Review: Floyd’s of Leadville CBD Hemp Oil

I have a confession to make, mostly to myself. I am getting older. I know, I don’t really believe it either, but it’s true. A few weeks ago, I woke up and I was 40. It is a reality that my juvenile brain has been unwilling to accept. I continue to treat my body the same as I always have – riding bikes, running, hiking, skateboarding, really just about anything to keep me moving and outside. While my mind continues to ignore the earth’s continuous rotation around the sun, my body has started to remind me that time did not stop in 2008. I’m greeted most mornings with muscle and joint soreness from whatever activity I took on the day before, and the reality of my age is becoming very clear.

In an effort to stay as active as possible, I try to stretch on a regular basis, drink lots of water and try to limit the amount of post ride adult beverages I partake in. I also started doing a little research on my own for different ways to treat the soreness without swallowing handfuls of ibuprofen or Tylenol. In recent years, people have begun to study the healing attributes of hemp based products, more specifically the cannabinoids contained within the plant. Cannabidiol, known to most simply as CBD, is one of over 60 cannabinoids found in marijuana. Research has shown that CBD oils can reduce inflammation in the body, providing relief from muscle and joint soreness, insomnia, anxiety and host of other ailments.

After spending a few weeks reading just about everything I could find on the subject of CBD, a package of Floyd’s of Leadville soft gel tablets serendipitously showed up at our office. Floyd’s of Leadville, founded by none other than Floyd Landis, offers a range of CBD products marketed towards sports recovery. The anti-inflammation characteristics of CBD are said to speed the recovery of sore muscles and reduce dehydration post workout. The 25mg dosage of CBD is also loaded with important amino acids (Omega Fatty acids 3, 6 and 9), which are essential to a healthy mind and body. If you are one that adheres to a plant based diet like myself, this is great way to make sure you’re getting enough of the stuff your body needs without the use of fish oil products.

So before I go into what my feelings are on the Floyd’s of Leadville products, let’s make sure we know exactly what Floyd’s is not. Floyd’s is not a marijuana product. It is derived from hemp, which allows it to be sold to states outside of Colorado. CBD is also a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, which means there are exactly zero mind-altering effects from taking one of these products. So, if you are expecting to pop one of these little guys and 20 minutes later be in the cosmos, trivializing the philosophical importance of a peanut shell, you are out of luck.

In my conversations with people about CBD and their experience with it, most people responded the same way – “I didn’t really feel anything.” I feel this is a response strictly based on the product’s close relationship with marijuana. Ask yourself this question – when you take a vitamin or supplement that has health benefits, do you ‘feel’ something? Floyd’s of Leadville CBD products are just another natural way to keep the body moving, not a way to feel invincible.

I would say my experience with these Floyd’s products has been a positive one. I noticed after the first few days that my knees were less sore in the morning. Leading up to my first day of taking the 25mg dose, my knees had become increasingly sore and stiff, so the absence of those feelings was an effect that I noticed right away. In some ways, I think I may have been a perfect test subject for the effectiveness of these products. I often suffer from heartburn and indigestion, and I have been trying to solve lifelong mystery of an autoimmune response that causes swelling and hives to occur without reason. Both of these ailments are caused by inflammation in the body, and over the course of the last few weeks, I have noticed a lot less of the symptoms since taking Floyd’s.

On a morning that I spent entering data into spreadsheets for work, I had over caffeinated myself and could feel the frustration of the constant clicking and dragging setting in. I took a Floyd’s to test its ability of calming the mind and within 30 minutes or so, the urge to toss my laptop across the room subsided and I felt less distracted. This morning, my muscles were sore and tired from a weekend of cross-country skiing and lifting weights, and again, after taking one of the small gel capsules, my body felt less tight and sore.

I have to admit I am very skeptical of any product that claims to treat so many ailments all at once. I don’t believe that anything should be marketed as a wonder drug to treat any and all conditions. If you have serious medical problems, please go see your doctor. However, if you are looking for an alternative to popping fistfuls of over the counter pain meds to keep your body feeling 28 instead of it’s actual age, Floyd’s might be right for you.

Floyd’s CBD products are also available in tinctures and creams. You can find more info here


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  1. I’m 50 years old, I’m play on two softball teams, four games a week. I walk at least five miles a day. My body doesn’t bounce back and heal like it use to. I have a CDL, will your product test positive on a urinalysis.I can’t take the chance of losing my job.

    • Hey Lloyd, I’m not totally clear on that, my assumption would be that you would be fine on that but to be safe and get a clear answer here is the info email for Floyd’s, I’m sure someone there will be qualified and happy to answer your question. Thanks for the question I’m sure a lot of others have the same concern.

