other people all over the world could benefit from it too.
Hello, my son is autistic with adhd just turned 16 two weeks ago and he is on geodon 40mg and guanfacine 1mg in the morning and geodon 80mg with 6mg of guanfacine at nite. Diagnosed mild to moderate autism, he is non verbal he can become extremely aggressive at times by hitting punching kicking and scratching. I have no idea where to begin with cbd from what strength to mg dosage or brands. PLEASE HELP!!!!
Hi Ed, Inform yourself about the side effects of these 2 drugs by reading https://www.drugs.com/sfx/geodon-side-effects.html and https://www.drugs.com/sfx/guanfacine-side-effects.html. CBD works extremely well, even with severe autism and ADHD and has no harmful side effects like his regular medication. You cannot overdose CBD and because the dosage depends on the severity of the condition(s), you need to find the optimal dosage level for your son, yourselves. Start by taking 50mg per day in two or three takings and monitor for a day or four. Increase with 10mg incremental steps every four days while monitoring until you reached the desired result. We recommend a full-spectrum CBD oil like https://idweeds.net/cbdpure-sb. Your son should feel it when you reached a good comfortable level. It is not uncommon for people to give their autistic teenagers in excess of 100ml a day in severe cases.
Please keep us updated on the progress and share with us the results, that you should be seeing very soon. People from all over the world will benefit from that.
How do you feel (your personal opinion) about weaning off current medication and cbd at the same time or stop meds immediately and start cbd?
Hi Ed, both would be possible. The main thing is to keep his symptoms down. So if the starting dosage of 50 mg already get’s rid of the symptoms, there is no need to take the other medication anymore. But if the symptoms are reduced but not completely gone, you could take some of the regular medication in reduced quantities until you further ramped up the CBD and the symptoms are gone. The idea is to find the correct CBD dosage so he can stop the regular medication completely. All the best! Pls let us know how it works out, so other people can benefit from it too.
Update… ok so i started my son (16yrs old) i started off with (1000mg full spectrum 15ml-cbdistillery brand) 80mg split am/pm for a week and no change, went up to 100mg also split no change, then i went to 40mg tincture with a 25mg softgel am with food then another 80mg tincture with 25mg softgel pm with food and still no change. Still olot of stemming. Anyone on here have any suggestions?
Hi Ed, Too bad to hear that you didn’t see any results yet and your son is still stemming a lot. Aren’t there any improvements you see?
How long (days?) have you been giving him the CBD?
In some cases, CBD alone is not enough, and THC is required. As he is already 16, you could give parallel to the CBD oil, 20 to 50 mg THC oil daily for at least a couple of weeks. If it works you can gradually reduce to a lower maintenance dosage of about 10 mg THC daily. Give him the THC oil in parallel to the CBD oil, as the CBD will counteract (to a certain extent) the intoxicating effects of THC.
With regards to the CBD, there are several things in our opinion you can do:
1. Speech problems usually are not improved within the first few weeks of taking CBD. Parents report usually that they see improvement after at least two weeks up to a few months.
2. Consistency is important with serious conditions, like your sons. Giving him one day a higher dosage will not bring results. Try giving him 125 mg CBD per day parallel to the THC for at least a couple of weeks.The CBD maintenance dosage afterward should be 25 mg per day.
We hope that your son will get over this with the help of THC and CBD eventually and appreciate your feedback greatly. Please let us know if you manage to improve his stemming problems and other symptoms and what you did to achieve that. Other parents are also struggling and this can be immensely valuable for them.
