Our 7 Best Inflammation-Fighting Tips

Our 7 Best Inflammation-Fighting Tips

If you’ve browsed our product selection or read through our blogs, you’ve probably realized by now that we talk about inflammation quite a bit. There’s a good reason for it – while inflammation is your body’s natural process of protecting injuries, fighting illness, and more, sometimes it can get out of hand. 

Chronic inflammation can negatively impact virtually every aspect of your well-being, from your mental and emotional health, to your heart health, to your ability to move without joint or muscle pain.

Dr. Meredith Warner, the founder of Well Theory, is an orthopedic surgeon who sees the long-term consequences of unchecked inflammation every day – and developed our resources and products to help you naturally relieve inflammation in your daily life.

Today, we’re rounding up some of our most helpful resources and tips to assist you in relieving inflammation:

Read More: How You Can Relieve Inflammation With Tart Cherry Extract

Tart Cherries have long been used as a “folk” remedy for arthritis pain and gout, but recent research has shown that tart cherry extract has a host of other health benefits to offer. 

The antioxidants present in tart cherries can reduce pain and inflammation. This makes it ideal for post-workout recovery, or a natural solution if you find that you’re sore from being on your feet all day. 

2. PEA Is What Your Body Produces

to naturally fight inflammation

Read More: The Complete Beginner’s Guide To PEA

Supplementing with PEA helps you harness your natural healing processes for faster relief with less pain.

PEA (palmitoylethanolamide) is found in high levels during several inflammatory and painful disorders due to its innate anti-inflammatory activities.

It basically functions as an internal regulator of pain. PEA is of the same family that anandamides are, or the neurotransmitters that are affected by CBD – meaning that it has the same anti-inflammatory effect as CBD does.

We offer PEA products for those who want a safe, natural pain and inflammation reliever but would prefer to avoid taking CBD. 

We strongly believe in the efficacy of PEA and have incorporated it into many of our products – like our Essential Multivitamin.

3. When You exercise

inflammation settles into your joints and muscles

Read More: How To Reduce Inflammation After Exercise

Each time you work out, small micro-tears form in your muscles – and as they heal, they become stronger. 

This is a perfectly natural part of your body’s healing process, but keeping inflammation in check after exercise is a great way to make sure you don’t lose momentum in your fitness regimen. 

Natural anti-inflammatories and antioxidants can assist with recovery.

4. Olive Oil Can Help Reduce Oxidative Stress

which can help relieve inflammation

Read More: 6 Reasons This Orthopedic Surgeon Uses Olive Oil Daily

Oxidative stress occurs when your body struggles to neutralize free radicals. When your body uses and breaks down oxygen molecules, for example, free radicals are released – as they are in many of your body’s natural processes. 

However, when you aren’t getting enough sleep, enough essential vitamins in your diet, etc., your body struggles to produce antioxidants – which neutralize free radicals.

When free radicals aren’t neutralized, they travel through the body, damaging nearby cells as they look for other molecules and atoms to bind to. This state is called “oxidative stress,” and can induce fatigue, inflammatory conditions, and more.

Laboratory measures of oxidative stress are significantly reduced when conversion to an olive-oil-rich diet take place. Olive oil has many phytochemicals that naturally reduce inflammation and provide antioxidant protection; this is especially true of extra virgin olive oils.

Read More: Dr. Meredith Warner’s Anti-Inflammatory Routine

In this blog, Dr. Meredith Warner discusses her own daily anti-inflammatory routine – what products she takes, when, and why, and why it’s so important to have a daily anti-inflammatory practice.

“As an orthopedic surgeon and wellness expert who often sees patients suffering from a myriad of inflammatory illnesses, I know just how important it is to have a daily anti-inflammatory routine.”

Read More: How Gut Health Can Support Brain Inflammation

“Gut health” refers to the number of healthy bacteria present in your gut. Or, it refers to what type of bacteria are in your intestines. The type of bacteria is dependent upon your stress levels, diet, and lifestyle along with your environment.

