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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Breathe Your Way To Less Stress – Here’s How:

Breathe Your Way To Less Stress - Here's How:

Harness Your Breath

for less stress & better mental clarity

As we near the end of 2020, many of us, if not most of us, are probably under a great deal of stress. There are medical resources you can use to combat stress – if you find that it is negatively impacting your day-to-day life, we recommend you see your physician, religious leader, or a licensed counselor – but there are also at-home practices you can utilize as well.

Today, I’d like to talk to you about breathing exercises, how they work, and the research that supports their effectiveness.

The Science Behind Breathing Exercises

how they improve your overall well-being

Diaphragmatic breathing is a breathing exercise that focuses on strengthening the diaphragm, the muscle that helps you breathe. The technique directs your breath to the abdomen and is sometimes called “belly breathing.” When you breathe into your abdomen instead of your chest, you’re able to get a deeper breath – which in turn stretches and strengthens your diaphragm.

A 2017 study investigated the effects of diaphragmatic breathing on emotional, physical, and mental health. The participants in this study showed increased focus and attention and lowered cortisol levels. Cortisol is your “fight or flight” or “stress” hormone – so reducing it naturally results in relieving the sensation of stress.

Diaphragmatic breathing is an integrative mind-body practice that is meditative at its core. It involves expanding the belly, deepening the inhalation and is a core component of certain yoga practices. Physiological evidence has indicated that this type of breathing practice can significantly reduce blood pressure, enhance your cardiovascular health and function, and relieve anxiety.

At Well Theory, we believe in integrative health and functional medicine – treating the body as a whole instead of focusing on one symptom to combat. There has been an artificial and dangerous separation of the mind and body for too long in science and medicine – especially in surgery. 

We believe in the whole person, the mind, body, and spirit that make us human. Our products and resources are designed to improve your overall health, function, and well-being – and harnessing your breath to improve your physiological health is one way you can put our methodology into practice.

How To Practice Breathing Exercises

easily & at home

First, find a comfortable position. This may be sitting upright in a chair or on a cushion, lying in bed, or laying on a yoga mat on the floor. It’s essential to make sure you’re practicing good posture while you’re doing this exercise, so your diaphragm has enough room to stretch thoroughly, and you can take the deepest breaths possible.

Place one hand on your chest and one hand on your stomach – just below your rib cage. Inhale slowly through your nose, and make sure to focus on moving the hand on your abdomen. The hand on your chest shouldn’t move at all, as you are directing your breath into your core.

Breathe out slowly through your mouth, gently tightening your abdominal muscles to complete the strengthening exercise.

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Now that you know how to breathe, you can put it into practice. You can count your breaths both for pacing and as a form of meditation. Try inhaling for a count of 4, holding your breath for 7seconds, and then slowly exhaling to a count of 8. Start slow – try this practice for 5 minutes at first, then build up your practice length over time. Some cannot do this at first. Modify the count to your ability.

You can also practice visualization while you breathe. As you inhale through your nose, imagine that all the stress and tension in your body is flowing from your arms and legs into your abdomen. As you exhale, visualize that tension leaving your body through your breath.

If you don’t have the time for a targeted breathing exercise every day, sometimes all you need is one breath. If you’re seated at your desk, roll your shoulders back, and breathe in deeply through your nose. As you exhale, really flex your abdominal muscles to push the air out, fully emptying your lungs. Envision your ribs moving toward the hips.

Looking for other ways to relieve tension? Try our new CBD Softgels. CBD is a natural stress reducer, pain reliever, and anti-inflammatory. It gently engages your endocannabinoid system – your body’s internal regulatory system – to promote balance and well-being. These softgels are designed to absorb quickly for maximum benefits, with no added ingredients.

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 Ways To Relieve Oxidative Stress

Natural Ways To Relieve Oxidative Stress

What Is Oxidative Stress?

and why you should avoid it

Oxidative stress is what happens when there is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body. Free radicals are released when your body creates energy sources from food – when you breathe, oxygen molecules are broken down by the mitochondria to make usable fuel, and unpaired electrons – free radicals – are released. 

These free oxygen species, free radicals, attempt to find new pairings. As they move through the body, they can cause cell and tissue damage because they will attach to any part of a cell possible – and this ultimately destroys the cell.

