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Before buying Cannabis or Hemp CBD oil, have you heard of Copaíba's BCP?
Suddenly the market is flooded with various products with CBD, CBD oil (even for pets), sweets with CBD etc. But what is it after all? And how does it act on our body?
CBD is called a Cannabinoid. The term Cannabinoid is used to describe a compound that acts under the endocannabinoid system activating its receptors. Cannabinoids are naturally produced in our bodies.
The cannabinoids that are produced in our body are called endocannabinoids. And cannabinoids from plants (eg Cannabis, Hemp, etc.) are conventionally called phytocannabinoids. CBD is an example of a phytocannabinoid, but there are many.
How cannabinoids work?
Therefore, a cannabinoid is the name given to any compound that acts under the endocannabinoid system. Now: What does the endocannabinoid system do? Its function is very important because it regulates many functions such as the immune system and its response to inflammation, it helps to regulate sleep, appetite, digestion, pain receptors in the body, hormones, reproductive function and memory. Ideally, your body creates endocannabinoids as needed to help regulate these functions.
These endocannabinoids activate their cannabinoid receptors - CB1 and CB2.
- CB1 receptors are mostly found in the brain and in the central nervous system and are associated with pleasure and the mesolimbic pathway (chemical reward for example in the form of dopamine or others, in which the person feels well).
- CB2 receptors are found mostly in the immune system, are found on the surface of leukocytes ("white blood cells" the defenders of our body) which are spread throughout the body, including in muscles, skin and vital organs. CB2 receptors are also associated with the regulation of inflammation.
THC and CBD
THC is one of 80 chemical compounds found in Cannabis. THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid substance that activates CB1 and CB2, and that alters brain function and temporarily changes perception, mood and behavior. This change can be provided for recreational (intentional change in perception).
CBD is also a compound of Cannabis. It does not have the same psychoactive effects as THC, but it also interacts with both CB1 and CB2 receptors, but the interaction is considered so weak that it is not consequential.
There are still few studies carried out on CBD, after all, regulation has been so tight that the access and interest of the scientific community to study more about the effects of Cannabis, and specifically CBD, have had little expression.
While CBD does not act directly on the endocannabinoid system, it acts on an Amide Hydrolase Fatty Acid enzyme, delaying its activity which results in the addition of Anandamide (neurotransmitter), resulting in a feeling of slight euphoria and reduction of inflammation in the tissues.
While seems that new companies pop-up everyday manufacturing or commercializing CBD oils, exploring this new trend... The question comes to: What can you say about the oil purity?
In several studies already carried out it was difficult to determine the quality in CBD oils, many still contain THC elements, including Hemp CBD oils. Furthermore, CBD is merely an isolated component, it is not an oil in itself, so it has to be added to a carrier oil. Many oils already analyzed to date are more diluted than they claim and do not have the necessary concentration of CBD. And this situation continues because the regulation and inspection is still at a very early stage.
Are there alternatives?
Yes! Do you know Copaiba Essential Oil? This oil contains BCP (β-caryophyllene) a sesquiterpene found in several species of plants. It is also known as a Cannabinoid, as it directly interacts with one of the receptors, CB2. So it soothes inflammation and muscle tension. BCP has been sufficiently tested to this day to know that it does not interact with CB1 so it has no psychoactive effect for those who use it.
So if there are several plants with this component, why Copaiba oil?
Because BCP is the main component of Copaiba essential oil, which derives from the distillation of the oil / resin that leaves the tree. Gas chromatography – mass spectrometry analysis one of the tests included in CPTG (Certified Pure Tested Grade) from dōTERRA indicates that a Copaíba essential oil has approximately 55% BCP - the highest BCP content found in an oil.
As much as 1 to 2 drops of Copaiba taken internally (orally), is enough to produce the therapeutic effects necessary to experience reductions in inflammation and promote a healthy immune system.
If you never did, try Copaiba, produced and distributed to you by dōTERRA, a company that strives for quality and rigor, which has long tried to find solutions in nature and bring them to you.
Whether you are already a CBD Oil user or know someone who is, be sure to read more about it and share this article.
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Olá! Uso o óleo essencial de copaíba pra inflamações na garganta … Tomo uma a duas gotas… Tá certo?
@Telma Bento: Obrigado! Ficamos contentes de saber que sim!
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