Lately, there has been a lot of talk about cannabinoids and our bodies cannabinoid systems.
There are also controversies, and even more opinions, these days about medical marijuana, CBD oil, and products that contain THC so let’s start with some definitions before I get into more about doTERRA’S Copaiba oil.
3 types of Cannabinoids:
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).
CBD: CBD, or CannaBiDiol, is a naturally occurring component of the cannabis and hemp plants. CBD made from hemp has a low concentration. If derived from cannabis/marijuana CBD has a higher concentration.
THC: THC, or TetraHydroCannabinol, is also a naturally occurring compound in the cannabis plant. This is the part of the plant that makes people feel high when they smoke marijuana or use products that contain THC.
BCP: BCP, or Beta-CaryoPhyllene, is the dietary cannabinoid found in doTERRA’s Copaiba oil. While this is a different type of cannabinoid than CBD it directly affects the same receptors in your body in amazing ways and is present in a much higher amount.
What are cannabinoid receptors?
We all have cannabinoid receptors in our bodies that are extremely 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: regulate the body’s systems. We have two different types of receptors – CB1 and CB2.
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. CB2 receptors are found mostly in the immune system, and they work to reduce inflammation and certain kinds of pain.
Copaiba Oil is …
- Much less expensive than CBD
- 100% does not contain THC and is 100% legal in all 50 states.
- Not sourced from the cannabis plant so using Copaiba has 0% chance of affecting a drug test.
- DoTERRA does extensive testing on all of the oils, so you can be assured that Copaiba is free of pesticides, heavy metals, contaminants and is pure.
What can Copaiba help with?
- Liver and antioxidant support.
- Cardiovascular health.
- Sustain proper immune response.
- Digestive support.
- Support proper neurological function.
- Proper respiratory function.
The main component of Copaiba is caryophyllene that has influential effects on CB2 receptors and a host of promising therapeutic benefits. It also has powerful antioxidant properties and supports a number of body systems when taken internally. To read more about how to use Copaiba oil click HERE.