The 3 Types Of Pain CBD Can Relieve

The 3 Types Of Pain CBD Can Relieve

Pain has many causes and can be felt in any region of the body. Remember, pain is an electrical signal in our body that is interpreted within the brain. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) – to which Dr. Warner, the founder of Well Theory, belongs – defines pain like this: “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage.”

Note that you can have pain without having actual tissue damage! That is how powerful the nervous system and brain are.

As we age, everyday aches and pains in the joints, muscles, and more are more likely to occur as the cartilage wears down in joints, nerves become dysfunctional. Our muscles become slower to recover after exercise. Usually, we are burdened with a lifetime of chronic inflammation, and our connective tissues become stiff and thus painful. Low-level chronic inflammation can also cause the nervous system to become dysfunctional and produce pain even in the absence of tissue damage.

Certain diseases can also inflict recurring pain and inflammation. Most chronic pain is what we call ‘non-malignant.’ It is not from an ongoing and damaging source in the body. Pain from cancer is malignant pain; it is produced from tumors and is associated with actual damage.

Pain can sometimes be your body’s way of helping you avoid further damaging a site of injury. When you stub your toe, it may be painful afterward as the body repairs tissue damage. This pain stems from inflammation, which is a normal and natural part of your body’s healing process. The swelling around the site of injury and the sensation of pain will help you avoid hurting your toe even more, so you can recover faster. As the body heals, the pain usually stops.

CBD: Fighting Pain By Reducing Inflammation

While we know that some amount of inflammation is normal and even good for you, there are inflammatory conditions that create “too much” of an inflammatory response. Think of autoimmune disorders – at the root of these diseases is an inappropriate inflammatory response, in which your immune system attacks muscles, nerves, joints, and more. A lifetime of poor diet, bad choices, and breathing polluted air while drinking polluted water can also cause chronic inflammation and pain.

Read More: What Is Oxidative Stress?

CBD is highly effective against inflammatory pain due to its ability to promote balance. Your endocannabinoid system modulates your body’s inflammatory response - this is your internal regulatory system that decides when certain hormones or impulses are released to exert their effects on your body’s natural processes.

CBD can inhibit the release of inflammatory agents, making it “neuroprotective” and effective at calming the sensation of pain. Some studies have shown that cannabinoids, like CBD and its cousin, THC, are up to 20 times more potent than common over-the-counter NSAIDs like ibuprofen. CBD also has a much better side-effect profile than synthetic anti-inflammatories; in fact, there are no known side-effects without taking massive doses.

Some ‘inflammatory’ conditions include arthritis, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee, etc. (there is controversy in the scientific community regarding the nature of this ‘inflammation.’)

Inflammation has also been linked to some “lifestyle” diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. Unchecked inflammation may contribute to poor overall health, so it’s essential to make sure your lifestyle promotes internal balance as well. You should try to eat an anti-inflammatory diet, avoid stress as much as possible, and rest often enough so your body can heal itself regularly. Restful sleep is one of the best ways to relieve and reduce bodily inflammation – and no one is immune to excess inflammation. We all have to reduce inflammation.

Effective Against Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is pain caused by damage inflicted on your nerves or the nerves themselves’ internal dysfunction. This type of pain is experienced by those who have multiple sclerosis, diabetes, chemotherapy, and injuries like herniated discs. A 2017 study indicated that CBD was able to help relieve chronic neuropathic pain in humans.

Neuropathy is a common symptom associated with diabetes and pre-diabetes. This type of nerve damage occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the nervous system over time, resulting in pain, tingling, and numbness in the extremities – particularly the feet. Excess alcohol intake, physical injury to the nerves, low vitamin intake, thyroid disorders, and rheumatoid arthritis can all contribute to neuropathic pain as well.

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Lidocaine is a standard treatment for neuropathic pain, and topical lidocaine patches and creams are prescribed to diabetic neuropathy patients. Our CBD Cream is formulated with Lidocaine to help soothe pain on contact. It contains pure CBD Isolate to harness your body’s natural endocannabinoid system – promoting balance and gently relieving inflammation at its source.

Insurance companies do not cover many lidocaine products, and co-pays and co-insurance are often costly. Our natural product gives you the lidocaine with many natural products that reduce nerve pain; generally, this is far cheaper than a ‘non-covered’ prescription medication. If your doctor prescribes this natural topical medication, you can also use an HSA, FSA, or flex account.

