CBD and Brain Health

CBD And Brain Health

CBD And Your Brain Health

how CBD affects the endocannabinoid system

Did you know that CBD can improve your brain health? No? Well CBD molecules are attracted to receptors in your brain that can protect brain cells, and reduce anxiety, depression, stress, and even sleep!

The Endocannabinoid System

& how CBD uses it to improve brain health

Are you familiar with the Endocannabinoid system? You might not be.

The Endocannabinoid system is a collection of receptors and ligands (messengers that attach to the receptors) and enzymes in your nervous system and body. 

Basically, it interacts with phytocannabinoids (plant-based cannabinoids) and endocannabinoids (human-based cannabinoids) that naturally occur in your body. The ECS functions to maintain homeostasis or balance.

CBD molecules attach to or modify the activity of the CB1 and CB2 protein receptors in your body. CB1 receptors are located in the central nervous system, inside the brain, and affect functions such as coordination, pain, emotions, and appetite. 

CB2 receptors are found throughout the peripheral nervous system and on many cells in the immune system that affect inflammation and pain responses.

Taking CBD can help regulate these responses to reduce anxiety, depression, inflammation, and pain naturally with fewer side effects. 

CBD is just a phytocannabinoid that exerts its effects on natural receptors of the ECS in the brain and body.

What Do We Mean By Improving Brain Health?

CBD is able to assist in reducing neuroinflammation, reducing oxidative stress, reducing excitotoxicity, promoting neurogenesis, and improving amygdala activity. These are some of the reasons it helps with brain health:

  • Neuroinflammation is linked to conditions such as depression, anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and epilepsy.
  • Oxidative stress occurs with natural free radical aging and can result in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
  • Excitotoxicity is a natural process of cell death triggered by overstimulated cell receptors that are related to stroke, traumatic brain injuries, and neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Neurogenesis is the process of new brain cell growth with the potential to positively affect memory, mood, and other cognitive functions.
  • Amygdala is a small section in the brain that processes emotions.

Should You Take CBD To Improve Your Brain Health?

You can also improve your brain health by taking Alpha-lipoic acid! ALA exists in the mitochondria in your cells in small amounts – and when taken as a supplement, supports oxidative health in the brain and throughout your entire nervous system.

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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[VIDEO] How Free Radicals Can Damage Your Immune System

[VIDEO] How Free Radicals Can Damage Your Immune Health

Oxidative stress can negatively impact your immune system – leaving you vulnerable to illness.

Our Herbal Immunity Defense is packed with powerful ingredients that support immune health, like echinacea, elderberry, quercetin, & more. These ingredients are also powerfully antioxidant, so your immune system is supported in several key ways.

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Herbal Immunity Defense

Dr. Meredith Warner’s Herbal Immunity Defense gives your immune system a fighting chance. Developed with clean and potent ingredients including Elderberry, Echinacea, Quercetin, Schisandra, and more – your body will have its best shot at fighting off invaders & promoting optimal wellness.

Immune + Antioxidant Support

Dr. Meredith Warner’s Immune Boost Multi is the perfect addition to your wellness routine.

This multi is designed to deliver clinical doses of vitamins D3, C, and a powerful antioxidant boost with 500mg of quercetin. This multi contains higher doses than most available immunity supplements, with herbal ingredients conveniently added to the formulation for unmatched wellness support.

The Benefits Of Supplementing With NAC (N-ACETYL CYSTEINE)

The Benefits Of Supplementing With NAC (N-ACETYL CYSTEINE)

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is an immediate or proximate precursor molecule to the strong antioxidant glutathione. Cysteine, glutamate and glycine likewise lead to glutathione. Glutathione helps to control oxidative stress.

NAC provides extra protection to our brains and bodies by enhancing our natural antioxidant abilities, which is why Dr. Warner included 300mg of NAC in her Well Theory Nervous System Multi!

The Benefits of NAC Supplementation

NAC is used in clinical settings to protect against systemic damage from harsh dyes used in imaging studies. It also protects from some chemotherapy agents. Likewise, it is an antidote for overdose from tylenol.

NAC acts to detoxify our bodies and brains. Glutathione is depleted by toxins that enter the system. NAC provides for restoration of normal levels

NAC supports our internal systems that protect us from stress, infections, inflammatory conditions and heavy oxidative stress; it does so through the antioxidant activities and by enhancing nitric oxide function.

