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What is CBD?

CBD is short for "cannabidiol". Cannabidiol is one of the 113 substances from the hemp of the cannabis plant. CBD is also one of the two most interesting substances. The other substance is the psychoactive THC, which causes a high feeling.

The body also produces cannabinoid itself, the so-called endocannabinoid system. This system is involved in many physical processes such as regulating your appetite and energy balance, metabolism and sleep. Endocannabinoids also appear to play a role in all kinds of psychological processes.

What is THC?

THC is short for Tetrahydrocannabinol. Like CBD, THC is a cannabinoid found in small amounts in the hemp plant. The big difference with CBD is that THC is a psychoactive substance. This means that when used, the user will experience a "high" feeling. OCHO Amsterdam ensures that there is no THC in your CBD oil. In most countries, the sale of THC is prohibited and can only be obtained from pharmacies by prescription.

What is the endocannabinoid system?

Just like the hemp plant, the human body also produces cannabinoids. This is done by the endocannabinoid system. This system is responsible for various processes in our body such as: mood, the immune system, appetite, sleep, the nervous system and pain perception. CBD emphatically acts as a stimulant and as an addition to our own endocannabinoïde system.

What is CBD oil?

CBD is extracted from the flower and leaf of the hemp plant. The CBD is then dissolved in a natural oil such as, for example, hemp seed oil, coconut oil, olive oil or grape seed oil. The result is a completely vegetable and natural product that is often sold in the form of oils or capsules.  

What is THC oil?

THC oil or cannabis oil is made from THC. Without a prescription, cannabis oil is an illegal product. The oil will provide the user with a "high" feeling.

Is CBD legal in the Netherlands?

CBD is 100% legal in the Netherlands. OCHO Amsterdam ensures that there is no 0.0% THC in your CBD oil, so when using our products you never have to worry about the results of a drug test for, for example, traffic or sports.

Is CBD addictive?

When using CBD, there is no mental or physical dependence. 

What is the difference between Pure and Full Spectrum CBD?

Pure (isolate) CBD products only contain CBD as the active substance. Full Spectrum CBD products contain all natural cannabinoids. At OCHO Amsterdam there is 0.0% THC in our Full Spectrum CBD products. Our Full Spectrum products are also rich in terpenes and flavonoids. Because these components work together, the "entourage effect" occurs. This indicates that the different substances work together more strongly than when they are taken separately.

How do I know what dose of CBD to take?

CBD is available in different concentrations. When choosing the right product, it is important to realize that everyone reacts differently to CBD. The recommended quantity is always stated on our packaging. When using for the first time, it is recommended to start with a low concentration of 2% or 5%. To give CBD a chance, we recommend trying this for at least 2 weeks.

Heeft CBD invloed op de eetlust?

CBD does not directly affect appetite. However, the combination of CBD and terpenes may influence this. Try our product EATLESS. The primary role of CBD is to support and balance the mental and physical processes in our body. Eating behavior can be influenced by our mental state. Do you eat more when you are anxious or depressed? CBD may be able to relieve these complaints, so that less is eaten.

Does CBD cause side effects?

The use of CBD can have a number of useful effects. Because CBD is extracted from the hemp plant and it is often equated with the cannabis plant, it is important to realize that CBD is not intoxicating or gives a "high" feeling. Research shows that CBD has little or no effect on important functions such as heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature. As with all vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements, CBD can sometimes cause side effects. It is important to always listen to your body and if necessary seek advice from a doctor.

Can I use CBD during pregnancy?

Because insufficient scientific research has been conducted into the use of CBD during pregnancy, we do not recommend using it. This also applies to breast-feeding.

Is CBD geschikt voor ouderen?

CBD is certainly suitable for the elderly. CBD can contribute to a healthy lifestyle. The benefits of using CBD can be of interest to all age groups.

How does CBD work?

Just like the hemp plant itself, the human body also produces cannabinoids. CBD is one of the cannabinoids produced by the hemp plant. CBD emphatically acts as a stimulant and in addition to our own endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for processes in our body such as mood, the immune system, appetite, sleep, the nervous system and pain perception.

Is CBD a natural product?

CBD is a natural product that is extracted from (industrial) hemp. To make CBD oil, CBD is mixed with natural oils such as hemp seed oil, coconut oil or grape seed oil.

How do you use CBD?

Our oils come with a handy pipette. This allows you to properly measure the number of drops. We advise to drip 5 drops of the CBD oil under the tongue and to swallow it after 60 seconds. In this way, the CBD is quickly absorbed by the mucous membranes under the tongue. It also doesn't hurt to mix the CBD oil directly with your food or drink. Keep in mind that the (CBD) oil does not mix with water based drinks.

Can I cook with CBD?

CBD can certainly be used in the kitchen. The simplest way is to mix a few drops of CBD oil with your food. It is also possible to mix CBD with a greasy substance such as coconut oil or olive oil and then beacon with it. Please note that temperatures above 160 degrees Celsius are not reached. Above this temperature, the CBD evaporates and that will of course be a shame.  

Will I feel 'high' through CBD?

CBD has no psychoactive effect. The CBD of OCHO Amsterdam contains 0.0% THC. So getting our products high is not possible.

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are valuable molecules that are formed in thousands of plant species. This also applies to the hemp and cannabis plant. Terpenes often have a strong odor, protect the plant and keep it healthy. It has recently been discovered that terpenes can also have many useful properties for the functioning of the human body. Just like cannabinoids to influence terpenes also our endo cannabinoid system, which can positively influence certain bodily functions. Our Full Spectrum CBD oil are rich in Terpenes.

How should I choose a suitable CBD product?

When using CBD for the first time, we recommend starting with a low concentration. You can always build this up. The average concentrations can be used preventively. When a powerful result is desired, you can switch to a higher concentration of CBD. If you are unable to find a solution, we always recommend that you consult a doctor.

Will CBD affect the results of a drug test?

Drug tests in traffic or sports test for THC. OCHO Amsterdam's products contain 0.0% THC. The use of our CBD oil therefore has no influence on such tests.

Will CBD react with my other medication?

For questions regarding CBD and its influence on medication, we refer to your doctor or pharmacist.

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