PEA and Chronic Pain

PEA and Chronic Pain

PEA and Stubborn Pain

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Hi, Dr. Warner here again –

Today I want to discuss the use of palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) for recurring pain and inflammation.

Neuroinflammation, or an inflammatory condition of the central nervous system, is now being thought of as the source of chronic pain. This is the common mechanism of many central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Chronic pain is one central nervous system disorder, as are Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease, and others.

Most current pharmaceuticals and other treatments for pain follow a neuronal cell target plan – that is, they target the neurons themselves and not the supporting cells of the nervous system. The supporting cells are far more numerous. Today, it is thought that the neuroinflammation causing most disorders is actually damaging the surrounding supporting cells of the central nervous system rather than the neurons themselves.

Supporting cells include Glial cells, microglia, astrocytes, and others. Microglia cells are especially active in neuroinflammation. Like most cells and systems in the human body, balance is necessary for the proper function of the microglia. Too little activation results in less recovery of injury in the CNS, and too much activation can induce autoimmune responses and neural death. Glia represent the link between chronic pain and neuroinflammation.

Neuropathic Pain Responses Within the Body

Neuropathic pain is almost untreatable and results in recurring pain. This is from damage, degeneration, or dysfunction in the sensory system. Neuropathic pain is considered with spinal cord injury, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, stroke, cancer, and other metabolic problems. Neuropathic pain is dependent on supporting structures of the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS).

Microglia are activated in the face of injury or infection in order to bring immune cells to the CNS and PNS. This allows the immune system to fight off the infection, remove damaged cells, clean up reactive oxygen species. However, persistently active microglial cells will eventually cause cognitive issues and chronic pain through pathological functions.

To make a long explanation shorter – microglial cells lead to peripheral and central sensitization and inflammatory and neuropathic pain because of the over-release of TNF-alpha and IL-1Beta. These neuromodulators are produced after injury or infection of peripheral and central nerves. This means that such recurring pain is actually a result of imbalance in the immune system.

The immune system is activated to aid the nervous system when the microglial cells ask for help. The microglial cells are always surveying at the cellular level. When pathogens or injury are discovered, cytokines are released that call in the immune cells to clean up and fight off the pathogenic insult. This promotes an inflammatory response which creates neurotoxins. The neurotoxins in turn induce more inflammation. Without a good system to control the toxins produced during the treatment of the pathogen or injury to the nervous system, neuroinflammation will occur.

Tools for Treating Your Pain

There are many pharmaceutical companies striving to make mass-produced synthetic drugs to treat this source of chronic pain, neural inflammation, and other disorders. However, there are natural substances already available that have been safely used for years that are also available.

If you believe in empowering patients to treat themselves, as I do, then you must give them the tools to build up their internal systems that protect against neuroinflammation. Lipid mediators have shown to have the ability to protect against neuroinflammation. The level and actions of these important natural lipid molecules are lower in chronic inflammatory states (such as chronic pain). Among these amazing and natural lipid mediators are the N-acetylethanolamines (NAE). These are natural compounds made on-demand in our bodies at the lipid bilayer of cells. They are made of a fatty acid and an organic ethanolamine compound.

The reason that cannabidiol (CBD) and medical marijuana work is not because they themselves perform the actions that reduce the symptoms of inflammatory disorders. 

Rather, CBD simply increases the amount of available anandamide, one of these NAEs. Another very important and very active NAE is palmitoylethanolamide, or PEA.

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PEA protects the nervous system and can control chronic pain. PEA is an endogenous molecule that maintains balance within the cells during neurodegenerative and inflammatory conditions. PEA is a natural way to counterattack neuroinflammation, pain, and neuronal damage.

PEA beneficially modifies the activities of the microglial cells during the pathogenic attacks on the CNS or PNS. This is just one of the proposed mechanisms of action of this normal, naturally occurring fatty acid compound.

