So, You Want To Live #Healthier?

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When To Consider A #Testosterone #Test For #Men and #Women?

When to Consider a Testosterone Test

Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone, which means it plays essential roles in the sexual health and function of men. While this is the best-known function of this powerful steroid hormone, it is not the only one. Testosterone also aids in supporting many other aspects of health in both men and women. For that reason, low testosterone levels in the body can have wide-ranging effects, impacting physical, emotional, cognitive and sexual health. For this reason many women are low. It’s not just men.

A testosterone blood test can aid in diagnosing low testosterone levels, opening the door to treatment that can help alleviate those affects.

What testosterone does in the body

Testosterone influences a variety of functions in the bodies of both men and women. In both sexes, healthy testosterone levels are essential to a healthy sex drive. Men need testosterone for sperm production, and testosterone also helps regulate bone density, muscle mass, metabolism and red blood cell production. This powerful hormone also influences cognitive functions, such as attention and memory, as well as mood and energy levels.

A GUIDE: Testosterone Levels: The Basics

How low testosterone levels can impact health and well-being

Given the influence testosterone has on so many vital bodily functions and systems, low levels of the hormone can cause a broad assortment of symptoms. Men who have deficient testosterone levels often experience some or all of the following:Lower testosterone levels in the bloodstream can lead to hair loss

  • Decreased sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Reduced body hair
  • Thinning scalp hair
  • Bone loss
  • Dry and/or thinning skin
  • Muscle loss/weakness
  • Increased body fat, especially in the chest and abdominal area
  • Hot flashes, night sweats
  • Decreased energy, motivation, confidence
  • Irritability/mood swings
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Poor concentration and/or memory problems
  • Sleep disturbances

Women with abnormally low levels of testosterone may experience symptoms that include:

  • Decreased energy
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Bone loss
  • Muscle loss/weakness
  • Skin changes
  • Dry, brittle hair and nails

When to consider a testosterone blood test

If you are experiencing any combination of the symptoms listed above, you should consider having a testosterone blood test. However, it is important to note that many of these symptoms can also be related to other health issues and/or hormonal imbalances, so a thorough physical exam by your healthcare provider is also warranted.

Additionally, low testosterone levels can often occur without obvious symptoms, especially if levels have dropped gradually, making it easier for the body to adjust to the change in levels of hormones. Even without clear symptoms, testosterone deficiency can still have health consequences. Among the most serious of these is:

  • Increased risk of osteoporosis, as testosterone deficiency affects bone density
  • Increased risk of heart disease, since low testosterone levels have been shown, according to Harvard Men’s Health Watch, to increase total cholesterol levels and lead to increases in weight and body fat percentages.

This type of gradual drop often happens with aging. The average man sees a gradual decline in testosterone levels of about 1 to 2 percent per year after age 30. Women also typically see declining testosterone levels with the onset of perimenopause and menopause. While some decline is perfectly normal with aging, for some people, hormone levels drop too low to meet the body’s needs for testosterone. For that reason, having occasional testosterone tests to screen for deficient hormone levels may be wise for people age 40 and over to help protect against the potential health effects of undiagnosed and untreated testosterone deficiency.

How testosterone blood testing works

Testosterone levels are most often measured via blood tests. Common tests used to evaluate a patient for low testosterone include:

  • Total testosterone tests – The total testosterone blood test measures the overall amount of the hormone circulating in the blood stream, which is then compared to a reference range to determine whether results reflect normal levels. Factors like age, sex, medical status and medications are also considered in evaluating test results. It is important to note that while a total testosterone test can be useful as an initial screening tool, it alone does not provide enough information to either diagnose or rule out low testosterone, since most of the testosterone in the blood is bound to other molecules, making it inactive and unavailable for many uses within the body.
  • Free testosterone tests – This blood test measures levels of free testosterone, which refers to hormones that are not bound to other molecules and can be freely used by the body. This is the active form of testosterone that works to influence body processes, and measuring this form of the hormone is essential to an accurate appraisal of hormonal balance.
  • Free & Total testosterone tests – This blood test measures both total testosterone levels and the amount of free, unbound testosterone in the bloodstream. Results from these testosterone blood tests will show a patient’s personal testosterone levels along with a reference range for comparison. That reference range will reflect the average or normal results for people of the same age and gender.

