Lesson 3 – Let’s talk about Cannibanoids (and a lil’ bit o’ science)
When it comes to COPAIBA Essential Oil, one thing everyone wants to know about is the CANNABINOIDS. So let’s talk about them.
First, you may not be aware of this, but your body naturally produces cannabinoids in your endocannabinoid system. This system helps the body manage anxiety, inflammation, and other psychological responses to different forms of stress. It does this work through the cannabinoid receptors, of which there are two types: CB1 and CB2.
So, just what do CB1 and CB2 receptors do for our bodies? To keep it simple, CB1 works with the brain and central nervous center while CB2 works with the immune and endocrine systems.
For a more common example of this at work in your body, consider the “runner’s high.” The two components at work here would be the slight euphoria (CB1) and the soothing of the discomfort in the muscles and joints (CB2).
Now, cannabinoids are (put simply) molecules that act on either or both of these receptors. But as you may know, activated CB1 and CB2 receptors create very different bodily responses.
When certain cannabinoids activate CB1, you get a psychoactive response—a drug-induced “high.”
But CB2 is different: when it is activated by beta-caryophyllene (again, the main component of COPAIBA Essential Oil), you get some encouraging therapeutic results, including support for healthy inflammatory response, easing discomfort, and a beneficial effect on mood, BUT… With NO psychoactive side effects.
So beta-caryophyllene is the key here. And COPAIBA Essential Oil contains 55% beta-caryophyllene. By comparison, other Essential Oils like Clove and Helichrysum contain between six and twelve percent beta-caryophyllene.
Studies have shown that the therapeutic benefits of oral supplementation (one to two drops of COPAIBA Essential Oil) may provide noticeable results (CB2 activity) in humans.
Food for thought: Did you know that the CB1 Receptors can trigger psychoactive responses?