How It Relieves Other Types Of Pain

While anxiety may not be technically considered physically painful, it can worsen inflammatory conditions and poor physical health. In the medical and surgical worlds, anxiety is well-known to make all conditions of pain worse. CBD is a great alternative pain reliever in that sense as well.

While effective in relieving pain directly, CBD is also tied towards improving outside factors that can help reduce your pain as well. CBD is, as mentioned, great for relieving anxiety and is also an effective sleep aid. If one can control their anxiety and sleep better, the pain will be less in general.

Every night, as your body moves through the stages of sleep, it works to heal inflammation. Getting the right amount of sleep and getting restful sleep is especially important if you deal with chronic inflammation. One of the only times the brain has to detox itself is during sleep! Why not give your healing rest an added anti-inflammatory and antioxidant boost?

Full Spectrum CBD Softgels

Our new CBD Softgels are a great addition to your bedtime routine. Take the guesswork out of your dose with this pre-measured supplement containing Full Spectrum CBD and no other added ingredients. Wake up refreshed, well-rested, and ready to go about your day with less pain.

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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What You Need To Know About Traveling With CBD

What You Need To Know About Traveling With CBD

Our CBD products are easy to work into your daily routine – but your routine will shift while traveling. If you have a flight or a road trip coming up, here’s what you need to know about traveling with CBD – and which products we recommend you take with you.

Legal Concerns:

how to travel with CBD safely

Hemp-derived CBD that has a THC content below 0.3% is legal in all 50 states thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. The FDA still has reservations about how CBD can be used in certain supplements, cosmetics, foods, etc., but CBD in and of itself is legal.

All of our CBD products have less than 0.3% THC content, so they are legal on the federal level. However, each state within the US has its laws regarding CBD’s legality, its use, cultivation, distribution, and more.

Most states align with federal regulations. However, a few states still have full or partial regulations regarding the purchase of CBD products. It’s essential to check the local regulations in the place you’re going to. Some states require that you have a diagnosed medical condition and a note from your doctor. Others have few, if any, restrictions at all. You can view laws on a state-by-state basis here.

You can legally fly with CBD in your carry-on luggage alongside medical marijuana – just be sure to check the laws in the state you’re traveling to:

“Marijuana and certain cannabis-infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law, except for products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by FDA. (See the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334.) TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of law to local, state, or federal authorities.” Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines

If you’re traveling internationally, it’s up to you to determine whether or not CBD is legal in the country you’re visiting. You should be able to fly domestically with no issue – as long as your CBD product stays within 3.4 oz or less.

How To Pick The Right CBD Products To Travel With

Not all CBD is extracted from hemp. CBD can be extracted from marijuana. If you’re going on a road trip or flying domestically, you’ll want to take CBD with you as long as it’s only extracted from hemp.

To be extra cautious, you can bring your products certificate of analysis with you. Reputable CBD brands will have COA’s available for download.

If you are pulled aside by the TSA for additional questioning at the airport, having this paperwork on hand will speed the process.

You can find our Certificates of Analysis on each of our product pages.

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Since airports have a restriction on liquids, but there are no restrictions for vitamins, it may be better for you to bring CBD with you in pill form. Our CBD Multivitamin and CBD Softgels are both excellent, hassle-free options for travel. If you’re used to taking CBD Oil, try our Softgels instead so you don’t run the risk of spills as your toiletries bag gets jostled in the car or overhead luggage compartment.

CBD Spray Lotion for Pain Relief with Lidocaine + Menthol + CBD Isolate (30g)

Our Well Theory products are all designed to fit into your everyday routines seamlessly – and are easy to take with you on the go.

You can also try out our CBD Spray Lotion for an easy + convenient option for on-the-go pain relief!

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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Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

Microdosing: The Best Way to Start Taking CBD?

Microdosing: The Best Way to Start Taking CBD?

Microdosing:

how to do it, and why you should

CBD, otherwise known as Cannabidiol, is just one therapeutic cannabinoid found in cannabis and the industrial hemp plant. While CBD is largely found to be safe at low and high doses, the science surrounding its effects is new. Your dosage amount is going to be a subjective experience, and that makes it tough to know where to begin. This is why microdosing, especially when you’re first starting out with CBD, is a great way to get started.

What is Microdosing?

and how to do it

Essentially, microdosing involves taking small amounts of CBD on a regular schedule and documenting the effects. It’s perfect for beginners and ideal for those who are looking to “reset” their endocannabinoid system to return to a smaller therapeutic dose. Over time, it is perhaps possible to develop a tolerance to CBD (this is being studied), so microdosing is a great way to overcome that obstacle.

