Copaiba Oil VS CBD

Copaiba Oil VS CBD

CBD is one active compound found in the cannabis plant and is one of three main cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, the others are THC and CBN, there are more than 100 cannabinoids in the whole cannabis plant.

 Copaiba (co-pie-EE-ba) oil, similar to the whole cannabis plant, contains many beneficial compounds that work synergistically. Copaiba balsam oil is an oil made from the sap of the Copaifera officinalis tree found in South America, the main active compound in Copaiba oil is Beta-caryophyllenea, which is a Sesquiterpene that is also found in several whole cannabis strains, cloves, hops, black pepper and rosemary.  

 Neither copaiba or CBD have intoxicating effects both can safely be used topically and ingested by those who don't have allergies to help sooth pain, inflammation, anxiety, stomach, skin and sleep issues.

 Both CBD and Copaiba Balsam oil reduce pain and inflammation through their interaction with the endocannabinoid system or ECS.

 What is the ECS?

 The ECS has 3 main components: endocannabinoids, endocannabinoid receptors, and enzymes.

There are two main receptors in the ECS:

  • CB1 receptors, which are mostly found in the central nervous system

  • CB2 receptors, which are mostly found in your peripheral nervous system, especially immune cells


Endocannabinoids, are naturally occurring, lipid-based neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the body that send signals between nerve cells.

Endocannabinoids bind to the endocannabinoid receptors and help with various bodily functions, the body produces them as necessary.


Enzymes are responsible for breaking down the endocannabinoids after they carry out the needed response. 

 The ECS is linked to the following processes:

  • appetite and digestion
  • metabolism
  • chronic pain
  • inflammation and other immune system responses
  • mood
  • learning and memory
  • motor control
  • sleep
  • cardiovascular system function
  • muscle formation
  • bone remodelling and growth
  • liver function
  • reproductive system function
  • stress
  • skin and nerve function

 How Do CBD and Copaiba Oil work with the ECS?

 CBD doesn't bind to either known receptor, many scientists believe that CBD works by preventing endocannabinoids from being broken down, allowing the endocannabinoids to have more of an effect on your body. Others believe that CBD may interact with a receptor that hasn't been discovered yet.

 Beta-caryophyllenea is the first known non-cannabinoid to work on the ECS, Beta-caryophyllenea has an anti-inflammatory effect when it engages the ECS by binding directly to CB2 receptors.

 Both compounds are incredibly beneficial in helping ease chronic pain, anxiety, skin and sleep issues and hold promise in improving many other areas of health and well being.