Treatment for low testosterone

When test results confirm low or deficient testosterone levels, treatment can bring those levels back up to a healthy range. Typically, this will include lifestyle changes to promote hormonal balance, such as dietary changes, exercise and stress management. In many cases, testosterone replacement therapy will also be recommended, which involves supplementation of testosterone levels with hormone-containing medications, and careful, continuous monitoring of hormone levels throughout treatment. Further testing may be done to evaluate the effects of low testosterone and treatment on the body, which may include testing of thyroid function, cholesterol levels, diabetes status and prostate health.

Check with your doctor before you make any changes in your testosterone level on your own.

There are different treatment options out there from supplements, oral gels, and pellets inserted under the skin. Be educated about the right method for you first.

I tried a two or three different types of testosterone until I found a better one for me.

This is for informational purposes only. Seek your doctors advice before taking on any health regimes or changes.

Why The Name #Wellevated?

Why I chose the business name Wellevated™!

A name says a lot about a business..right? It can’t be some random health name.

The name Wellevated ™ is something that I put a lot of thought and prayer to. I feel it was inspired for your benefit.

The name needed to reflect what I do for people to help solve a need. It is to self-empower people to know what to do for yourself naturally, and safely, with the “right proven tools that work’,

“Well” short for wellness. Denotes a natural and holistic approach to health. “Elevated” in the past tense, as though it already occurred. It worked for you! You would feel elevated, uplifted with your mood and more in a recognizable way going forward with power!

Thus, Wellevated™ !

Wellevated is not just any type of wellness. This is different. It is a simple 6 Step total “REMOTE Health and WellCare System for home, from lab tests to fitness, healthy diet to therapeutic essential oils to elevate you and more”

I can show you how you can actually address at least 80% of you health priorities effectively from home! Your doctor the other 20%.

Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial needs of the body. They all have to be addressed, because they all affect each other.

It’s worked for me for years and others. I’ve research all types of healthcare and wellness for years and this is what works better. It’s more convenient, saves lots of money, care without harmful side effects, and increases happiness.

Wellevated WellCare™ could be just what you’ve been looking for so I can help you address your health concerns. I’m a certified Life and WellCare Coach with over 25 years experience.

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A Chemist’s Perspective: Cannabinoids, Cannabis, and Caryophyllene

Contributed by Dr. Cody Beaumont, PhD
Director, Analytical Services & Quality Control

Foreword


It has come to my attention that there has been a lot of confusion recently surrounding the properties of cannabinoid compounds found in certain oils. Individuals with ties to the CBD oil industry would have you believe that beta-caryophyllene, a compound found in Copaiba oil and Black Pepper oil, is not a cannabinoid. The same individuals would also have you believe that cannabidiol (CBD) oil never contains the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or any of its isomers. This is not surprising, because both of these claims promote the CBD oil industry. Unfortunately, this misinformation has been perpetuated to the point that many people are convinced that it is accurate, despite strong evidence to the contrary.


I’ve prepared this article in hopes that I can set the facts straight. Having worked as a medicinal chemist for 15 years, I’ve learned a great deal about the chemical properties of all kinds of essential oils. I’ve even conducted my own chemical analyses of hemp, CBD, and cannabis oil in my lab at doTERRA. In this article, I will discuss the chemical properties of cannabinoid compounds found in the various cannabis oils and compare them with beta-caryophyllene. Beta-caryophyllene is the main compound found in Copaiba, doTERRA’s alternative to cannabis.


