What Is Endocannabinology?

What Is Endocannabinology?

Endocannabinology

& how you can use it to restore hormonal balance

In the medical field, the “study of” something is usually coined with the suffix “-ology.” We have all heard of neurology, pulmonology, etc. – and as CBD is becoming more accepted by the medical community, the study of its effects have been classified as “endocannabinology.”

CBD exerts its effects by engaging with your body’s built in endocannabinoid system. This is a complex system that regulates everything that happens in your body, from breathing to hormone regulation, immunity, to your body’s temperature, your mood, and more. An endocannabinoid system that is finely tuned and in perfect balance will keep you in optimal health.

The study of the function - and sometimes, dysfunction - of this system, and all the ways different medications, supplements, and herbs can affect is, all fall under the umbrella term of “endocannabinology.” CBD features heavily in this field due to the fact that it is one of the most impactful substances regarding the endocannabinoid system.

But many other things impact this regulatory system, and not all in a good way. Our environment – stress, exposure to certain chemicals like exhaust fumes, the amount of sleep or exercise we get, genetic makeup and even the food we eat can all knock the endocannabinoid system off-balance.

Inflammation:

the root of dysfunction

The root of Endocannabinoid Dysfunction Syndrome or endocannabinoid imbalance is typically inflammation. Inflammatory foods, injuries, environments, and more compound into a variety of conditions. Our bodies combat this inflammation by trying to maintain balance. Endocannabinoids are integral to balance optimization of all systems, especially the immune system.

Our cells signal to each other. For instance, when muscle tissue gets damaged if you bump into the corner of a table, those damaged cells signal for an inflammatory response. This causes pain, so you don’t damage the area further by misusing it. The response causes swelling, which protects the damaged tissue and brings in more healing and inflammatory proteins. The response ultimately causes healing. 

Behind this process is the network known as the endocannabinoid system. When this system is overloaded, however, it struggles to respond to these signals appropriately. That’s where CBD comes in. You can read more about CBD by reading this helpful blog!

How The Endocannabinoid system works

Our bodies make endocannabinoids, or the ligands (key-like molecules) that bind to cannabinoid receptors. The formation and elimination of cannabinoids happens constantly in the human body. Billions are made daily. The system of processing requires significant amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6 and other essential fatty acids. When we don’t eat enough foods with these essential fatty acids, the entire system suffers. 

Phytocannabinoids, like CBD or its better-known cousin, THC (the compound responsible for the “high” from marijuanna) are able to mimic certain endocannabinoids or bind to endocannabinoid receptors in the body to help regulate levels of neurotransmitters involved in pain, lymphocyte and immune function, circulation and other systems.

CBD also binds to or influences the CB1 receptor, PPAR, TRV, and other receptor targets. Its effects impact the serotonin system, opioid system, and others. It is so effective with regard to seizure activity in the brain that the FDA has approved a CBD-based medication, called Epidiolex, after studies and trials analyzing CBD’s known anticonvulsant properties.

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Endocannabinology is a young medical science, which means that there is much more to be discovered. Believe it or not, this important human system was not even fully described until the 1980s due to government regulation and prohibitions on the science. Epidiolex is the first of many approved pharmaceutical-grade and insurance-covered (sometimes) drugs that will be approved as our understanding of the endocannabinoid system, and the methods we can use to affect it, grows.

CBD in Medicine:

current research

In the meantime, however, studies have shown that you can affect your endocannabinoid system with almost every decision you make – the food you eat, the exercise you get, the vitamins you take, and more. While cannabidiol is one of the most versatile phytocannabinoids that can interact with your body, nutrition gives your body the building blocks it needs to thrive. It requires natural, whole foods in a well-balanced diet to create new cells. Healthy fats, like the Omega-3’s and Omega-6’s mentioned earlier, are especially important in this process.

Like many effective medications, CBD is not meant to provide a solution to every problem or imbalance in your body – it is supposed to work in conjunction with a balanced lifestyle. 