Your body naturally produces antioxidants to fight free radicals, but often, many of us aren’t producing enough. As you age, you produce fewer antioxidants - so supplementing becomes necessary. Free radicals or oxygen species are a necessary part of the process to create usable energy for the body. However, as with most of life, a proper balance is necessary. In today’s society that balance is usually disrupted and heavily weighted toward damaging oxidation.

While oxidative stress plays a natural role in the aging process, there are outside factors that can increase the amount of oxidative stress you undergo. Lifestyle factors – such as exposure to pollution, lack of exercise, and more – can contribute and put a strain on your body. 

Oxidative stress is difficult to diagnose – so if you find that you’re more tired than usual, have difficulty concentrating, or have noticed other similar symptoms, you may already be suffering from it. Click below to read our blog about common oxidative stress symptoms and how to recognize them:

Read More: 5 Signs You’re Experiencing Oxidative Stress 

Natural Ways To Relieve Oxidative Stress

lifestyle, diet, and habits

A large body of medical research has suggested that long-term oxidative stress may contribute to the development of certain chronic conditions or lifestyle diseases. These include diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and others. Of course, any of these conditions can be caused by other factors, like genetics, diet, etc., but to lessen your risk, you should try to avoid oxidative stress.

The first way you can naturally relieve oxidative stress is by making changes to your diet. Including foods that are rich in antioxidants can help your body fight off free radicals more easily. Many of us aren’t producing enough antioxidants naturally, and adding more into your diet is a great way to make up for it.

Here are some great sources of antioxidants:

  • Dark chocolate
  • Artichokes
  • Kale
  • Beets
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries

You may have noticed that there were a lot of berries in that list - and there’s a good reason for that! Dark-colored berries, like blueberries, strawberries, and more contain a type of compound called anthocyanins, which is highly antioxidant and gives berries their dark color. Tart cherries are deeply pigmented; they have extremely high antioxidant content because of it.

This is why we decided to develop our new Tart Cherry Extract supplement. While you can eat cherries and drink tart cherry juice, a lot of these products have added sugars to offset the sour taste of tart cherries. Our supplement allows you to take tart cherry extract in its purest form – with no added sugars and no sour taste.

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Other Changes You Can Make

to scavenge free radicals

There are other things aside from diet changes that can help you reduce oxidative stress:

  1. Avoid pollution. Consider getting an air purifier for your home, and also get some plants to naturally filter the air. Place them strategically, where you spend most of your time. Keep a high concentration of plants in your bedroom; since your body does most of its healing work when you’re asleep, be sure to give it a fighting chance. A good water filter is a must as well.
  2. While including new, antioxidant-rich foods in your diet, avoid others. Try to limit your processed food intake, particularly foods that are high in sugar and fat. Avoid smoking entirely and limit your alcohol consumption. High fructose corn syrup was cleared by the FDA as safe and has a large foothold in the food industry; however, it is abundantly clear that this is a source of much of our current health problems.
  3. Reduce stress. It’s so important to make sure you have a great self-care routine that works for you. In addition to that, you can take up a daily yoga practice, take social media breaks now and then, and make time for the things you enjoy. Mental stress forces the body to release and produce molecules that create inflammation and oxidative stress. There is a very strong and true mind-body link and stress should be managed.

At the end of the day, it’s fairly simple to reduce oxidative stress through small lifestyle changes. But if you need an antioxidant boost, reach for any one of our Well Theory products. CBD is a powerful antioxidant by itself, but can also help you holistically reduce pain and stress, which can also contribute to oxidative stress.

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 PEA May Relieve Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

How PEA May Relieve Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune, inflammatory disorder associated with chronic low-grade inflammation. When you have MS, your immune system turns against your own body – eating away at the protective coverings surrounding your nerves. The resulting nerve damage can cause many different symptoms, including pain, vision loss, fatigue, and impaired coordination as communication between the brain and body is disrupted.

Physical therapy and certain medications that help suppress the immune system can be effective against MS symptoms and slow this autoimmune disease’s progression. There are many prescription-grade medications available too. Please seek the evaluation of a neurologist or orthopedic surgeon if you believe you may have this disorder.