I have a 13 year old son (73 pounds) that has several diagnoses. Autism, CDD (Childhood Disintegrative Disorder), OCD, Anxiety disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome and Sensory Processing Disorder. He is non-verbal and is in constant motion with several motor and vocal tics. It is hard for him to sit still and to focus. He “stims” a lot and lost all of his language at age 5. He is on Zoloft for his anxiety & OCD, and Tenex for his Tourette’s and impulsivity. Over the last ten years we have tried special diets, homeopathic medicines and mental health drugs to alleviate some of these symptoms. Nothing seems to work well for him. We have tried some trials of CBD oil and CBD crystals before and saw some success from the oil but not the crystals. I have just started him again on a trial of hemp oil tincture at 5mg 2x daily with some promising results in terms of focus. I wanted to start small and work up to a higher dosage since he always responds differently to meds. I came across your website and am interested in learning more about your CBD oil and curious as to what dose you would recommend for him? Thank you for your time.
Hi Kim, You are on the right track. CBD will benefit your son with all his diagnoses. And as you indicate yourself 10mg a day is not enough, but steadily increasing and monitoring like you do is exactly the right thing to do. CBD cannot be overdosed so don’t worry about trying more. (Kids with severe symptoms have reported being given 40, 50 or 60mg or more daily) . I would start with at least 20mg a day (indeed in 2 takings, like you already do) and increase by 5 mg every 4 days while monitoring. As he has several symptoms, which require different levels of CBD, you will probably see that one or several symptoms will reduce and disappear whilst others persist. Continue increasing as described until all symptoms are gone. Keep this level of dosing for at least 2 weeks. After that you can start decreasing in also 5mg increments, to find his maintenance level. He will feel it when you reach the point where his symptoms are coming back. We wish the both of you all the best and would very much appreciate it if you would keep us posted on his progress, so other parents and their kids all over the world could benefit from it too. Sharing is caring
I have got the cbd oil 1000 mg. I was wondering how many drops should give my 5 year old with autism.
Hi Joy, the dosage depends mostly on the severity of his autism. You cannot overdose CBD so, you should experiment to find the dosage that works for your son, as everybody is different. Start with 20mg a day in two takings, monitor for 4 days and add 10 mg to the daily dosage and monitor again. Like this, you can come safely to the correct dosage.
How many drops that is, I can’t tell at this moment, because I need to know the bottle size or the total amount of drops in the bottle, to help you with that. There are approx 20 drops in 1 ml, so if you have a 30 ml bottle, this is 600 drops. In that case 20 mg CBD would be 12 drops, so 6 drops per taking. But check your bottle size to make sure this is correct.
All the best to both of you and please share with us your son’s progress so other people all over the world can benefit from it too. :-)
We suggest you also read about the side effects of all his medication on this website: https://www.drugs.com/zoloft.html. Some of his medication might actually make things worse.
I have a 8 year old son with autism, self injurious behaviour and severe anxiety.
Can you please help me with the dosing for cbd pure 600. How many drops do we start with please? And when do we increase the dose? what time of day is best to take it please?
Thank you so much for your help!
Hi Nancy, based on his severe symptoms, start with 20mg a day which equals to a full dropper or 40 drops if you have the 2oz CBDPure 600 bottle. Spread it out over 2 or 3 takings during the day. Monitor for a day or 4 and increase to 25mg/50drops a day if his symptoms are less but not gone. Monitor again for 4 days and increase by another 10 drops if necessary. Once he is stable keep that dosage for a couple of weeks and slowly decrease dosing to find his maintenance level, the level at which the symptoms do not return.
All the best with the treatment and please share with us your progress and results, so other people all over the world can benefit from it too. Sharing is caring.
I’ve a 4yr old DD that was diagnosed with Autism over 1yr n 5 months ago. I’ve detoxed her from metals with bathing in magnesium flakes & clay she was none verbal now starting to speak words more but will stop. I’m 48 n my main concern is for her to communicate her wants n needs. She’s started getting frustrated with herself and it starting to pull her hair. I need help. Will this help her? Where can I purchase?