Well Theory: Fight Your Pain, Naturally

Our Well Theory products are formulated with natural compounds such as CBD to help you find relief from recurring pain easily.

Simply incorporate our daily multivitamin into your routine to introduce pain relief and joint and tissue support, and natural anti-inflammatory properties into your day. For an added boost, choose our CBD Oil Tincture for additional anti-inflammatory supplementation.

Our pain relief cream and spray work to help diminish pain at the site of sensitivity. Spread a thin layer over the area you are experiencing pain and work it into the skin to begin feeling its effects!

If you are looking for relief from daily pain, order our products 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

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8 Best Anti-Inflammatory Teas You Can Make Today

8 Best Anti-Inflammatory Teas You Can Make Today

Anti-inflammatory Teas

another natural option for improving your overall wellness

At Well Theory, we’re invested in helping you live better – with less pain, more movement, and better overall wellness. We really want to empower you to take better care of your own health and wellness. At the core of bodily imbalance and pain is typically inflammation, which is why many of our products and resources are geared towards helping you naturally reduce inflammation. Today, we’re sharing several tea recipes you can drink to reduce inflammation in your joints and muscles, so you can get back to your best life.

Teas are simply decoctions of herbs. By extracting certain phytochemicals from the leaves of your particular tea mixture with water, you can produce effective remedies for just about any condition. Today, we will focus on teas that allow phytochemicals to reduce levels of chronic inflammation. By producing your own aromatic decoctions of specific plants and herbs, you can empower your own anti-inflammatory treatment routine.

Plant-Based Remedies

to reduce inflammation

Ginger-Mint Iced Tea

Fill a large pot with 6 cups of filtered water, 6 oz of fresh ginger, and 4 bags of mint tea. Bring the water to a boil; once it is a rolling boil, turn the heat off. At this point, steep the mixture for 6-8 minutes (let the water/herb mixture stand and cool). Next, strain the mixture into a sealed container that you can place in the refrigerator. It is best to use dark glass in theory to protect the tea from UV rays, however, if it is in a refrigerator most of the time this is not a concern. Serve tea over ice.

Ginger is a great, natural way to reduce nausea, but is also a powerful anti-inflammatory. A 2017 study showed that ginger was effective in reducing pain for participants who were suffering from knee arthritis. Ginger can be as effective and much safer than many prescription methods to treat pain.

Mint plants smell and taste delicious, but also contain rosmarinic acid, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound, making this tea recipe both naturally anti-inflammatory but also a powerful resource for scavenging harmful free radicals in your body.

Free radicals are actually unstable molecules with unpaired electrons. These are common in our bodies because they are an unavoidable byproduct of cellular metabolism. The unpaired electrons of free radicals seek a match and can steal electrons from lipids, proteins, RNA, and DNA, causing them damage. Proper balance of these molecules is essential. Chronic inflammation allows too many of these to build up and the cells themselves can be destroyed. Anti-oxidants, like mint, reduce this burden by capturing and neutralizing such species.

Rosehip Tea

Rosehip tea is made from the berries of the rose plant. These berries are powerful sources of Vitamin C, which helps boost immunity, is a powerful antioxidant, and can decrease inflammation and the sensation of pain and oxidative stress.

You can brew rosehip tea from certain rose plants if you have them available, but you can also find loose leaf rosehip tea from most natural health food stores.

Read More: Why You Should Be Using Rosehip Oil

Green Tea

Plain green tea often gets overlooked, but it is a powerful anti-inflammatory that has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. It’s made from the dried leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. This is an evergreen shrub that is native to East Asia. A medicinal textbook from the 3rd century AD documents the first acts of drinking tea for treatment. Tea was brought to the Western world by the Dutch East India Trading Company.

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The main compounds that promote an anti-inflammatory response are called catechins. Catechins are a type of plant compound, or phytochemical, found in teas, berries, and more that have been proven to have potent antioxidant activity. One of these compounds is called EGCG, or epigallocatechin-3-gallate, which has been shown to be both effective against oxidative stress but is a powerful anti-inflammatory as well. That is, it will reduce the body’s inflammatory response and will also scavenge damaging free radicals.

