The gift of health is one you can’t go wrong with for Christmas. Over the next 12 days, we’ve got the must-have items for anybody who has a single reason to go to the gym — and they’ll all come in handy after New Year’s, when people are making new resolutions.
Whether you know someone who already is a fitness enthusiast or someone who could use the boost, any one of these items is great for both beginners and seasoned gym rats alike. Stay tuned throughout the week to see all 12 — we promise we’ve got much better ideas than turtle doves.
12. NATURE’S FUEL: Everyone can use a good multivitamin to fill in the cracks in their nutrition. This goes beyond “good” — NATURE’S FUEL is one of the most complete, easily absorbed multivitamin formulas available, provides an amazing energy boost and is one of the very first steps in rounding out a complete, healthy diet.
11. NATURE’S EFA: Fatty acids are essential to the body’s health, particular the skin, sex organs, hair and nails, not to mention a smart way to keep body fat levels low. The studies and research done on fish, seed and nut oils are overwhelmingly positive, and NATURE’S EFA is a powerful blend of each.
10. BCAAs: Branched-chain amino acids are a must for anyone trying to make a transformation to lean and strong, or trying to maintain the gains they’ve already achieved. The building blocks of protein, BCAAs are rapidly absorbed and not only prevent catabolism (muscle breakdown for energy), but they also aid in fat loss by helping use body fat stores for energy more easily.
9. NUTRISHOP Shaker Bottles: This one goes hand-in-hand with the previous one — having a handy shaker bottle on hand throughout the day is an excellent way to make sure you get not only enough water every day (most experts recommend you have 64 oz. of it daily), but also the easy access to both BCAAs, protein shakes and other mix-in supplements that we’ll get to later on this list. One for the gym bag, one for the office, one for the car — you really can’t have enough shaker bottles.
8. NUTRISHOP Gear: Paying top dollar for many things can be a wise investment — a car, a house, good shoes, etc. Overpaying for gym shirts is ridiculous! Why not support a local business and look good in the process? NUTRISHOP shirts are well-designed, comfortable and they look great.
7. NUTRISHOP Supplement Stackers: Convenient and useful, you can take your pre-, interim- and post-workout supps with you without lugging around the entire package or messy plastic baggies or Tupperware. Screw-on lids and easy-access openings on the sides make them both easy to fill and easy to pour into a shaker bottle — plus, a separate compartment for pill supplements.
6. NATURE’S FRUITS: The vitamins and minerals we miss out on can be alarming. Ever since we hunted and gathered, people have needed the energy acquired from fruits and berries — today, the need isn’t so immediate, and in fact the abundance of sugar makes it even less so. NATURE’S FRUITS is a perfect way to bolster the immune system without having to eat a bushel of apples every day.
5. NATURE’S GREENS: Like its fruity counterpart, this blend is formulated to help you fill in some of the most critical dietary gaps in the Western diet — vegetables. Because of veggies’ low calorie and sugar count, you actually could eat as much broccoli, spinach or kale as you wanted every day. Of course, very few people would want to do this. Proven disease-fighting minerals and vitamins are what make veggies so important — NATURE’S GREENS delivers it all in a delicious drink.
what make veggies so important — NATURE’S GREENS delivers it all in a delicious drink.
4. CREATINE. One of the most-researched supplements around, creatine has proven to be a stimulator of strength and muscle gain, and comes in many forms, from the ever-popular creatine monhydrate to “micronized” creatine to buffered forms of creatine. We recommend you check out N’FUZE, a KreAlkalyn blend that is a buffered creatine designed to reduce the amount of wasted byproduct created when consumed.
3. NATURAL HORMONE PRODUCTS: For men over the age of 30, testosterone begins its freefall and strength, muscle mass and libido dips while body fat decides it would like to hang around a while longer. Help the man in your life fight this process with 1-XD, HGH-191, ARABOL, ANITEST and more of NUTRISHOP’s top-of-the-line natural hormone replacement products.
2. FAT-BURNERS: The top goal of just about everyone around the holidays is fat loss, and it happens to be one of our specialties. If you know someone who is trying to lose body fat, whether it’s that extra 5 holiday pounds they put on or something much more significant, HYPERCOR, THERMOVEX and LIPOCOR, among others, make great gift options to help get them on their way to a leaner body.
1. PROTEIN: We’ve said it before; we’ll say it again: Protein intake is probably the most critical aspect of gaining muscle and burning fat there is. It’s our No. 1 supplement for anyone — if you were to get just one supplement product for someone and didn’t want to risk getting something they couldn’t use, protein is the answer. PRO7 and FORZA PRO are our top sellers and are highly effective, great-tasting powders that make building muscle and burning fat that much easier.