CBD and Autism – Effectiveness, Dosage, and Safety

The Autism Spectrum Disorder is a very broad spectrum, especially now that asperger syndrome is a part of the spectrum. Having an autistic child can be a very real challenge, and many people are looking for a way to help their child live a happy and fulfilling life by reducing the negative consequences of having autism whilst retaining the positive benefits that it grants. In this article, I will be discussing CBD and Autism and its effectiveness, as well as dosage and safety (both for children and adults).

What is Autism?

Autism is a highly complex neurological disorder that affects 62.2 million people (including myself – asperger’s), approximately three-quarters of which are male. Autism Spectrum Disorder can affect the following:

  • Sensory Perception
  • Emotion and Emotional Awareness
  • Natural Train of Thought
  • Intense Obsessions
  • Difficulty in Social Settings
  • Inability to Maintain Eye Contact
  • Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Learning Delay
  • Speech Disability
  • Inability to “Read” Emotions
  • Anxiety and Unusual Phobias
  • Repetitive Behaviors

What is CBD?

CBD is an up and coming botanical supplement made from the cannabis ruderalis, or hemp. It has a plethora of medicinal benefits as shown in this article. CBD comes in multiple forms – edibles, shots, capsules, tinctures, isolate, and oils.

CBD and Autism – Is It Effective?

CBD is extremely effective in symptomatically treating autism. Check out this story about a 9 year old with autism who, with the help of cannabis spray, learned to finally speak. It’s also good for other symptoms of autism as well, including gastrointestinal issues and anxiety. In my personal experience, CBD has absolutely revolutionized the quality of my life in the following ways:

  • Less Anxiety
  • Less “Sensory Overload”
  • More Socialability
  • Decreased Depression
  • Decreased Pain
  • Decreased Gastrointestinal Issues

Also, check out Dr. Lester Grinspoon’s article entitled “A Novel Approach to the Symptomatic Treatment of Autism

Is CBD Safe? What About For Kids?

CBD is very safe, with the only side effects being dry mouth, lowered blood pressure, and drowsiness in higher doses. It is also safe for children as well as your furry friends as well!

CBD Dosage For Autism

For children I recommend starting with 10-15mg of CBD daily, and slowly increasing dosage to as high as  75mg (or more) as needed. CBD Gummies are a great choice for kids as this brand’s gummies have 15mg of CBD in each gummy – the perfect dose for the kiddos!

For adults I recommend starting with 20-35mg of CBD daily and slowly increasing dosage to 100mg (or more) per day. CBD Capsules are a great choice for adults with autism seeking to self-medicate using CBD.

My CBD for Autism Recommendations

Now that you’ve learned that CBD is excellent for autism, I’d like to present to you my recommendations for CBD for Autism.

For children, I recommend CBDPure 600mg once daily or CBDPure 750 Softgels for more severe cases. Alternatively, they might like HempBombs’ CBD Gummies If this isn’t enough, bump up to HempBombs’ 1,000mg CBD oil and slowly increase in dosage every 10 days or so until you’ve found your child’s sweet spot!

For adults, I also recommend CBDPure 600mg but twice daily. Alternatively, HempBombs sells CBD CapsulesCBD Vape Juice (I recommend the 300mg version), and more! If your autism is more severe, you may want to look into HempBombs’ 1,000mg CBD oil, their 2,000mg CBD Oil, or even their 4,000mg CBD Oil.

Thank you so much for reading, and I truly hope your child benefits from CBD as much as I did. Please let me know in the comments how CBD has affected you or your child, how excited you are for you or your child to try CBD, or any questions you might have!


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  2. Miss CBD Believer


    My child is now speaking thanks to HempBombs 1000mg!!! Thank you so much!!!

  3. Misty


    10 days into the softgels you recommended and my 6 year old is no longer complaining about the feeling of his socks on his feet.. Thumbs up from me

  4. Katerina


    Hi, which of your products would you recommend for a 25 year old autistic male with self injurious behavior

  5. Joe


    Hello, we have a 9 year old boy with aspergers that takes 30 to 40 mg of vyvanse and 5 mg of lexapro daily. He has been on this for over a year. The side effects are what have us worried. He only weighs 52 lbs and never has an appetite. He has recently developed several ticks that concern us (one is seizure like) and they drive him crazy. We plan on speaking with the doctor about these ticks and possible treatment with cbd oil instead of meds. Gummies would be perfect for him. Which product and dossage would you recommend?
    Thank you for your time.

    • Kenneth


      Hey Joe! Your 9 year old is probably not gaining wait due to the Vyvanse. Vyvanse is a stimulant based ADHD medication. Stimulants even in ADHD patients can cause an inability to gain wait and can even cause the patient to LOSE weight. Try out the HempBombs gummies first and stay posted as within the next week I’ll be reviewing every single one of my favorite CBD gummies.

  6. Kenn


    Hi, if i am doing the CBD pure for my 5 year old. kindly give me the dosage in centiliters (CL) as I dont know how to deal with the mg.

  7. Jamie


    Hi, I recently purchased a bottle of CBD Tincture Vanilla 250 mg in a 15ml bottle…trying for my 11 year old daughter (she’s the weight and height of an adult) with autism, self injurious behaviors..but no one at the store could give me a straight answer on dosage for her (said for liability reasons). I don’t know whether to give her a full drop to start, or half etc… can you please give me some idea? Thank you

    • Kenneth


      Start with 1/2 a dropper and go up from there until desired results are achieved.

      Thanks and good luck!

  8. Lisa


    Hi my daughter is neally 8 she has severa autism i bought the cbd oil at 2000mg strength ive been givin her a single tiny drop from the dropper of a mornin its seemed to calm her right down but im goin to get a lower dosage as i dont want to be given her this strength incase its to much as anybody else gave there child this strength before

  9. giovanna


    hi my son is 6 years old and has autisum … he is hyper adhd and sometimes just cant concentrate trying to do 100 things at once . do you think this could work for him i am just worries about the dosage can you tell me exactly what i should buy and how much to give,

    • Kenneth


      I cannot offer any guarantees but it’s definitely worth a shot. Try 1/4 of a dropper of CBDPure 600

  10. Lisa


    It says its a 15ml bottle an it contains 360 drops in the bottle so how many drops would you recomend a day for that strength

    • Kenneth


      Start out with about 3 drops and work your way up until you find your daughters sweet spot.

  11. Reply

    my son kyle is 12 years old looking to get this product he is not verbal has autism, he hurt himself so iam trying to get something for him,, what should i order?? thanks

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  13. adrian


    my son is 5. I’m ordering the CBDPURE 600. Can you recommend dosage? He’s been on .75ml Zilis UltraCell for a year, and I am looking to bump him up. Thank you

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