Floyd’s of Leadville: The Most Comprehensive Line of CBD Products for Athletes
I think it is safe to say that at this point we’ve all learned the benefits of CBD and we have all heard of Floyd’s of Leadville. Floyd’s is on the literal forefront of high performance CBD products for athletes. With their breadth of products ranging from simple CBD Gems to their CBD Protein Recovery powder, they have you covered. We have been sampling a ton of their products and we couldn’t be more impressed with the quality, taste and effectiveness of each product we tested.
Started by international cycling superstar Floyd Landis to deal with his own hip pain, Floyd’s of Leadville is leading the charge in athlete specific CBD products. Read more about Floyd here.
THC-Free CBD Isolate, 50mg, 25 mg, 10mg single pack, 10mg bottle of 30 – Blue Raspberry, Green Apple, Strawberry, Red Raspberry flavors.
Stranded on an island, I can only have one food… it used to be gummy bears. However, it might be Floyd’s Gems in Blue Raspberry.
These little guys are sweet and tangy with a slight CBD taste on the backend. If you don’t like the weed or earthy flavor of some oils, then these are for you. I popped these most mornings with my normal vitamins and had zero adverse affects on my sensitive stomach. These would be great to stash on a trail run, ride or a backpacking overnight. I see some fantastic applications in multi-day trips when recovery at camp is half the battle.
Other Ingredients: Palm kernel oil, sugar, H2o, pectin, dextrose, citric acid, light corn syrup, natural color, natural flavor, cannabidiol
Drinks and Tonics
Recovery Tonic: 50mg THC-Free CBD Isolate, 2 fl oz shot – Orange and Grape flavor.
We got to try the orange flavor Recovery Tonic. I was expecting more of a bite to it and for it to be overly sweet (like a 5hr Energy). However, what I got was a very light shot that went down very smoothly. The orange is understated which I liked and the CBD taste was present on the back end but again, not overwhelming. For some reason I got a slight coconut flavor, which I thought was great… but I didn’t see it on the ingredients list so maybe I’m going crazy. I think the tonic would be great to use around the house or gym. I’m not sure I would take it in the backcountry due to the little plastic bottle.
Ingredients: H2o, glucose, sucrose, citric acid, natural flavors, potassium citrate, sea salt, potassium sorbet, natural colors, cannabidiol
Recovery Protein: 25mg or 250mg THC-Free CBD Isolate (depending on size), 27g protein, 8.5g BCAA. 1lb or 45g single serving – Chocolate and Vanilla flavor.
I have a love hate relationship with all powdered protein. My method of consumption is usually filling a shaker bottle with water and protein and chugging it in one go. So with Floyd’s I decided to take my time and really take in the flavor. I would say the chocolate flavor is a bit on the ‘dark chocolate’ (less sweet) side which I appreciated. Both flavors mixed well with some shaking and didn’t leave anything to go down chunky. This is another one of Floyd’s products that you can throw in your pack and drink after a long hike at camp. I would recommend cleaning out your water bottle directly and thoroughly afterwards to make sure any protein funk doesn’t linger for the next day.
Ingredients: Proprietary blend of (instantized whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, hydrolyzed whey protein isolate), non-GMO gluten free carbo fuel (glucose polymers extracted from corn), organic evaporated cane juice, non-GMO natural flavors, non-GMO organic raw cocoa powder, L-Leucine, L-isoleucine, L-Valine, Himalayan pink salt, stevia, cannabidiol
Hydration Fuel: 5mg or 50mg THC-Free CBD Isolate (depending on size), 30g complex carbs, 3g BCAA, 2.5g glutamine, 1lb or 45g single serving – Fruit Punch flavor.
This is the stuff you drink to help you prepare for an adventure. Floyd’s suggests drinking this electrolyte blend 30mins before exercise for optimal performance. I used the hydration fuel when temps were warm and I knew I would be sweating a ton. I tossed the Hawaiian Punch (did I just date myself?) flavored powder in a water bottle and gave it a hell of a shake. The formula didn’t break down very easily and stayed a bit balled up and dry. I threw in a wire shaker ball, shook again and it mixed right up. The taste was definitely fruit punch and it had little to no harsh CBD flavor. I could easily drink this before and on a long run or ride and not worry about it sitting heavy. If you are considering an ultra distance activity and you know hydration could be a problem, give it a try.
Ingredients: Non-GMO glucose polymers from corn (non GMO complex carbohydrates), organic evaporated cane juice, BCAA Muscle Recovery Blend 2:1:1 (leucine, isoleucine, valine), L-glutamine, D-ribose, non-GMO natural flavors, Electrolyte Blend [(sodium chloride, tri-sodium phosphate, potassium (as potassium citrate), calcium (as calcium citrate), magnesium (as magnesium citrate)], vitamin C, zinc, vitamin D3, stevia, cannabidiol, natural colors from fruits and vegetables
25mg THC-Free CBD Isolate, 10g plant protein, 26g carbohydrate, 7g total fat – Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor.
The Recovery Bar is a delicious mix of real ingredients with a great flavor. The bar has a touch of chocolate and peanut butter flavor that hits the sweet tooth but doesn’t overpower. This is the type of bar you shove in your pack and take to the summit of a 14er. I threw the bar in my hip belt on a trail run and when I needed a snack, this little bar hit the spot. The Chia seeds gave it a bit of a crunch and made it very palatable when working hard. If you like to snack out on the trail, why not eat something that will help you perform better? To me, a touch of CBD is welcomed in all my snacks!
Other Ingredients: Pea Protein Isolate, Prebiotic Fiber, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Gluten Free Oats, Organic Peanut Butter (Peanuts), Quinoa, Organic Chocolate, Glycerin, Organic Honey, Organic Almond Butter (Almonds), Flaxseeds, Chia Seeds, Rice Starch, Organic Cane Sugar, Natural Flavor, Himalayan Pink Salt, Organic Stevia Powder, Cannabidiol Isolate
Full Spectrum Soft Gels: 25mg or 50mg full spectrum CBD, 15, 30, 60ct
Consuming CBD doesn’t get any easier than this. Add it to your vitamin regimen and reap the benefits of less inflammation and better/deeper sleep. This is your go-to way to consume CBD if you don’t want all the flavorings and calories from the other products.
Other Ingredients: Fresh pressed hemp seed oil, purified water, phytocannabinoid, gelatin, glycerin, cannabidiol extract.
Now that we have tried a majority of Floyd’s of Leadville’s products, we haven’t been more impressed. It is less about the individual taste of each product, it is about the variety of the products. Each product can be used at different times, for different applications. If you are already in a routine of drinking protein after a workout, well now you can have CBD with it. If you are using an electrolyte drink on hot days, now you can add CBD.
I can’t get over the fact that the variety of the products is only matched by their quality. Do I trust Floyd’s of Leadville with providing me the highest quality CBD and performance sports supplements? I do now.