Supplementing with NAC is known to increase levels of glutathione; this is body’s major naturally produced antioxidant. 

Because of its ability to enhance antioxidant production, NAC is highly protective of our cells and cellular function.

Glutathione is composed of three amino acids. These are glutamate, glycine and cysteine. Of the three, cysteine is usually the limiting factor; it has the lowest intracellular levels. During stress stimulation (oxidative stress), limited amounts of cysteine halt production of glutathione. 

This results in excessive free radical formation and thus significant mitochondrial and cellular damage. NAC provides augmented levels of cysteine, helping to balance this process.

NAC And Neurodegenerative Diseases

For neurodegenerative disorders in particular, aging is thought to be the biggest risk factor. For example, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) generally affects only those over 65. The risk of AD doubles every 5 years after the age of 65.

There are difficulties with memory, problem-solving, cognition and memory.

One theory is that whatever causes aging must also cause neurodegeneration. Thus, there is blooming work in the field of anti-aging. Much of this research is centered on how antioxidants are linked to anti-aging benefits.

Genes and interventions that have been shown to enhance longevity in one species are conserved in all others. Also, lifespan-extending genes are protective of neurodegenerative disorders. 

Today, there is exciting work being done in the enhancement of molecular mechanisms of anti-aging.

The Findings Of Anti-Aging Research

“My goal is to help people age better, age fitter, and enjoy their old age. We’re all going to get old. You can’t stop that.

Meredith Warner, MD

Multiple compounds are known to extend lifespan; these same compounds can reduce neurodegeneration. Five of these are metformin, rapamycin, resveratrol, N-Acetylcysteine, and curcumin. These and other molecules not only improve lifespan but also add to the ‘healthspan’ of organisms.

This fits into our goal of living better and more optimally. Vital aging is more important than simply extending life.

What Is IN the multivWhy You Should Take An NAC Supplementitamin?

NAC does not require active transport and easily crosses cell membranes to be available for antioxidant production.

NAC reduces the activity of the NF-kB inflammation pathway. This hyperinflammatory pathway becomes especially active in times of stress and oxidative stress. NAC can suppress the damaging cytokine production that invariably results from the activation of the NF-kB path.

Many believe that neurodegenerative disorders are aging related proteinopathies. They are basically due to a build up of poorly folded proteins that are not repaired. These then lead to oxidative stress. This happens in a low GSH (glutathione) environment.

Many scientists believe that toxicity from bad protein in the brain could be cleaned up with the assistance of NAC, due to its abilities to stimulate production of glutathione.

Not only does NAC act as a free radical scavenger, but it is known to act as a life extender in mammal and invertebrate studies and for breast epithelial stem cells; clinical human findings of longevity have not been completed. 

How To Take NAC

Most oral NAC doses are at a 200-400mg range. Doses of 1200mg are discussed in some studies as well. Many advocate taking 600mg capsules up to three times a day.

All antioxidants have the potential to become pro-oxidant at certain doses, so finding supplements that contain appropriate levels of antioxidants is essential. However, in the setting of chronic inflammation and oxidative stress, this is less relevant. Doses of 1.2g daily would be entering the range of concern.

When Dr. Meredith Warner designed her new Nervous System Multi, she took great care to appropriately measure the doses of its antioxidant ingredients. This multivitamin is one of the only targeted, natural multivitamins for nerve pain and nerve health that exists on the market.

And because it was developed by a surgeon who understands the root cause of neuropathic pain, you can rest assured you’re only getting the appropriate dose of NAC.

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 Topical CBD Products Work

How Topical CBD Products Work

CBD isn’t only available as supplements in pills and oil form. CBD products are also offered in a variety of topical creams and lotions! 

CBD is just as effective when applied topically as it is when taken orally. The vehicle for CBD simply depends upon your precise needs.

Understanding The Science Behind CBD

Cannabidiol, more commonly referred to as CBD, is a derivative of the Cannabis sativa plant. CBD is the non-psychoactive compound found in the plant. 

CBD products on the market are allowed to have 0.3% (trace amounts) of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound in the plant, to comply with legislation. Most CBD isolate products have absolutely no THC.