At Well Theory, we’re invested in helping you learn how to live well. Check out the rest of our blog for more healthy living tips, our Herbal Kitchen cooking show for easy, wholesome recipes, and our surgeon-designed CBD products to give your life the boost it needs to achieve optimal 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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Start Cooking with CBD Oil

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How To Cook With CBD

use these tips to incorporate CBD into your daily life:

CBD has been taking the medical and wellness communities by storm, and that has resulted in a rapid influx of commercially-made products – from vitamins, to gummies, ingestible oils, and even cosmetics, CBD has arrived on the commercial market and it’s here to stay.

More people are choosing to include CBD products in their daily routines as supplements, but what if you could incorporate it into something you do every day – by using it in your meals? While it does take longer to feel the effects of CBD when it’s eaten, the effects are known to last longer. The ingredients in edibles are released slowly into the system as it is digested, and remain steady over the course of digestion.

CBD oil is most often used in edibles. These oils are usually Full Spectrum, which means they contain all the beneficial compounds of the industrial hemp plant, including trace (legal) amounts of THC or Broad Spectrum, which contains all the beneficial compounds except THC. CBD is one of the many naturally-occurring chemical compounds found in the flowers and leaves of cannabis plants.

Unlike THC (the psychoactive element of cannabis,) CBD cannot get you high. It does, however, have proven anti-inflammatory, pain-fighting, and anxiety-reducing properties.

When small doses are taken daily, a slow, natural, and steady return to hormonal balance and overall well-being can occur. Including CBD in a ritual you complete at one to three times a day is a great way to get the dosage you need – without interrupting your daily routines.

How To Cook With CBD

The first thing you have to remember when cooking with CBD is that you shouldn’t actually “cook” it in the traditional sense. CBD has been shown to lose its efficacy when it’s heated. Therefore, it is not recommended as a cooking oil – you should not use it while sauteing, baking, boiling, or frying anything that requires it to be heated over 350 degrees Fahrenheit. CBD will begin to break down and evaporate anywhere from 320-350 degrees, so while you can heat it somewhat, it is not recommended. CBD oil is commonly described as an “earthy” tasting olive oil that gets more bitter when heated – so be careful with how much you use and how much you heat it.

It’s best used as a finishing oil or in dishes that don’t require heating to be prepared – such as smoothies, pestos, and salad dressings.

Cannabinoids bind well to fat and oil-based ingredients - so use it with some sort of grease or fat. This way, you can take full advantage of the benefits in your CBD oil.

Less Is More

Again, CBD is not psychoactive and has few, if any, negative side effects. Even so, it is important to start with smaller doses to see how you respond – and consult with your physician to make sure it will not interact with any medications you are taking.

Because CBD is a supplement and not a heavily standardized medication, some trial and error is necessary – your experience will be different from anyone else’s. 

Thankfully, CBD is a forgiving compound. Just remember that less is more, especially if you are new to supplementing with CBD.

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Eat your way to less anxiety! Find out how CBD can relieve symptoms and stress by reading our helpful blog.

At Well Theory, we pride ourselves in creating some of the most high-quality CBD products on the market. Each of our products was personally curated by an orthopedic surgeon, and is made in an FDA-approved facility + cGMP certified. They have also been tested in a 3rd party lab, and you can find those results right here.

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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Balancing Your Endocannabinoid System

Balancing Your Endocannabinoid System

Why You Need to Balance Your Endocannabinoid System

When your body isn’t in balance, it can wreak havoc on your life, emotions, and overall well-being. At Well Theory, we provide resources, products, education and more to help you achieve balance in your life through small lifestyle changes.

If you don’t feel 100% your best, physiologic imbalance is likely at the core of your struggles. An unbalanced immune system, overeager inflammatory response, chaotic hormonal system and more can impact your overall wellness and outlook on life.

If you’ve struggled with recurring pain, inflammation, or anxiety, you’ve likely searched for a safe solution to your condition. And your search likely turned up one promising answer to your problems: Cannabidiol (CBD.)

What Homeostasis Is

and how you can maintain it

Your body naturally tries to maintain balance – think of this as when an air conditioner clicking on when the temperature gets too warm. Your body does its best to achieve and maintain homeostasis – a state of optimal balance. This includes things like maintaining a stable body temperature, keeping hormones in check, and emotional stability.

Learn how CBD can relieve stress and anxiety by reading this helpful blog!