For beginners, microdosing helps you understand the effects CBD has on your body – and if you need a higher or lower dose. Microdosing is a tool you can use to find your optimal dosage range, the optimal time of day to take CBD, and more.

Read More: Why Does CBD Work So Well?

Microdosing is actually being used with psychedelic medications like LSD and mushrooms now to treat depression and anxiety. This is a known and beneficial way to get natural remedies into your system safely.

How to Start Microdosing

creating a personalized schedule

Below is a sample schedule that you can try, but remember – adapt it to your routines. If you have never taken CBD before, it may be best to start off trying CBD right before bed, or microdosing during a weekend where you don’t have to be at work. Use your intuition to guide you as you create your own microdosing regimen.

You can use our CBD Oil Tincture to develop your regimen. It has a dropper that makes microdosing easy! 

You can control how many drops are released by gently depressing the rubber tip of the dropper. We recommend dropping CBD oil directly into your mouth for quicker absorption.

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7 AM
1 drop on an empty stomach.
8 AM
2 drops with morning tea or coffee.
9 AM
3 drops with a light breakfast.
10 AM
4 drops with a tall glass of water.
11 AM
5 drops with an early lunch or protein-packed snack, like a handful of almonds.

Right before you take the next dose, write down any symptoms you experienced over the last hour. Sometimes, drowsiness is not uncommon. If you had a headache, is it gone now? Is any muscle soreness diminished? Here are some good questions to ask yourself:

  • On a scale of 1-10, how is your anxiety level?
  • On a scale of 1-10, what is your pain level?
  • On a scale of 1-10, how comfortable/relaxed are you?

Feel free to add more questions depending on the intent behind your new CBD routine. If you wanted to relieve stress in the middle of a workday, compare notes from multiple days of microdosing and see if your mood has improved. Of course, to really know the effects of CBD you need to keep the same sort of journal for a month or so before beginning this natural treatment to know what your baseline symptoms and side effects are.

After one morning of microdosing, you’ll have taken a little over half of a full serving of our CBD oil tincture. If you don’t feel any effects, continue to add more drops every hour until you reach the end of the day. This should give you a good idea of how much – half a dropper, or a full dropper, or somewhere in between – you need for optimal results.

What Happens after Microdosing?

develop your routine

Microdosing is a great short-term solution for finding your optimal dose. However, once you find it, you can begin to take CBD in the dose you’ve determined is best for you. From there, you can take that amount once, twice, or even three times a day, and slowly increase your dose as needed.

A lot of people find that they can handle 1-2 servings a day, aka, 1-2 dropperfuls. You may need more than that, and that’s okay. This process is all about finding the correct dose for you.

Once you get used to CBD and know that you won’t have any adverse effects, you can take it in the morning in lemon water, mid-afternoon during your lunch break, or at home when you’re winding down for the evening. You can also take it as-needed to reduce inflammation and soreness after exercise, relieve anxiety or stress, or right as you’re going to bed for restful sleep.

Follow our blog for more lifestyle + wellness tips, and shop our store to find all-natural, surgeon-designed CBD products you can trust.

 

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

The Best Ways To Use CBD Oil

The Best Ways to use CBD Oil

How to use our CBD Oil Tincture

and methods of application

Dr. Meredith Warner, Orthopedic Surgeon, designed this Broad Spectrum CBD oil tincture to be tasteless and contain cannabinoids – so you can harness all the benefits hemp-derived CBD oil has to offer, with none of the psychoactive properties. Our Broad Spectrum CBD Oil is blended with MCT Coconut Oil to give you as much potency as possible, with as few ingredients as possible.

How to take CBD Oil:
Topical Application

 

You can apply certain CBD oils topically, onto the body part of your choice. Its effects are localized to the site of application. You apply this by taking a small amount and rubbing it onto where you need it most – a sore shoulder, aching knees, etc. Try an inconspicuous spot first, and start with a low dose, gradually building it up over time and according to your needs.

You’ll want to start off with a low dose to make sure you have no adverse reactions. This is uncommon, but it’s better to be safe. Wait to use it on more sensitive areas, such as your face in a face mask, for example, until you know how your body responds to it. You may also wish to mix the CBD oil with a carrier oil like coconut to aid in absorption.

CBD, like essential oil, can have therapeutic benefits when used properly. Click here to read more about how to use essential oils in your wellness routine!

How to take CBD Oil:

internal applications

Some CBD oils, but not all, are suitable for ingestion. Be sure to check with the manufacturer to make sure you can add their CBD oil to anything you consume.

