Copaiba Oil As an Alternative to Medical MarijuanaBy Austin Witherow
Table of Contents
- My Experiences with Medical Marijuana
- Discovering Copaiba
- What is the Endocannabinoid System?
- Interfacing with the Endocannabinoid System
- Therapeutic Power of Copaiba Oil
- Comparing Price and Purity Points
- Getting Started with Copaiba Oils by dōTERRA
- Need help, Get in Touch!
My Experiences with Marijuana
In the last few years, I watched as Marijuana gained a lot of traction worldwide. Since college, I experienced Marijuana in a variety of forms. In the last year, I have smoked and eaten edibles with CBD. I enjoyed the effects, but had a lingering feeling that it wasn't for everyone. Experiencing the effects THC was fun, but it was not something that is even recreationally legal in most places. As for CBD, I felt "high" and didn't feel so much "relief". I felt "good", but didn't feel like anything had "changed". Plus it was taking a big hit on my wallet just to enjoy a few doses of the stuff. I still think that in the right dosage and circumstances, both are completely acceptable.
I stepped away from it out of disinterest (and because that stuff is expensive!), until a phone call with my Dad. After talking for a bit, he brought up his Arthritis and Joint Pain. Wanting to help my Dad, I immediately began to turn over ideas in my brain. The first thing that popped into my head was to venture back into CBD solutions.
Before I got too far down the CBD rabbit hole, my girlfriend Laura introduced me to a variety of Copaiba Oil Products by dōTERRA. She ended up giving me a really nice shoulder massage with a few drops Copaiba Oil mixed with Fractionated Coconut Oil, followed by Deep Blue Rub. I noticeably felt the differences almost immediately. I also slept like the dead that night 😂 Or that might have been because we defused Lavendar and rubbed it in the soles of my feet. Either way, never slept that good before. My tight shoulders are really startening to loosen up thanks to these massages, enhanced with these oils! The science behind them is quite amazing. Essential Oils have brought about a beautiful level of intimacy into our relationship, and I know that it could bring that to yours too.
After this experience, I knew I found something I could confidently present to my Dad for his Arthiritis and Joint Pain. Maybe even Mom would give him a massage too (of course if he gave her one first), win win! I put together some research to give my Dad a solid answer. In this article, I review my findings, in which I recommend Copaiba Oil as an Alternative to CBD Oil for Arthiritis and Joint Pain.
Just to let you know, Joint Pain and Arthiritis are just a few of the pains that Copaiba can empower you to alleviate! The benefits don't stop there, you'll soon find out! First, a little about Copaiba and then onto the Endocannabinoid System!
History of Copaiba
This is a really great, concise overview of Copaiba. It's such an ancient and sacred tree in Brazil and this video really captures some of that Essence.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
First, I needed to learn a bit about the Endocannabinoid System. Simply put, it is a cellular communication network within vertebrates and invertebrates. From Humans to Dogs, we all have an Endocannabinoid System. This system interacts with Cannabinoids introduced to our body in various forms. These Cannabinoids connect with the Endocannabinoid System like a Key to a Lock.
So what is a Cannabainoid? A Cannabinoid is ANY Key that Interfaces with the Endocannabinoid System. It is not restricted to Cannabis, it just happenes to share a name because the system was discovered while researching Cannabis.
When the right series of Keys are inserted, the effects across our body are profound. The Endocannabinoid System positively influences the inflammatory system, immune function, sleep, appetite, digestion, pain receptors, hormones, reproductive function, and memory.
Therefore, Phytocannabinoids (Cannabinoids that come from Plants, like Copaiba, Marijuana, etc) are very powerful indeed.
Cannabinoids interface with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) through two known Pathways. First, through CB1 (Brain and Central Nervous System) Routes. Or, through CB2 (Endocrine and Immune System) Routes. CB2 Receivers are found in Key places throughout the body. They line the structures of cells throughout the muscle system, skin, and vital organs. They even are found on the surface of White Blood Cells. Wow, cool stuff!
CB1 Receptor effects provide similar effects to the rush of euphoria known as a runners high. CB2 Receptor effects actually penetrate into our body and soothe pain and discomfort. One is more psychological, where the other is more more physiological. Both are biological, but they interface differently to produce effects desired.
