Love Hemp: the whole story

by for the Ageless Team August 02, 2022

Love Hemp the whole story

Here at for the Ageless we have carefully chosen a number of products that you can buy from the Love Hemp CBD collection. To provide our customers with the best information possible, we spoke with Tony Calamita, Co-founder, and CEO of Love Hemp to get the full lowdown on their products, to find out more about the company ethos and see what sets them apart from the rest of the UK CBD industry. Here’s what they had to say.

Who is Love Hemp

1. Why and when did Love Hemp begin?

Tom Rowland and Tony Calamita - Love Hemp

Love Hemp was founded in 2015 in the bedrooms of two childhood friends Tom Rowland and myself, Tony Calamita in Croydon, South London. It was here that we discovered the true potential of hemp when Tom’s father turned to CBD during a difficult battle with cancer.

Unhappy with the standards in the industry which was still in its infancy in the UK, we launched Love Hemp without any external funding, growing sales organically by word of mouth and customer reviews on Trustpilot.

Today, Love Hemp is the UK’s leading CBD brand with a multi-award-winning range of over 40 products which are now stocked in over 2000 stores across the UK.

2. What is the Love Hemp mission?

We exist to become a global leader for CBD products, helping millions of people to lead happier, healthier lives through the power of hemp.

Our mission is fuelled by a genuine desire to help people understand the benefits of CBD as a holistic approach to wellness and the positive effects it can have.

3. What makes your products different to others available in the UK?

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At Love Hemp, we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality, safety and transparency and this is reflected in our products, all of which undergo rigorous testing practices at our ISO 9001 certified production facility before being verified by a third-party lab.

We only ever use natural, plant-based CBD with non-detectable levels of THC and our supply chain partners have invested heavily in cutting edge extraction and purification technologies so that we can produce apex quality products.

How are Love Hemp products made

1. Where is the hemp grown and is it organic?

We source our hemp from US-grown plants in Arizona (North America).

All our products are produced from 100% certified organic hemp so our customers can rest assured that there are no pesticides, heavy metals, and other harmful toxins.

2. What extraction methods are used?

Predominantly CO2 extraction but we’ve just recently launched a cold-pressed hemp oil.

3. What type of extract is used in your products and why did you choose this?

In our core range of CBD oils, we use broad-spectrum (extract) because it allows for the greatest, most complete plant profile oil when creating high-strength oils that stay compliant with regulations.

In some instances, we also use isolate depending on the product strength or delivery where these forms are more suitable.

4. Where are your products manufactured and are the facilities GMP certified?

Love Hemp products are produced in the United Kingdom. They are not yet GMP certified, although we produce to GMP compliant standards.

5. Are Love Hemp products lab tested for safety? If so, what type of testing do you carry out?

 lab tested for safety

All Love Hemp products are batch tested in-house and verified by a third-party lab.

We understand that safety and compliance are paramount which is why we use High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) for accurate and reliable cannabinoid quantification.

In addition to this, we also test for terpenes, heavy metals, pesticides, mycotoxins, and solvents. A COA (Certificate of Authenticity) is available upon request.

Love Hemp, a compliant brand

1. Are you a member of any trade associations?

We have a primary authority partnership with UK Trading Standards - the first CBD company to have a partnership of this kind. We did this because we felt it was important to work in synergy with regulators to ensure safety and quality assurance for our customers.

2. Has Love Hemp submitted a Novel Foods application to the FSA?

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Yes, our Novel Food application was submitted back in 2020. In March 2022, the FSA published a public list of pre-approved CBD products. In May 2022, all of our 34 products were approved for sale by the FSA, allowing all our submitted products to be sold legally and enables Love Hemp and our partners to continue trading legally. Love Hemp is proud to be the UK’s leading CBD brand in the UK and our approval of our 34 products on the FSA list is a testament to that.

3. What does the future hold for Love Hemp?

Our inclusion on the FSA Novel Food list means we can continue to support the health & wellbeing of our customers, delivering the best quality CBD on the market. It also opens the doors for us to launch some new and exciting products soon so watch this space!

Love Hemp product range

1. Finally, do you have any advice for someone trying your products for the first time?

New users often wonder how much CBD to take but when it comes to dosage, there is no one-size-fits-all. Our advice is to start low and go slow until you find your sweet spot because what works for one individual may not work for the next.

Consistency and patience are also key so remember to take your CBD daily and allow at least 2 weeks to start seeing results. For some, it can take up to 30 days.

2. Love Hemp CBD oils

The Love Hemp range of CBD oils are all produced to the standards mentioned above and you can find links to the lab reports under the use tab on the individual product page. Their oils are all broad-spectrum (containing undetectable amounts of THC) and use MCT oil as a carrier, which we believe is superior because of the increased bioavailability.

Love Hemp CBD sprays

They also come in a range of flavours, natural, peppermint, Valencia orange and wild cherry. Perfect if you are not a fan of the earthy flavour that you’ll notice with some naturally flavoured CBD oils.

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3. Love Hemp CBD capsules

Love Hemp CBD capsules

The CBD capsules from Love hemp use a broad-spectrum CBD extract in a vegan shell.

Capsules are an excellent choice if you do not want to spend your time counting out drops or dislike the taste of an oil when placed under the tongue.

Love Hemp CBD capsules are also gluten-free and available in tubs of 60.

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4. Love Hemp CBD Jelly Domes

Love Hemp CBD jelly domes

For those of you with a sweet tooth, you can also try out the Love Hemp CBD gummies. The jelly domes contain 20mg of CBD each and are produced using only natural colours and flavourings. Each pot contains 30 domes in orange, blackcurrant, and strawberry flavours.

Like CBD capsules, jelly domes are a fast and easy way to consume CBD without the counting of drops. They are suitable for vegans and contain no gluten or artificial preservatives.

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5. Love Hemp CBD Body Salve

Love Hemp CBD body salve

For those looking to give their skincare regime a boost, you can also find a Love Hemp CBD salve designed to be used on any sensitive area.

Produced using all-natural ingredients, many of which are organic, including coconut oil, beeswax, argan oil and of course 300mg of cannabidiol.

This combination of naturally soothing, moisturising oils gives the salve a silky texture and delicate aroma.

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If you would like any more information on the Love Hemp products we offer or have any other questions about CBD products or the supplements available at for the Ageless, you can:

  • Speak now using the chat button on the right-hand side of the screen.
  • Send an email using contact@fortheageless.com
  • Call us on 020 8191 8621
  • Request a call back using any of the above methods.

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for the Ageless Team
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We are a small but mighty team of experienced natural health researchers. We follow strict selection criteria and test everything we retail: from ground-breaking food supplements to natural skincare products. Our main area of expertise is CBD.


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