Taking CBD oil internally is simple! Put a few drops in your morning coffee or tea after it’s cooled, add it to lemon water for a pick-me-up, or mix it into a salad dressing. We recommend not putting CBD oil into a dish that would require high heat to make, such as baking or a sauteed meal. You can, however, put a few drops onto a dish right before you eat it, after it’s cooked. 

Heating CBD oil can reduce its effectiveness and change the flavor, so we recommend mixing it into no-bake recipes if you want to cook with CBD.

How to take CBD Oil:
Sublingual Dose

 

We recommend taking our CBD Oil Tincture sublingually, that is, under the tongue. This is the fastest way to absorb the benefits of CBD, as holding it in the mouth, or “swishing” it around to coat the insides of your cheeks, is the best way to coat your mouth’s mucus membranes. This allows CBD oil to be absorbed into the bloodstream more efficiently, for maximum effects.

  • A serving size for our product is a dropper full. Shake the bottle well and then uncap it. 
  • Fill the dropper, place it under your tongue, and depress the dropper. 
  • Hold under the tongue and/or swish around in your mouth for 30-60 seconds.
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We recommend starting out with one dose a day and assessing how you feel. You may wish to increase the dosage to effect over time. A great time to take your CBD oil is right before bedtime, either sublingually or mixed with calming tea after it’s cooled. 

For even more ease of use, try our CBD Softgels. These capsules contain 25mg of CBD and can be easily combined in your daily routine with other topical or oral CBD products and vitamins!

For more resources on how to incorporate CBD into your daily routines, browse the rest of our blog and subscribe to have tips & wellness hacks delivered right to your inbox!

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 Does CBD Work so Well?

Why Does CBD Work so Well?

CBD and The Medical Field

CBD is the newest trend in the health and wellness community – and is even making waves in the medical community for its health benefits as well. From fighting insomnia to reducing stress, treating seizures, and reducing inflammation, CBD has become the most well-known natural remedy for a host of conditions.

Read more: Can CBD Cure Epilepsy?

Because of CBD’s proven medical applications, there are many clinical trials being conducted – or have recently been conducted – showing its successful applications for the treatment of problems associated with conditions including (but not limited to) anxiety, pain + inflammation in joints, Parkinson’s, and more with limited, if any, side effects. 

This means that CBD has the potential to be a safe and holistic alternative to heavy pharmaceutical treatments, which often have discouraging side effects.

How Does CBD Work?

You might be wondering how CBD can be successfully utilized to treat so many different conditions – and you aren’t alone. Most of the research being performed by the medical and scientific communities focuses on how CBD interacts with the body.

Their research has found that CBD mimics endocannabinoids, which are chemicals that your body produces naturally. CBD itself is a phytocannabinoid, as such, it is able to attach to receptors in your body to exert its therapeutic effects. The two receptors it is known to either regulate or attach to are CB1 and CB2 receptors.

CB1 receptors are found mostly in the brain and are related to things like coordination, pain, emotions, appetite, and more.

CB2 receptors are more commonly found in the immune system, and influence the body’s inflammatory response and signal pain receptors. When you stub your toe and the tissue surrounding it gets swollen and inflamed, that is inflammation. CB2 receptors are found on cells involved in inflammation and therefore phytocannabinoids can directly influence that inflammatory response.

CBD has been shown to interact with the receptors on certain white blood cells – which makes it possible, therefore, for CBD to naturally suppress the body’s inflammatory response and balance pain. CBD is also able to modulate certain nervous system neurotransmitters and thus regulate mood. 

These neurotransmitters are essential to your overall health and well-being, and when these neurotransmitters are “misfiring,” aka, promoting neural imbalance and inflammation, it can wreak havoc on the body. Overly elevated or diminished production of certain endocannabinoids create imbalance in other physiologic systems; this causes imbalances and symptoms such as pain,depression, lower immune function, and more.

How CBD Promotes Balance

mentally & physically

When ingested or used in topical formulations, Cannabidiol has the ability to naturally increase your body’s endocannabinoid levels, but in addition to that, it protects your receptors from being overly stimulated. It has been shown to bind to CB1 receptors in a different pattern than the cannabinoids your body produces on its own, reducing the receptor’s ability to allow other cannabinoids to bind to it, thereby reducing its responsiveness. 

This is a good thing, as most imbalances are caused by overactive receptors – causing things such as anxiety, appetite, and fluctuating weight. CB1 receptors are balanced themselves, by CB2 receptors.


