Level Select CBD Review: CBD For Athletes (2024)

By | Updated on January 9, 2024

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Level Select CBD is a brand geared towards active individuals looking for recovery and relief. It offers 0% THC CBD topicals, oils, gummies, and other products in multiple strength varieties.


Level Select is a decent brand, especially for athletes looking for THC-free CBD. But the company isn’t the most transparent and some products seem to only contain pure CBD.


  • Multiple strengths
  • 0% THC products ideal for drug-tested athletes
  • Affordable prices
  • Extensive third-party testing


  • Limited details about the production process and company
  • Some products only contain CBD

Overall Rating: 3.7/5

Products 4.5/5
Level Select offers a variety of CBD products with different strengths and formulations. The only major thing missing is CBD capsules.
Price & Value 4/5
Level Select’s prices are below the market average, especially for CBD oil. There are also free shipping deals and subscriptions for further savings.
Hemp Quality 2/5
While we like the badges telling us that the company’s hemp is USA-grown, we want more information. Is it organic? Which state is it cultivated in?
Third-Party Testing 4/5
Level Select uses a reputable testing lab and provides complete purity and potency test reports. But some products seem to only contain pure CBD.
Customer Service & Reputation 4/5
Level Select isn’t the biggest name in the CBD industry. Still, the customer reviews it has so far are positive.

Level Select Overview

Level Select CBD was founded in 2019 in Newport, CA. The company’s name refers to three levels of CBD strength available for many of its items.

Level Select provides CBD products for sports enthusiasts, with a particular focus on topicals like creams and roll-ons. Since most professional sports don’t allow athletes to use THC, Level Select’s products are all made with 0% THC broad-spectrum hemp extract.

Level Select is backed by a former US Surgeon General and several current and retired pro athletes. Like most legit CBD brands, Level Select also provides third-party test reports of its products.

CBD Glossary

  • Hemp: cannabis variety with high CBD and low THC levels (no more than 0.3%).
  • Terpenes: aromatic plant compounds with various beneficial properties (1).
  • Minor cannabinoids: CBN, CBG, CBC, and other beneficial cannabinoids found in smaller amounts in hemp. They may work in synergy with CBD.
  • Full-spectrum: whole-plant hemp extract containing multiple cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. This form of CBD is about four times more potent than pure CBD (2).
  • Broad-spectrum: whole-plant hemp extract similar to full-spectrum CBD, but with THC removed (may contain trace amounts).
  • CBD isolate: pure CBD without any other hemp compounds.

Level Select Product Lineup

Level Select has a solid variety of broad-spectrum (0.0% THC) products, most of which are marketed towards sports enthusiasts. They include sports creams, roll-ons, sprays, patches, oils, and gummies available in multiple strength levels (low, medium, and high).

CBD Topicals

Level Select’s topicals are its main product line because they’re well-suited for providing targeted muscle and joint relief for active individuals.

Sports Cream


CBD Potency10-20 mg/ml
Volume~15-90 ml (0.5-3oz)
Total CBD150-1800 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.03-0.09
Third-Party TestView report

These creams are Level Select’s most popular product. They contain broad-spectrum CBD mixed with other soothing ingredients like menthol and arnica. You can choose from three strength levels and two container sizes.

While I like the formula, the third-party tests only show CBD, which looks more like isolate than broad-spectrum extract.

Sports Roll-on


CBD Potency12-24 mg/ml
Volume~75 ml (2.5oz)
Total CBD900-1800 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.03
Third-Party TestView report

This roll-on easily fits into a gym bag and is intended to be used on the go.  Like the cream, it includes ingredients like menthol and arnica and comes in three strength levels. Third-party tests show about 8.1% minor cannabinoids, which is a great result for a broad-spectrum product.

Sport Recovery Patches


CBD Potency60 mg
Patch Count8
Total CBD480 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.07
Third-Party TestView report

These high-strength patches combine CBD with the popular topical pain relievers menthol and camphor. They’re also among the cheapest CBD patches on the market.

Daily Sport Lotion


CBD Potency7 mg/g
Volume215 g (8oz)
Total CBD1600 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.03-0.09
Third-Party TestView report

This lotion is designed for skin health and hydration and contains standard skincare ingredients like coconut oil and calendula extract.

CBD Spray & Stick (Reserve)


CBD Potency14-21 mg/ml
Volume1-3 oz
Total CBD600-1200 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.03-0.04
Third-Party TestView report

Sport Select’s Reserve collection includes two sprays and a sports stock:

  • 1200 mg sports spray with menthol and arnica (3 oz)
  • 800 mg pump spray with similar ingredients (2 oz)
  • 600 mg CBD stick with menthol and camphor (1 oz)

Level Select CBD Oil Drops

level select drops


CBD Potency20-83 mg/ml
Volume30-60 ml
Total CBD1200-5000 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.03-0.04
Third-Party TestView report

Level Select’s daily drop CBD oils come in three varieties:

  • Standard CBD oil (mint flavor)
  • 30 ml bottle of CBD oil in cinnamon or citrus flavor
  • Level Z CBD oil with added melatonin to promote sleep (vanilla flavor)

I like the high strengths and low price. However, the third-party tests only found one terpene, which is a poor result for broad-spectrum CBD extract.