A healthy gut efficiently breaks down food, absorbs nutrients quickly, and can have far-reaching effects on your overall health – yes, even your brain health. 

This blog explores a study that indicated a healthier gut microbiome was linked to reduced inflammation levels in the brain.

Read More: Why You Should Have CBD Oil In Your Medicine Cabinet

CBD Oil is highly anti-inflammatory and highly antioxidant. It engages your body’s endocannabinoid or regulatory system to naturally stop an overly inflammatory response at the source. Your body achieves and maintains homeostasis by employing this Endocannabinoid System, or ECS. 

The ECS is a network of neurotransmitters called endocannabinoids, and receptors for these that are located everywhere throughout the body – in the brain, heart, liver and in your bones, skin, and even digestive tract. 

In fact, there are more of the ECS-type receptors in the human body than any other type. CBD can bind to and block receptors, exerting a balancing effect.

If you want to naturally “hack” your ECS to relieve pain, inflammation, anxiety, and promote better sleep – you should consider giving CBD Oil a try!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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The History Of PEA

The History Of PEA

What Is PEA

and why we use it

Palmitoylethanolamide is a natural therapeutic substance with powerful anti-inflammatory properties that have been in use since at least 1960. There have been many clinical trials since then that show the immune-modulating, anti-inflammatory properties of this natural food component.

We utilize the natural power of PEA in our essential multi to harness its abilities. PEA is being used worldwide for its ability to help with inflammatory bowel disease, inflammatory conditions of the CNS and autoimmune disorders.

PEA is also known to have beneficial effects against respiratory infections. It is a natural painkiller. PEA acts on many different receptors in the human body, but especially the PPARs.

The History Of PEA

Around 1939 the power of PEA was discovered. PEA derived from egg yolks was able to reduce the recurrence of rheumatic fever in underprivileged children. The initial studies simply had these children, susceptible to Group A strep disease, eat egg yolks each day. Only later was the actual compound of PEA discovered (Kuehl, 1957).

Extensive scientific work eventually showed that the anti-inflammatory compound was part of the lipid fraction of the egg and not the protein fraction.

By the mid-1960s the amazing anti-inflammatory properties of this natural compound were well known in the scientific world. PEA demonstrated the ability to reduce the intensity of inflammatory and immunological problems.

In Europe, PEA has been branded and used to treat Influenzas and the common cold. A series of double-blind and placebo-controlled trials have proven the efficacy of this natural substance for use. 

There was even a reduction in the number of patients that developed acute respiratory diseases from viral infections. These studies also showed that even with very high dosing, PEA had no side effects.

How PEA Works

One mechanism of action of PEA that allows for the beneficial immune-modulating and anti-inflammatory effects is on the mast cells of our inflammatory system. Mast cells are part of our natural immune system and are a big part of the non-neuronal source of nervous system inflammation. 

PEA basically reduces mast cell migration and degranulation; this means that fewer mast cells are produced, and they release less inflammatory cytokines.

PEA induces a more gentle and less inflammatory state in our mast cells. This calms down inflammation and prevents the chronic inflammatory state.

PEA is one way to improve your wellness state and to help control aberrant inflammation. 

Along, with proper diet, exercise, vitamin and nutrient supplementation, and good sleep – this supplement will assist you in achieving our goal of optimal aging and wellness.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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Quercetin: The Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Aging Nutrient You Need To Start Taking Now

Quercetin: The Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Aging Nutrient You Need To Start Taking Now

At Well Theory, we’re passionate about discovering, and sharing new ways to help you live well. We formulate our products with effective vitamins, supplements, and more to give you a holistic alternative to heavy pharmaceuticals. 

Generally speaking, an ideal diet and perfect exercise routine are best for optimal health, but we have known this is not achievable for most of us. Therefore, supplementation plays a role in supporting optimal aging and better wellness.

