What is CBD?

What is CBD?

Dr. Warner Here -

I am a board-certified orthopedic surgeon practicing in Louisiana. I founded Well Theory to bring you a safe, natural, and holistic option for pain relief and improving your day-to day health without undergoing invasive procedures.

What Is CBD

& is it safe?

Cannabinoids are naturally occurring plant-based substances that can modify human health and wellness.

There are hundreds of phytochemicals present within the plant Cannabis sativa. Most of the cannabinoids, especially CBD, are not psychoactive. That is, they will not get one ‘high.’ CBD will however, improve overall health and can help a great deal with the symptoms associated with pain.

 

How CBD Works

and how it can reduce pain + inflammation

CBD has been shown in various clinical trials to have few if any, harmful side effects – especially when compared to pharmaceuticals developed to address conditions CBD was being tested for.

CBD works in humans by modulating the human body’s innate endocannabinoid system. Throughout the human body there exist endocannabinoid receptors in enormous amounts. These receptor types (G-protein coupled) are in fact the most numerous of receptor types. The endocannabinoid system has receptors on many tissue types throughout the body that exert their effects and influence things like the inflammatory response, hunger, mood, and more. CBD is particularly active on immune system cells.

The endocannabinoid system is an endogenous (native to the human body)
system lipid signalling pathway.

The endocannabinoid system is composed of the ligands (substances that bind to receptors), the receptors and the associated enzymes that make and destroy the ligands. This system is involved in the function of the following separate systems of the body: peripheral nervous, autonomic nervous, endocrine, central nervous and immune systems.

There is therapeutic potential for substances that affect this human system. In numerous studies, CBD has been shown to:

  • Eases Pain
  • Stimulates Bone Growth
  • Suppresses Muscle Spasms
  • Reduces Risk of Nerve Damage
  • Reduces The Risk of Artery Obstructions
  • Slows Inflammation
  • Suppresses Muscle Convulsions
  • Reduces Blood Sugar Levels
  • Eases Nausea
  • Decreases Pressure In the Blood Vessels

CBD And The Medical Community

We believe that there is ongoing participation of the endocannabinoid system in many physiologic processes, such as the inflammation and pain. Therefore, by maintaining the proper balance and function of the endocannabinoid system, one can modify these symptoms, improve quality of life, and reduce the consequences of aging. We believe that CBD has this power and is an excellent plant-based adjunct to a thoughtful wellness regimen.

“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

Choose Well Theory

for your peace of mind

Do you suffer from pain and are tired of taking heavy pharmaceuticals? Have you exhausted every treatment with no relief in sight? Try Well Theory, Dr. Warner’s line of holistic pain-fighting products, and start curating full-body wellness today.

Dr. Meredith Warner

Orthopedic Surgeon

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
  • FDA-REGISTERED
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • 3RD PARTY TESTED
  • 100% NATURAL

How CBD Can Naturally Relieve Arthritis Pain

How CBD Can Naturally Relieve Arthritis Pain

Dr. Warner Here -

 I am a board-certified orthopedic surgeon practicing in Louisiana. I founded Well Theory to bring you a safe, natural, and holistic option for pain relief and improving your day-to day health without undergoing invasive procedures.

What Is CBD

& is it safe?

Cannabinoids are naturally occurring plant-based substances that can modify human health and wellness.

There are hundreds of phytochemicals present within the plant Cannabis sativa. Most of the cannabinoids, especially CBD, are not psychoactive. That is, they will not get one ‘high.’ CBD will however, improve overall health and can help a great deal with the symptoms associated with arthritis.

 

What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis is damage to the cartilage coating of the surfaces of joints. This is an inflammatory condition and is often painful. Stiffness and swelling also occur with arthritis. The symptoms of pain, stiffness, swelling and associated fatigue and weakness all respond well to the CBD phytochemical.

How CBD Works

and how it can reduce arthritis pain + inflammation

CBD has been shown in various clinical trials to have few if any, harmful side effects – especially when compared to pharmaceuticals developed to address conditions CBD was being tested for.

CBD works in humans by modulating the human body’s innate endocannabinoid system. Throughout the human body there exist endocannabinoid receptors in enormous amounts. These receptor types (G-protein coupled) are in fact the most numerous of receptor types. The endocannabinoid system has receptors on many tissue types throughout the body that exert their effects and influence things like the inflammatory response, hunger, mood, and more. CBD is particularly active on immune system cells.

The endocannabinoid system is an endogenous (native to the human body)
system lipid signalling pathway.

