In order to appreciate the differences between copaiba vs CBD, we need to delve a bit deeper into the nitty-gritty. In other words, get ready to be blinded by science. (Not really, this stuff is pretty simple).
February 12, 2020
At Nature’s Ultra, we love Young Living’s copaiba essential oil and have included it in past products, with plans to infuse our future products with it, as well.
What is CBD?
Whichever alternative or essential oil product you’re considering, it’s critical that quality assurance is in place.
Using a clever metaphor comparing the similar ingredient of flour used to bake cookies and bread, Elmore explains that although the compounds are the same, their interactions and resulting products are very different.
Hmm… sounds a bit like CBD oil, especially to the uninitiated. However, Dr. Call explained, “While some people think that copaiba and CBD are interchangeable, they are entirely different products.”
According to Dr. Call: “Copaiba is an oleoresin, which means it’s a natural plant product from the copaiba plant that consists of essential oils and a resin. It’s steam-distilled in order to create copaiba oil which is high in B-caryophyllene. Many people use it for a calming effect.”
Copaiba oil has been used for hundreds of years throughout South America for physical and spiritual healing and is very common to find in most markets.
You may have heard about CBD oil recently due to its rising popularity as a way to treat an array of ailments. CBD oil, or cannabidiol, is extracted from the flowers and buds of cannabis plants and is legal in all locations that allow medicinal cannabis use.
BCP, which is found in Copaiba essential oil, has been found to help even more conditions when compared to CBD oil. For those seeking immune system support and oral health benefits, BCP may be just what you’ve been looking for. This oil can also be used topically to clear the skin and reduce blemishes, and when ingested can have positive effects on your internal health as well.
What is Copaiba Oil?
CBD oil comes from hemp, which is a part of the cannabis plant, so there is a chance that it will have trace amounts of THC even when not intended to. However, CBD oil is still legal in the United States because it does not offer you the high, but instead acts as an alternative form of natural medicine.
When you compare the two oils side by side, you will find that they each have their own distinct benefits. Copaiba oil offers a much less expensive option over CBD oil, and the risk of trace amounts of THC in the oil simply isn’t there. This is because the oil is not actually derived from the cannabis plant, unlike CBD oil, so it provides a safe and effective cannabis-free option.
THC is a naturally occurring chemical in the cannabis plant. It is probably best known to provide users with the psychoactive “high” response sought from marijuana as it interacts with CB1 receptors in the brain, but that is not THC’s only use. THC can also help to regulate our sleep patterns, mood, memory, and appetite.
BCP is found in the cannabis plant, and it affects CB2 receptors when higher amounts are present. At lower levels, it can be found naturally in several essential oils including copaiba. Unlike CB1 receptors, this interaction with CB2s doesn’t cause a “high” response. Instead, it effectively interacts with the CB2 receptors found in the immune system to help reduce inflammation and provide relief from pain.
Both copaiba and pure CBD oil have some very promising health benefits. Both may help with anxiety, pain, and more. It makes sense to try both and compare for your own body or to use both since both are safe.
Stress is a known trigger for many diseases, and thyroid tissue damage due to stress is no exception [ R ] .
Tinctures: Tinctures are a popular way to use CBD because you can gauge your dosage with a dropper and place into the mouth. Manufacturers will sometimes use natural flavors or fatty oils in their mixtures for added taste.
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Preclinical work is promising for isolated CBD: transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and arthritis in rats (R). CBD also reduced nerve damage in rats with osteoarthritis (R).
Other preclinical work shows that CBD may suppress immune cells, which can be an important effect on autoimmune disorders. This means that CBD oil likely has important immune system effects that will be explored with further research.
What is the evidence for this?
Many CBD testimonials support the use of pure CBD oil for migraines. However, no clinical research has looked specifically at CBD use for this condition.