Natural Ways To Maintain Balance

Your body achieves and maintains homeostasis by employing the 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. 

Your body naturally produces chemicals called endocannabinoids to affect these neurotransmitters and send signals to the body. These receptors regulate things like hunger, mood, inflammation, and more. This is the “eat, sleep, relax and forget” system of the body.

You can trigger your body to produce more or less cannabinoids with things such as exercise, diet, medication, supplements, and more.

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Essentially, every function of your body is influenced by endocannabinoid receptors. CBD is a phytocannabinoid and is able to influence these receptors; it is molecularly similar to the endocannabinoids your body produces naturally.

If, for example, you begin to experience constant anxiety, your body may attempt to restore homeostasis (balance) by reducing the activity of specific receptors in the brain; therefore there is a reduced sensation of stress. In the long term, this makes it difficult for your body to maintain balance in the future, as it may err in the opposite direction. Sometimes the human body overshoots.

CBD can influence the stress response by binding to or influencing the endocannabinoid receptors - this can influence how other cannabinoids bind and exert influence, which will help your body not become overstimulated. Likewise, if you lack enough endocannabinoids, the addition of a phytocannabinoid will allow normal function of the same receptors. CBD is a great pain reliever because of its ability to influence the body’s inflammatory and nerve response, reducing pain and inflammation at injury sites, arthritic joints, and more.

Balance is not something a quick fix can achieve – you have to make holistic and consistent lifestyle changes to see results over time. This requires you to really examine your lifestyle, and make changes to things like your physical activity or diet. Using CBD is a great way to optimize your endocannabinoid system, but each person is unique and will require different therapeutic treatments to achieve optimal homeostasis. (You should not look to CBD as a ‘cure-all’ and think that making basic healthy choices is not important!)

When treating her patients, Dr. Meredith Warner uses an unconventional, patient-centric approach when developing treatment plans. If appropriate for the patient, she prefers to use natural therapies and functional recovery over invasive procedures and heavy pharmaceuticals. 

This belief is what helped her found Well Theory – your resource to a life lived vibrantly. Well Theory makes her method for achieving wellness available to you through our resources, products, and more.

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 Relieve Stress & Anxiety

How CBD Can Relieve Stress & Anxiety

Cannabidiol:

a safe + powerful anxiety reliever

At some point, everyone has experienced stress. At work, at family events, when something goes wrong or doesn’t go according to plan – we’re all familiar with the sensation of stress. Your heart races, your chest may feel tight, and your thoughts speed up to try to help you out of the predicament you’ve found yourself in. When stressed, it can be difficult to concentrate, to take deep breaths, and feel at ease.

Medications that treat stress symptoms can often dull your senses and make you feel like you’re in a fog. But as stress becomes recurring and escalates into anxiety, it may seem as if heavy pharmaceuticals are your only option.

If you’ve experienced recurring stress, or anxiety, you’ve likely tried all of the natural solutions commonly recommended. Anything from yoga to therapy, exercise and more, there are countless ways to reduce stress and improve your mental health.


But what happens when natural solutions run out, and you don’t want to take prescription medications?

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What Is Stress?

and how is it different from anxiety?

At its core, stress is caused by imbalance. When certain receptors in your body (called endocannabinoids) start misfiring, or are being over- or under- engaged, your body will feel the effects. Minute changes in the hormones that affect mood (such as serotonin) can greatly impact the amount of anxiety you experience. There is a general elevation in the amount of cortisol (stress steroid) in the blood and body.

If, for example, you are in a stressful work environment, your body learns to anticipate stress more often as you go throughout your day. This “fight or flight” response is a basic biological function designed to help you remember a stressful situation and avoid it in the future.

But if your career or home life is stressing you out, it can be difficult to change your environment. The longer you are exposed to stress, the longer your body “remembers” it. Eventually, you can develop anxiety – a baseline “stressed” state.

How Anxiety Affects You Over Time

why it's important to manage symptoms

As your body begins to take on a constantly stressed state, your body’s receptors are constantly receiving hormones that trigger psychosomatic responses. This can lead to serious conditions such as:

  • Heart Problems
  • Weak Immune System
  • Headaches or Migraines
  • Exhaustion
  • Depression
  • Irritability and difficulty interacting with family and friends

Keeping a healthy and balanced endocannabinoid system one key to avoiding stress. Very few options exist to optimize this balancing system of the body. If the endocannabinoid system is not able to control the stress-response system of the body, chronic stress results.