Green tea, therefore, is both anti-inflammatory on its own but effective against free radicals throughout the body. Again, free radicals are molecules in cells with attached uncharged electrons; these then are able to bond with healthy cells in your body, causing oxidative stress. This oxidation of your cells will result in increasing inflammation, speeding up your body’s aging process, and more.

A lot of oxidative stress can be attributed to lifestyle factors such as an unhealthy diet, breathing polluted air, etc. – which is why including antioxidants in your diet is a great way to reduce inflammation naturally, preventing free radicals from damaging your body and causing inflammatory illnesses.

Green tea can be consumed cold or hot – whichever is your preference. You can find green tea bags in most grocery stores. Make sure it is from a good source, is fresh and is not filled with adulterants.

 

Cinnamon Tumeric Iced Tea

Tumeric is the key anti-inflammatory agent in this recipe – as it’s one of the most effective herbs for fighting inflammation. Curcumin is turmeric’s main active component and is what gives the spice its yellow color. This compound has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, helping relieve pain associated with osteoarthritis. Cinnamon helps keep your blood sugar levels steady and is loaded with antioxidants. Cinnamon is actually another great anti-inflammatory agent as well.

The great thing about this recipe is that you can more than likely make it from ingredients you already have in your home.

1–2 Tbsp. black or green loose leaf tea (remember, simply emptying a bag of tea will give you ‘loose leaf’ tea)
1/8 tsp. turmeric
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp.+ maple syrup, honey, or other sweetener

Steep this mixture in about 3-4 cups of water after boiling for 4 minutes before straining, or add each ingredient to the bottom of a French press and pour boiling water over it, then wait for 6-8 minutes before straining. After you strain the tea, store it in a sealed container. Serve with honey, maple syrup, or even a plant-based creamer for sweetness.

Work With Your Body

not against it

Many pharmaceuticals can have negative side effects, which is why, when appropriate, we advocate for natural or plant-based remedies as a first tier of treatment for most aches and pains. Always consult with your physician before trying a new supplement to make sure none of the active ingredients could interfere with your medications. But also be mindful that most physicians may not know what you are asking about.

At Well Theory, we promote a more intentional, holistic approach to wellness that engages every aspect of your lifestyle – from diet, to exercise, mentality, emotional state, work and family life and more. 

Read the rest of our blog for more resources, and be sure to visit our Herbal Kitchen for even more recipes that can help you reduce inflammation and relieve pain – naturally.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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

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

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

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

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How To Grow Microgreens

How To Grow Microgreens

What Are Microgreens?

and why they’re a great addition to your diet

Microgreens, are almost exactly what they sound like – they are recently sprouted seedlings that you can add to a salad, finished dish, sandwich, and more to get a fresh and nutrient-dense boost to your meal.

These days, microgreens can be found at almost every farmer’s market and specialty food store, and have made it to the menus of many high-end restaurants. There’s been a lot of hype about them in the foodie world, and we’re here to see if they live up to it.

First, it’s important to explain the difference between microgreens and sprouts. Microgreens are greens that are harvested early in the life cycle of the plant, and can offer a unique burst of flavor and pack a serious nutritional punch.

To sprout is to put forth shoots. This is a seed that has germinated enough to form a root or develop a first set of leaves. A slightly larger plant is a microgreen. Sprouts can be grown in a dark little corner of the kitchen and the chosen seeds might only need to be rinsed once or twice a day. Technically, the sprout is just the first shoots off the seed. 

A sprout requires no soil, no fertilizer and no light. The sprout can shoot forth using just the energy provided within the seed. This is why a potato can sprout in a dark closet. Sprouts provide a collection of phytochemicals and nutrients that would otherwise be locked up in a dry seed. 

