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Zone Bear Down Steel- Blood


Bear Down Steel Blood is a hybrid of our two MOST ADVANCED and strongest salts, Bear Down Steel Golden Tides and Norse Blood. This is our unique red ammonia 12 ingredient formula compounded with properties of the gold formula. Not for beginners.


Ammonia Smelling salts for weight lifting have been used for decades in boxing, lifting, and other professional sports. 

Smelling Salts are safe and effective if used properly. Smelling salts deliver a high potency of ammonia gas, opening the blood vessels and creating a rush of oxygen to the brain which creates an instance sense of clarity and focus.  

Zone Smelling Salts come in a powder form (ammonium carbonate ((NH4)2CO3H2O)).  When water is introduced with the ammonium carbonate, ammonia gas is released.

Look at our activation method above to determine if you need to activate your salts, or if it is already done for you.

Give Zone Smelling Salts a try and hit your next PR.


Users of zone smelling salts must also be aware of the following:

• Understand the risks involved with smelling salts.
• Do not abuse or misuse smelling salts.
• Keep smelling salts away from children.
• Avoid contact with eyes, mouth or open wounds.
• Start at a full arm’s length away.
• Do not use if allergic or pregnant.
• Consult a physician before use.
• Use with caution and only as directed.
• Do not use in conjunction with alcohol consumption


Shelf Life: Around 6 months. Once initially opened the lifespan of smelling salts can last anywhere from 1-6 months depending how many times they get used/opened.

The more often fresh oxygen is reintroduced into the bottle the faster it’ll dry out and lose potency.*


Make sure to give the bottle a tap and shake before each use, this will allow the ammonia gas to rise to the top, giving you a clean and potent hit. 

Activation Method: Pre-activated and ready to use!

Intensity Level:  Advanced to Extreme

Scent: Ammonia with pungent aroma of eucalyptus and peppermint

Features: In collaboration with Travis "Papa Bear" Rogers, we created Bear Down Steel collection. Bear Down Steel Blood is a hybrid of our two most advanced and strongest salts, Bear Down Steel Golden Tides and Norse Blood. This is our unique red ammonia 12 ingredient formula compounded with properties of the gold formula.

As mentioned, Bear Down Steel is a hard hitting and highly advanced smelling salt that is not for beginners. Proceeds of sales support the Papabear Strong Foundation. 

Highly recommended that you have experience with Norse Blood Advanced or BDS previous versions before trying this one.

How to get the longest life out of my Bear Down Steel?
  • Make sure the seal is intact at the top of the lid (Loose or cracked seals will cause the bottle to leak and kill the bottle quickly)
  • Make sure the lid is on TIGHT after each use
  • Shake before each use and hit the bottom of the bottle (to get everything at the bottom of the bottle.)
  • You don't have to completely remove the lid - Cracking the top can hit just as strong
  • Always remember to keep the bottle a full arm's length away from your face!!!
  • For the biggest hit: Wait 5-10 seconds after shaking to crack the bottle.


What smelling salt is right for you?

We have over 12 different types of smelling salts. Each bottle has a unique formula and each one is made for a varying level of experience. Remember, our goal is to aid you in achieving your maximum performance, not to make you cry. 

New to salts? Start with the Zone Original. Trust us on this one. It is important to take a clean rip from a bottle that you can handle instead of jumping to the strongest bottle and failing your lift. That is not our intention.

Take a look at the intensity chart below. If you are still unsure what salt is right for you, we are here to help. Contact us at



Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Cameron Wilson
Bear down and get your PR.

Absolutely fantastic. Strong but not overwhelming. You immediately feel the effects but don't feel like you are going to keel over. The tight sealing lid helps keep it fresh as long as possible. Since it's in a steel container it won't get crushed in transit. So far this has been my gym family's favorite salts on the market. Especially for us big guys. 13/10. Thanks Rusty Hoover for being my salt trip guide.

Rusty Hoover
The best salts. Period.

I bought these salts when they came out late last year and have used them at multiple competitions and in training since. Theses salt still hit as hard today as they did the first day I got them. I lend them for use during comps and every time I'm asked where I got them and how they can get their own. I have sampled various brands that other competitors have had and none of them come close to Zone Bear Down Steel - Blood. I highly recommend Zone smelling salts to everyone whether they are new to strength sports or seasoned veterans as Zone provides a wide variety of salts and are the best on the market. Period.

Scott Fike
Serious Scent

These Zone Blood Salts are the strongest smelling salts out there. One whiff and your mind is clear and ready to bust a PR.

Got the job done

If you need to focus, Definitely gets you in the Zone 💪🏾.


Found exactly what I needed to help me zone inn! This is the best of the best! Highly recommend if your looking for a really good kick to your head.