Fortunately, I’m in the “thanks for making it” camp. I would take this over Tylenol any day. But as is the case with anything you put in your body, it’s best to consult your doctor first. I can say that using Floyd’s CBD oil has been beneficial for me, but I can’t say it will be equally beneficial for you. The mystery swirling around CBD will continue swirling until more peer-reviewed studies are available.
I’ve felt this pop before. It’s usually followed by a few days to a week of sciatic pain that runs down my left leg. Cue the stretching, Tylenol, and limping around like an old man. I was prepared for this old routine.
Distilled to the basics, Floyd’s CBD oil seems like a low-risk experiment for a guy like me battling chronic pain. Landis knows a thing or two about that, himself.
What it didn’t do
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I was riding a bike that was slightly too big for me (a hazard of my job) and while I didn’t notice any pain while riding, something in my lower back went pop when I dismounted in my driveway.
There is no high. You don’t feel like you smoked a joint or ate an edible or anything like that. So if you’re worried about getting stoned, forget it. You’ll be alert and functioning normally when you take these capsules. The first couple of times I took the capsules I felt a sort of vagueness in my fingertips — a bit of a swimmy feeling — that disappeared almost immediately. Other than that, I felt as normal as though I’d popped a vitamin. There was no high to speak of.
“Back then, I took pharmaceutical pain meds, whatever they gave me,” says Landis when I ran into him at the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival. “I injured [my hip] in 2002, 2003 I guess, at the beginning of the year. I broke it and I had a couple of surgeries. I was prescribed all kinds of Vicodin, and Oxycontin and things.”
Floyd’s of Leadville full spectrum and isolate products come in convenient packaging options and extensive delivery methods, thus offering products to fit into every budget and active lifestyle. These product offerings include pure hemp oil CBD tinctures, CBD gummy Gems, Recovery Protein Powders, Hydration Mixes and topicals like the extremely popular Sports Cream and Recovery Balms. Floyd’s of Leadville even offers CBD infused coffee.
During the manufacturing process, each batch of products is independently third-party laboratory tested for quality and purity and labeled with a QR code so consumers can be sure they are consuming the precise dosage and ingredients listed.
The result? Pure, solvent-free, premium CBD hemp oil.
After suffering from chronic pain following a cycling injury, Landis turned to CBD to replace his prescription painkiller regime and was so impressed with the benefits he achieved with hemp-based cannabidiol, or CBD, that he took a relatively unknown compound at the time and transformed it into products that are adored and utilized by both amateur and professional athletes around the world.
Founded in 2016, Floyd’s of Leadville offers fully integrated seed-to-shelf CBD products, pacing their way through the pack to become an industry leader. While headquartered in the eponymous Colorado mountain town of Leadville, FOL’s hemp operation has brought new life to the Amish farming community outside of Lancaster, PA, the hometown of Floyd’s of Leadville’s founder — retired professional cyclist Floyd Landis.
Avid marathoner and runner Erin Laplander credits the completion of her first Leadville Trail 100 Run to her CBD regime stating, “Floyd’s CBD products did wonders. I took a 25mg Gem every two to three hours during the race and I really think they helped immensely. I also rubbed on the Sports Cream both times I passed Twin Lakes.”
CBD has recently been embraced in the athletic community across disciplines and levels of competition as athletes look for a legal performance edge. Professional runner and Olympic hopeful Noah Droddy is an avid user of Floyd’s CBD products and incorporates them into his training and recovery routine. After setting a personal best of 2:11:42 at last year’s Chicago Marathon, Droddy suffered from a knee injury that forced him to spend months recovering.