It is necessary to eat sprouts quickly once they form to capture the nutrition. Packaged sprouts often include the seed, the shoot sand stems along with occasional tiny roots. Generally, you can and should eat all of it – seeds, shoots, roots, and stems.

Nutritional Benefits of Microgreens & Sprouts

tiny addition, big nutritional benefits

According to some studies from the University of Pennsylvania, some microgreens and sprouts were found to have an increase in Vitamin C content within 72 hours of sprouting. At the beginning of a plant’s life cycle, it’s absorbing as many nutrients as it can to stimulate growth – making these tiny greens nutritional powerhouses when eaten.

Read More: Vitamin C & Immune Function

Some studies have found that microgreens and sprouts may even be more nutrient-dense than their full-grown counterparts: a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that microgreens may even contain up to 5 times the amount of vitamins and carotenoids (which have cancer-protective properties) as their fully mature stage.

How To Grow Microgreens

Growing microgreens at home is easy and can save you a lot of money. Keep in mind – while you can grow any seed and eat it as a microgreen if they have edible stems and leaves, it’s best to get seeds that are labelled as microgreens as they are easier to sprout. Microgreens are different from sprouts in that they are generally larger than sprouts. Sprouts can be eaten whole (shoots, leaves, stems, roots, and seeds,) and do not require soil. Microgreens are larger plants, and only the leaves and stems are eaten.

Grow your microgreens indoors with bright light – so place them near a south-facing window. You can find microgreen-growing kits online or in many garden nurseries, but really all you need is a shallow container where you can spread soil, scatter seeds, and sprinkle soil on top of them. You can even use an old baking tray. There are commercial devices available too; one such is the Urbancultivator.

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Be sure not to over-water - this can cause root rot and kill your microgreens before you can harvest. Water once or twice (if you live in a dry climate) a day with a misting spray bottle.

Let them grow for a week, and harvest by snipping the tops off the plant. Many types of microgreens will resprout after being snipped, giving you several harvests.

To fortify your overall health, we recommend curating a healthy diet and supplementing when necessary. It is very difficult to eat a diet with enough of the nutrients required for optimal health and wellness. 

Many of us aren’t getting the vital nutrients our bodies need to heal, recover, and detox from oxidative stress – which is why we offer a CBD Multivitamin packed with surgeon-curated vitamins + minerals. CBD helps reduce bodily inflammation, making recovery easier and increasing your range of motion in your joints and overall musculoskeletal system – supporting your healthy, vibrant life.

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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Why You Need To Start Taking Zinc Today

Why You Need To Start Taking Zinc Today

Hi, Dr. Meredith Warner here –

I’m a great believer in natural medicine, natural health, and the power of lifestyle changes to have real impact on your overall well-being.

This is why, for years, I’ve been telling my patients to take certain essential vitamins and minerals as supplements if their diets do not provide all the nutrition they need to heal quickly and overcome inflammatory illnesses of all kinds. This is why I founded Well Theory – so that I could offer these essential vitamins to people outside my clinic.

One of the supplements I recommend often is Zinc.

This essential vitamin is crucial to musculoskeletal function and overall healing + wellness. Your muscles, bones, ligaments, joints, and more are all interconnected - and Zinc intake is one key factor that can make or break your musculoskeletal health.

Zinc helps to:

  • Heal wounds – surgical incisions, scrapes, and bruises
  • Assist in restoring joint mobility and function
  • And can even boost your immune function as well

Learn how much Zinc I recommend you take each day – and why you should start supplementing today:

At Well Theory, our products are designed to help you live well – with restored function, better internal balance, less pain + inflammation, and a better outlook on life with less stress. The right nutrition is key to improving your overall wellness, and we offer a nutritionally dense CBD Multivitamin to help you achieve it. It is packed with essential nutrients, including Zinc, and fortified with plant-based CBD to give you an all-natural, anti-inflammatory boost.

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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

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
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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