Beta-Caryophyllene is a Cannabinoid


There is a wealth of information available in the scientific literature regarding the classes of cannabinoid compounds and the receptors involved in the endocannabinoid system. For several years now, beta-caryophyllene has been known to be a cannabinoid. But don’t just take my word for it. Back in 2008, a study by J. Gertsch et al. rolled off the press with the unambiguous headline, “Beta-caryophyllene is a dietary cannabinoid.”1 The study was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, a prestigious scientific journal. Since then, at least a dozen more papers have been published on the subject, reemphasizing the fact that beta-caryophyllene is a cannabinoid.2-13


By definition, a cannabinoid is any ligand, molecule, or class of molecules that acts on either or both of the currently identified cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. Interestingly, these two receptors produce significantly different physiological responses when activated. CB1 activation, caused by THC and other similar cannabinoids, results in a psychoactive drug high. On the other hand, CB2 activation by beta-caryophyllene (BCP) has produced results showing some promising therapeutic benefits. These include supporting a healthy inflammatory response, soothing discomfort, and positively affecting mood without the psychoactive side effects associated with other cannabinoids.2-4,10 It is true that the positive benefits associated with BCP have also been observed using other cannabinoids, such as THC, cannabidiol, and cannabinol, but using these compounds can also come with unwanted psychological effects, especially in the case of THC.


Types of Cannabinoids


There are three distinct classes of cannabinoids: endocannabinoids, phytocannabinoids, and synthetic cannabinoids. Synthetic cannabinoids are found in certain pharmaceutical products designed to help with glaucoma, appetite stimulation, antiemetics, and other disease-linked targets. Endocannabinoids, on the other hand, are produced naturally by the body. These molecules are mainly composed of amines and amides. Endocannabinoids are pharmacologically similar to some phytocannabinoids, but vary greatly in their chemical structure. This gives different endocannabinoids the ability to produce different neurological responses, even when administered in similar therapeutic doses. The primary function of endocannabinoids is to modulate normal physiological functions.


The last class of cannabinoids is known as the phytocannabinoids. These are molecules that are produced by plants such as Cannabis and Copaifera. The Cannabis species produces the commonly known molecules THC and CBD, while the Copaifera plant family produces only BCP. Although BCP differs significantly from other cannabinoids in its structure, it nonetheless reacts selectively with the CB2 receptor, thus defining it as a cannabinoid.2 However, it is chemically distinct from other cannabinoids, which is why it cannot cause a positive result on a drug test. BCP is classified as a sesquiterpene based on its chemical structure and makeup. Research on BCP is ongoing and will continue to add to our understanding of its potential value.


Cannabidiol (CBD) oil can contain the psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)


To be legally marketable, CBD oil is not supposed to contain any discernable amount of THC.14 However, our own internal investigation involving analytical testing and evaluation has found that various CBD oils on the market do contain significant levels of THC and therefore could very likely trigger a psychoactive response and/or positive drug test. Our evaluation has also shown that commonly purchased brands of CBD oil can vary greatly in their claimed CBD content. In fact, in some samples we were not able to identify the presence of any CBD at all. In contrast, my analyses have shown that doTERRA oils are 100% free of THC, and oil compositions are consistent between batches.


Conclusion


In summary, this article is not intended to be a complete picture of the benefits of beta-caryophyllene nor an outline of the properties of the endocannabinoid system. Rather, it is a statement of scientifically-accepted facts aimed to clear up the misleading information on the molecules in question. My hopes are that reading this article will help individuals in their personal research on cannabinoids and, most importantly, their decisions about which oils to use in their daily life.

Dr. Cody Beaumont, PhD
Director, Analytical Services & Quality Control

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#Blessings Of Being #Quarantined

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With all the weird, odd, and strange things happening as a result of the virus, what could possibly be good or a blessing?

When life’s challenges come there are also blessings and personal growth that make us stronger, closer, and even bring happiness!

This is the time to have and show gratitude for the most important things in life you may take for granted, Your life, your spouse, loved ones, your parents, children, friends, your health, this country, and much more. You are blessed in so many ways! Try to list 10 or more every day.

15 Blessings During Quarantine.

Remember all those times you said you were too busy to do this or that? Now is the time to make good on it. You have the time, make it count for good.

