Well there is a new issue now that Young living is coming out with a CBD oil… and that’s the question “Isn’t Copaiba the same as CBD?”
NO! To be honest this accusation or claim was a interested twist and ploy by another essential oil company to boost sales. Now don’t get me wrong some of the therapeutic functions between Copaiba and CBD appear to be similar there is a difference. Copaiba definitely has some beneficial properties, but in most articles, it’s not even clear how those compare to the benefits of CBD oil. I mean think about it they are two different species!!!
Copaiba essential oil comes from the Copaifera tree, found throughout South America. The tree exudes a resin, ranging anywhere from clear to dark brown, that historically was used for lacquers and varnishes. When the balsam is steam-distilled, the end product is copaiba essential oil.
Cannabidiol oil is one of many compounds sourced from the Cannabis sativa L. genus of plants. Most commonly derived from industrial hemp plants, it is also a popular product within the medical marijuana industry.
Despite its relation to tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC (they are both cannabinoids), CBD is non-psychoactive. This means that unlike THC, it isn’t a possible trigger for a “high,” with anxiety or euphoria. Instead, CBD triggers a mild sense of relaxation, if any sensation is noted at all. And the CBD we are discussing here does not contain illegal drugs aka THC.
The medicinal properties of CBD hemp oil are thanks to terpenes, cannabinoids, and other compounds. Not THC which is not present in the CBD hemp oil. Especially in whole-plant extracts, CBD oil may contain dozens of different compounds, all with unique and nuanced effects on the endocannabinoid system.
One major factor is that CBD oil has been studied much more intensely than Copaiba oil. Especially in the clinical observation process.
According to Science Daily they report that Copaiba has some know inflammation-fighting properties based on one terpene. That terpene is- BCP (bets-caryophyllene) which CBD oil contains as well. BTC has been known and studied for its anti-inflammatory properties. However, with CBD, it targets inflammation in many different ways, other than what Copaiba does. Could you imagine combining the two? What a power house! So that is where the link is (or misconception) because they both contain BCP But again there are various other essential oils (because they are plants and plants contain terpenes) that have BCP constituents to them.
The bottom line is they are both great! But because of research its apparent that connabidiol has a much broader application across a wider range of health concerns or ailments. Research is showing it benefits many conditions, from fighting cancer to reducing social anxiety. CBD is almost always safe to use (That said—don’t take high CBD doses without the knowledge of your doctor if you are taking pharmaceuticals chronically for a serious health condition. There is a possibility of drug interaction, which needs to be monitored in case of serious illness.)
Nobody denies that the beta-caryophyllene found in copaiba is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, but its overall capabilities (as of now due to research) doesn’t compare those of CBD oil.