Today, we’re going to talk about quercetin (kwur·seh·tn) – what it is, what its benefits are, and why we decided to include it in our product line.

What Is Quercetin?

Quercetin is a type of polyphenol – these are micronutrients found in plants that have highly antioxidant properties. 

This particular micronutrient is found in dark or brightly-colored fruits such as apples, and in berries, like raspberries, and cherries. Maybe there is something to the old saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’!

As an antioxidant, quercetin has the ability to help you naturally relieve oxidative stress by clearing out free radicals. When left unchecked, free radicals can wreak havoc on your body, damaging cells and causing symptoms like headaches, fatigue, restlessness, and more.

Read more: 5 Signs You’re Experiencing Oxidative Stress 

In addition to its antioxidant properties, quercetin also boasts anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and even immunity-boosting benefits.

The Anti-Aging Benefits Of Quercetin

One of the most exciting benefits of quercetin is its powerful anti-aging benefits. It has the ability to affect genes that regulate cellular metabolism and the removal of damaged cells. It does so by activating the enzyme AMPK. This enzyme “may modulate multiple longevity pathways to promote healthy aging,” according to this study. 

In addition, its anti-inflammatory properties also double as anti-aging benefits as well! Inflammation is a normal part of your body’s processes – it’s what protects us from injuries as they’re healing, and what your body harnesses to fight off infection. 

But if inflammation gets out of hand and becomes chronic, it can damage virtually every part of your body – from your gut to your brain, to your joints, and more. In fact, most diseases seen as we age can be linked to chronic inflammation.

Unchecked inflammation can negatively impact your mobility and overall wellness and speed up the aging process.

Many of us aren’t getting enough quercetin in our diets to really harness these benefits. Thankfully, it’s possible to supplement your quercetin intake! Our Herbal Immunity Defense contains quercetin, and other ingredients like organic elderberry, to help up your antioxidant intake, provide anti-inflammatory support, and enhanced immune defense.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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How Gut Health Can Support Brain Inflammation

How Gut Health Can Support Brain Inflammation

While we all know that good nutrition plays a role in every aspect of your health, gut health also plays an important role in your overall well-being as well. Gut health is due to what is known as the gut’s ‘biome’; that is, the bacterial creatures that populate your gut help to make you who you are. 

The biome (mass of living organisms in your intestines) is responsible for how you feel, think, and for what you crave.

“Gut health” refers to the number of healthy bacteria present in your gut. Or, it refers to what type of bacteria are in your intestines. The type of bacteria is dependent upon your stress levels, diet, and lifestyle along with your environment. A healthy gut efficiently breaks down food, absorbs nutrients quickly, and can have far-reaching effects on your overall health.

The human gut is more interconnected with multiple aspects of your health than previously thought. It has been found to contribute to a strong and healthy immune system, cardiovascular health, healthy sleep, and even brain health. The microbiome of the intestine produces neurotransmitters to which the brain responds.

Today, we’re going to talk about how a healthy gut can have a big impact on your brain health – by helping reduce inflammation.

Study Results

In a 2018 animal study, rats were injected with anti-inflammatory bacteria once a week for three weeks to study its effect on their brain – especially in relation to stress, anxiety, and inflammation.

The test subjects were found to have higher levels of the anti-inflammatory protein interleukin-4 in a region of the brain that deals with anxiety and fear response. Il-4 is a T-cell-derived-cytokine that is critical to higher brain functions such as learning and memory.

The results of this study indicated that this type of bacteria directly relieved inflammation in at least one part of the brain by increasing the available amounts of this particular cytokine.

This means that a healthy dose of probiotics can directly impact your brain health – reducing inflammation, relieving stress, and providing a stabilizing effect. Probiotics can be made naturally with good pre-biotics. Pre-biotics are simply diet and supplements.