CBD does more than just bind to or alter the function of CB1 and CB2 receptors, however. It has the ability to interact with other receptors, such as serotonin receptors in the brain, and pain receptors that respond to temperature and respond with a pain and heat sensation.

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CBD can mimic serotonin and bind affect receptors in the brain, activating them and playing a role in reducing anxiety, depression, and more. It can also bind to the receptors that sense injury, reducing your body’s inflammatory response and promoting a more gentle, and appropriate, reaction to injury. 

When you are injured, discomfort occurs from the injury itself, and the swelling, heat, and pain that the body produces following the injury. CBD’s ability to bind to these receptors, called TRVP1 receptors, is what makes it a prime candidate for treating epilepsy and reducing discomfort caused by arthritic joints.

How Does It Interact With Medications?

If you are considering using CBD to manage symptoms related to inflammation, emotional distress, and more, you may already be taking medications prescribed by your doctor. Even if you are not on other medications, it’s wise to consult with your physician before starting a CBD regimen. Your physician will likely be able to recommend trustworthy brands and products that are suited for your particular condition.

Because of its wide range of uses, cannabidiol is becoming increasingly utilized for its therapeutic properties. Much of the science surrounding how it exerts its effects is still being developed, but early findings all point to it being a remarkably risk-free alternative to more side effect-prone medications. 

While it should never be used instead of prescribed medication (unless your physician gives you the go-ahead,) it has been shown in dozens of early trials to effectively reduce inflammation, curb anxiety, and improve overall well-being.

Ready to try CBD for yourself? Look no further than Well Theory – a surgeon-curated line of holistic CBD products designed to improve your overall health with emphasis on reducing inflammation in the musculoskeletal system, and restoring balance. 

 

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

Can CBD Cure Epilepsy?

Can CBD Cure Epilepsy?

The Case of Billy Caldwell

The science surrounding CBD is nascent, yet promising. So far, the compound seems to be improving problems ranging from chronic pain to Crohn’s Disease.

But one particular area of CBD interest is in epilepsy treatment. For example, in a landmark 2018 study conducted by New York University’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, 225 patients suffering from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome given CBD found significant reductions in seizure occurrence versus a control group.

But there are some who claim to already have known that CBD is a miracle cure for seizures–some of whom have compelling stories.

One such person is a little boy named Billy Caldwell, whose life was saved when the government granted him a CBD prescription, which, tragically, it later took away.

Billy Caldlwell

first person to get a CBD prescription

Billy was in bad shape. In fact, the 14-year-old was dying from a severe form of epilepsy that was causing up to 100 seizures per day. To make matters worse, his condition was intractable, meaning that he could not get help through diet or medication.

But then, something miraculous happened. Not being able to rely on traditional cures to save her son, Billy’s mom put him on CBD to soothe his near-constant seizing.

At one point, Billy’s mom reported that her son had not had a single seizure in the over 300 days since starting the CBD supplement.

Not only did this give Billy a new lease on life, but it would eventually put his case in the media spotlight after becoming the first person to get a CBD prescription in Northern Ireland.

What happened

when his prescription wasn't renewed

Shortly after the seizure-free 300 day mark, the government did not allow the renewal of Billy’s CBD prescription.

His seizures promptly returned, reports the BBC.

His mother was outraged at what she perceived as an act of ignorance and callousness by the government. She called their reluctance to renew the prescription ‘orchestrated cruelty’ and is now fighting a legal battle for her son’s life.

There’s lots of hope for Billy Caldwell. CBD--though not easily accessible where he lives--is at least available. And the stigma surrounding the cannabis-plant derivative is slowly lifting.

Studies like the one performed at New York University are paving the way for both new uses for CBD as well as its acceptance into the mainstream. Likely, new science will emerge in the short term that will present even better news for seizure sufferers.

Learn more about the controversy surrounding CBD by reading this helpful blog!

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

Beginner’s Guide to CBD

Beginner's Guide to CBD

Curious about CBD?

start here!

For most of modern history, cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, has been misunderstood in this country. It is derived from the same class of plants from which THC, the psychoactive compound in the marijuana plant is. However, CBD is very different from THC. CBD has no addictive properties and no psychoactive effects. Disentangling CBD from all the legal restrictions placed on THC has been a headache for the past few decades.

CBD has been known to be very beneficial for people for hundreds, if not thousands of years. This knowledge was kept from Americans due to the legal and regulatory hurdles placed last century. Since the dissemination of the many therapeutic benefits of CBD, it has created a buzz among scientists, health professionals, and vendors in the natural wellness community alike.