  1. Show appreciation to your spouse or significant other by doing something thoughtful. Tell them how much you love and appreciate them being in your life. Ask how can you love and support them better during this time? (Don’t quarrel or show disrespect). *This is the time to come together as families during hard times, not apart.
  2. Remember family and friends are everything. Be a good family member and friend. If you need to say you’re sorry for something negative in the past do it, whether you think you are at fault or not. Be the bigger person. What if you never get a chance to make things right? You will feel freed.
  3. Talk with your kids, spend one on one time. Ask them how they are doing handling the virus? What are their fears? What are their dreams in life? How can you help and support them better? Give them a hug, tell them you love them.
  4. If you aren’t a religious person, now is the time to read scriptures and pray for strength and deliverance. The stories help build faith and hope like others who have had challenges in history. You are loved. God will bless you.  It works!
  5. Set some new life goals or put together a blessing board with pictures of your dreams. Look at it morning and night for 5 minutes. Are you on the right path to achieve?
  6. Exercise, exercise, exercise.  Take walks, learn yoga, jump rope, lift soup cans if you’re not very strong to start out, order a resistive gym. Just get up and move throughout the day, it will help your mental state and de-stress.
  7. Avoid excessive alcohol or drugs as a way out of stressful times. Being intoxicated can promote hurtful behavior.
  8. Love and be grateful for yourself. Realize you have a lot to live for and a lot of good to share. You are on this earth for a good reason.
  9. Get the proper amount of rest on a schedule even if you’re not working.
  10. Read a book, listen to an online book, learn something new that would help you in your profession or a hobby.
  11. Look for ways to give service to others and not be self-consumed by your own problems. Drop off food or a snack to your neighbor on their doorstep. Contact a friend or family member you haven’t talked to in a while. Raise their spirits and hope.
  12. Diffuse or breathe in essential oils that can help you to relax or promote a happy attitude.  Learn about essential oils and their emotional benefits.
  13. Clean out a room or garage you’ve been putting off.
  14. Give someone in your home a back massage to relieve stress.
  15. Smile and find ways to be happy.

If you follow these ideas you will make your quarantine a blessing.

Mark is a certified life coach helping people with life challenges to move forward.

 

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#Breakfast Anyone?

Here’s a healthy, tasty breakfast you can try that’s not the norm. I make this quite frequently. If you are like me you want something easy, quick and healthy. My wife loves it. Try it out.  I call it the “Wellevated Breakfast Cereal”.

Breakfast

1/2 cup each of the following: Organic if possible of course.  Chia seeds, Hemp, Flax.

2 TBS of Sunflower Seeds

Honey, Stevia, or Coconut sugar to sweeten

1 cup of water heated in the microwave. Pour over the mixture and stir in. The water will soak into the mixture so it gets pretty thick so add enough water to make it the consistency you like.

You can use canned coconut milk (thick type) and pour-over. Good healthy fats. It gives it a creamy texture.

I love to add either fresh berries (Blue Berries, or Strawberries) or frozen mixed berries.

Hopefully, you’ll enjoy it like us!

Live Wellevated!

 

Jump For #Natural #Healthcare Now

Natural healthcare is hot right now, especially in light of our world health challenges.

Having natural health solutions has brought me more peace of mind. I wish I could convey to people just how powerfully effective it is. You just don’t know until you know.

If you’ve ever thought you’d like to start using essential oils, so you could solve more of your own health concerns at home, and want professional help… now is the time! I’ve done the research for you.

doTERRA is the brand you want. It’s better quality, better results, purer, more researched and tested than any other essential oil. I trust them more.

Jump today. Choose your kit and get started with me. This is a unique 20% OFF sale.

I recommend the Natural Solutions kit if I had to do it over again. It’s the total health makeover kit. Any kit is great.

If you need guidance choosing the right kit, contact me. Mark Graves

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Order your kit from WELLEVATED and get more.  Training and support included to address your health priorities.

Elevate your health!

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Having A Better School Year Webinar #parents #schoolteachers #students

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For those of you who missed some valuable information watching the live webinar last week on Essential oils For Kids, Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, here’s the link to watch it at your leisure.

This webinar is for students at any age. 

Do you or your child have a hard time focusing, and staying on task?