Hi Dee, It is hard to see your small child being frustrated with herself. CBD will calm her down and focus which should improve her speaking soon. Since she is only 4, a small dosage should be enough for her. Start with 15mg CBD a day in two takings (7 and 8mg, morning and evening). Put the drops under her tongue and try if she can keep them in her mouth for one minute before swallowing. Then let her drink a glass of water. Monitor her symptoms/improvement in 4-day periods and add 5 mg to the dosing if necessary. You can go up to 40 or 50mg/day or more without risk. You should see a rather quick effect on her behavior, mood and she should be able to concentrate much better. Her speaking will gradually start developing in a normal way. Once she is OK, keep that dosing for another 6 or 8 weeks after which you can start decreasing to find a good maintenance level for her, whilst monitoring her symptoms don’t come back. The best CBD oil is a full-spectrum oil like CBDPure 600 (https://idweeds.net/cbdpure-sb). You can purchase it following the link. Our hearts go out to everyone with medical problems, but especially to the little ones. Therefore, please share with us your progress and results, so other people all over the world can benefit from it too.
Hi, my stepson is 7.. he has been diagnosed with ADHD since he was 4..his meltdowns and aggression have gotten worse..he was diagnosed in december with autism..his full diagnosis is ADHD, ODD, IMPULSIVITY AND AUTISM, he is also a drug baby..neurologist took him off ADHD meds in december…his outbursts and aggression got better but is now getting bad again…would CBD oil be a good fit for him and what brand should we try? Any help would be appreciated
Hi Tina, it was a wise decision to take him off the ADHD meds. CBD works particularly well on children with both ADHD and Autism. CBD will make your stepson calmer, more focussed, happier and less aggressive. We always recommend CBDPure 600 (https://idweeds.net/cbdpure-sb). For info on ADHD read our article https://idweeds.net/cbd-adhd-add/. As soon as you see positive effects with the CBD, you might want to reduce and ultimately stop the big pharma meds, if he is still taking meds for his autism. They can only make things worse for him. Take some time and study their horrible side effects.
Please share with us your results, as other people will benefit from it.
I have a 6 year old high functioning autistic son. I just ordered the 600 CBDPure Hemp oil. What would be the proper dosage for him? He has trouble with memory and social skills. I hope this will allow him to be able to slow things down and be able to comprehend better and be able to focus and reduce some of his echoing.
Hi Eddie, It looks like your son has mild symptoms, so we recommend starting with 15 mg per day in two takings. Monitor for at least 4 days and increase by 5 mg increments if necessary. Please share with us your results so other people benefit from it too.
Hi l have a 12 year old boy with HFA. He has meltdowns on a daily basis. There is no pattern to these. Triggers include heat, noise and lack of sleep. The insomnia is getting worse which is making him worse. It is so exhausting for all the family and now he is missing school at least 2 or 3 days weekly for fear he has meltdowns at school due to lack of sleep. Would cbd alleviate any of these issues. He is also suffers from depression. I don’t want to medicate him but feel cbd might help in a more natural way.
Hi Wendy, The reason CBD is so effective, especially with autism is that it alleviates symptoms like meltdowns, depression, and insomnia. It regulates emotion and focus. Start with a dosage of 25 mg daily in 2 takings, monitor for a day or 4, and increase if symptoms are not completely gone. Since he is already 12 you might need to go to 35 mg or 50mg. Good that you stay off the meds and please share your results with us so other people can benefit from it too.
I’m using NuLeaf and my daughter has seizures. She’s ten but mentally 1. It’s been 4 days. She’s over sleeping in the morning now when she used to be most of the night. I give her 2 drops twice a day. I still see seizures tho. She is calmer.
Hi, It is all in the dosage. Nuleaf has CBD oils with a CBD concentration of 50mg/ml or 2.4 mg/drop (please check if yours does too). 4 drops a day is, therefore, 9.6mg per day, which is not enough. You need to at least double that to reduce/eliminate her seizures. We recommend starting with 25 mg daily. In your case, this would be 5 drops twice a day (10 drops daily). Monitor his symptoms, if the seizures are reduced but not gone, increase with 5 to 10 mg (2 to 4 drops) increment after 4 days. In severe cases, parents have told us they gave up to 50 mg per day to their Autism and Asperger’s kids and almost all limit to full spectrum CBD (no THC). So you are doing the right thing. We wish the both of you all the best and please share with us the results so other people can benefit from it too.