Topical Application: How It Works

CBD taken orally and topically has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and properties that reduce discomfort. Since CBD can penetrate the dermal and subdermal layers of the skin if combined with appropriate carrier oils and/or plant-based carriers, many people will gravitate towards topical applications of CBD for convenience and targeted applications. 

There is also a thought that there are false positives during drug screenings occasionally with some oral products (if not third-party certified). Such possibilities are rarer for topical CBD products as any present THC is unlikely to reach the bloodstream. 

That being said, if your product is from a USDA-regulated hemp crop then there is no legal way that there will be more than 0.3% regardless. All of our products are made with CBD extracted from the Industrial Hemp plant and fall within this range.

Read More: Which Well Theory Topical Cream Is Right For You

When the CBD is absorbed into the skin it begins interacting with the Endocannabinoid System. 

This system has receptors that run through the entire body that help regulate homeostasis and controls things like hunger, mood, inflammation, etc.

CBD binds with the CB1 and CB2 receptors, among others, of this system to mitigate discomfort, the ravages of aging and oxidation and inflammation.

Ready To Give Topical CBD A Try?

Dr. Meredith Warner, Orthopedic Surgeon and founder of Well Theory specially formulated her CBD Pain Relief Cream to offer quick relief with pure CBD, lidocaine, and menthol. As a bonus it naturally moisturizes the skin with aloe vera! 

This product has a curated blend of healthy and beneficial phytochemicals from specific essential oils known to assist in the recovery from oxidative stress and chronic inflammation.

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

Surgeon Formulated
For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

[VIDEO] This Surgeon-Designed CBD Oil Helps Fight Oxidative Stress

[VIDEO] This Surgeon-Designed CBD Oil Helps Fight Oxidative Stress

CBD is packed with natural antioxidants to help you ward off oxidative stress.

This CBD Oil Tincture gives you an easily customizable dosage of pure Broad Spectrum CBD. Dr. Meredith Warner designed this tincture to help you find a fast-absorbing source of CBD, so you can experience its benefits and get back to the things you love.

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CBD Oil Tincture

Our Hemp-Derived Broad Spectrum CBD oil enters the bloodstream to exert its anti-inflammatory and balancing effects by engaging the endocannabinoid system.

Total Nervous System Health Support

The ingredients in this Multivitamin work together to benefit the body’s natural systems of healing for pain relief, reduced inflammation, and improved overall wellness.

CBD works via the endocannabinoid system, a master regulatory system for the entire body, by stimulating and binding to various receptors throughout the brain and body.

5 Amazing Health Benefits of Chlorella

5 Amazing Health Benefits of Chlorella

Our Nervous System Multi is packed with health-boosting ingredients, like Resveratrol, PEA, essential Omega-3’s, Chlorella, and more.

Each ingredient is designed to help improve overall nervous system health, and together, they help to protect frayed nerve endings, enhance mitochondrial function, boost brain health, and more.

We added chlorella to this formulation for many reasons – here are just 5 of them!

Helps Boost Brain Function

In addition to other essential vitamins, your brain needs vitamin B12 to stay healthy. Chlorella is one of the few plant sources on the planet to provide this active form of B12! B12 usually is found in meat and dairy products, so if you’re vegan or vegetarian, you need to be taking a B12 supplement.

Vitamin B12 deficiency has been associated with memory loss - particularly in older adults. B12 functions to help the body make red blood cells, create new nerve cells, and carry out other essential functions. The average adult should be getting around 2.4 micrograms a day.

B12 can’t be made by the body, so your intake depends entirely on food or supplements.

Chlorella Helps Remove Toxins

Chlorella has been shown to help the body clear out heavy metal toxins. 

A study found that “The aminosulphurates and Chlorella and Fucus species of algae supplementation enhanced detoxification of heavy metals by reducing Hg++, Ag, Sn, and Pb levels in patients with long-term dental amalgam filling and titanium implants.” Chlorella Algae also weakens the effects of heavy metal toxicity on your body, brain and nerves.

From cadmium, to nickel, mercury, and more, chlorella has been shown to increase the rate at which your body removes toxins. 

This is essential for nervous system health, as heavy metals can contribute to oxidative stress.

