CBD and Copaiba - The perfect match, for perfect skin
- What is Copaiba?
- CBD vs Copaiba - What’s the difference?
- CBD and Copaiba - the perfect team
- The Wild Hemp CBD Lotion with Copaiba
- Copaiba - More than just a topical
CBD is a highly sought after supplement and an integral part of many people’s beauty regimes which is evidenced by its boom into a multi-billion dollar industry in recent years. CBD lotions and CBD topicals are available in most high streets stores and across the internet, as CBD is being highlighted as a revolutionary and innovative component of modern-day skincare.
CBD was thrusted into stardom as it rode on the back of the fame generated from the well established narcotic, cannabis. Consequently, it quickly became a household name and CBD topicals are now everywhere. The newcomer to the world of alternative and herbal medicine is a little-known product called Copaiba, and products containing CBD and Copaiba are being combined to create the ultimate skincare and healthcare products.
What is Copaiba?
Extracted from the resin of the Copaifera tree in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, Copaiba has been part of South American medicine since recorded history. The essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties which has seen it often compared to CBD oil, and although Copaiba and CBD appear to have some similarities, they are two very different substances.
The therapeutic benefits of Copaiba oil stem from its active ingredient, beta-caryophyllene, or BCP, known for its anti-inflammatory and stress-relieving properties. Although the research into Copaiba is limited, it has also been used in South American medicine as an antiseptic and to prevent tooth decay for millennia.
CBD vs Copaiba - What’s the difference?
An initial look over the properties of both CBD and Copaiba indicate a variety of similarities. They are natural substances that can be extracted from plants and placed into a carrier oil. Both CBD and Copaiba have an array of therapeutic benefits that they have been used for throughout history. To get a good sense of the differences between CBD and Copaiba, it is good to compare and contrast the similarities and differences, which include: -
- Cannabis and Copaiba both contain BCP
- The cost legal status of CBD and Copaiba are different
- CBD and Copaiba are both in different stages of scientific research
- Side-effects of Copaiba may be more prominent than CBD
CBD and Copaiba both contain BCP
The main active ingredient BCP, is also present in the cannabis plant and belongs to a group of compounds called terpenes, which are aromatic compounds that give plants their signature smell and taste. BCP is only a minor constituent of the cannabis plant and is much more abundant in Copaiba, and possesses a wealth of therapeutic benefits.
CBD contains a variety of other compounds such as cannabinoids, flavonoids and other terpenes whereas Copaiba also contains an array of beneficial compounds such as bergamotene and humulene. Both natural plants have different constituents that are naturally beneficial.
The cost and legal status of CBD and Copaiba
Neither CBD nor Copaiba will cause any intoxicating effect. Copaiba has no affiliation with the cannabis plant and is completely legal. CBD is generally legal around the world if it contains less than 0.3% THC, but it can vary from country to country.
The legal status of cannabis around the world means that it can be quite expensive to grow legally and this is reflected in the high cost of CBD oil. Copaiba oil’s legal status means that it can be grown without a license and it can be purchased much cheaper than CBD.
CBD and Copaiba are in different stage of scientific research
Although research into CBD is in its infancy, it is much more understood scientifically than Copaiba. Current research into Copaiba has only really established what the constituents of the oil are and not what the oil may do in a medical setting. This means a lot more research needs to be done into copaiba to establish exactly what it does.
However, plenty of studies have been conducted into BCP, the main active ingredient of Copaiba and shows its potential as an anti-inflammatory, pain relief and that it can improve skin health.
Side-effects of Copaiba oil may be more prominent than CBD
A small handful of cases have been highlighted from people taking CBD in which side-effects have been observed. These cases have shown mild diarrhea, nausea and changes in appetite, but it is generally agreed that the benefits of CBD outweigh the side-effects and it has been declared completely safe for human consumption by the World Health Organisation.
CBD does not have a maximum threshold in the way that Copaiba does. The side-effects of Copaiba oil can be quite pronounced when taken in high doses, such as vomiting and stomach cramps. However, Copaiba oil is recommended to be taken in doses smaller than will cause any adverse effects in most people, and is therefore considered safe. These side effects are extremely unlikely to occur when taking the recommended dosage.
Battle of the natural super supplements
Both CBD oil and Copaiba oil have an array of benefits on their own. When CBD topicals with Copaiba, such as Wild Hemp’s CBD Lotion is used on the skin, the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD and BCP work synergistically to produce the ultimate relief from aches and pains caused by sore muscles and can also help the symptoms of a variety of skin conditions.
The Wild Hemp CBD Lotion with Copaiba
This product contains 500 mg of CBD per pack of CBD lotion, and is available in 3 different scents so there’s something for everybody. When broad-spectrum CBD topicals are infused with Copaiba, the natural effects of hemp and the Copaifera tree allow for a great, fast-acting and moisturising daily lotion that can be applied liberally to the skin.
Wild Hemp’s CBD topicals range also includes an easy to apply, CBD with Copaiba roller, which can easily and effectively help to reduce those post-gym aches.
Copaiba - More than just a topical
The Wild Hemp Copaiba collection doesn’t just include CBD topicals such as the roller or the CBD lotion. It also consists of two different strengths CBD oil tinctures that have been infused with Copaiba and are made to be ingested by placing under the tongue.
These oils contain CBD and BCP as well as a variety of other terpenes and cannabinoids that are good for your digestive health, taste great and provide all the medicinal benefits you get from ingesting both CBD and Copaiba.
For millennia, medicine extracted from natural sources was the only way in which humans and animals were treated and ancient rituals and medicines were passed from generation to generation. Pharmaceutical medicine is founded on the basis of this natural history of medicine, but has lost its natural way for a more clinic setting.
The dawn of CBD has seen a huge rise in people returning to their natural roots, and in turn we will see other oils, such as Copaiba oil, return to their place in modern day medicine where they belong.