According to this video, there are a few main differences between Copaiba and CBD and how they effect the body. Copaiba and Marijuana are both Phytocannabinoids. The tree types of Cannabinoids we will focus on today are: Cannabidiol (CBD), TetraHydroCannabidiol (THC) and BetaCaryoPhyllene (BCP).
THC interacts with both the Brain, Central Nervous, Endocrine and Immune System. It has great energetic capacity. Due to its psychoactive effects, it is highly regulated and even illegal in places.
CBD is interfaces with CB1 routes (Brain and Central Nervous System). It requires a large dosage of CBD to produce reasonable therapeutic effects. CBD must even go a roundabout way in producing effects in the body. It supresses activity of an enzyme (fatty acid amide hydrolase) in the body. This enzyme (FAAH) then releases a chemical Anandamide. CBD does not do much in its own, but just coerces the body into letting Anadamide do the work.
Hemp, or the Marijauana plant that CBD is extracted from contains only 0-8% CBD content. With such a low extraction potential, I think the Industry has gone a bit into excess with a Wild Wild West mentality fueled by the psychoactive effects of CBD, new growth opportunities and and legalizatoin efforts. Though with the extraction potential being quite low in terms of CBD, Medical Marijuana marketed as "CBD" does contain many newly discovered Cannabanoids that have effects on the consumer as well.
BCP does not interact with the Brain or Central Nervous System directly. Therefore it causes comes with no psychoactive effects, and is completely legal. It does, however, boast direct interaction with the Immune and Endocrine Systems, and other deeper systems. Copaiba is composed of BCP levels ranging from 50-70% per plant. This is over 6 - 8 TIMES more Cannabanoid bioavailability than Marijuana based CBD. It also boasts an array of antioxidant Cannabanoids.
Therapeutic Potency of Copaiba Oil
To achieve actual Therapeutic Effects, there are two main criteria, and Copaiba Oil excels in both. First, it creates broad spectrum activity in the Endocannabinoid System. Secondly, it does so without any unwanted effects often produced by THC or CBD.
The reason that Copaiba is able to do both of these exceedingly well is because it is primarily a BCP Oil. Explained above, it does not interact directly with the CB1 routes (Brain or Central Nervous System). This means no impairment or psychoactivity. Instead, it integrates with the CB2 Routes (Endocrine and Immune System) for wide-spread activity. Through CB2 routes, it gets right down to the cellular level in your most vital systems, and works from there. Even into the Bone and its Marrow.
With it's high concentrations of BCP, it is a simple and effective Power Up for our inflammatory system, immune function, sleep, appetite, digestion, pain receptors, hormones, reproductive function, and memory. With right delivery, and concentration, Copaiba provides excellent Therapeutic Grade Benefits. Copaiba interfaces directly with our own Internal Endocannabinoid System. From there, it enhances our own bodies Natural Processes.
Above, we covered Potency and Pathway. Copaiba, having direct interactivity with the CB2 Routes and potent levels of BCP, leave it a clear winner. Viewed through the lense of Purity and Price, Copaiba Essential Oil wins again. First, a little look into why the CBD/Medical Marijuana Market is kinda sketchy.
Your Mileage May Vary with Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana is a BOOMING market right now. With such a large marketplace, there is Excitement. Great things are happening for an exciting future, it is true! But, this excitement must be tempered with Caution. The FDA acknowledges, “[S]ome companies are marketing products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and that may put the health and safety of consumers at risk.” (cited from Video).
How do you know that you're getting a good product? Research, painstaking comparison, even harmful trial and error. Sound fun? No thanks. I tried some from my friends smoke shop, who claims it's "good stuff". It tasted weird AF, I was not very convinced of its effects or contents. 0/10 will not do again for $78.99.
In addition to potential sketchy products, the legal status of Marijuana (medically and medicinally) is in a very murky state with federal and state government differences. This will probably continue for some time now as well. Anxiety about unwanted interaction with the law combined with uncertain product quality sounds like a pretty spooky combo to me.
Lastly, there is relatively little medical and scientific research regarding CBD compared to how big a market it is. This is due in large part to legal and research limitations. Some studies indicate promising benefits, but the research is young, and it is still too early to come to any definitive conclusions about the perceived health benefits of CBD.
