I kept hearing about two oils over and over. One was DDR Prime and the other was Copaiba. I put both of these on my next LRP order and patiently waited. I wanted to see how they worked independently, so the first night I took 2 DDR before bed. What happened next was not what I was thinking. Within a half hour I was relaxed and ready for bed. That night I slept like a rock. My body took those ingredients and my body melted. It makes complete sense considering DDR Prime includes frankincense and lemongrass, two oils known to help with pain and tension. I kept taking the DDR Prime before bed, and a few weeks later, I realized some of my joint pain in my knees had lessened, as well. Having the tools to help my body recover from working out and exercise has been a god send. If you aren't one to take pills, the DDR Prime also comes in an oil form. The oil for can be applied with fractionated coconut oil for easier distribution and for spot application.
Shortly after, I added in Copaiba. This has been a game changer. I won't go into it all, but the properties outweigh the ever popular CBD oil. I added in just one pill into my night time routine and really noticed a shortening of my recovery time. Not only does it help with pain and inflammation, but it also is calming to the nervous system, so it just helps you get that strong sleep. Sleep is one of the most over looked factors when dealing with muscle repair and recovery. Lack of sleep has also been shown to increase certain types of cancer, as well as contribute to obesity. Anything I can do to keep those things at bay is a plus in my books. The great thing is you are not stuck taking a pill if you don't want to. dōTERRA also offers Copaiba in an oil form. If you want it to affect you quicker, a drop under the tongue will do the trick. If you want to apply it topically to a certain area, you can apply it diluted with fractionated coconut oil to the area.
Now there are times when I need just a little extra help easing my mind and body before bed. On those days, I use the Serenity Complex from dōTERRA. Not only does it help me sleep, but it helps me not focus on the soreness or stiffness from whatever I did that day. Of course one of the ingredients is lavender oil, and that alone is a fave of mine. The next ingredient you might be familiar with is L-Theanine. While L-Theanine is known to help with relaxation, I like it because there is no linger to it. I never feel groggy or out of sorts the day after. I will usually only need one of these if I add it to my Copiaba and DDR Prime.
I hope these tips help you on your health journey. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.