Have fears, stressors and poor sleep going back to school?

How can you perform better in sports or less emotional?

As a parent, school teacher or child this information about essential oils could be the best ah ha moment that finally clicks! For many, it’s the answer. Could it be for your student?

https://zoom.us/recording/share/WwsU0u2MooJ9gZ_ExlZqMurC0H31BRJHB4YJFLt1lWSwIumekTziMw?startTime=1565449349000

Check out some healthy, effective natural solutions that are working for many.

Hope you all have an even better year! Share your experiences with me.

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How To Have A Better Back To #School Year

ITS BACK TO SCHOOL TIME!!!

School means different things to different people.

For parents it means buying lots of school supplies, stress, figuring out what the teacher meant on the supplies list, help with homework, running kids back and forth to school, sports practices, games, music lessons, moodiness, drama, doctor appointments and more!

Wow. Thats stressful! 

For students (kids or adults)  Its stressful too. They are thinking things like: How can I stay focused and on task, will I fit in this year and be accepted, I don’t want to go to school, I don’t have the right popular clothes, I’m not pretty, will kids make fun of me again this year, how am it going to do well in school and work too, and school is hard??

But here’s RELIEF on the Way!

I am going to show you how having the right mindset as a parent will make a difference with your kids, and how the right Therapeutic Essential Oils and right nutrition can make a difference in what kind of a year you have as a parent or a student at any age.

  • How to have a strong immune system from environmental threats (go to the doctor less saving time and money)
  • How oils can help balance moods, sleep and emotions
  • How oils can help in learning, memory, focusing and staying on task
  • How oils can help in sports performance
  • How oils can help with self esteem, self image
  • How oils can help reduce stress
  • What home health lab tests can I do? (must be at least 18 years old)

 

Can You Arrange Your Schedule To Attend This Webinar?

It’s worth it for a years worth of relief! How will you feel when life is easier and more in control than past years?

Saturday August 10th 2:00-3:00 PM MST 

Essential Oils for Kids Physically, Mentally, Emotionally

Adults, teachers and kids can benefit from this relief also

https://zoom.us/j/7772024755

 

Sponsored by Wellevated

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Next webinar August 30th 2:00 pm MST

Topic: Focus, Motivation and Essential Oils. Use same link

Everything You Need To Know About #CBD #health #wellness #fitness

Everything You Need to Know About CBD

CBD is all the rage these days. Everyone seems to be talking about it, but what exactly is CBD and what does it do?


What Is a Cannabinoid?

Perhaps you have heard CBD called a cannabinoid. The term cannabinoid refers to any compound that triggers your endocannabinoid system by activating its receptors. Cannabinoids are produced naturally in your body, but they can also come from other sources.

The cannabinoids that are naturally produced in your body are called endocannabinoids. Cannabinoids that come from plants are called phytocannabinoids. CBD is one example of a phytocannabinoid, though there are many. There are also synthetic cannabinoids.

How Do Cannabinoids Work?

A cannabinoid is anything that triggers your endocannabinoid system (ECS). So what exactly is the endocannabinoid system? The ECS plays an important role in regulating many functions within your body, including the inflammatory system, immune function, sleep, appetite, digestion, pain receptors, hormones, reproductive function, and memory. Your body makes endocannabinoids as needed to help with this regulation. These endocannabinoids activate your cannabinoid receptors—cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2)1.

CB1 receptors are found mainly in the brain and throughout the central nervous system2. They are primarily associated with pleasure and reward pathways.

CB2 receptors are found mainly in the immune system3. They are found on the surface of white blood cells throughout the body, including muscles, skin, and vital organs. CB2 receptors are also linked to the regulation of the inflammatory system. CB2 receptors are not as widely distributed throughout the body as CB1 receptors4.

An Example

Have you ever felt the famed “runner’s high”? You can thank your endocannabinoid system for that. After a period of strenuous exercise, the body begins to produce an endocannabinoid called anandamide. Anandamide activates both CB1 and CB2 receptors. When the anandamide activates the CB1 receptors, it produces an almost euphoric feeling while the activation of the CB2 receptors soothes discomfort in the muscles and joints.

