Love Hemp is a brand that we've featured across our site many times, but have never actually gotten round to conducting a full review of. They're also one of the largest brands in the UK, so it's a surprise that we haven't reviewed them before. They also recently announced Anthony Joshua as a key shareholder, which really piqued our interest. As always we'll be taking a look at their products, customer service and reviews to see if they're worthy of their title as one of the best CBD companies in the UK. Let's get into it:
Before even thinking about buying from Love Hemp, you should check out our list of the best CBD Oil (<— this is our list of the best we have tried).
We don't need to go too much into detail in our Love Hemp Review, because they are potentially one of the most well-known brands in the CBD industry. However, we'd say they're a good choice for anyone looking for a cost-effective CBD spray and particularly for anyone looking for good CBD edibles (the chocolate balls are especially good). However, we probably wouldn't recommend Love Hemp if you're looking for a strong CBD product that'll really make a difference.
The first thing to mention about Love Hemp is that they have a great 'About' section on their site. There are a bunch of smaller CBD companies in the UK who don't even include any information like this on their site, so it's pretty amazing to see one of the biggest UK brands with lots of background information. The company was founded by 2 people (Tony and Thomas) in 2015, and started in London. In terms of CBD businesses, this is actually pretty early, considering CBD has only really started to become mainstream over the last few years. They spotted a gap in the market and went for it - good on them.
We're really happy to see such a detailed insight into the backstory of Love Hemp on their website, and we think it really adds an important element to this review.
What Love Hemp also include on their about page are their inclusions in certain news publications and other signals of trust. You often find that a lot of these inclusions are either paid for, or the company use a clever turn of phrase- 'CBD has been included in" rather than the brand itself. We had a look at some of the Love Hemp inclusions and while there are a few marketing ones, most of them are genuine and are all of great quality. It shows that they are certainly a trusted brand across a range of publications.
The Love Hemp CBD brand has become so widespread that they have become official partners with the UFC. This could potentially make their brand one of the most well known CBD retailers across the globe. Not only are they dominating the UK market, but they are also overtaking some of the biggest and best in the US. Well done to them!
Love Hemp are interesting because perhaps their most popular product is their CBD water. This is a fantastic tasting product which we really love. I would often buy 1 bottle a day from Holland and Barrett when I was passing by my local shop in town. Now, to be clear here there is very little CBD in each bottle - only 2mg. So for someone like me who takes CBD very regularly, drinking this water on it's own is unlikely to provide you with too much relief. However, I was drinking this to wash down my oil/paste, and honestly, I think it helped to make those products even more effective. Plus, I loved the taste and at £1 per bottle, it was a better choice than a bottle of Coke.
Aside from the water, you might recognise the Love Hemp CBD oils from the shelves of Holland and Barrett and Boots. These are broad-spectrum oils that are great for people who are tested regularly (like athletes). Lab reports are available to view online for each of the oils, and you can get the oils in a few flavours (including peppermint, orange and wild cherry). We tried the 1200mg CBD oil from Love Hemp and the 600mg CBD atomiser spray, which was Wild Cherry flavoured. The 1200mg CBD oil is made with MCT and comes in a 30ml bottle so each drop only contains about 2mg of CBD which is very little, but the product was pretty good. The flavour of the Wild Cherry spray was nice but a little artificial tasting.
Love Hemp also provide everything from Edibles (the Love Hemp CBD Gummies are featured in our best CBD gummies list), CBD cosmetics and some capsules. It seems from the reviews, and our testing, that the quality is perfect, and there is a lot of care taken in the production and branding of this brand. As one of the first CBD companies that started in the UK, Love Hemp have stuck around and retained their popularity for a reason!!
We tried the Love Hemp CBD jelly domes, and although we think they're a good product we're not actually a massive fan of them. The texture is really soft which some people will love, but we prefer to chew our CBD gummies a bit before we get that CBD goodness!
We also tried the Dark Chocolate CBD balls from Love Hemp. These were actually our favourite product - the taste and texture are really nice, and you can't taste CBD at all. Our main issue with this product is that it says '50mg per pack', but doesn't tell you how many chocolate balls there are in each pack. So unless you pour out all the balls and count them, you don't know how much CBD you're consuming if you only eat a few of the chocolate balls. Also, we checked the Love Hemp website and it has these listed as 'THC free' but also 'rich in a full spectrum of natural cannabinoids' which doesn't make sense (plus we couldn't find lab reports to confirm if these were broad spectrum, full spectrum or isolate). If these are made from CBD isolate then we're still impressed, because we could happily eat the whole pack and get a big dosage of 50mg. But we'd love to know a bit more about this product. The QR code on the back of the packet took us to the same 'Discover CBD' page as the one we found when we scanned the back of the oils. Delicious but a bit disappointing.
Lastly, we also tried the CBD capsules from Love Hemp. Each tub contains 300mg of CBD with 60 capsules, so 5mg per capsule. Our main complaint with these would be the fact that the capsules are made from Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, which gives them a slightly plastic-y texture. We definitely prefer soft gel capsules. But overall, we quite liked these and added them to our daily routine seamlessly. We detailed our full thoughts in this review.
Image of 1200mg CBD oil from Love Hemp
Image of Wild Cherry 600mg CBD atomiser spray from Love Hemp
Love Hemp CBD jelly domes (10mg each)
Love Hemp dark chocolate CBD balls (50mg per pack)
Love Hemp capsules (300mg)
Love Hemp use Trustpilot to collect their CBD reviews, our preferred review platform. They're currently sitting with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 from over 1500 reviews - easily one of the biggest CBD companies in the UK on Trustpilot (possibly the biggest). Many of the reviewers mention that the products and customer service are fantastic, and what's even greater to see is that members of the Love Hemp team are actually replying to reviews personally. But interestingly there are some more recent reviews that are pretty negative - some people seem less than impressed by the products offered by Love Hemp. But you can see overwhelmingly that Love Hemp are a really popular brand and have a massive following.
Yes - there was a QR code on the back of the bottle (pictured) that we scanned in the hope of finding lab reports or some other useful information, but the page we were taken to wasn't very helpful. It was a page titled 'What is CBD?' which gave a very brief overview of the topic with headings such as 'Misconceptions' and 'Why choose Love Hemp?'. This wasn't what we were hoping for at all and was disappointing, we'd much prefer to see specific information about the product rather than vague information about CBD.
We also wanted to highlight the 3000mg CBD oil from Love Hemp - this is part of their 'Extra Strong' range and contains 7.5mg of CBD per drop. It's nice to have a strong option within the Love Hemp range, although keep in mind that it comes in a 20ml bottle so is actually the same strength as a 15% CBD oil in a 10ml bottle.
You had probably already heard about Love Hemp before you landed on this Love Hemp review, but hopefully, if you had any doubts about them beforehand those have now been eradicated. They're a great brand and have managed to grow to a level that few other brands can ever hope to reach. Definitely check them out!