I have a 9 year old boy with asperger.
I started to give him Hemp oil but is not doing anything.
I am buying the concentrated CBD oil.
My question is:
What is the right ratio between CBD and THC to treat my kid?
Hi, What dosage are you giving him in milligrams? How many times a day and what brand CBD oil?
Hello , I have a 15 yr old almost 16. He has taken adderall but the side effects are too much for him . But he said he could think better and slows it down ( his words ) he’s also high anxiety and easily frustrated. will a full spectrum CBD help him with these things and also , about how long would it take to see any kind of an improvement.
Hi Krissy, study the side effects of the amphetamine Adderall. They can be devastating for a 16-year-old in puberty, who is shaping his emotional backbone, which will last him his lifetime. One of the side effects is that it leads to dependence/addiction and vulnerability to addiction to other (street) narcotics. A full spectrum CBD like CBDPure 600 (https://idweeds.net/cbdpure-sb) will help him with anxiety and emotional balance. It will also make him think clearer (my personal experience). He should already notice that he is calmer and more tolerant in one or two days, but give it 4 days to a week to judge the full emotion balancing effects. It should work better than Adderall, without side effects or dependency issues. Please share with us his results so other people can benefit from it too.
I have a autistic down syndrome 19year old daughter she’s been fine in the last 18years but just 6months ago she started to hit herself witch she’s never done she’s got social anxiety really bad she screams out loud and she has just changed completely,I need some help I am going to try cannibas oil I have no other option I’m not giving her any meds we are anti med we are just missrable I don’t understand how she went from being a happy girl to being just missrable
Hi Tammy, in puberty the emotional balance changes. Most likely because of her autism these puberty changes caused her emotions to get out of whack. Good for you to stay away from the meds, they can only do more (and often permanent) harm. We recommend starting with a hemp oil (CBD oil) like CBDPure 600 (https://idweeds.net/cbdpure-sb). It sounds like she has severe symptoms so start with 50 mg per day in 2 or 3 takings, monitor, and increase by 25 mg (to 75 mg) after 4 days. We hope you’ll get your happy girl back soon and please share the results with us so other people can benefit from it too.
Hola, tengo un hijo de 2 años y 3 meses autista y me interesa darle aceite de CBD me podrían indicar si existe algún problema por su edad y que dosis sería recomendable para el ? . saludos
Hola, sorry for answering in English. Your son’s age is no problem. Many parents treat their young autistic children with CBD. But indeed because he is still small you can start with a lower dosage, like 10 mg per day and monitor and adjust if necessary.
My son is 8 yrs old and he has ADHD what kind of cannabis can I use for him
Hi Raul, our recommendations and everything you need to know about ADHD are in this article: https://idweeds.net/cbd-adhd-add/
Hope your son finds relief and please share the results with us so others can also benefit from it.
I have decided to use CBD with my son. He is 6 years old and has mild autism but he has been very anxious lately, more than usual. I can’t decide which brand would be best though. I want something without THC for sure. Any advise?
Hi Stephanie, In our opinion, the best 100% CBD oil without THC or any other cannabinoids is SOL CBD 3600. https://idweeds.net/sol-3600mg.
We would appreciate your feedback how it works and what dosage you give your son.