If you cannot change the environment or circumstances that cause you to feel stressed, and synthetic pharmaceuticals are not an option to which you want to turn – or you have tried them with no relief or unacceptable trade-off’s – Cannabidiol (CBD) may be able to help.

Stress and the Endocannabinoid System

and how CBD affects it

CBD is simply a phytochemical that has medicinal benefits for humans. CBD has become a popular remedy for stress, but it’s not just hearsay. CBD has been shown in numerous studies to assist in relieving symptoms associated with prolonged stress and anxiety.

This amazing compound is able to achieve such results because it engages and supports the human endocannabinoid system and promotes balance in all other systems of the body; this includes the ‘fight-or-flight’ response system. CBD is not THC; THC is known to be psychoactive while CBD is not. THC especially engages the CB1 receptors, which are mostly located in the brain and influence mood, among other things. CBD engages the CB2 receptors which modulate mood by changing the immune response and controlling blood flow and such.

CBD also regulates anxiety and stress levels by altering the production amounts of the brain neurotransmitter called ‘serotonin’. Serotonin, commonly known as the “happiness” chemical, binds to a receptor called 5-HT1A, which is one of the 14 different receptors serotonin binds to. Too high and too low levels of serotonin can cause emotional disruption. When CBD binds to receptors, it can stimulate an increase in serotonin production, and change the receptor’s ability to receive serotonin, helping keep the balance in check. CBD usually only allows for the proper amount of serotonin to be produced due to the mechanics of that particular receptor.

Click here to learn more about CBD and why it’s been so controversial over the years.

Holistic Recovery From Anxiety Is Possible

Chronic stress can actually change the way the brain functions. After your body and brain “learn” these chemical pathways to induce stress and anxiety, it becomes more difficult to recover from it. A hybrid treatment plan – one that includes both pharmaceuticals and natural therapies like yoga or therapy – is often recommended by physicians, alongside lifestyle changes. Believe it or not, a better diet can modify stress as well.

You should not expect a quick fix, as it will take time and patience to essentially “rewire” your brain and endocannabinoid receptor pathways. It is always advisable to consult with your physician before beginning a new treatment plan – but CBD, which is proven to be safe, natural, and effective, may be a great option to include in your wellness journey.

Choose Well Theory for a surgeon-curated, FDA-registered, and 3rd party-tested line of wellness products – and begin your journey towards achieving balance today.

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

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  • FDA-REGISTERED
  • PARABEN-FREE
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  • 100% NATURAL

Vitamin C & Immune Function

Hi, I’m Dr. Warner here –

I am the founder of the Well Theory. Let’s discuss immune function, immunity, and vitamin C, which was one of the key components in my multivitamin. My Immunity Boosting Multivitamin can be referred to as being pro-immunity – it aids in the processes of healing and boosts the function of the immune system.

 

Why is vitamin C so important? You’ve probably heard since childhood that vitamin C helps to fight colds and flu, and it will commonly be seen as an ingredient in medicines that come out every cold and flu season.

But why is it good for immunity?

vitamin c is pretty awesome

The more I learn about vitamin C, the more I’m just blown away by its immunity-boosting capabilities.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant and prevents infections. It’s essential in your diet – meaning you have to take it as the human body is unable to produce or synthesize it on its own.

If you already have a well-balanced diet that incorporates plenty of vitamin C, that’s ideal. Eating well can be difficult and takes time and planning, so many people – myself included – find that supplementation is necessary to get the essential vitamins and nutrients to improve immunity.

I recommend my multivitamin – which is packed with vitamin C – to my surgical patients to give them the best chance for fighting infections and healing quickly. My multivitamin has a daily dose of 1000mg of vitamin C.

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) and other regulatory bodies will tell you that you don’t need that much, but I have found this to be a good amount for people healing a wound or fighting off an infection in a state of oxidative stress. Vitamin C is water-soluble, and any amount that the body does not use is easily expelled through digestion.

