What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of about 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis but it is one that has been found to be particularly beneficial without any side effects.
All Love Hemp products are extracts from low THC varieties of cannabis known as ‘industrial hemp’.
The plants are grown legally under licence and the extract or oil containing up to 40% CBD is used as a food supplement to help improve and maintain health.

Cannabis is one of the oldest plants known to mankind.

100 years ago and for thousands of years before, it was
grown widely all across Europe, the USA and Asia. It was a
basic agricultural crop, its fibre used for making rope, fishing
nets and for weaving into strong, hardwearing textiles. Way
before cotton, it was used to make clothes, sails and other
fabric products. and requires fewer chemicals and less
processing than cotton to make it useable. Its seed can be
eaten whole, ground into flour or pressed to produce a
highly nutritious oil.
The leaves can be treated as any other green vegetable and
its flowers contain powerful compounds used as medicine to
treat all sorts of ailments. In the late 1900s more than half of
all pharmacy medicines contained cannabis.
Then, in the early part of the 20th century, cannabis became
the subject of an extraordinary campaign of fear and terror.It
was demonised, claimed to be responsible for causing all
sorts of problems in society and portrayed as a dangerous
drug. From about 1925 in Europe and 1937 in the US, it was
effectively banned right across the world.
Although there is still a hangover from all the scare stories
and misinformation around cannabis, science is now proving
that in fact it is one of the most important plants on the
planet and has a great deal of benefit to offer
Despite the ban on cannabis, many countries
have allowed certain varieties to be grown under
licence for the same purposes as before. These
varieties are called ‘industrial hemp’ and have
been selectively bred to produce low levels of
THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
In Europe, industrial hemp must contain less
than 0.2% THC, in the Americas the limit is 0.3%
and it still contains all the other ingredients found
in any other variety of cannabis. These include:
cannabidiol (CBD), other cannabinoids, terpenes,
flavonoids and many other compounds which
are highly nutritious and healthy.
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is not the same as hempseed
oil and it is very important to understand the
difference. Hempseed oil is made by pressing the
seeds and is a highly nutritious but delicate oil
containing a balance of omega 3 and 6 which is
almost perfect for human consumption but it
contains only trace amounts of cannabinoids.
It is excellent for salad dressing, baking and low
temperature cooking but not for frying or cooking
at high temperatures. For the same reason it is
not a good oil for use as fuel or biodiesel.