We recommend full-spectrum CBD for anything as it contains virtually no THC but tiny amounts of naturally occurring cannabinoids which work better together and don’t get you high. Here is our comparison of CBD oils which should be fine for autism as well: https://idweeds.net/best-cbd-oil-anxiety/
Hi I have 3 foster children with ADD HDD and alcohol syndrome would this help them as they are full on all the time my 6 yr old foster daughter wakes up 3 to 4 times through the night and she screems and punches all the time her sibling is 5 yr old and she also wakes up 3 and 4 times through the night she cry’s and screaming all the time and fighting with each other and hurting there 3 yr old brother
Hi, Many parents have reported that CBD helped their children with ADD/ADHD. Also, CBD is known to work for addiction patients (o.a. alcohol addiction), but we do not know if this works for alcohol syndrome with children. We are not doctors and cannot prescribe any medication or supplement, and just share the experiences others have shared. It is up to you to decide to try it or not.
Please let us know, when you decide to use CBD for your foster children, how it worked, so we can share it with others
I have a 3 yrs and 3 months old son diagonosed with autism. He does not eat properly either. I would like to use CBD oil for him. Please advise which ptoduct to buy and how to buy it. I am currently in Montreal Canada.
Please also advise on the recommended daily dose for him.
Thank you so much for the useful information on you website!!
Hi, The best CBD oil to use is full-spectrum (containing micro-concentrations of other cannabinoids besides CBD) like CBD Oil Pro from Receptra naturals, https://idweeds.net/receptra-active-lifestyle/ or Avid Hemp tincture 1000 https://idweeds.net/1000mg-cbd-oil-tincture/ which you can order through the links. They both ship to Canada. The dosage level depends on the severity of the autism, but you cannot overdose CBD and there are no harmful side effects, so you can safely test what the best dosage is for your son. Given his age, (and therefore low body weight) it is probably best to start with a low dosage of 20 mg per day in 2 takings. Monitor the effects for a couple of days and increase if necessary by 10 or 20 mg and monitor again, etc.
Please let us know how it goes and what dosage works best for him, so we can share it with others.
how many drops equivalent to 10mg doze? Thanks!
The amount of drops depends on the concentration/strength of your CBD oil. Usually, the total amount of CBD in mg is indicated on the bottle/package by the manufacturer. Also, the total amount of drops in the bottle is usually somehow indicated. So if you divide the total milligrams by the number of drops, you get the amount of CBD in mg per drop. Example 1: Cannabidiol Life 3000 has 3000 mg of CBD. 4 drops per serving, 150 servings = 600 drops per bottle. 3000/600= 5mg per drop, so for 10 mg you need 2 drops. Example 2: CBDPure 600 has 600 mg of CBD. 60 servings per container, so each serving = 10mg. As indicated on the package the serving size equals 1/2 dropper. Hope this helps you sufficiently if not, let us know which brand/type of oil you are using and we’ll help you figure it out.
Hi I have 23 year old son who was just diagnose with high functioning Asperger he has a lot of problems with his emotions and this effects his everyday life how much CBD and what strength does he take to help him
Thank you for any help you can suggest.
Hi Jenny, the dosage depends on the severity of his case, but you can safely experiment as you cannot overdose CBD. Probably the best dosage to start is 40-50 mg per day in two takings. Depending on the effects you can go less (a common maintenance dosing level is 20-25 mg daily) or increase, if the effects are not strong enough, to 100 or 150 mg daily. Strength is not relevant as dosing is given in mg, not drops (the stronger the oil the less drops he has to take), but it is recommended to make sure you get fully organic and a full-spectrum CBD oil (like CBDPure 600 or Cannabidiol Life 3000), so the other small amounts of cannabinoids add to the health benefits of the CBD. Please let us know how it goes and what dosing level worked best for you son. All the best.