While taking a multivitamin is a great step towards building your immunity, eating the right foods is the best way to absorb essential vitamins and minerals. Read our blog on 10 Immunity-Boosting Foods to find out what you should start including in your diet today!

why vitamin c is necessary

Vitamin C is mandatory for sustaining an effective immune response to infection. Most of us are vitamin C deficient as it is the fourth leading cause of nutrient deficiency in the United States. A normal virus would normally not cause more than a runny nose or watery eyes, but vitamin C deficiency can cause this virus to bloom into more serious, problematic conditions such as pneumonia.

This is especially important for respiratory infections which is why we see a lot of vitamin C products for the common cold. Vitamin C prevents the common cold, and it helps the body to fight it off faster. Without this prevention, the common cold can become a deeper, lower respiratory infection and become pneumonia.

who is at risk?

The elderly, institutionalized, or nursing home patients are especially at risk as they are immunosenescent – meaning their immune system is weakened. Many are malnutritional, ill, and are vitamin C deficient. When these individuals are supplemented with C at IV levels and high oral doses, they do better with respiratory infections. If you have an elderly relative in a nursing home, consider increasing their vitamin C dosages.

Vitamin C also protects our body from our own immune system. Neutrophils in the immune system attack and absorb pathogens by releasing toxins and proteins. These neutrophils are then eaten by macrophage cells to clean up these toxins. If the macrophages do not carry out this task, the toxins from the dead neutrophil will be released into the tissue causing a pro-inflammatory response that can damage the tissue.

vitamin c for immune health

What does vitamin C do? Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and electron promoter. It reduces oxidative damage and protects us from the toxicity that our own immune system produces to damage the pathogens. This means that vitamin C is a self-protective mechanism and makes the lymphocytes and the neutrophils within the immune system function better.

Vitamin C is important for mitochondrial energy production. This nutrient provides daily power to the cells so that they have properly functioning mitochondria.

It also regulates the cytokine release from immune cells. Immune cells release certain chemical messengers, like cytokines, that trigger inflammation, bring in the macrophages, and encourage the attack on pathogens. If you have too much of the wrong cytokine, you may experience excess inflammation, tissue damage, and toxicity. Also, if you have too much of the wrong kind of cytokine, you may not experience enough inflammation.

Vitamin C helps to regulate the number of cytokines based on the type and intensity of the infection. The body requires enough vitamin C in every cell, including in the immune cells and the entire system to regulate this.

vitamin c for chronic inflammation

If you are surrounded by heavy pollution, like we are in South Louisiana, you are exposed to higher levels of oxidative stress because your body is constantly fighting off heavy metals, pesticides, and air pollution. The body then produces reactive oxygen species that can cause chronic inflammation. This can be affected by excess weight, as well.

To fight this, the body will deplete what little vitamin C it has to stabilize the cell membranes and protect the cells from oxidative stress.

If you are in an area of high pollution or if you smoke, you have low vitamin C levels and are constantly under oxidative stress. If you have diabetes, are obese, or just stressed out in general, you are also under oxidative stress.

Your body will constantly seek vitamin C and other antioxidants to lower this oxidative stress. Any illness will require even more vitamin C to protect the immune system. This is why I believe that vitamin C supplementation is crucial to health, as well as why I chose 1000mg for my multivitamin. From regular, daily oxidative stress and general stress, we can all benefit from healthier skin and connective tissues, as well as less inflammation and a strengthened immune system.

Summary

Vitamin C causes the immune system to function and communicate better to optimally fight pathogens and infections. It stabilizes cell membranes and protects against oxidative damage. Remember – if you have an older relative, or if you or someone you know smokes, they should supplement with vitamin C. The body does not produce vitamin C naturally, so eating vitamin C-dense foods or supplementing is necessary to have the right amount in your system.
Vitamin C supplementation will give you a long-lasting, improved ability of both your innate and acquired immune system while also protecting you from oxidative damage. If you don’t eat enough oranges and cherries, Vitamin C supplementation is necessary to boost immune cell function and effectiveness.
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
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  • 100% NATURAL

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.

Learn more about the history of CBD by reading our blog – CBD: Controversy and Necessity.

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

Arthritis Relief With CBD

Arthritis Relief With 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 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