Product Review: Golden Leaf Therapeutic Sport Rub
By Zelda Flowers
As someone who spends the day hunched over a computer, neck and shoulder strain along with accompanying headaches are part of my work day. Seeking relief and not wishing to OD on Advil every day, I decided to give Golden Leaf Therapeutic Sport Rub (PRICE) a try. Golden Leaf is a cannabis-infused topical created to provide relief from muscle tension and arthritis.
One of the most appealing things about this specific rub for me is the scent. The aroma brings to mind fond memories of my great-grandmother, who always had a crystal dish of buttermint candies on her table. In addition to the wonderful smell, I found the rub to be quite effective.
What are topicals?
Topicals are oils, balms, lotions, patches and creams that have been infused with cannabis to provide localized relief of aches, pains and inflammation. Topicals don’t provide the psychoactive effects of traditional cannabis consumption methods. Some patients prefer to use topicals to get the medicinal benefits of cannabis without cerebral euphoria and other mind-altering properties.
Any time you’re using a product for medical benefits, quality ingredients matter. In addition to cannabis oil, Golden Leaf rub also contains:
- Almond oil
- Butters, cocoa & shea
- Peppermint oil
- White camphor
Each listed ingredient is known for its medicinal properties. Almond oil, cocoa and shea butters are fastastic emollients for the skin, clove is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and a natural local anesthetic. Myrrh has been used for centuries, oral and topically, for wound care, to heal sores and help inflammation. And so on… Also, it’s vegan.
The results speak for themselves. I experienced a noticeable reduction in pain in my neck and shoulders within approximately 10-15 minutes and the sweet minty smell elevated my mood and provided wonderful aromatherapy.
Summary: Golden Leaf Therapeutic Sport Rub offers excellent relief for minor to moderate aches, pain and strains. The sweet minty smells provides supportive aromatherapy benefits including a positive mood boost.