Nonetheless, many natural substances have been studied concerning the treatment of symptoms of MS. We have incorporated a few into our products due to the massive benefits that are possible.

What Is PEA (Palmitoylethanolamide) ?

the role it plays in inflammation

The analgesic (pain-relieving) and anti-inflammatory properties of PEA make it a promising supplement for combating the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is produced naturally by the body in response to inflammation and pain. Some research suggests that it engages your body’s natural endocannabinoid or regulatory system to reduce pain and relieve inflammation. 

Your endocannabinoid system is essentially what regulates your hormones, your sensation of pain, hunger, anxiety, etc. It also tells your body when to start and end its natural inflammatory processes. Also, the endocannabinoid system plays a large role in the overall balance of your immune system.

Inflammation is a normal part of your body’s healing routines. When you bump against a table, the swelling that occurs is designed to protect the site of injury so it can heal properly. Swelling is a marker of the first phase of healing. This is an average and appropriate amount of inflammation – but when your body produces too much inflammation, it can cause problems.

How PEA Can Relieve MS Symptoms

Today, PEA is available in pill, powder, and capsule form as a natural supplement.

Initial research has shown that PEA may also help support the brain, heart, and, most importantly – immune health. By keeping a more healthy, balanced immune system, there is some potential in some measure of relief from autoimmune symptoms.

By relieving inflammation around the nerves, relieving pain associated with nerve damage, and providing healthy immune function support, PEA shows excellent promise as a natural method of relief for MS pain and symptoms.

This is why we decided to develop PEA products here at Well Theory. We offer two topical creams that contain PEA that is great for soothing away pain quickly in a targeted setting. 

For overall wellness and nerve support, we recommend taking our Essential Multivitamin.

Our PEA Essential Multivitamin is explicitly designed to relieve pain in aching muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and fascia while supporting connective tissues and joints’ health and function. It is protective against joint degeneration and naturally reduces inflammation while promoting healing. PEA has shown great promise in reducing neuroinflammation.

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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100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

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

Surgeon Formulated
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Take Control Of Your Health With Well Theory

Take Control Of Your Health With Well Theory

Well Theory:

founded to support your health goals

I founded Well Theory according to my beliefs about functional medicine, or functional wellness, versus conventional medicine.

Conventional medicine often overlooks holistic, long-term lifestyle changes in favor of prescribing heavy pharmaceuticals, recommending harsh and invasive treatments like surgeries, and more in an attempt to stop pain or disease as it occurs. I think we all know that conventional and modern medicine is reactionary and piecemeal, whereas good medicine should be proactive and encompass the whole of you and your body’s systems.

In my private practice, I choose to offer my patients a different path toward healing. We focus more on the root cause of illness and pain and address it there. Sometimes, pharmaceuticals and surgeries are necessary for improving my patients’ quality of life – I still offer these options as they are still needed in certain circumstances. However, in many cases, guiding my patients as they undertake a long-term, customized journey towards improving their overall well-being has been just as effective.

Functional healing focuses more on supporting an already healthy lifestyle – or adapting routines to create a healthier way of living – instead of merely responding to illness and injury with treatments designed to only address symptoms. We are also aware that almost all modern treatments, surgical or pharmaceutical, have side effects. Natural remedies tend to have fewer unanticipated problems. Our Well Theory focuses on identifying and addressing the underlying causes of pain, loss of motion, anxiety, and more.

What Causes Bodily Dysfunction

the answer isn't as simple as you'd think.

If, for example, you get sick – you may blame your illness on a person who coughed near you, not washing your hands properly, or only seasonal changes. While these events may have contributed to your condition, our understanding of illness’s root cause tells a different story.

Give your immune system the fortification it needs to get you through flu season without seasonal illness. Our Herbal Immunity Multivitamin was designed to naturally give your body the building blocks it needs to both boost and support healthy immune function – with a powerful antioxidant boost.

You may be undergoing stress in your life that has weakened your immune function. Perhaps you’ve worked late the past few weeks, and instead of eating a well-balanced, nutritious dinner, you picked up fast food on the way home. Then, as you get home late and have to wake up early for work the next day, you miss out on essential sleep if you’re looking at a glowing screen for most of the day - as many of us do! - you will probably be restless long after you head to bed as well.