The endocannabinoid system is composed of the ligands (substances that bind to receptors), the receptors and the associated enzymes that make and destroy the ligands. This system is involved in the function of the following separate systems of the body: peripheral nervous, autonomic nervous, endocrine, central nervous and immune systems.

There is therapeutic potential for substances that affect this human system. In numerous studies, CBD has been shown to:

  • Eases Pain
  • Stimulates Bone Growth
  • Suppresses Muscle Spasms
  • Reduces Risk of Nerve Damage
  • Reduces The Risk of Artery Obstructions
  • Slows Inflammation
  • Suppresses Muscle Convulsions
  • Reduces Blood Sugar Levels
  • Eases Nausea
  • Decreases Pressure In the Blood Vessels

Because of their ability to interact with the endocannabinoid system, CBD and many other cannabinoids have therapeutic potential for symptoms related to conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, back pain, neck pain, inflammation, CNS disorders, obesity, chronic pain and neuropathic pain.

How CBD Can Relieve Arthritis Symptoms

by reducing pain & inflammation

CBD is a phytochemical that can modify the human endocannabinoid system, usually through the CB2 receptor, which affects things such as the sensation of pain, inflammation, and more.

CBD can change the symptoms of arthritis because it can change the cytokine (proteins that are important in cell signaling) release and immune cell migration associated with inflammation. CBD has anti-inflammatory effects as it reduces the amount of inflammatory cytokines released in response to injury or a condition affecting the joints, such as arthritis.

Additionally, CBD can suppress the neurotransmitter release at the neural synapse and thus change the amount of pain felt by the brain – thereby both reducing pain and inflammation caused by arthritic joints.

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CBD And The Medical Community

We believe that there is ongoing participation of the endocannabinoid system in many physiologic processes, such as the inflammation and pain associated with arthritis. Therefore, by maintaining the proper balance and function of the endocannabinoid system, one can modify these symptoms, improve quality of life, and reduce the consequences of aging. We believe that CBD has this power and is an excellent plant-based adjunct to a thoughtful wellness regimen.

“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

Choose Well Theory

for your peace of mind

Do you suffer from arthritic pain and are tired of taking heavy pharmaceuticals? Have you exhausted every treatment with no relief in sight? Try Well Theory, Dr. Warner’s line of holistic pain-fighting products, and start curating full-body wellness today.

Dr. Meredith Warner

Orthopedic Surgeon

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
  • FDA-REGISTERED
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • 3RD PARTY TESTED
  • 100% NATURAL

Why is CBD Controversial & Why Your Body Needs It

Why is CBD Controversial & Why Your Body Needs It

Dr. Warner Here -

I recently read an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association by Dr. Rita Rubin MA regarding CBD and the controversy surrounding its use.

This article discussed the current debates surrounding this very powerful and safe herb.

Read my thoughts from a medical doctor’s perspective as I summarize the research.

CBD's Journey To Legalization

1940 - today

Copyright PBS

Because CBD was lumped in with THC (marijuana) when the drug laws of the 1970s took place, it has remained out of reach of most providers and patients. Only now can people take this herb and benefit from it; although for thousands of years its benefits for the body and overall wellness have been known.

In fact, the article I read mentions that CBD had surpassed turmeric in 2018 as the most sold supplement in the USA.

The only real two controversies with CBD are the following:

  1. At this time, the public sometimes buys products that are not actually CBD derived from industrial hemp plants. That is, there are counterfeits on the market or mislabeled products.
  2. And secondly, some companies and individuals make medical claims about CBD that the FDA frowns upon.

Why You Should Incorporate CBD

into your wellness routine

As a major phytocannabinoid, CBD is considered to have a wide scope of potential medical application. Coupled with it’s lack of side effects, particularly the lack of psychoactivity and non interference with psychomotor learning and psychological factors, CBD has the potential to:

  • Eases Pain
  • Stimulates Bone Growth
  • Suppresses Muscle Spasms
  • Reduces Risk of Nerve Damage
  • Reduces The Risk of Artery Obstructions
  • Slows Inflammation
  • Suppresses Muscle Convulsions
  • Reduces Blood Sugar Levels
  • Eases Nausea
  • Decreases Pressure In the Blood Vessels

Does CBD Have Any Side Effects

and what does the FDA say?

CBD has been shown in various clinical trials to have few if any, harmful side effects – especially when compared to pharmaceuticals developed to address conditions CBD was being tested for.

