CBD Oil for teenagers

It’s not easy being a teen. At this turbulent stage of life, your body undergoes raid change, with hormones raging through your system as new life events present themselves and future plans call for peak performance. One in five Dutch high school students experience some sort of emotional problems at this age. Physically speaking, it’s not always easy for young adults either. So how can CBD Oil help our teenagers make it through this complex life phase with minimal hassle, enjoying its opportunities to the fullest?

CBD for rapidly changing bodies and minds

CBD Oil is used increasingly by ever more people around the world. This natural, plant-based supplement offers many potential benefits, including pain and stress relief, sleep improvement, better focus, and immune system boosts.

Surely, CBD Oil has particular potential for teenagers, providing some much-needed natural support in challenging times. We will discuss various useful applications ranging from the physical to the mental challenges that adolescence poses. As it turns out, the full range of SupMedi CBD supplements has interesting uses for teens, from skin problems and anxiety to improved concentration and better mood.

Cannabinoids and the ECS

Cannabis and hemp plants contain hundreds of different cannabinoids, of which THC is probably the most famous example. CBD is rapidly gaining in popularity too, however, and although CBD and THC are both cannabinoids, they have very different effects on our body and out health!

Every human being has an endocannabinoid system (or ECS) as part of their basic physiology. This system is responsible for the body’s internal balance, ensuring that all major processes run in smooth harmony. Some of these processes include our circadian rhythm, hormonal balance, and our memory function. The ECS also regulates pain awareness and our response to inflammation.

The ECS is made up of countless cell receptors spread all throughout the body. These receptors are either activated or inhibited by compounds called cannabinoids. While the body produces its own (endo)cannabinoids, hemp plants also contain many different (phyto)cannabinoids, including well-known ones such as CBD and THC. The body’s physiology does not distinguish between the two types, which means that CBD and THC can influence our body by interacting with our endocannabinoid system.

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The endocannabinoid system

Mental and physical support

Scientists have been studying the ECS for quite some time now. In the late nineteen-eighties, they discovered two important cell receptors, called CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are chiefly found in the brain, where they help govern mental processes such as emotions, learning, and general memory function.

CB2 receptors, by contrast, are mostly located in peripheral nervous system and immune system. There, they can help the body reduce (chronic) pain, control inflammation, or speed up muscle recovery after intense exercise and injuries.

Our teenage years are marked by a rapidly developing body and a brain that goes through drastic changes. In these turbulent years, CBD Oil can influence the ECS of teenagers to become a welcome source of much-needed natural support.

How can CBD Oil help teenagers?

So what kind of specific support can CBD Oil offer teenagers in the difficult phase they are going through? As we explain in this blog, CBD Oil can help the ECS to subtly influence their mood, concentration and memory, skin condition, pain, and more.

CBD Oil, mood, and hormonal balance

It sometimes seems as if adolescent physiology is made up almost entirely of raging hormones. Hormones are crucial for physical development as well as for our emotional state and mood. Through the ECS, CBD Oil can influence hormonal production, which can help improve our physical and mental equilibrium.

Take serotonin for example: a compound heavily associated with positive, happy feelings. In fact, serotonin is the main hormone governing our mood and emotional state. CBD Oil is capable of promoting production of serotonin, making it a promising candidate for treating depression by helping to keep depressed feelings and mood swings under control.

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CBD Oil’s soothing effects

CBD possesses natural soothing properties. Of course, any teenager can do with some peace of mind, especially in stressful situations like school exams. If your own teen has an important test or difficult presentation coming up, (performance) anxiety, stress, and sleeping problems are never far away. CBD can reduce feelings of stress and improve sleep, which can help ease the mind and reduce body tension during exams and presentations.

CBD Oil for improved focus and memory

We can distinguish between two type of concentration: voluntary and involuntary concentration. Voluntary concentration involves a conscious decision to focus: you are in full control of the act. Involuntary concentration, by contrast, is beyond our control: it happens automatically. While we make a conscious effort to focus on a task (voluntary concentration), we can become distracted by external factors (involuntary concentration). These two types of concentration are mutually exclusive: they cannot be active at the same time.

