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doterra copaiba oil vs cbd

To illustrate, after the enzymes break down the cannabinoids, the endocannabinoids react to bind with receptors. Scientists believe CBD does not directly attach itself to the receptors but rather influences it in some way. Triggering the receptors is what ultimately produces many of the health benefits experienced from the cannabis compound.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, originates from the Cannabis Sativa plant. Unlike its sister compound, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive. Moreover, CBD is legally produced and sold across the United States, as long as the THC levels remain below 0.3%.

Consuming large doses of Copaiba oil can lead to physical conditions such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and liver damage. Moreover, pregnant women, children, and those with medical conditions should consult a doctor first. Currently, no scientific studies are proving consuming both at the same time is safe or unsafe.

Why Copaiba?

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Although there is little research specifically into using CBD and Copaiba oil together, it’s projected it is safe to consume both simultaneously. Many sources believe consuming both can be even more beneficial due to how all of the cannabinoids work together synergistically, through a process known as the entourage effect.

To elaborate, CBD binds both to CB1 receptors in the brain and CB2 receptors throughout the body’s central nervous system. The unique feature of connecting to both receptors, like a key in a lock, benefits the whole body. CB1 receptors have been linked to mental health conditions, such as anxiety. CB2 receptors have been linked to physical health ailments such as inflammation, joint pain, spasms, and swelling.

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At the 2019 Together Convention, doTERRA’s Director of Education and Training, Scott Johnson, said, “Copaiba and CBD work within the same biological system, so people naturally want to compare them, but it’s not really a fair comparison[…]Copaiba has benefits that can’t be achieved with CBD.”

Because BCP directly binds to CB2 receptors, it produces rapid and powerful changes within the body. On the other hand, CBD doesn’t effectively bind to either receptor so it indirectly affects the ECS. In fact, despite having the unique ability to bind (indirectly) to both CB1 and CB2, CBD’s interaction is not nearly as intense as that offered by other compounds.

CB1 and CB2 Receptors

Literature suggests that these ECS-influencing substances tend to be selective in the receptors they activate 2 . This means they tend to activate either the CB1 or CB2 receptors, and they do so directly or indirectly depending on their chemical makeup. Furthermore, the stronger or more directly the molecule adheres to its receptor, the quicker it will produce a physiological effect. This is precisely why Copaiba is such a valued essential oil, it is high in a phytocannabinoid called beta-caryophyllene (BCP). Beta-caryophyllene has the ability to bind directly to CB2 receptors to affect the ECS.

Because CBD does not bind directly to receptors, you can expect slower cellular responses. Scott Johnson said it best at convention describing CBD as a “helper molecule that signals the ECS to work more efficiently and modulate our responses to the molecules that do directly bind to our receptors.” Furthermore, as doTERRA’s in-house GCMS testing has shown, CBD—which is an isolate extracted from the cannabis plant—is often mixed with carrier oils, so absorption is limited and the effect is further decreased. In fact, a recent review of clinical data on CBD revealed internal usage may come with potential unwanted risks 4 .

There are three groups of molecules that can greatly affect the function of the ECS: endocannabinoids (produced by the body), phytocannabinoids (produced by plants), and synthetic cannabinoids (produced in a lab). Phytocannabinoids are different because they are produced naturally by plants, such as Cannabis, Black Truffle, and Cacao, and found within essential oils such as Copaiba, Black Pepper, and Melissa.