The only adverse event that can be found anywhere is in the Epidiolex trials that GW Pharma did in order to gain FDA approval for their highly concentrated single substance isolate.

In this study, there were reports of elevated liver enzymes, diarrhea, somnolence, and decreased appetite.

In this trial, participants took up to 20mg/kg/day. This means if you weigh 70 Kg (154 lbs) you would take 1400mg of CBD each day!

Dr. Meredith Warner

This is an enormous amount of CBD to take in one sitting – especially in isolate form, which means that it was pure CBD, undiluted by other terpenes and cannabinoid extractions found in the industrial hemp plant. In my opinion, the side-effects of this particular trial cannot be attached to full or broad-spectrum hemp oils that happen to have CBD.

What Risks Are Associated

with CBD?

It is also worth keeping in mind that anti-inflammatory medications and Tylenol also cause elevations in liver enzymes – and these are over-the-counter medications, easily accessible to the public.

What is true for sure is that CBD is processed by certain enzymes in the liver. If you are taking other medications processed by the same enzymes, you should take care and seek the advice of your physician before adding CBD into the mix.

That being said, it takes a very large dose for the liver to be overwhelmed. The participants with the most elevation of liver enzymes were typically on other liver-metabolized seizure medications.

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Take Precautions When Choosing

your CBD products

At this time, as with all supplements and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, it is up to the consumer to determine dosage amount, risk, and other factors related to consumption. Recent studies have shown that many vitamins and supplements are not actually what they are labeled to be – and many CBD products are no exception.

A California testing company recently tested products on the market and found that only 3 of 20 were what they were supposed to be. Therefore, it is important that the product be made in an FDA-registered factory and be tested at an FDA-certified testing facility. The regulatory environment around CBD/hemp is very robust and it is almost impossible to produce THC or put out a false product when the rules are followed. Usually, CBD bought at gas stations and inexpensive CBD is not what it is supposed to be. Making quality CBD and testing it is very cost-prohibitive.

“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

As with all supplements, the FDA takes action against false claims. Most of the complaints around CBD stem from companies stating that their products can cure cancer, Alzheimer’s, dementia, MS, and other maladies.

At this time there are thousands of articles and research studies showing the very strong anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, pro-immunotherapeutic and other beneficial aspects of this herb; however, making a claim about a disease is not allowed unless one has finished the $50 – $100 million FDA process to do so.

It is up to the companies to change the labeling and marketing to make sure that this natural medicine remains available to the public. 

Current Status of CBD

studies and legalizations

The NIH has recently awarded $3 million in grants to study the effects of CBD. However, the real money for studies will need to come from the public and/or corporations.

Right now, the FDA is exerting control of this natural medicine by way of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act. Because Epidiolex captured an FDA-approval for its isolate of CBD, the FDA feels that CBD cannot also be a supplement.

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In other words, if a company secures FDA approval for a natural product, then it is no longer considered natural by the FDA. The FDA does not want any company mixing CBD with food (although this is rampant in California and other states) or stating it is a ‘dietary supplement’.

It is legal to produce CBD for consumption for persons as a support for inflammation, oxidation and other symptoms – which is what I offer on our Well Theory site

Choose Well Theory

for your peace of mind

When purchasing and using CBD products, you should keep a couple of things in mind: you should not take large doses, and you should buy it from a reputable source that has proof of testing from a 3rd party lab. While CBD is not going to cure any disease; it will support the body’s endocannabinoid system and improve a lot of uncomfortable symptoms.

Each of our Well Theory products is FDA-registered and has been tested in a 3rd party lab for your peace of mind. For steady + natural results, choose Well Theory and start living well today.

Dr. Meredith Warner

Orthopedic Surgeon

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
  • FDA-REGISTERED
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • 3RD PARTY TESTED
  • 100% NATURAL

Do You Really Know What’s In your Hemp Oil?

Cannabidiol, or Hemp oil has become a popular natural treatment for various conditions ranging from physical pain to emotional distress. It is a supplement that can easily be incorporated by adding a few drops into your food and drink or simply taking a few drops on its own to begin feeling its effects. It may also exist as a sublingual or capsule application.

Before you jump on the Hemp bandwagon, make sure you know just what is in your Hemp oil and why you may want to add it into your day.

What Is Hemp Oil?

What is Hemp, anyway? Hemp, or cannabidiol, is extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant, or the hemp plant. This phytochemical compound is then diluted with a carrier oil so that it may be ingested or applied directly on the skin.

Hemp, though derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, is not a psychoactive substance because it only has small to nonexistent amounts of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. Instead, it provides users with a natural alternative to chemical forms of pain relief and emotional balance.