By the time you shook hands with someone who had just sneezed into their palm, your immune system was weakened to the point where it wasn’t able to fight off the bug that got passed to you quickly.

Let’s look at another example: perhaps you’ve noticed that you feel tired or sluggish lately and have difficulty remembering things. Maybe you just need more sleep. Or, perhaps you haven’t had a chance to exercise recently or go outside, and you don’t like eating too many fruits and vegetables.

You could just need more sleep, but you could also be missing out on essential antioxidants in your diet. As your body struggles to combat the free radicals created by stress, it’s not getting the antioxidant boost it needs from fruits and vegetables. Over time, your body begins to undergo oxidative stress.

Over time, oxidative stress can irritate and inflame many areas of your body – from your brain to your digestive system to your immune systems and more. Suppose you aren’t getting enough antioxidants in your diet. In that case, your body will struggle to combat the free radicals wreaking havoc on your body, and your mental clarity, stress levels, and overall well-being will suffer.

Read more: 5 Signs Of Oxidative Stress

If either of the above scenarios sounds familiar, I have good news – the scenarios described can be easily avoided with specific lifestyle changes. If your body isn’t making enough antioxidants, add more antioxidant-rich foods to your diet or supplements. If you find that you get seasonal colds and allergies often, look at the changes you can make to support a healthier immune system.

At Well Theory, we believe that you are ultimately in charge of accomplishing your health goals. We just give you the tools and resources you need to get started towards a path to better overall wellness. We believe that you should be empowered in your health journey.

Supporting Your Healthy Lifestyle

use our resources to assist you on your wellness journey

All of our products are designed to help bring your body’s functions – your immunity, pain levels, inflammation response, and more – back into balance and proper alignment.

Our goal is not to treat the symptoms of illness but to support you in your long-term wellness journey as you transform your health for the better, in a way that lasts.

Ultimately, your body has the tools it needs to self-heal and treat problems. We simply seek to enhance those natural abilities.

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Our products and resources are all designed to be worked seamlessly into your healthy lifestyle!

Build your foundational wellness with our CBD Multi, give yourself an anti-inflammatory boost with our CBD Oil Tincture, and soothe away topical pains with our CBD Cream. Shop the bundle 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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Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

How PEA Works

How PEA Works

What Is PEA?

and how it works

Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is a natural and powerful way to manage pain, inflammation, and damage from oxidative stress. PEA is made in a similar way in humans and in plants, and it can be isolated from peanuts, soy, egg yolks, and other food sources.

How PEA Has Been Used

to naturally reduce pain

Since the late 1950s, PEA has been known to be an effective method of managing allergic and inflammatory reactions. Like many natural products, PEA exerts its action through multiple pathways.

One of these involves the stimulation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPAR) which regulate gene expression.

Another way is by stimulating TRPV1 receptors which can cause inflammation and pain when they are sensitized.

Another is to simply downregulate mast cell production and degranulation. This works through the Autacoid Local Injury Antagonism (ALIA) system. PEA also stimulates the GPCR-55 cannabinoid receptor and also indirectly activates the CB-1 and CB-2 receptors by modulating FAAH.

The amazing, therapeutic effects of PEA are developed through the synergistic (additive) actions of these various mechanisms. These actions are particularly important in the central and peripheral nervous systems.

Read More: The Complete Beginner’s Guide To PEA

Expertly Formulated PEA Products

and what you need to look for

As we develop more products for Well Theory, we make sure to include the latest in natural wellness – choosing to support your health holistically, instead of resorting to heavy pharmaceuticals.

PEA, like CBD, works to relieve pain naturally, effectively, and quickly. 

The ingredients combined within our new PEA products work together to regulate homeostasis, reduce inflammation, and support stronger, healthier muscles.

Our new Pain Relief + Recovery Cream if formulated with PEA, Menthol, Aloe, Shea Butter, and other holistic ingredients to give you a holistic alternative to soothe away pain in sore muscles, joints, and more. 

We also formulated our Foot Pain Relief Cream with PEA, Lidocaine, and a blend of essential herbs to provide potent, natural relief that lasts. Lidocaine blocks the sensation of pain, numbing the application site instantly, while PEA sinks into the skin alongside soothing essential oils to reduce inflammation, soothe away soreness, and get you back to feeling your best self.

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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