ADHD is characterised by difficulty focusing on tasks and excessive activity, and is the most commonly diagnosed developmental disorder in children and adolescents. Controversy is related to both diagnosing and treating ADHD, which is often managed through a combination of behavioural therapy and pharmaceutical stimulants. While most people react to stimulants by becoming more energetic, ADHD brains have the opposite reaction - stimulants calm them down. Most pharmaceutical drugs for these disorders work by making dopamine more available in the brain, which helps to regulate behaviour and focus attention. However, these drugs have negative side effects, especially when given to children, and the long-term benefits of their use are in question.

More research is needed, but limited studies and anecdotal evidence suggest that the dopamine deficiency observed in ADHD patients can be balanced through cannabinoid therapy. CBD may have the potential to treat ADHD by increasing the availability of dopamine. This then has the same effect, but is a different mechanism of action, than stimulants like Ritalin and Dexedrine amphetamine, which act by binding to the dopamine and interfering with the metabolic breakdown of dopamine. 

Treating children 

If CBD is going to work for your child then CBD Plus is the product to try. It is water soluble which means you can add it to any beverage for your child. This product comes in a pump bottle. One pump would be too much for an initial dose though, so you would have to open the bottle and use a pipette for dosages (we will send you a pipette). First you would give your child one pipette drop per day (as mentioned, you need to open the pump bottle and use the pipette not the pump mechanism). You would mix this drop into any beverage and give it to your child in the morning. You would monitor your child on one drop for 4-6 days. You can then go up to one drop administered twice per day (7-8 hours apart). You would monitor your child on this for 4-6 days. You can then go up to two drops administered twice per day (7-8 hours apart). After 4-6 days you can go up to three drops in the morning and two drops in the afternoon (at this point your child is taking 1 squirt).

If you see an excellent response in your dosage, then there is no need to go up in the dosage range. It is important that you keep a detailed diary and note when you give your child the dosage, how many drops you give your child and how they are throughout the day. The detailed diary is really important when you are finding the correct dosage, since there is no one-size-fits-all dosage, so we really stress the importance of this.  

Treating adults 

We suggest you use either the CBD Plus or the CBD 800. If using the CBD 800, use the micro and standard dosage ranges