2019 Fitness Product of the Year: SteelFit’s Steel Releaf!

2019 was not only an incredible year in diet, fitness, and sports nutrition, but the 2010s were an incredible decade. Dieters are finally figuring out how to lose weight and keep muscle without misery, the supplement industry seriously cleaned up its act, and there have been more fitness tools, gadgets, and innovations than one can count.

SteelFit Steel Releaf

It’s our 2019 Fitness Product of the Year! Note that the label above is truncated, but we need to call attention to those “inactive” ingredients way at the bottom in Steel Releaf!!

We have several new Supplement Awards to detail, but this one is actually for the 2019 non-supplement Product of the Year. Of all the clothes, gadgets, accessories, and gear out there, none matter too much if you’re too hobbled to use them.

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This year’s product helps with that. While it has supplemental ingredients and is created by a supplement brand, it is not a dietary supplement because it’s not ingested. It’s applied.

We’re talking about none other than SteelFit’s Steel Releaf, the roll-on pain relief cream that brings topical pain management into the new era with a mixture of old and new ingredients – a primary ingredient of which is hemp extract.

Below we get a bit into Steel Releaf and discuss why we like it so much, but first, check out our deals and sign up for our SteelFit news alerts, as we’re hoping for a big year (hell, a big decade) from the young brand!

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What’s Steel Releaf for?

Steel Releaf is “pain relief gel” that’s not really in gel form — it comes with a roll-on applicator! You use it to provide temporary local relief to any aching muscles, joints, or other connective tissues. You feel it… and then you kind of don’t feel it – which is exactly the point!

While Steel Releaf won’t fix a truly busted joint that requires real medical care, it can help with some of the soreness and aches that come with regular hard training. It did for us, to be sure.

This is not a new category, though, so you might be asking what the big deal is with this one. The secret is in the “extra stuff” SteelFitUSA added in:

A new take on an old category

SteelFit Steel Releaf Ingredients

Look at the insane amount of ingredients SteelFit uses here! And look all the way down, the “inactive” ones are just as important as the “actives”!

If you take too quick of a look at Steel Releaf, you might think you’re missing something — and you are. There are just two “active” ingredients, Lidocaine 4% and Menthol 1%. These are the known analgesics / local anesthetics, and they’re often seen in other similar products. Great stuff, but not worth an award on their own.

The inactive ingredients are where it’s at

But keep reading that label… under the inactive ingredients, you’ll see where the “magic” is at:

  • Hemp-derived isolate (THC Free) – 300mg
  • Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract
  • Arnica montana Flower Extract
  • Borago officinalis Seed Extract
  • Boswellia serrata Extract
  • Camellia oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
  • Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
  • Curcuma longa (Turmeric) Root Extract
  • Harpagophytum procumbens (Devil’s Claw) Root Extract
  • Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil
  • Ribes nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract
  • Salix alba (White Willow) Bark Extract

This is a total rock star list of anti-inflammatory compounds, ranging from old Ayurvedic therapies such as turmeric and boswellia to one of the working homeopathic successes in arnica to the pharmaceutical-like pain-killing force in white willow.

Welcoming hemp to the party

But of course, the one most worth mentioning in the “new era” is the Hemp-derived isolate, which SteelFit has shown to be THC-free. This adds a whole new dimension to pain relief, as we’re just learning about how powerful the cannabinoid system is, and how we’ve aggravated it with our toxic and inflammatory food supply[1,2] (hint: certain polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acids in processed foods and industrial oils are to blame). It’s always great to eat cleaner, but when chasing fitness and muscle gains, we walk a fine line of pro-inflammation and anti-inflammation. After a ridiculous training session, it’s good to know that we have tools like Steel Releaf to dampen things down.

SteelFit Steel Releaf Bottle

Introducing the newest release from SteelFit – Steel Releaf, a potent natural pain-relieving aid!

You can read the full analysis in our SteelFit Steel Releaf blog post, which has several sources cited and drills down into each ingredient (active and inactive) in greater detail.

Does it work too well?! A bit of caution worth noting

While we clearly love Steel Releaf, at the same time, we have to disclaim! The product works so well that we have to advise caution not to overuse it and train too hard through nagging injuries that may require rest or medical supervision. Just because it temporarily relieves pain doesn’t mean that it’s going to solve your problems! Your body is sending pain signals for a reason, so you may want to listen to them and get the root of the problem fixed.

But if it’s a minor ache that you need some help warming up and stretching out, Steel Releaf is what it’s all about.

2019 was a great year for the SteelFit. What’s next?

2019 was a huge year for SteelFit. On top of this award, we have to remind you that Shredded Steel is still our best-rated fat burner – and they do it without a ton of caffeine! This brand is on to big things.

It’s worth noting that they’re run by the same experts who have long been running ProTan, so this industry is not new to them — especially the topical side of the game. They proved that to us with Steel Releaf, so maybe we’ll have to try their Buns of Steel or Abs of Steel products next!!!

So what’s next for SteelFit in the coming year and decade? Quite honestly, we don’t know. But we’ll find out, and when we do, we’ll be first in line to try it out and report on it. So sign up for our SteelFit news alerts below. Congrats to Rob and the team at SteelFit for putting together such an incredible pain-relieving product!

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About the Author: Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto is a research scientist and water sports athlete who founded PricePlow. He is an n=1 diet experimenter with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several experiments done on himself while sharing lab tests.

Mike's goal is to bridge the gap between nutritional research scientists and non-academics who seek to better their health in a system that has catastrophically failed the public.

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