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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
CBD OIL & COPAIBA OIL?
I AM.... EXCITED to have this oil in our DoTerra arsenal because it is a powerful Essential Oil for our brain and nervous systems. I’m excited to share what all the buzz is about. There are a lot of questions about CBD Oil vs Copaiba Oil, so I will break down the differences in an easy-to-understand way.
There’s also a lot of controversy, and even more opinions, these days about medical marijuana, CBD Oil and products that contain THC so let’s start with some definitions….
Cannabinoids: Any chemical compound that affects one or both cannabinoid receptors in the human body, CB1 or CB2. Some cannabinoids are legal (CBD and those found in essential oils) and some, like THC from cannabis/marijuana, are not …
Here are 3 types of Cannabinoids:
CBD: CBD, or CannaBiDiol, is a naturally occurring component of the cannabis and hemp plants. CBD made from hemp has a low concentration around 2-4%. If derived from cannabis/marijuana CBD has a higher concentration around 5-30%. Some CBD extractions contain some THC (the part of the plant that makes you feel high) though some are low enough to be legal in our country.
CBD is often said to be legal in all 50 states but that is controversial. Benefits include pain relief, reduces anxiety, effective against cancer, treats seizures and other neurological issues, prevention of diabetes through lower insulin levels and promotes cardiovascular health. This is the power of cannabinoids!
THC: THC, or TetraHydroCannabinol, is also a naturally occurring compound in the cannabis plant. This is the party of the plant that makes people feel high when they smoke marijuana or use products that contain THC. Supplements that contain THC are only legal in a few states. THC resembles another cannabinoid naturally produced in our brains, anandamide, which regulates our mood, sleep, memory, and appetite. Hence the reason THC makes you relaxed … and hungry.
BCP: BCP, or Beta-CaryoPhyllene, is the dietary cannabinoid found in doTERRA’s Copaiba oil. Not only is it in Copaiba essential oil...its concentration is at therapeutic level of – 60%!!!
While this is a different type of cannabinoid than CBD it directly affects the same CB2 receptors in amazing ways and is present in a much higher amount.
What are Cannabinoid receptors?
We all have cannabinoid receptors in our bodies and they are super important. They are found all over the body, in the brain, organs, tissues, glands and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis. We have two different types of receptors –CB1 and CB2.
CB1, predominantly present in the nervous system, connective tissues, gonads, glands, and organs; and CB2, predominantly found in the immune system and its associated structures. Many tissues contain both CB1 and CB2 receptors, each linked to a different action.
The CB1 receptors are the ones that THC interacts with and causes psychotropic effects.
The CB2 receptors are the ones that do not make you “high” when affected. These are the target when using CBD oil and Copaiba essential oil. CBD actually indirectly interacts with CB2 receptors while the main constituent of Copaiba interacts directly. CB2 receptors are found mostly in the immune system, and they seem to reduce inflammation and certain kinds of pain.
So to summarize CBD vs Copaiba Oil …..
THC comes from the cannabis or hemp plants. It is completely illegal in about half the US and legal for at least medical purposes in the other half.
CBD oil from hemp contains only trace amounts of THC and is legal in all 50 states. It does not make you high but it does help with neurological issues, pain and more by indirectly interacting with CB2 receptors in the body.
BCP, caryophyllene, is a cannabinoid found in very high levels in doTERRA’s Copaiba and it interacts DIRECTLY with CB2 receptors. When taken internally, the BCP in Copaiba possesses strong antioxidant properties, promotes healthy cellular function, may help support immune function while supporting overall circulatory health, and may help support the health of the gastrointestinal tract and colon. Additional research has shown that Copaiba essential oil (with all its constituents) may help keep the mouth, teeth, and gums clean and healthy looking. Topically applied Copaiba oil may also help keep the skin clean and clear while helping to reduce the appearance of blemishes. Another interesting experimental research study found that Copaiba taken internally may help to support uterine health and ease menstruation.*
CBD vs Copaiba oil BENEFITS are ..
Much less expensive than CBD
- 100% drug free with zero risk of containing THC and 100% legal
- Not from the cannabis plant so using Copaiba has 0% chance of affecting a drug test and is non-addictive
- DoTERRA does more testing than any other company in the world. So you know it is free of pesticides, heavy metals and contaminants.
Why use Copaiba?
Copaiba essential oil is made from the resin of the copaiba tree which can grow to be over 100 feet in tropical South America. Copaiba oil is widely used in beauty products including soaps, creams, lotions, and perfumes. The natives of north and northeastern Brazil have been using Copaiba since the 16th century.
Copaiba supports the health of your cardiovascular, immune, digestive and respiratory systems. It is a powerful antioxidant that helps calm, soothe, and support the nervous system. Copaiba promotes clear, smooth skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes.
Because of Copaiba’s chemical makeup its effects on the body are similar to CBD oil. However, It does not contain THC psychoactive cannabinoids like marijuana-derived products.
How to use Copaiba aromatically:
Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
- Aromatic use supports the immune system, is calming and promotes a restful night’s sleep.
- Copaiba combines well with: Lavender, Serenity Blend, Frankincense, Lemon, Wild Orange, Fir oils, Cedarwood and many others. Don’t be afraid to experiment!
How to use Copaiba internally:
Drop 1-2 drops under the tongue in the morning and evening. Hold under your tongue 20 seconds then follow with water
- Add 1 to 2 drops to water, juice, or tea daily or as needed
- Add 1-2 drops to an empty veggie capsule. You can also add a carrier oil like coconut, olive or avocado oil to the capsule (optional – makes it gentler on your stomach).
- Take internally to help soothe and calm the nervous system.
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