How You Can Improve Your Brain Health

Making sure you have a balanced diet is the first way you can improve gut health. Our PEA Multivitamin is a great option for a high-potency source of essential vitamins and minerals. 

It also contains PEA, which your body naturally produces to relieve inflammation and promote healing in the brain and body.

Having a diet high in antioxidants is important for ensuring brain health as well. When there is an imbalance in free radicals (which can damage your cells, producing something called “oxidative stress”) and antioxidants (which neutralize free radicals,) this causes oxidation or oxidative stress throughout your body and brain.

Our Tart Cherry Extract supplement is made with a simple ingredient – extracted tart cherry – so you can get a standard dose of plant-based antioxidants without the added sugar of cherry juice. 

Tart cherries are naturally antioxidant, which helps give your body what it needs to neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation, clear brain fog, and boost mental clarity.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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How Does PEA Influence Mood?

How Does PEA Influence Mood?

PEA (palmitoylethanolamide ) is included in many of our Well Theory products due to its amazing anti-inflammatory benefits.

PEA is what your body naturally produces in response to pain and inflammation to exert its balancing effects. In other words, PEA is natural and normal for human function. We simply do not have enough of it to reach perfect balance in today’s chaos and inflammation filled lives.

But as more research is conducted, we’re learning that PEA is so much more than just a natural anti-inflammatory. A recent study has found that PEA also plays a role in enhancing mood and relieving symptoms of depression.

Today, we’re going to explore how PEA can impact your mental well-being.

PEA And Your Body’s Regulatory System

First, let’s talk about how your mind “produces” moods. Every process in your body is regulated by something called the endocannabinoid system (ECS.) The human body and brain is filled with endocannabinoid receptors that respond to certain messengers, called endocannabinoids, by allowing them to bind. 

By binding, or attaching, the messengers link to the receptors and cause changes in and around the cell.

The ECS plays an important role in the regulation of your moods and your stress response. In our lives, we are out of balance and the ECS does not have enough material to produce the needed balancing products, such as PEA or other anadamides.

For those of us who are ‘out of balance’ with regard to our moods, physicians often prescribe synthetic mass-market pharmaceuticals as a treatment. In most cases, current antidepressants on the market adjust the levels of neurotransmitters in your body and brain – but don’t affect the ECS which signals your body to effectively use and produce these neurotransmitters.

This is not surprising as the ECS is not taught in most medical schools and was only described fully in the 1980s. This is a new field of medicine and is extremely exciting. The benefits of harnessing the ECS are unlimited!

Read More: Balancing Your Endocannabinoid System

PEA is a fatty acid amide (FAA). This is an amide formed from a fatty acid and an amine; many of these FAAs use ethanolamine as the amine component in nature; this is true in the human body. FAAs are diverse neuroactive lipids. 

PEA, just one FAA allows for increased levels of anandamide – an endocannabinoid that is responsible for regulating sleep and pain receptors. Anandamide is the reason that CBD is so exciting; CBD merely increases the natural levels of anandamide in humans. 

PEA is structurally similar to anandamide and also increases its levels in the human body and brain. It is also a compound that helps stimulate the production of endocannabinoids in the body. 

PEA is effective and safe for the reduction of pain and inflammation in the body.

Preclinical evidence has demonstrated that the endocannabinoid system plays an important role in mood and stress response, even if drugs targeting this system have not yet become available for clinical use. The dietary supplement N-Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is a fatty acid amide belonging to the endocannabinoid system with potential antidepressant properties.”

 

How PEA Affects Mood

PEA may help improve mood in a couple of ways. First, PEA can help promote restful sleep as it acts on CB1 receptors – those that induce a calming effect and improve sleep. PEA may also help to increase REM sleep, allowing your body to rest and recover. 

We all know that not getting enough sleep, or not getting restful sleep, can negatively impact all areas of your health – including your mental health.