    • I don’t know about Floyd’s but Prime My Body’s hemp oil DOES pass the most rigorous tests. Our chemist/formulator, Dr. Christopher Shade, said even an airline pilot could use this product. I hope this information helps.

    • I asked the same question. Floyd’s responded by saying “we don’t know”. To me that says the yes, it will absolutely fail a drug test.

  2. Two knee replacements, fractured hip, and nerve damage in both hands that required surgical repair. Been cycling since my teens, stopped racing in my 30’s but now in my 50’s . Typically ride 50-100 miles a week and have most of my life. Due to many surgeries I was forced to take prescription meds for pain and inflammation to continue. I was worried my riding would come to an end due to the meds tearing apart my stomach. I’ve been using CBD for over a year, both topical and edible. Within a couple months I was completely off prescription meds for pain and inflammation. Still riding!! Not saying it’ll work for everyone but it did for me.

  3. Floyd’s 50mg CBD Softgel (for 30): $90
    Manitoba Harvest Hemp Oil 1000mg on AMZN (for 240): $27.94

    Floyd’s capsules 25 times more expensive — $3/ea, vs. Manitoba’s $0.11/ea. The discrepancy gets even further compounded when you consider Manitoba’s has twenty times more mg.

    What am I missing? At face value that price gap seems like a tough pill to swallow. Wocka wocka.

    Here’s what I’m reading:

    • I think the difference is that is hemp oil vs CDB oil. Confusingly, they are both from the hemp plant. But CDB is derived from the flowers whereas I think hemp is from the seeds. According to “CBD oil is generally used for medicinal purposes, treating inflammation, pain, sleeping disorders and even certain types of epileptic seizures. Hemp-seed oil is used as a protein supplement for food, as varnish for wood and, because of its remedial properties for hair and skin, as an ingredient in the lotion and soap products…”

      That said, I too struggle with the high cost…

  4. 58 years old and still MTBing and trail running…to me the CBD does seem to help with the soreness/inflammation and reduces recovery time, and I also can get some relief from tension headaches.

  5. Lloyd, yes CBD will show up on a urine test. Your body has an Endocannabinoid system that absorbs the Cannabinoid. Which is Why THC, CBD, CBN, THCA are all used in alleviating pain, and at times curing them. Hemp oil and CBD oil are two different things. Which is why the Hemp oil is cheap and Floyd’s CBD pills are expensive. You walk into any dispensary in any state that has it legal for Rec or Med you are going to have them right around the same price if not more.

  6. Thank you! I’m at the age where all the cumulative injuries I have sustained from ski racing and biking are coming home to roost in my joints. Due to the fact that Ibuprofen is not healthy when used regularly because of its effects on the cardiovascular system, I use it to a minimum for acute pain related injuries. But, arthritis pain is beginning to become more frequent. I’m healthy at 71. I mountain bike ride 70 to 80 miles a week year round doing so to enjoy a pizza or two as well as life. I intend to give this a go!

  7. Hemp oil or snake oil?I wouldn’t trust any product marketed by Floyd Landis. The man who gave him his start in bike racing in Ephrata Pennsylvania sponsored a fundraiser to raise money tp help pay Landis’ legal expenses after Floyd assured him that he was innocent of doping on the Tour. Landis played his “friend” and a lot of other Lancaster County bicyclists for suckers, took the money, and ran. DirtRag should stop shilling for this guy.

    • Couldn’t agree more. He cheated….got caught…lied about it to everyone…took people’s hard-earned money to support his lie….and walked away. Sure, I’ll put something in my body that such a sterling individual says is safe and effective. It’s not he’d lie to get my money.

  8. Anything you rub onto your body is nothing more than useless and placebo at best! Anything claiming to heal joints or joint pain is nearly in the same boat. Compounds found in marijuana have obviously been found to assist with pain management and epilepsy. However if it hasn’t been tested in a controlled, blind environment and independent test then you can’t put to much weight on the benefits! The vitamin and herbal remedy industries are the greatest marketers in the world, all these health benefits which really only make your urine extremely colourful. It has been shown over, that “this is good for me and makes me feel better” has a huge placebo effect. But whatever works for you…..

  9. At 57 I have had a very stressful last 3-4 years both medically and mentally. Started taking 20mg CBD capsules of another brand. They have helped me handle stress and anxiety quite well. Reading up on the medical theories for this supports the pathways of how this is accomplished. Yes I would like to see some RCT’s on CBD but on the other hand there was supposedly tons of research calling for how wonderful statins are when it looks like the main thing they are wonderful at is making money for pharmaceuticals.

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