My son has severe behavioral issues and Autism adhd he is currently taking medicine for his asthma and allergies how do I know if cbd oil will interfer with his meds also what cbd oil is the best to take
Hi Tracy, CBD itself is known to have positive effects on allergies. However, the oil that it is dissolved in could cause allergic reactions. Therefore before you buy, check what oil is used and choose an oil that your son is not allergic to. Then test it with a very small amount (half a drop) and monitor his reaction. If he has no allergic reaction start with 20 mg a day, in two takings (morning and evening, each 10 mg) whilst monitoring his allergy. Increase the dosage to 50 mg up to 200 mg per day after two days if no desired effect is achieved. You cannot overdose CBD, so tet what amount works for your son.There are several ways to take it. Often it is dripped under the tongue to let it dissolve for one minute. If this is not possible, mix it with water or food. What regular medication is your son using? Most autism medication has nasty side effects. Did you check what side effects your son’s medication has? Please let us know how it goes and which CBD dosage works best for your son.
Hi my son is severly autistic, non verbal, self injurious with medical conditions. He is NPO and g-tube dependent. Although he is 8 yrs old he is small and only weighs 47lbs . How do I know if it is legal to use, we live in NJ. Do I need his doctors consent? How do I know whay oil and brand is best, dosage and can it be administered through a feeding tube?
Hi Sabrina, The consumption of CBD is federally legal in all 50 States thanks to the 2014 Farm Bill. The FDA has rated CBD as a supplement, not as a medicine. Your doctor’s consent is therefore not mandatory, but it is recommended to discuss it with him.
The best CBD oil for your son is a Full Spectrum CBD/Hemp oil which is fully organic, like CBDPure 600 or Cannabidiol Life 3000. Start with 20 mg a day, in two takings (morning and evening, each 10 mg) and increase the dosage to 50 mg up to 200 mg per day after two days if no desired effect is achieved. You cannot overdose CBD, so you can determine the dosage which works for your son by observing and increasing the dosage if necessary. Given his low weight, positive effects should be seen already with lower dosages.
There are many parents administering CBD oil through a feeding tube, so this is possible. Please let us know how it goes.
I am curious to try this with my 11 year old daughter. High Functioning ASD, but very high anxiety. Is it safe to use with her doctors prescribed Ritalin? Also for everyone else on this board, my wife just launched a website that will help parents going through this journey and allow all of us to help each other out. Please check it out and share it as much as possible. cahootles.com
Ritalin is horrible advice in any case. If you just do a bit of your own research and take a look at the mind numbing ritalin side effects, including anxiety, which your daughter suffers from (https://www.drugs.com/sfx/ritalin-side-effects.html). So you are giving her something that CAUSES anxiety as a side effect. On the other hand, CBD has no harmful side effects and is proven to reduce and prevent anxiety. Still, we do not recommend to take Ritalin simultaneously with CBD. Ritalin is an upper, similar to cocaine. CBD is a downer which calms you down so you can imagine that combo can cause an irregular heartbeat. Try a day without Ritalin and just CBD instead, it’s the safest approach and please let us know how it goes.
Hi my daughter is 7 and low functioning autistic nonverbal high pain tolerance so she sometimes self harms or harms others during a meltdown ???? We have tried different meds and all have negative effects so I’ve been doing ALOT research on CBD oils and want to try her out on it and see if it works for her. I know you can’t overdose on CBS oil but not sure what to start her off on for mg’s and should she only get it once or twice a day like ive been reading? Any help is awesome thanks you
Hi, start with 20 mg a day, in two takings (morning and evening, each 10 mg) and increase the dosage to 50 mg up to 200 mg per day after two days if no desired effect is achieved. You cannot overdose CBD, so you can determine the dosage which works for your daughter by observing and increasing the dosage if necessary. All the best with the treatment and please share your results with us.
So I went and got the CBD oil yesterday she is not fond of me trying to put the dropper in her mouth (she has SPD) and is fighting me when I try amd dang shes
strong!!! ???? can I put the drops on something maybe or should I just keep trying it under her tongue and hope she gets use to it after while??
Hi, You can mix it with water or food. Just drop them into a glass of water or if she’s, for example, fond of honey, take a teaspoon with some honey and add the drops to it, or anything like that. You’ll find a way. You also might consider buying a spray next time. For some kids, this works better. Good luck, and please share the results with us.
