Children’s cough medicine for chesty coughs is usually only suitable for kids aged 6 and over and is not right for babies.
If your baby or young child has a chesty cough, we’d recommend asking your doctor or pharmacist for advice, as they can recommend suitable treatment and doctors can provide a prescription if needed.
CBD stands for cannabidiol, a substance which comes from the cannabis plant and is used in food supplements.
Unlike other parts of the cannabis plant (particularly THC), CBD doesn’t have psychoactive properties, which means that it won’t get you high if you take it.
CBD oil is available in lots of different products, including sprays, capsules, and oil droppers, and is made in different strengths so you can determine which dose is right for you over time.
There are lots of reasons why vitamin drinks can be a better option for you than tablets, and part of that is because the nutrients in liquids are absorbed by your body much quicker.
When you take a vitamin tablet, it can take around 30 minutes for it to break down and start to absorb into your system, but liquids have already done that work for you, so your body can absorb those nutrients right away.
This also means that you’ll typically absorb 98% of the vitamins in Tonic Health drinks, where tablets and capsules usually only provide around 5 - 10%, a huge difference!
CBD oil is safe to use as long as you follow the instructions laid out by the manufacturer.
For example, you should only take the dosage they recommend and should use the drops or sprays as intended - so basically, don’t do something silly like spray it directly into your eyes and you should be fine.
Another thing to consider is whether you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the product.
We’d recommend checking out the product page if you do have allergies and think you may be sensitive to something included in CBD oil, each page includes the list of ingredients so you can check them before you buy.
We’d also recommend double-checking the ingredients listed on the product packaging when you receive your order, manufacturers can change their ingredients at any time and this will help to keep you safe if they make any unforeseen changes.
Whether you can take CBD oil with you on holiday will depend entirely on the law in the country you’re travelling to.
Although CBD oils with less than 0.2% THC are legalised in many places nowadays, there are still countries that prohibit it altogether.
We’d recommend checking up on the specific place you’re travelling to to see whether they have legalised CBD oil before you travel, just in case.
If you find that you can take your CBD oil with you, make sure that you take 100ml or less with you and pack it in a clear bag with your other liquids when you go through airport security.
The type of CBD oil that is legal to sell in the UK won’t make you feel high like cannabis might.
This is because the THC that comes from the cannabis plant must be removed before CBD products can be sold here, and they must be shown to contain less than 0.2% THC when tested.
As THC is the part of the cannabis plant that makes you feel high, the tiny amount that remains in legal CBD products won’t be enough to affect you.
This means you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits you may get from CBD without getting high.
If you’re taking any other medication, we’d recommend speaking to a doctor or pharmacist before taking products containing CBD oil.
Although CBD is a natural product, there is always a possibility that medications can interact with other treatments, causing unwanted side effects or making your medicine less effective.
A medical professional will be able to assess the medications you’re taking and help you to be sure that CBD will be safe to use alongside them.
As driving after using cannabis would be illegal, it’s natural to wonder whether CBD would fall under the same restrictions.
You’ll be pleased to learn that as the CBD oil sold in the UK contains only tiny amounts of THC, it should affect your judgement or your ability to drive.
However, it’s important to note that you should take some time after taking any treatment or herbal remedy to see how it affects you before you attempt to drive.
If you feel sleepy, dizzy, or drowsy or are finding it difficult to concentrate after taking CBD (or anything else for that matter) you shouldn’t attempt to drive until you’re sure the symptoms have passed and you’d be able to do so safely.
It’s your responsibility to make sure that you’re fit to be behind the wheel, so make sure you take your time and remember that it’s better to be safe than sorry.
When you’re breastfeeding, it’s very important to consider what you’re taking into your body as there’s a chance that it can pass into your breastmilk when you feed your baby.
At the moment, there isn’t much information available about CBD and its effects on babies while breastfeeding or during pregnancy, so we’d recommend giving it a miss.
If you feel that you absolutely need to take CBD while breastfeeding then you should speak to your doctor before taking anything.
They’ll be able to assess whether these products would be right for you, and recommend other treatments which may be better for you.
During your pregnancy or while breastfeeding, you should only take medications or treatments if told to do so by your doctor or another medical professional.
Symtomax Oral Tabs contain less than 0.05% THC, meaning that there are only trace amounts of it in each dissolvable tab.
As THC is the part of the cannabis plant that makes you feel ‘high’, removing as much of it as possible leaves you with all of the benefits of CBD without that high feeling.
This also means that they comply with UK guidelines which state that CBD products must contain less than 0.2% THC and can be sold legally.