Level Select CBD Gummies


CBD Potency12.5 mg
Gummy Count10-60
Total CBD125-750 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.07-0.08
Third-Party TestView report

Level Select offers CBD gummies with three different formulas in regular or trial sizes. All contain the same 12.5 mg of broad-spectrum CBD but with different flavors and added ingredients:

  • The immune support formula is citrus-flavored and is infused with vitamin C and turmeric
  • The restful sleep formula is berry-flavored and is infused with melatonin and lemon balm
  • The focused energy is tropical-flavored and contains caffeine and ginseng

I like these specialized formulas, but the third-party tests only show CBD. Other minor cannabinoids should be present in a broad-spectrum product.

Price & Value

The best way to assess the value of a CBD product is to divide the cost by the total amount of CBD in milligrams (mg).

Keep in mind that the price varies for different types of products. Here are the prices offered by Level Select:

  • CBD topicals: 3-9 cents per mg for CBD topicals
  • CBD oil: 3-4 cents per mg for CBD oil
  • CBD gummies: 7-8 cents per mg for gummies

This puts Level Select below the average price for these product categories. On top of that, you can get a further 30-35% off by subscribing for monthly deliveries with free shipping.

All in all, Level Select CBD offers good value.

Hemp Source and Production Process

Unfortunately, Level Select doesn’t disclose much information in terms of its hemp source or production process. This isn’t the most concerning issue, though it does matter. Hemp origin is a large factor in the quality of the products and a sign of a transparent brand.

From their website, we can gather that the hemp they use is grown in the USA. The production is also claimed to be cruelty-free. But exact details are not available.

Third-Party Testing

Level Select’s products are sent to reputable labs like Green Scientific Labs and Kaycha for third-party testing.

They’re tested for cannabinoid potency, the usual list of possible contaminants, and, in some cases, terpene potency. The latest test results are posted on a dedicated page.

Third-Party Test Results

I always look at third-party lab test results to confirm that CBD companies sell safe, accurate, and effective products. Specifically, I check for:

  • The levels of CBD, which should be within 10% of the label (3)
  • The levels of minor cannabinoids like CBG (quality full-spectrum products should have at least 10%)
  • The levels of THC
  • Whether the CBD type (full, broad-spectrum, or isolate) is accurate
  • Whether there are any contaminants

The third-party tests for Level Select show mostly good results. They’re tested for potency and various possible contaminants, which is great.

Most products are accurate and contain the advertised broad-spectrum CBD. However, a few products seem to contain only pure CBD isolate.

I added three third-party certificates of analysis (CoAs) above for a more detailed explanation:

  1. The level three roll-on CoA shows a great result of 1883 mg of CBD, which is only 5% higher than the labeled 1800 mg. The test also found 8% minor cannabinoids, which is a good result for a broad-spectrum product.
  2. The level three cream CoA shows 2022 mg of CBD, which is 12% higher. That’s a bit over our 10% threshold, but it’s still a solid result. But there weren’t any minor cannabinoids found.
  3. The level 3 CBD oil CoA found 5615 mg CBD vs. the advertised 5000 mg, which is 12% higher. Again, it was a bit off the mark, but not a bad result. The test also showed ~5% minor cannabinoids, which is good for a broad-spectrum product. But the test only found one terpene, which is a bit disappointing.

Overall, the only major issue with Level Select’s third-party test results is that some products contain purified CBD rather than the advertised broad-spectrum hemp extract.

Shipping & Returns

Level Select CBD offers free shipping on orders over $60 (and subscription orders). You can return unused products within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. 

Customer Service & Reputation

Level Select CBD is not the most transparent or well-known brand. Getting more details about its founders and mission would be nice. Right now, it feels like another generic CBD brand.

That said, its customers seem satisfied, based on the hundreds of reviews on the website.

My Verdict: Decent Choice for THC-Free CBD

Level Select is a solid CBD brand for active individuals. All products contain 0.0% THC, which is great for competitive athletes who get drug tested.

They’re available in three strength levels so that you can match your needs to the right potency. The product variety is also solid, and I like the low price point for most items.

However, Level Select does have some areas to work on. For one, it claims to use broad-spectrum CBD for all products, but the tests for some products only show CBD.

It’s also lacking transparency about its backstory and production process (like where its hemp is sourced).

Overall Rating: 3.7/5

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