PEA also reduces the activity of fatty acid amide hydrolase(FAAH) which breaks down anandamide. This allows your body to increase the levels of calming anandamide in the body, which helps to combat pain and enhance relaxation. In other words, PEA increases levels of this so-called bliss molecule.

Your body naturally increases PEA whenever you are stressed, injured or infected to bring your systems back into alignment. However, due to unhealthy lifestyles, nutritional gaps in our diets, and more, many of us are deficient in this essential fatty acid product.

 

Thankfully, it is possible to supplement with PEA. 

Our PEA Multivitamin is formulated with clinical-grade dosings of essential vitamins and minerals – and PEA to help support your physical and mental well-being.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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CBD And COVID-19

CBD And COVID-19

In no way shape or form are we advocating CBD as a treatment for COVID. It is not. This is simply a blog about an interesting article recently published.

As researchers around the world work on ways to fight the COVID-19 epidemic, new vaccines have been developed, and new treatments have been explored.

Today, we’re talking about one study that indicated CBD could be included in a list of potentially effective treatments for some of the complications of the novel coronavirus.

Several of these studies have indicated that CBD might help reduce ACE2 expression and pro-inflammatory cytokine production - which helps fight the cytokine storm that increases lung inflammation. CBD also shows some promise in antiviral applications as well.

The study from researchers in Georgia, out of Agusta University, suggests that CBD may have a positive effect against acute respiratory distress syndrome. 

This is one of the most dangerous complications of COVID-19 and is caused by an overactive inflammatory response. This overactive inflammatory response is referred to as a “cytokine storm.” Basically, the immune cells overproduce pro-inflammatory chemicals (cytokines) that exert a massive inflammatory response on the lungs. 

This is because the immune system is out of balance and is unable to self-regulate and to only attack the virus. The immune system basically attacks everything, including the body itself.

The theory is that CBD’s highly anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects may reduce pro-inflammatory cytokine production, which helps fight off the cytokine storm that occurs during severe COVID-19 cases. 

By reducing specific cytokines that inflame respiratory passages, CBD may be able to bring down inflammation and slow down or end the acute respiratory distress associated with a cytokine storm and prevent further damage. The results from the Augusta University study support this theory.

How The Study Was Performed

This study was an animal study involving mice. 

During this study, mice were placed in a synthetic acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) state, during which blood oxygen saturation levels lowered to 10% and lung structures started to become damaged – mimicking symptoms of the worst COVID-19 cases.

Then, after the mice were undergoing a cytokine storm and displaying symptoms of respiratory distress, they were given CBD. 

The respiratory distress symptoms were partially or totally reversed after the administration of CBD.

Conclusions Of The Study

The authors concluded: “Considering all potential regulatory effects of CBD as well as the vast distribution of endocannabinoid system in the body, it is plausible that CBD may be used as a therapeutic candidate in the treatment of various inflammatory conditions including COVID-19 and other virus-induced ARDS.”

While further testing is required to validate these findings, this initial research shows that CBD’s anti-inflammatory applications have great potential in relieving acute respiratory distress symptoms.

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At Well Theory, we believe in the enormous benefit a daily anti-inflammatory practice can make in your overall well-being.

We developed our CBD Multivitamin with clinically high dosings of immunity-boosting essential vitamins and minerals, like vitamins C, D3, Zinc – and included CBD for its powerful anti-inflammatory effects. Again, CBD is not a treatment for COVID.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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How Elderberry Extract Boosts Immunity

How Elderberry Extract Boosts Immunity

At Well Theory, we strive to find and share natural ways you can live well – with better health, more mobility, less stress, and better overall wellness.

There are many ways you can improve your health. Every aspect of your lifestyle and habits affect all different areas of your well-being. From the amount of sleep you get to the food you eat, the amount of stress in your life, and more, all of these factors can impact your physical, emotional, mental, and even spiritual health.

