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RIPT’s Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Posted by: Emily Beers

If Black Friday and Cyber Monday arent jolting you into full blown shopping-mode, December is just around the corner preparing to get you there in a big way.

Dont stress: If you get going on your gift-buying now, youll be done all your stocking stuffer shopping before the anxiety kicks in.

For your health and fitness-loving loved ones, we have compiled a list of practical, healthy, performance-enhancing stocking stuffer products for 2017. And it begins right here at Ript Skin Systems:

RIPTs Hydrating Lip Balm:

Tis the season for chapped lips!

RIPTs hydrating lip balmminty fresh and pomegranate flavorsis the most effective chapstick youll find. And like all our products, its made from 100 % natural ingredients.

RIPTs Sore Muscle Rub:

Our muscle rub helps ease your stiff and sore muscles after a big training session. Made from our proprietary blend of essential oils and waxes known to counter inflammation and bruising, thats not even the best part: The best part is how easy it is to pack around with you. Unlike other sticky, messy, break-open-in-your-purse muscle creams and oils, Ripts version comes in a solid lip balm-like container and wont defile the contents of your purse or gym bag.

Blonyx Products:

We love the Blonyx brand for its no frills, simple yet functional approach to improving performance.

We recommend Blonyxs Creatine + HMB and their Beta-Alanine. Creatine is the most well-researched supplement out there and is proven to help with both building strength and recovery. And if your loved one is planning on doing the CrossFit Open in 2018, this is the best time to get on Beta Alanine (as it takes a few weeks of use to see the benefits)proven to help with muscular endurance, which is exactly what youll need more of during the Open.


Collagen is the main structural protein in our bodiesin our tendons, ligaments and skin. Supplementing with collagen helps strengthen your tendons and ligaments. Its especially important as you age, because your bodys natural collagen production declines the older you get. Its also proven to improve skin, hair and nail health, and its great for gut and liver health, too.

One brand we like is Great Lakes.

RIPTs 3-Phase Hand Care Kit:

If youre a hand sport athletegymnast, weightlifter, CrossFit athlete, rower, rock climber, or even just a casual gym goer, this hand care kit is for you. It comes with our synthetic GRINDSTONE to help keep your calluses thin and pliable, a tube of our DAILY DOSE to keep your hands moist and rip free, and a tube of our QUICK FIX to quickly heal any rips that do inevitably emerge from the demands of your sport.


Vitamin D

Theyconstantly say if theres a supplement we all should take, its Vitamin D, especially if you live in a place that doesnt see much sun for many months of the year. They even suggest newborn babies take Vitamin D, so it must be necessary. Read more here about liquid versus gel capsules here to find out the best kind for you.

DeuceThe Anti-Stink Toilet Spray

So many bathroom and toilet sprays feel poisonous when you breathe them in. Not RIPT's Deuce. It smells good and it works better than any other air freshening product out there.

Probiotic Supplement

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard about the importance of gut health. In short, many peoples guts arent healthy. Their gut bacteria is messed up, which means they dont absorb nutrients properly, which means their digestive and metabolic health isnt in tip top shape either.

Probiotics are essentially the good kind of bacteria, and taking a probiotic supplement is a great place to start to heal your gut. The higher the CFU count the betterCFU stands for colony forming units and quantifies how many bacteria are present and capable of dividing and forming colonies. Aim for a CFU count of 50 billion or more. If you have been on antibiotics in the last year, its especially important you take a probiotic supplement.


Zinc is a great booster for the immune system, which is especially important during the flu season. Its also great for wound healing, metabolism, as well as for hair and skin health. Read more here.

Athletic Tape

Every hand sport athlete has found himself looking for tape at one time or other. Good news is, we sell it at RIPT, so you can add a roll of athletic tape to your order when you purchase our Hand Care Kit, our Muscle Rub, our Lip Balm and Deuce.

Happy Shopping!

Posted by Emily Beers on

Emily Beers, hailing from Vancouver, crosses bridges by being not only a CrossFit athlete, but also a journalist. She has been a regular contributor to the CrossFit Journal since 2011. She qualified and competed at her first CrossFit Games as an individual athlete in 2014.

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