Love Hemp describe themselves as ‘the UK’s leading supplier of CBD products’. It’s a bold claim but one that may well be true. They’ve been at the forefront of the industry since they started in 2015 and still produce an impressive range of oils, edibles and cosmetics.
In late Summer 2020, they relaunched their product range with new branding and packaging. Many of the products are similar to their predecessors, but most have undergone subtle changes.
I’ve just spent the last month using their 4% natural flavoured hemp oil. The 30ml bottle is made of green glass and looks impressive in the new white and light green label. It holds 1200mg of CBD in coconut extracted MCT oil and is suitable for vegans. Mine is described as natural flavour, but if you don’t like the taste of hemp you can choose from three other options; peppermint, Valencia orange and wild cherry.
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Who are Love Hemp?
Love Hemp is the creation of school friends Tony Calamita and Tom Rowland. Several years ago, they witnessed the benefits of CBD for themselves when Tom’s dad battled cancer. Following this experience, in 2015, they founded Love Hemp.
Although they weren’t the first on the scene, they shook up the industry by setting high standards for their products and demonstrating that CBD production didn’t need to be slapdash. Now their products are sent worldwide and they’re known as UK CBD pioneers.
Love Hemp makes all their products with hemp extract that’s been imported from the US and grown by organic certified grower Folium Biosciences. They use it to produce the final products using all-natural ingredients.
3rd Party Lab Tests
A third-party lab tests all of Love Hemp’s products, but currently, the results have not been published on their website. At present, they’re only available on-demand, so if you’d like to see a copy, you can make a request via their contact page.
There’s only one certificate available for each product, but it’s dated recently and relates to the latest batch. They only include a profile of cannabinoids and there is no information about contaminant screening. Endoca provides a great example of what a more comprehensive certificate can look like.
Love Hemp test for several cannabinoids but only detected CBD and CBDV. I contacted them and asked them to confirm that it was a broad-spectrum extract and they told me:
“The extract is broad-spectrum. The analysis only looks for around 15 of the majorly detected cannabinoids, as many of the other cannabinoids found in hemp have an extremely small concentration, 0.000002% for example, and the machines used for testing all have a limit of detection. […] That being said, when the extract is sent to us, it comes with its own lab analysis (attached), which shows all the cannabinoids present in it’s pure extracted form.”
The full results showed:
CBDV = 18.952mg (per 30ml)
CBDa = ND (None detected)
CBGa = ND
CBG = ND
THCV = ND
CBN = ND
Δ9-THC = ND
Δ8-THC = ND
CBC = ND
THCa = ND
As you can see you get more than the advertised amount of CBD and no THC was detected.
Ease of Use
The sturdy 30ml bottle comes in a cardboard tube that gives it extra protection should you want to carry it with you in a bag or pocket. There’s no child-safe lid, but it’s easy to close firmly and I never once noticed any oil leaking out.
My favourite feature is the large easy to use dropper. It’s completely clear with a simple scale on the side marking out each 0.2ml up to 1ml. This is a useful touch that makes it a lot easier to place a precise amount under your tongue. I was also impressed that the detailed instructions included a direct reference to the measurements.
Whether you’ve never tried CBD oil before or you’re an expert, you’ll find the directions and information on the bottle and website helpful. They offer useful insight into how CBD works and how much you may need to take.
Love Hemp CBD Oil Taste
I wasn’t expecting to enjoy the flavour of this oil as much as I did. It’s mild and buttery with a hint of hemp and spiciness that’s not overpowering. If you hold it under your tongue and swallow after 60 seconds, you’ll likely not taste anything at all. It’s not quite got the pleasant flavour of Bud and Tender’s excellent oil, but it’s still ideal if you don’t like the intense bitterness of hemp.
I chose to take the recommended 0.25ml of oil three times a day which gave me a daily amount of 30mg of CBD. The results were relatively mild, but I did feel that it was working. The main changes for me were a reduction in anxiety and an increased ability to stay focused and alert during the day. At 4%, I didn’t expect it to be particularly potent, but compared to other oils of the same strength, I thought that it worked well.
Love Hemp Value for Money
For £49.99 you get 30mls of 4% oil which gives you a total of 1200mg of CBD. For me, one bottle lasted about five weeks which is excellent and saves you having to keep reordering as you would with smaller bottles. This is a great price although it gets even better when there is a sale on, I’ve seen it drop to as low as £27.99, which is an absolute bargain.
Although the lab results are not yet on the website, this is a minor point that will soon be resolved. Overall, this is a pleasant tasting, effective oil at a bargain price.
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This is an effective oil with a mild, pleasant taste and no intensely bitter aftertaste. You can choose from four flavours; natural, peppermint, Valencia orange and wild cherry. It’s not particularly potent, but I still noticed several benefits from taking it for several weeks. This oil offers excellent value, particularly if you can get hold of some when it’s on sale.
Third-party lab results
Ease of use
Value for money
Contains broad-spectrum extract (THC free)
There’s lots of useful information on the label and website.
The dropper is easy to use and features a handy measure down the side.
It has a pleasant flavour with no bitter aftertaste
Other flavours are available
Only two cannabinoids were detected in the third-party analysis.