THC & CBD

Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of “more than eighty biologically active chemical compounds” found in cannabis5. THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid and causes psychoactive effects or a “high.” THC activates both CB1 and CB2 receptors.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is another compound found in cannabis. CBD does not have the same psychoactive properties as THC. CBD directly interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors, but the interaction is so weak it is inconsequential6. CBD does still affect your endocannabinoid system, but it actually affects it indirectly and by a different mechanism than most cannabinoids.

CBD acts on an enzyme called fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH). FAAH breaks down the before mentioned anandamide. CBD slows down FAAH’s activity, which leads to increased levels of anandamide in the body7. Anandamide is an endocannabinoid the body makes which affects both CB1 and CB2 receptors, resulting in increased feelings of euphoria (CB1) and soothing of inflammation in tissues (CB2).

Is CBD Safe and Effective?

It seems that CBD has flooded the marketplace and can be found in every product imaginable, from mascara to doggy treats. Amidst this excitement, however, there are a few reasons you should remain cautious.

The FDA acknowledges, “[S]ome companies are marketing products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and that may put the health and safety of consumers at risk.”8

There is relatively little medical and scientific research regarding CBD. This is due in large part to legal and research limitations. Some studies indicate promising benefits, but the research is young, and it is still too early to come to any definitive conclusions about the perceived health benefits of CBD.

Is CBD Legal?

A lot goes into determining whether a substance is legal. It is important to start with some background.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for reviewing and approving applications to ensure that new drugs meet the standards of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is responsible for enforcing the Controlled Substances Act. They also regulate “the handling of all controlled substances, including those being used by researchers to conduct studies.”9

“The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) places all substances . . . regulated under existing federal law into one of five schedules. This placement is based upon the substance’s medical use, potential for abuse, and safety or dependence liability.”10

“[Marijuana] is listed in Schedule I of the CSA due to its high potential for abuse, which is attributable in large part to the psychoactive effects of THC, and the absence of a currently accepted medical use of the plant in the United States.”11  (Exceptions12)

However, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 made some cannabis no longer subject to the Controlled Substances Act by defining hemp as “Cannabis . . . with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] concentration of not more than 0.3 percent.”13 This means hemp can be grown in states whose laws allow the industrial production and sale of hemp. This is contributing to the purported presence of CBD in various products, including alleged CBD oil. Any plant containing an excess of 0.3 percent THC is considered marijuana and is therefore a Schedule I controlled substance under the CSA and thus subject to the DEA. Even if something is considered hemp (according to the 2018 Act) by containing less than 0.3 percent THC, it is still subject to all other relevant federal laws.14

The 2018 Act did not remove the FDA’s “authority to regulate products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds under the FD&C Act and . . . the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act).”15 This means that any product containing cannabis or cannabis compounds, such as CBD, is still subject to the same laws as any other drug or dietary supplement. This includes CBD oil. Any product containing CBD, regardless of its THC content, cannot currently be sold as a dietary supplement.16 This is because the FDA has approved neither THC nor CBD under the FD&C Act.17

Exceptions18

Drug Approval Process of Schedule I Substances

  1. Conducting clinical research for the drug approval process of Schedule I substances requires at least the following:
  2. Filing a registration application with the DEA
  3. Initial review of the application and research procedures by the FDA
  4. Working with the FDA to submit an application to the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
  5. Obtaining the controlled substance (in this case, cannabis) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  6. Conducting clinical trials
  7. Continued review of research procedures and security measures by the FDA
  8. Compiling scientific data and submitting it to the FDA for approval of controlled substance

Companies that are selling products said to contain CBD are bypassing this process. Their products are not meeting FDA standards because the FDA has not set any. The FDA reviews “applications to market drugs to determine whether proposed drug products are safe and effective for their intended indications.”19 Without FDA oversight, “the purity and potency of the drug may vary considerably.”20

Purity

According to gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC/MS) analyses conducted by doTERRA’s analytical chemists, THC is found in high concentrations in many brands of cannabis oil. THC is found in both hemp and CBD oil in more than just trace amounts.