What Does It Do?

Hemp oil is proven to be effective in relieving physical pain and inflammation. Whether used topically as a spray or cream or ingested in liquid or capsule form, Hemp works to interact with the bodies innate endocannabinoid receptors to treat chronic pain, reduce muscle spasms and limit nerve-based pain.

In addition to alleviating physical pain, Hemp oil may also reduce symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. By regulating the brain’s serotonin output through the endocannabinoid system, Hemp can provide a calming effect that has been shown to naturally regulate one’s mood and even promote rest. The endocannabinoid system promotes balance and homeostasis.

What Should You Know When Buying Hemp Oil?

How can you safely buy Hemp oil and ensure that you are getting the highest quality product for your needs?

First and foremost, pay attention to the THC content of your oil. Look for oils that contain 0.3% THC or less.

Next, pay attention to the list of ingredients in your Hemp product. It is always best to look for all-natural oils and to research any ingredients on the list that you don’t recognize.

Labels are confusing. Too often, the total content of Hemp is presented on the front of the bottle, rather than the amount per serving. Also, sometimes the amount of hemp oil is presented as the amount of Hemp. In reality, unless you are buying a very pure extract (and that should be on the label) then the Hemp is a percentage of the hemp. Be careful, and do your math!

Finally, look for products from brands that you trust. Companies that use natural ingredients and that have tested their products in 3rd party laboratories will often have the purest quality Hemp without harmful contaminants or excess THC content.

Doing your research beforehand can help you to find the best product for your needs and save you from buying faulty products.

Hemp oil can be a fantastic solution to your musculoskeletal pain and emotional distress. For the highest and purest quality of Hemp products possible, choose Well Theory.

How Long Does It Take For Hemp Oil To Be Effective?

Hemp oil has become a popular supplement due to its effectiveness at alleviating pain and for its mood-boosting capabilities. With a variety of forms to choose from, how do you know the right type and dosage for you to find the fastest results?

Follow these pointers when searching for the right Hemp for you.

What Forms of Hemp Can You Take?

There are many ways that cannabidiol can be consumed. With a long list of products on the market, how can you know what will truly be effective to relieve your pain?

The form of Hemp that you choose depends on the condition you are looking to treat. Topical Hemp, which includes balms, creams, sprays, and patches, are absorbed through the dermal layers of the skin and are best for targeting muscle pain and soreness or joint inflammation. For headaches or anxiety treatment, Hemp may be consumed orally through oil and capsule supplements.

Hemp vapes have also become a popular method for the consumption of Hemp, but this can be harsh on the lungs.

Make sure to consult with your personal physician if you have any questions about the right forms of Hemp for you. The form, dosage, and other factors are important with regard to condition support and a physician is a good source of general medical knowledge.

How Long Does Hemp Take To Be Effective?

For the treatment of pain such as headaches and muscle soreness, simply apply a Hemp cream to the affected area or take the specified oral dose of Hemp oil. This should take no longer than thirty minutes to an hour to take effect and provide you with relief. The amount and type of relief will be variable, of course.

The speed of effectiveness for Hemp can vary from person to person, and it can be affected by both the form of Hemp that you take as well as the quality of the product. Your weight, metabolic rate, and body composition also dictate how quickly and easily Hemp is broken down within the body.

How Can You Boost the Effectiveness of Your Hemp?

Short answer – everyone’s experience with Hemp is different due to their specific body chemistry. Here are a few tips that you can follow to increase the speed and effectiveness of your Hemp oil:

1. Follow the dosage instructions on the product label.

There are instructions on the bottle of your Hemp oil for a reason! Take the full amount of Hemp oil indicated. This builds up the amount of Hemp in your system. Missing a daily dose or taking less than the specified amount can lower the product’s efficiency.

2. Listen to your body.

Since everyone’s body responds differently to Hemp, you may consider spacing out your Hemp intake throughout your day. For example, if your daily dose is one dropper full once a day, experiment with taking half a dropper twice a day. Although to date we know of no adverse effects of this phytochemical, if you have any sort of bad reaction please stop taking the plant supplement.

3. Look for high-quality products with medical backing.

There are many brands and forms of Hemp on the market, but it can be hard to find effective products that you can trust. Do your research beforehand to help you cut out the guesswork.

At Well Theory, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality and most effective forms of Hemp to fit into your daily schedule. From patches to supplements to oil and more, we have a product to meet your needs at any point in your day.