I am very interested in using this cbd oil for my autistic son. He is 16vyrs old and has severe autism. How do I know which is the best oil for him and what dosage to begin using?
It is difficult to choose the right CBD oil because there are a lot of fake products and different kinds of CBD oil on the market.
It is better to choose a ‘full spectrum’ hemp oil, meaning that besides CBD it also contains small (and legal) amounts of other cannabinoids. The synergetics make the oil much more effective.
Another important thing is the potency of the oil. For your son’s severe autism you need a potent CBD oil with at least 600mg. CBDPure 600 is both full spectrum and potent.
Start with a dosage of 50mg per day and add 20mg after 2 days if you do not see (enough) effects, up to 200mg per day. You cannot overdose, so you can experiment how much works for your son.
All the best with the treatment and hope your son get’s well soon. Please let us know what the results are and how much CBD was enough for him.
I have a 9 yr old so , non verbal, severe Autism. Anti social, self hitting and aggressive mainly during school. My wife and I have been on the fence for a while to begin using CBD oil. What would be a good starting dosage or go with a spray form first? Any thing will help.
You cannot overdose CBD oil, so you can experiment with the dosage quantity. It is recommended to start with 50 mg daily due to the severity of your son’s case. (3 partly dosages 3 times a day)
If you do not see the desired effect in 2 days, increase the dosage by 20 mg and so on, up to 200 mg per day.
In general it doesn’t matter if you use an oil or a spray, but usually, if you need higher potency, as in your case, oil is preferred because you need a potent oil like CBDPure600 (600 mg CBD).
All the best to you and your son. Please let us know how the treatment goes and which dosage levels worked best for your son.
I would love your input. My child is 7 and they wanting him to see Neuropaediatrician as he doesn’t complete his work and struggles to concentrate etc. Although 7 he was found to have no hearing or desk height sight at 4 1/2. The neurpaediatricians will most probably put him on Ritalin or Concerta. I’m looking at this hemp oil as a starting point rather?!? Would love your input please
You are right, hemp oil should be his starting point while avoiding the synthetic chemicals with side effects. You can not overdose on CBD so experiment to see which dosage works best for him. Start with 20mg a day and if no desired effect is felt within 2 days, increase the dose to 50mg – up to 200mg. In the start more cannabinoids are needed to restore body’s balance quickly, later on a much lower maintenance dose is required. Please let us know how it goes.
We bought the hemp lucid brand hemp seed oil 250 mg how much should we give a 9 year old severe autism Or did we get the right product
You got the wrong product. You need hemp CBD oil, which is derived from the hemp stalk and flowers, not seeds. Hemp seed oil can be used in salads and is rich in omega 3, 6 and 9, also good to put on your (dry) skin.
how do u order from ur site OR IS THIS POSSIBLE?
Simply order from here: https://idweeds.net/cbdpure-600mg
Hi. Was wondering what dosage to give to a 9 year old. Thank you in advance for any help you can give.
Start with 20mg a day, if his condition is severe increase the dosage to 50mg. Please let us know how it goes.
I needed to know how much CBD to give my Autistic Non Verbal 4 year old with extreme and random meltdowns..poor nutrition..poor sleeping and anxiety..otherwise happy little guy????Thank you????
Give the little guy at least 20 mg daily and if not sufficient increase to 40 mg.
Hi my little brother is 25 months old. I came across a family on YouTube who cured their sons autism by giving him CBD. My parents and I would like to know what type of CBD should we give him and how much dosage for his age? My little brother will be turning 2 years old on October 1st, 2018.
Please get back to me.
I meant to say he will be turning 3 years old
You can give him 20 mg of CBDPure daily, if the result is positive then you can decrease the dose to 10 mg otherwise increase the dose. It’s something you should experiment with as everyone is different.