CBD Oil can help maintain our voluntary focus. Although attention focus is a highly complex mental phenomenon, several studies have demonstrated that CBD can help improve task-specific concentration. This is another useful property of CBD Oil for teenagers; especially for those struggling with ADHD.

Another boon of CBD is its potential for improving memory function. Both stress and anxiety can lead to poor memory performance. They can even sever connections between nerve cells. CBD can help contain this damage, as studies have shown. That means taking CBD Oil can help teenagers protect their memory by natural means. This is particularly welcome for adolescents looking for some additional academic support, because CBD can be very helpful in demanding school situations as well!

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CBD Oil can control inflammation

If inflammation affects any part of your body, the consequences can be deeply unpleasant. Still, inflammation is a very important physiological process. The immune system reacts whenever external threats such as viruses, bacteria, or unfamiliar chemicals enter the body. White blood cells and other shock troops are called in to destroy the intruders and repair any damage they have caused.

In case of chronic inflammation, however, the immune system may start to attack the body’s own healthy cells. This can be seen in inflammatory conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and asthma.

Overcoming inflammation is an energy-consuming procedure for the body. CBD Oil can lend a helping hand due to its intrinsic energy-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. It can reduce the duration and severity of inflammation responses. This can come in handy for typical skin issues affecting teenagers such as acne, which is basically a skin inflammation problem that CBD Oil can help control.

CBD Oil to help reduce pain and recover faster

Adolescence often comes with its fair share of pain and discomfort. Growing pain, menstrual pain, and aching muscles after school sports days are common examples. Teens are no strangers to stress-related bellyaches and headaches, either. CBD Oil can help ease the pain while soothing the body and helping the developing muscles of teenagers recover faster.

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Does CBD Oil produce side-effects?

CBD Oil is a plant-based dietary supplement that can be used to support a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Cannabidiol is safe to use, non-addictive, and has no harmful consequences upon regular use. Moreover, in spite of its hemp-based origins, it is non-psychoactive: CBD cannot make people ‘high’ or ‘stoned’.  This explains why the World Health Organisation WHO has officially labelled CBD as safe. Generally speaking, CBD Oil produces no or only mild side-effects. Still every person is unique, and we can all respond differently to any kind of supplement. Therefore, some people can experience mild side-effects including:

  • Dizziness;
  • Nausea;
  • Dry mouth;
  • Drowsiness;
  • Reduced appetite.

Generally speaking, these side-effects are no cause for concern. They are usually just signs that your body is adjusting to CBD. You can always lower your dose and see whether the side-effects subside by themselves.

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CBD and medicine interactions

Cannabidiol is known to influence how certain types of medication work. CBD can slow down metabolism of some specific (prescription) drugs. This can lead to risky situations, so any teenagers considering using CBD Oil while taking medication should always consult their doctor first!

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Which CBD Oil products are suited for teenagers?

CBD Skincare

Our CBD Argan Cream and CBD Argan Salve are full of nurturing ingredients. Use them for aching muscles or skin problems such as acne or eczema, and stand back as you watch your teen shine!

Tip 1: Our lovely Hemp Oil Soap Bars an be very effective against eczema, acne, blemishes and spots, while also providing anti-inflammatory properties. They’re a natural way of ‘washing away’ the skin problems often experienced by teens!

CBD supplements & CBD nutrition

Teenagers taking our Full Spectrum CBD Oil, CBD Tablets, or our absolutely delicious CBD Nutrition products will notice how CBD interacts with the ECS to work from the inside out, providing relief for physical and mental problems while improving their natural balance.

Tip 2: Treat your teen to our lovely CBD Candy! Or be there when they come home from school with a steaming cup of CBD Hot Chocolate waiting. And don’t forget to try our wholesome CBD Oatmeal, to see your young adult off to a great start of the day!



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