Floyds of Leadville Full Spectrum CBD gems are convenient and tasty options for getting a serving of CBDs in a easy to carry package. The cannabis edible company was founded by Floyd Landis, known for his prowess as a professional road cyclist, who found CBD products to be an ideal solution to both physical aches and pains, as well as stress, anxiety, and depression.
- Packs per box: Single Pack, 6 Count
- Calories: 18
- Protein: 1g / 1%
- Total Fat: 0g / 0%
- Total Carbohydrate: 4g / 2%
- Total Sugars: 3g / 6%
- Sodium: 2mg / 0.08%
- Includes 3g Added Sugars
CBD oil > NSAIDs
If you’re unfamiliar with CBD oil, short for Cannabidiol, it’s a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments. One of the compounds found in the cannabis (marijuana) plant, CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil. It doesn’t feature the THC from cannabis responsible for the “high” which makes it popular as a natural alternative to Ibuprofen, but without the health risks. (risks and side effects of NSAIDs such as ibuprofen are known to cause ulcers, bleeding, or holes in the stomach or intestine, and increased risk of heart attack)
After enjoying the experience of a mild shoulder separation last month, (less than a month after a shoulder subluxation while rock climbing) I’ve been living that vitamin “I” — AKA Ibuprofin — life. I’m not crazy about the thought of what it’s been doing to my stomach though, so CBDs sounded like a great alternative to managing the pain and inflammation.
Ulcers, bleeding, and holes in your stomach do not sound nice, so a natural alternative with little to no side effects seems like a great idea. In addition to pain relief and reducing inflammation, CBD oil is believed to aid in reducing anxiety and depression, alleviate cancer-related symptoms, lower high pressure, and more.*
Of course, the way I am, deciding to try CBD oils/gems also meant going down a rabbit hole of research.
Full Spectrum vs Isolate
CBD is available in two varieties: full-spectrum and isolate. Full-spectrum uses the entire plant and contains trace amount of THC. It’s a small amount, but for folks that could be penalized for having small amounts of THC in your system, isolate is a better option. As you can probably guess from its description, they isolate the CBD from the rest of the plant to keep it free of THC. Personally, I’m more interested in the full spectrum as you’ll get more noticeable benefits.
Floyd’s On the go 25mg CBD Gems.
The CBD gems I’ve been using from Floyd’s came in a 10 pack bag that sell for $12.99. (It breaks down to $1.30 a serving) If you buy it in the 6 count box option, it will run you $77.94, which makes it bit more affordable and breaks down to $.76 a serving.
It’s also available in a 30-pack bag, but costs $45.00, but for some reason it cost more, and ends up being $1.50 a serving. While the single packs are convenient for athletes on the go, the plastic waste is a bit concerning.
In use, the effects of the gummies feels minimal. With the small sample size of ten 25mg servings, it was hard to get a sense of just how effective they were in terms of pain relief, so I tried taking 2, then 3 at a time. That said, I don’t really notice the effects of ibuprofen either. It did take the edge off of aches and pains, but I did note took a few more to get a more noticeable effect.
They are quite tasty, and eating them is enjoyable, especially compared to tinctures, which feel like more of a chore.
There really is but one downside of CBD that keeps me from jumping 100% on board as a believer — the cost. Even buying at bulk, it’s almost $1.00 a serving, which is a lot considering I buy generic ibuprofen in massive bottles. At the moment I’m on a tight budget, which means I’ll be sticking to vitamin I until I notice issues with the side effects.. (ok, that is a bit concerning considering how much Ibuprofen I’ve been taking this year.
Floyd’s (and other CBD makers) offer a subscription plan that cuts on the cost a bit, which seems to be the way to go if you’re a regular user.
Learn more and get yours at FloydsofLeadville.com
*Healthline: 7 Benefits and Uses of CBD Oil (plus side effects)