Without FDA oversight of CBD, it is difficult to be certain of both the amount and purity of CBD a product may contain. Regardless of what a product may claim, it may contain no CBD at all, while others may vary in purity or consistency of formula. “Over the past several years, FDA has issued several warning letters to firms that market unapproved new drugs that allegedly contain cannabidiol (CBD). As part of these actions, FDA has tested the chemical content of cannabinoid compounds in some of the products, and many were found to not contain the levels of CBD they claimed to contain.”21

In the case of “CBD oils,” the CBD is combined with a carrier oil. This is because CBD is merely an isolate and not an oil by itself. Depending on what CBD is extracted from and depending on its quality, CBD is heavily diluted using varying amounts of a carrier oil.

A doTERRA chemist has stated, “[O]ur own internal investigation involving analytical testing and evaluation has found that various CBD oils on the market do contain significant levels of THC and therefore could very likely trigger a psychoactive response and/or positive drug test. Our evaluation has also shown that commonly purchased brands of CBD oil can vary greatly in their claimed CBD content.”22

Why Isn’t doTERRA Producing a CBD Oil?

Due to issues of legality, as well as limited research and other concerns, doTERRA is not making any CBD products or oils at this time. We are committed to our standard of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® oils and nothing less. Right now, it is not possible to deliver a CBD oil that meets our CPTG® standards.

Are There Alternatives?

While CBD may not be a good option at this point, there are other ways to boost the health of your endocannabinoid system.

Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) is a sesquiterpene found in hundreds of different plant species. It is also known as a cannabinoid because it interacts directly with CB2 receptors around the body, soothing tissues and helping to manage healthy inflammatory responses.23Remember that any compound (group of molecules) that acts on either or both of the cannabinoid receptors is a cannabinoid. BCP does not affect CB1 receptors and there is no risk of psychoactive effects.24

Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) in Copaiba

BCP is the main chemical constituent in Copaiba essential oil, which comes from distilling the oleoresin of the copaiba tree. A GC/MS analysis confirmed that doTERRA Copaiba essential oil has approximately 55 percent BCP content—the highest BCP content of any known oil.

Research

There is substantial evidence supporting the therapeutic benefits of oral supplementation of beta-caryophyllene. Further human clinical trials are needed, but current studies are already quite promising—as little as 1–2 drops of Copaiba oil produce noticeable results in humans.

Purity

All doTERRA essential oils, including Copaiba, are CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. This means that the oil is pure: there are no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants that would reduce its efficacy. Each batch of oil undergoes rigorous internal and third party testing to confirm that oils are meeting our quality standards. Every bottle of oil has a unique Quality ID that you can use to view the GC/MS test results from an independent, verified third party lab on Source to You.

Potency

Because doTERRA Copaiba essential oil has approximately 55 percent BCP content, the amount of oil needed to produce noticeable results is incredibly small—only a couple of drops. doTERRA Copaiba oil is actually a blend of oils that come from four species of the copaifera tree: Copaifera reticulata, Copaifera officinalis, Copaifera coriacea, and Copaifera langsdorffii. This blend of multiple copaifera species contributes to a more potent and effective version of the essential oil.

Price

Because Copaiba is so pure and potent—needing only a drop or two for the BCP to start affecting the human body—its price point as a potential natural solution is affordable. This becomes especially true considering the cost of most CBD products and oils on the market—products and oils that aren’t substantiating the actual amount and purity of CBD you are receiving in their product.

Pathway

We know that BCP activates CB2 receptors directly. This means that you can have confidence and assurance in BCP’s ability to interact with the endocannabinoid system. Additionally, knowing exactly how BCP triggers the endocannabinoid system (by directly activating CB2 receptors), we are able to collect more reliable information about dosage and effects than we can at this point with CBD.

Copaiba oil is tried and tested. Their are a host of health benefits with some of these listed below.

  • Supports the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive and respiratory systems*
  • Powerful antioxidant*
  • Helps calm, soothe, and support the nervous system*
  • Promotes clear, smooth skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes

 

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