One essential part of your physical health is your immune system. When your natural immune function suffers, you get sick more easily - which can have a domino effect on all other aspects of your health. This seems obvious, but for some reason, many forget the all-important role of our human immune system when fighting disease.

Many people are at a loss when they set out to improve their immune health. There are many ways you can boost immunity – through better sleep, regular exercise, etc. But sometimes, supplementation is not only necessary, but an excellent way to restore and support your body’s natural defenses.

Try This Supplements For Better Immune Health

Elderberry (usually Sambucus nigra) is a natural supplement that has been used to fight off illness and ease cold and flu symptoms for many years. Elderberry can refer to several different varieties of the Sambucus tree, which is a flowering plant belonging to the Adoxaceae family. The tree flowers with small clusters of white or off-white flowers, and then produces dark blue or black berries in bunches.

These berries are very tart – generally, elderberry is cooked and available as a supplement as a processed juice, extract, or dehydrated supplement. As with most berries and other colorful fruits and vegetables, there are large amounts of beneficial anthocyanins within the skins.

Most of the plant has purported medicinal benefits. Historically, the flowers and leaves of the elderberry tree have been used for pain relief and to reduce inflammation. 

The berries of the elderberry tree are most well-known for their healing benefits. Elderberries have extremely high vitamin C content – and are rich in flavonols and anthocyanins.

Flavonols are antioxidant plant compounds often found in dark-colored fruits - it’s what gives elderberries their rich pigment. One of the main flavonols present in elderberries is quercetin. Quercetin is highly antioxidant - which means that it can neutralize free radicals, reducing oxidative stress and its corresponding inflammation.

How It Reduces Oxidative Stress

When you get sick, lack restful sleep, or have a poor diet, your body struggles to break down certain compounds fully – such as the oxygen you breathe. When oxygen molecules are broken down, free radicals are released – and as they scour through the body in search of molecules to pair with, they can damage cells and cause inflammation, exhaustion, headaches, and more.

Read More: 5 Signs Of Oxidative Stress

In addition to being a great source of antioxidants, quercetin has also been shown to help reduce inflammation, allergy symptoms, and blood pressure – giving your body the break it needs to restore vital immune function.

Because of this powerful ingredient and its high vitamin potency, elderberries have been shown to reduce the severity and length of flu-like symptoms when taken regularly. 

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In an animal study, elderberry polyphenols (phytochemicals like flavonols) have been shown to increase white blood cell counts. So, in addition to supporting immune health by inhibiting inflammation and oxidative stress that bogs down healthy immune function, elderberries have been shown to directly improve immune health. 

The Science Behind Our Herbal Immunity Defense Multivitamin

developed with elderberry extract & more

Elderberry is a powerful natural immunity booster – which is why we included it in our Herbal Immune Defense multivitamin.

Our multivitamin was developed by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Meredith Warner with clean and potent ingredients like elderberry, Echinacea, Schisandra, and more – a unique blend of natural herbal remedies curated to give your body a fighting chance against illness, and promoting overall wellness.

This multi empowers your immune function through several key areas of health:

  • Immune Defense: formulated with powerful, natural ingredients to strengthen your immune system from the inside out, providing you with a shield against viruses and infection

  • Inflammation Support: equip your immune system with the tools needed to control inflammation-causing blood sugar and cholesterol levels

  • Oxidative Stress Reduction: detoxification of oxidation imbalance for pain relief, increased energy, and infection defense.

  • Antioxidant-Rich Formula: naturally packed with antioxidants to block free radicals and promote cardiovascular health.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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The Immune-Boosting Benefits Of Echinacea

The Immune-Boosting Benefits Of Echinacea

Dr. Meredith Warner’s Herbal Immunity Defense supplement has been formulated to give your immune system its best shot at fighting off invaders and promoting optimal wellness by restoring your body’s natural immune function. 

One of the main ingredients is Echinacea purpurea (Purple coneflower), a natural inflammation-reducer found in the North American flowering plant wi