CBD products have been effectively utilized to reduce pain and inflammation, relieve anxiety, and in recent years the FDA has even approved a cannabidiol-based epilepsy medication called Epidiolex. The Federal Government actually holds one of the first patents related to the neurological and inflammation-protecting effects of this plant-based medicinal chemical.

“For adults ages 19 to 50 and men ages 51 to 70, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is 1,000 milligrams (mg) of calcium a day. The recommendation increases to 1,200 mg a day for women after age 50 and for men after age 70 as well as those healing from surgery.”

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How CBD Works

CBD engages your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to exert its therapeutic effects. This system is what regulates every function in your body – from the pain and inflammation you feel when you bruise your knee, to your sleep quality, anxiety levels, the sensation of hunger, and more.

CBD binds or interacts with our own endocannabinoid receptors to help balance out the ECS. With all the things our bodies are exposed to, such as lack of sleep, pollution, poor diet, stress and more, our endocannabinoid systems are usually struggling to maintain optimal balance.

That’s where CBD comes in. Because of its unique abilities to bind to and/or influence these receptors, it has powerful anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and other effects – which help the ECS do its job more efficiently.

What is the Right Dosage Amount?

Since CBD is new to medical science, as of yet there is no standard dosing recommendation. Thankfully, CBD is a forgiving therapeutic supplement that has few, if any, negative side effects. Be aware that the FDA has produced guidelines stating that at very high doses, CBD may increase levels of certain liver enzymes.

Many factors come into play when figuring out the correct dosage amount and frequency of CBD. What type of extract you use, for example, creates different effects. Broad spectrum extracts may contain trace amounts of THC, which are legal under the 0.3% range.

Full spectrum contains THC to the level of 0.3% and all the beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes in the entire plant, which act on each other to produce stronger and more long-lasting effects, called the “entourage” effect. 

Broad spectrum contains fewer of the same terpenes and cannabinoids, but with only trace amounts of THC, or no THC. 

CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD, and contains no other compounds – just cannabidiol.

Read more: Full Spectrum or Isolate – Which is Better?

Other factors: such as whether or not you’ve used CBD before and have built up tolerance to it, to what other medications you are taking, to the severity of the condition you’re intending to treat, all affect the amount of CBD you will need to take. An effective dose can range from just a few milligrams of CBD Isolate to up to three full droppers of Full Spectrum CBD oil – it just depends on your current needs and what best serves you.

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Obviously, if there are any adverse events or side effects that could affect the dosing as well – this is true for all herbal remedies. Here are a few guidelines you can use when starting to use CBD – but only start after you have consulted with a knowledgeable physician, to rule out any possible interactions with any pharmaceuticals you are taking.

  1. Start off with a small amount of CBD, whether it’s an oil, cream, spray, or vitamin. If you do not begin to see any effects one may add more smaller doses throughout the day Frequent smaller doses instead of a single large dose, will give you a better idea of the amount you need for your specific circumstances.

  2. Dose in small amounts over several days and keep track of any side effects you experience. Remember: small doses of cannabis tend to stimulate, while larger doses can make you more tired. CBD has no known negative side effects, but a large amount will behave differently from a smaller dose. “Less is more” is a good rule of thumb to utilize while conducting your research. Make sure the CBD is unadulterated.

How To Choose CBD Products

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You also want to make sure that your CBD is pure and free of unnecessary additives. Look at the ingredients to make sure there are no preservatives or thinning agents. Reputable CBD retailers will have 3rd party lab test results readily available for you, the consumer, to download and consult. Look for batch numbers (which indicate quality control) and confirmation that your CBD product was made in an FDA-registered facility.

Click here to view Well Theory’s 3rd party lab results! 

It is costly and difficult for companies to obtain testing and FDA approval such as cGMP certification, so these factors should be something you look for in each CBD product. Very inexpensive products usually mean that quality, safety and regulatory controls were not utilized.

As more research on this therapeutic compound is conducted, it is likely that standardized dosing recommendations will become more readily available. Until then, rest assured that as CBD is usually safe and free of any reported adverse side effects, you are free to tailor your wellness regimen to your individual needs. As with any herbal remedy, from mint to CBD, we always ask that you include your health care advisor in your decision making process.

Are you ready to start taking steps towards a more natural + intentional wellness regimen? Act now, curate your new healthy lifestyle, and get steady results. 

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