Think of it this way. You use eggs, flour, butter, and a handful of other ingredients to make cookies. Likewise, those ingredients are all used to bake a loaf of bread. Saying that because they have similar ingredients means they should look, taste, and feel the same is ludicrous. The same is true with the complex chemical make-up of natural plant extracts and oils. Having similar constituents simply does not make them work the same way. Not only that, but the other compounds in the oils make a difference as well. Each compound behaves differently based on its companions. That’s how chemistry works.
In the brain, the CBD-2 receptor is where the beneficial effects of pain mitigation, relaxation, and anti-nausea arise. On the other hand, the CBD-1 receptor is where the psychotropic changes of elation, sensory distortion, altered sense of time, and laughter may arise.
Essential oils are natural, aromatic oils typically obtained by the steam distillation of plant material. Essential oils contain thousands of volatile compounds that evaporate quickly into the air, and the ratio of the molecules imparts the aroma to the oil.
This is not to imply that there are no benefits of BC in a wide variety of forms. In fact, research does show promising evidence that it is effective for pain relief, as a wound salve, to prevent oxidative stress, and as an antimicrobial. It is simply important to not extend evidence from CBD to copaiba essential oil.
Unlike CBD, copaiba is a true essential oil steam distilled from the resin of the Copaifera officinalis tree. Many blogs have described copaiba essential oil as very similar to—or even the same as—CBD oil. In truth, there are some commonalities.
So now that we’ve recapped that, let’s have a look at CBD.
What is CBD?
What are your thoughts on the CBD vs. Copaiba debate?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two primary cannabinoids that occur naturally in the Cannabis sativa plant, most commonly known as cannabis. Both CBD and THC interact with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain, but their effects are different.
Direct Receptor Stimulation
What is CBD?
One of the things that’s really been interesting to me as we look at some of the science is very small amounts of Copaiba essential oil can actually be very effective. As little as five milligrams, which is really less than one drop, of Copaiba essential oil can have very dramatic effects. And so I like that we have not only consistent interaction, but we have small amounts of dosing that’s required to create that interaction.
Now I always when I think about Copaiba versus CBD, or frankly any other thing that right now kind of fits into that category, there’s four ways that I always think about it. One is purity. Nothing is more important with an essential oil, or frankly any product, than is purity.
Copaiba is an essential oil that I believe is at the crux and at the core of what we need to do on a daily basis to help us maintain our health, to support and sustain the body, and all of the things that it must do and especially in the environments we now live in that are so challenging. So a quick invitation to you, learn about Copaiba about essential oil. Learn how to use it, learn how to incorporate it. It is one of my very favorite essential oils.
So purity potency. The other thing that I think is remarkable is price. Copaiba in and of itself is extremely cost effective, especially using it the way that we want to use it with this, which is with consistency. If the endocannabinoid system is as important as we all believe that it is, regardless of what position we take within that process—whether we’re a fan of one versus the other, what we’re really looking for is consistency.