Reduces Aches and Pains

Chlorella contains a property called “chlorella growth factor” (CGF,) which helps rebuild and heal tissues. This is especially true for nerve tissue damage, which makes it a perfect addition to our Nervous System Multi.

This study indicated that patients with fibromyalgia who took chlorella supplements experienced less pain. 

Boosts Your Energy

Chlorella is a source of essential PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids) fatty acids. These fatty acids are essential for healthy mitochondrial function.

This journal found that “…supplementation of fatty acids can affect the inner membrane structure of mitochondria and ATP synthesis efficiency though the incorporation of fatty acid into a mitochondrial cardiolipin.” 

Mitochondria are the energy “batteries” of cells and are essential to their function – and therefore the overall health and function of the organs and systems they’re a part of. Chlorella, in addition to its antioxidant and heavy metal-removing benefits, which also help ensure mitochondrial health, contains these essential fatty acids that can improve mitochondrial function.

This translates into better energy and improved function in many key areas of health and wellness!

Helps You Age Vibrantly

Because chlorella helps to enhance so many key areas of your well-being, this makes it a uniquely powerful anti-aging supplement.

Read More: Chlorella – Your Go-To Anti-Aging Supplement 

The intake of carotenoids, like those in chlorella, help protect against aging and age-related diseases.

The antioxidant activity of the marine polyphenols is also protective of DNA and prevents mutations often associated with cancers.

Overall – a marine seaweed-enriched diet diminishes the risk of neurodegenerative disease and helps protect from cellular damage. This is why we included it in our surgeon-formulated Nervous System Multi!

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

Surgeon Formulated
For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

Why Tart Cherry Extract Should Be Part Of Your Yoga Routine

Why Tart Cherry Extract Should Be Part Of Your Yoga Routine

Yoga has many incredible health benefits. These benefits range from improvements in mental health to well-described and researched benefits for physical health as well.

A 2012 review found that “mind-body exercise, such as yoga, couples sustained muscular activity with internally directed focus, producing a temporary self-contemplative mental state. It also triggers neurohormonal mechanisms that bring about health benefits, evidenced by the suppression of sympathetic activity. 

Thus, it reduces stress and anxiety, improves autonomic and higher neural center functioning and even, as shown in some studies, improves physical health of cancer patients.” 

If you already have a yoga routine, or would like to start a daily yoga practice, here is one addition Dr. Warner recommends for enhancing your practice and its health benefits.

Tart Cherry Extract: Plant-Based Antioxidant Benefits

Tart cherries and deeply pigmented fruits and vegetables contain an abundance of flavonols and anthocyanins. These phytochemicals have powerful health benefits. They are antioxidant, which means they empower your body to ward off oxidative stress.

Read more: 5 Things To Know About Oxidative Stress & Free Radicals

The impact of oxidative stress is still being studied, but the most common detrimental effects include fatigue, widespread inflammation, “brain fog,” increased susceptibility to illness, and more.

Oxidative stress occurs when free radicals are left unchecked. You get free radicals from your body’s natural processes, like when it breaks down oxygen in your cells. However, you can also get free radicals from pollution, lack of sleep, heavy metal consumption, poor diet and other lifestyle factors. 

Free radicals are unpaired electrons that, as they move through the body looking for new pairs, can damage surrounding cells.

Your body naturally produces antioxidants to combat this, but often we aren’t producing enough. This makes supplementing with antioxidants, particularly natural, plant-based ones like tart cherry extract, essential for prolonged wellness.

The Perfect Addition To Your Yoga Routine

Tart Cherry Extract’s antioxidant nature makes it a great supplement for daily antioxidant intake, but it also is especially beneficial for recovering after your daily workout.

Tart cherries naturally contain melatonin, which is what your body produces to prepare itself for restful, healing sleep. 

This is why we recommend taking our Tart Cherry Extract in the evenings! It will not make you drowsy, but instead preps your body for healing rest. Most of your brain’s healing activities happen while you’re asleep, so boosting it with antioxidants helps support your brain’s essential “housekeeping” tasks.

The antioxidants within our Tart Cherry Extract also have anti-inflammatory benefits as well. 

Yoga is usually not overly strenuous, but if you are attempting challenging poses, this supplement will help ease muscle tension and pain for faster recovery.

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