Copaiba Offers of Purity, Affordability, and Results
Because the dosage of CBD is so high to provide an effective solution, the price is quite painful and unobtainable for many. This is due to a lack of regulation within the Hemp Industry in general. dōTERRA refuses, at this time, to enter the CBD arena due to its ethical Purity standards. This is why they have chosen, and stick by today, a long time winner Copaiba, as its flagship therapeutic pain relief Oil.
The purity and concentration of Copaiba Oil by dōTERRA alleviate these pain points and remains a viable option for all. dōTERRAs Therapeutic Grade Certified Oils provide the most potent concentration in just a single drop. A bottle of Copaiba Oil at lesser price value compared to it's CBD counterpart provides nearly 80 TIMES more dosage than it's CBD counterpart.
For example, a vial of Copaiba Essential Oil by dōTERRA (as a Wholesale Member) costs $35.00. This comes with 250 drops. 1 Drop is about 1 Dose. Maybe 2 or 3 drops if you really need. This bottle will last you, at 3 drops daily, almost 3 months. CBD oils come in about $75-180 for a bottle of equal size. Unfortunately, this SINGLE BOTTLE only provides enough dosage for 1 to 3 days. After almost 3 months of "effective" CBD treatment, you will have spent anywhere from $6,000 to $14,400. Serious numbers there folks, real numbers. That's just 3 months, what about $12-28k after 6, or $24-54k after a year? Is this sustainable?
With it's 50-70% load of BCP per unit, versus CBDs 0-8%, Copaiba is a Sustainable Powerhouse Phytocannabanoid. When Copaiba Oil binds with the ECS, it interfaces DIRECTLY with an individuals Deep Endocrine, Bone Marrow, Immune Systems Cellular Complex. This allows effects to drive certain cellular mechanisms that repair the body all the way down to your DNA and white blood cell generation. This is YUGE! Yuge.
Getting Started with Copaiba Oils by dōTERRA
So, now you are definitely interested in getting started with Pain Management using Copaiba Essential Oils. This is a very sensitive and personal topic for many of us. I want to make sure, just like I am for my Dad, that you are informed and doing things effectively. To help you get started with Pain Management using Copaiba Essential Oils, I have put together 2 dōTERRA Enrollment Kits.
Each Enrollment Kit comes with a dōTERRA Essentials Book. It's like Costco, but better. Your Enrollment comes with two amazing LIFELONG perks.
- You have access to a 25% discount to all Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Products (wit till you see their store)by dōTERRA compared to Retail.
- When you meet certain monthly order thresholds, you earn up to earn from 10% to 30% of your total purchase in free product points.
- When you meet certain monthly order thresholds, you can earn affiliate commission!
If any of this is confusing, don't worry! Any of the purchases you make on the following Enrollment Kits, or any other available at this site, come with a Series of Free 1:1 follow-ups. During these follow-ups, we will overview your Wellness Pyramid and make sure you are on the right track to Living Your Dream Life! Check out the options below, place your order, and when I receive notification I will get in touch with you to schedule our 1:1 within the next few days.
The Massage Pain Management Kit comes a few Essentials. It includes Copaiba Essential Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, and Deep Blue Rub. To use, take a teaspoon of Fractionated Coconut Oil in palm with 1-3 drops of Copaiba Essential Oil. Then, rub together in the hands, and massage any problem areas thoroughly. Once the oil has settled, squeeze a 1-3 pea sized drop of Deep Blue Rub into the palm. Since Deep Blue Rub is water based, it will seal in the Oil, and help sooth and cool problem areas. This kit is also great for couples to care for eachother and build intimacy.
The Comprehensive Kit for Management comes with the above Topical solutions. It also includes two supplements which enhance cellular rejuvination throughout your entire system. Combined, DDR Prime Softgels and Copaiba Softgels are a powerhouse. These two focus on Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Central Nervous, Immune, and Digestive support. Combined, they boast the most powerful antioxidant oils for optimized cellular function.
Need Help, Get in Touch!
Interested in creating something more specifically tailored to your needs? Please reach out anytime for a Free 1:1 Consultation! Hope you learned a bit about legally, naturally and effectively taking care of Pain Management with Copaiba Essential Oils! Please reach out with any questions, thoughts, or concerns!