VIDEO: The Copaiba / CBD Relationship – Pharmacist Lindsey Elmore

Summary of Lindsey Elmore video from December 4, 2017

1. People want to know why their peppermint oil smells different.
2. Debunking a blog post about Copaiba and CBD.

Peppermint oil goes through dramatic changes throughout the year. There are certain times of the year when menthol levels are really high and other times when menthol is low.

A peppermint oil with a really high menthol component is readily recognizable…this is what you typically expect from peppermint oil: super minty; cold sensation on the skin. If you use Peppermint Vitality, the high-menthol version will make your mouth really cold because the menthol interacts with your cold receptors.

During the times of the year when menthol levels aren’t as high, peppermint oil will smell and feel much more herbaceous. We can expect these seasonal fluctuations every year. This happens when you use truly natural essential oils rather than ones that are chemically altered to meet a “standard” expectation.

Do the version work the same? We know that it will still support normal digestive function (Peppermint Vitality). We know that it will still support normal exercise function. You may simply notice that it’s not quite as “cold” on the skin.

Summertime peppermint tends to have more of the “mint-forward” variation. Those from months like October or November tend to be those with the more herbaceous smell.

The seasonal variations are excellent reflections of what makes Young Living so amazing…that we are using essential oils straight from the earth. If you smell a peppermint essential oil that smells like peppermint candy, that’s no good.

5:56 Does copaiba oil engage the cannabinoid receptors and will it cause me to fail drug tests?

CBD oil is cannabidiol. It’s not a true essential oil. It’s a thick, viscous, sticky oil. It doesn’t rise rapidly into the air. It IS a plant-base oil somewhere in between a fatty oil and an essential oil.

What copaiba oil and CBD have in common is beta-caryophyllene. But just because there is beta-caryophyllene in common does not mean all the claims about CBD oil can be extrapolated to copaiba oil.

Many other essential oils also contain beta-caryophyllene:

Marijuana has several chemical constituents that engage different receptor sites in the brain:

  • THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which makes you high. But there are medicinal forms of THC that don’t make you high. The drug MarinolĀ® (dronabinol) is a synthetic version of THC. Marinol prescribed alongside your HIV or cancer treatments will absolutely trigger a true positive in a THC drug test.
  • CBD (Cannabidiol) does NOT engage with any of the psychotropic receptors in the brain. It doesn’t get you high. It simply has other wonderful benefits that you can research. You can engage the cannabis receptor type 2 using CBD oil and there is no interaction that creates the psychotropic effects.

The high beta-caryophyllene content of copaiba oil is no reason to tie it to CBD oil. We intake beta-caryophyllene not only with lots of essential but also in a wide variety of foods in our everyday life. For example, oregano and basil. We never get worried about those things causing failure in drug tests. It’s the same with copaiba oil. There is no connection. And note that drug tests don’t even measure for CBD…they measure for THC.

If there is ever a false-positive triggered by copaiba oil, it’s not the fault of the oil. 10-15% of drug tests result in false-positives anyway. So it’s a failure of the test itself. One time out of ten, someone will get accused of a drug they are not using simply because of the testing mechanism.

Can copaiba oil get you high? No. It engages the CBD 2 receptor and NOT the CBD 1 receptor.

Young Living will probably not carry CBD oil in the near future since it is still illegal in most states and in national regulations.

There is no evidence the copaiba oil can give you the same medicinal benefits of CBD oil.