Thank you for getting back to me. ????????♥️
You are most welcome, please share with us how it works for him :)
I am going to try this for my autistic son. Will report back in a month
What daily dosage is recommended for 7 year old autistic child? Pls advise
Start with 20mg daily of CBDPure. If his autism is extreme, up the dose and see what works best in his case.
Can you please let me know what is the best CBD oil to use. I have a 19 year old Autistic son who has severe aggression and huge meltdowns that can last for hours and some days off and on all day long. What is a good dosage also?? Thanks
We recommend CBDPure, please read this article that answers all your questions: https://idweeds.net/cbd-oil-for-sale/
How many ml of cbd oil can I give a 6 year old with severe autism
As much as it’s required to start getting results as you can’t overdose on CBD. Start with 50 mg and keep increasing if needed, some people report 100 mg and others 200 mg+ a day to be effective, so you should experiment. After a period of time you can decrease the dose as the body’s own balance is restored.
Correction: I meant to say mg NOT ml.
Candace, have you tried it with any positive results yet? I’m in the same boat…18 year old on the spectrum with meltdowns and self injuring and aggression to others.
same boat here as well..Did you ever try it? 17yr old non verbal autistic son has serious meltdowns and Im trying to find the right kind
What do you mean with the right kind? It comes from industrial hemp so all that matters is that the concentration is high enough and pure. If you are looking for cannabis strains, there are many many kinds..
I have a 10 year old who is severely autistic, non verbal and has SIB (self inflicting behavior) and I just took him off the respidone and tries cbd oil. I have already noticed a difference and I am finally getting my boy back to his happy self. I am still experimenting with the dosage but 25mg seems to be the start point with him so far
Good for the both of you! You are on the right track. Usually, we see with severe autism that a higher dose is taken by patients to get it under control. In the range of 40 to 50 mg per day. 25 mg is considered a maintenance dosage level to keep the autism under control after the main treatment. It also helps to use a ‘full spectrum’ hemp oil instead of a 100% cannabidiol (CBD) oil. In a full spectrum oil, there are also tiny amounts of other cannabinoids, like THC etc. that are so small that they do not cause any psychotropic effects, but they coincide with each other, creating a synergetic effect.
All the best with the treatment of your son, and please share with us further results.
I have a son with autism and epilepsy is 28 yrs old need to know how to get CBD oil certificate from the county for his anxiety. Am having a very hard time with anxiety control.
I’m not sure what you are asking here. CBD oil certificate?
I have a child with autism he is 6 years old he is taking tegrtol cr 200. My question is can I give him cbd oil while he is taking tegretol cr ??? Please I need help
Hello, Tegretol is an anticonvulsant drug with common side effects like nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, swollen tongue, loss of balance or coordination, or unsteadiness.Most people with autistic children start giving CBD parallel to the regular pharmaceutical medication and gradually reduce the medication as their child’s condition improves. Most of the side effects caused by Tegretol will be reduced or eliminated by the CBD as well. Please let us know how it goes and if you need help with dosing amounts, please let us know as well.
I have a three year old who weighs 30lbs with moderate to severe ASD. He’s non verbal, very withdrawn, severe stims, and anxiety. Sleep issues are a primary concern. No eating issues.
I also have an 8 year old also moderate to severe. Significant development delays and anxiety. Weight is 87 lbs.
Can you advise on a strain and dosing
Thanks in advance
Hi Alyson, Most often people use CBD for ASD and Autism treatment for children. Strains are irrelevant for CBD as they usually are referred to for THC rich strains. It is recommended to use a full-spectrum CBD oil for your sons, like CBDPure 600 (https://idweeds.net/cbdpure-600mg). Because they are both small, start with very low dosages. Start with 10mg a day for the three-year-old and 15mg for the eight-year-old. Monitor their symptoms and adjust accordingly. Please share with us the results and what worked best for your sons, so others can benefit from it too.
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