Animal Pak Overview
If you're a bodybuilder, professional or amateur athlete you probably already know that you absolutely need a multivitamin to be at the top of your game. Multis aren't exciting, but they're important. You may have also noticed that choosing multivitamins is lot harder and a lot less fun than choosing other types of supplements. There are way too many nutrients and other factors to take into consideration, and most are made by companies that don't really specialize in or have much to do with sports nutrition. If you're still looking around for the right multi to support your strength training and conditioning, you should know about Universal Nutrition's Animal Pak. This is a perennial top-selling multivitamin pack among bodybuilders, professional and dedicated amateur athletes and would be a great choice for you too.
What's so special about the Animal Pak? It's a combination of factors. Animal Pak has certainly been marketed well. But it's also a product from a company people already know and trust with respect to sports nutrition – Universal. Universal Nutrition has a great reputation in the industry and has plenty of experience making sports nutrition supplements. That may not be true of whatever company made the multi you're taking now.
The Animal Pak formula also goes way beyond your current multi in terms of ingredients. This is not a basic multivitamin in any sense. It does cover all of the essential vitamins and minerals without really skimping on any one nutrient (we think it'd be great to include a little more magnesium at the expense of some calcium). But just as much of each pack is devoted to nonessential nutrients that support strength, stamina or muscle conditioning in some way. Animal Pak contains generous potencies of a wide array of nutrients from across the spectrum, over 55 in all; vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, herb extracts, bioflavonoids and enzymes. Accordingly, there are a substantial amount of capsules and tablets per dose with Animal Pak; so this is not a product for those who are shy about taking tablets. Universal must have reasoned that it you can sling a few hundred pounds around in the gym, you should have no trouble handling a few large tablets. We can't promise you you'll feel any different or better with Animal Pak, that's just the nature of multis, but you can be sure you're getting a lot of support for whatever your training goals are.
Animal Pak Description from Universal Nutrition
The true original since 1983... For three decades and counting, Animal Pak has been the choice for hard-nosed, uncompromising strength athletes all over the world. A complete and potent training pack, it is specifically designed and formulated for competitive and world-class bodybuilders and powerlifters. Animal Pak is foundational supplementation, "core" nutrition that provides the basic and fundamental nutritional framework for any lifter serious about iron warfare. Think of it as the power athlete's nutritional "insurance". Alone or "stacked" with other Animal products. Animal Pak is the starting point. There are many imitators the world over, but there's only one Animal Pak. The one and only.
|Serving Size: 2 packs|
Servings Per Container: 22
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|Vitamin A (as carotenoids [B-carotene, a-carotene], acetate)||9900IU||198|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid, ascorbyl palmitate)||1g||1667|
|Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)||680IU||170|
|Vitamin E (as d-a, d-B, d-y, d- tocopherols & tocotrienols)||300IU||1000|
|Thiamin (as mononitrate)||76mg||5067|
|Niacin (as niacinamide)||82mg||410|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine AKG, pyridoxine HCl)||180mg||9000|
|Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin, methylcobalamin)||50mcg||833|
|Iodine (as potassium iodide)||150mcg||100|
|Magnesium (as oxide)||400mg||100|
|Zinc (as oxide)||30mg||200|
|Selenium (as sodium selenite)||50mcg||71|
|Copper (as sulfate)||600mcg||30|
|Manganese (as sulfate)||5mg||250|
|Chromium (as chloride)||60mcg||50|
|Potassium (as sulfate)||200mg||6|
|Amino Acid Complex|
|-Uni-Liver Blend (Liver, beef protein isolate)||4230mg||†|
|-Eleutherococcus Senticosus (root)||1750mg||†|
|-Milk Thistle (seed)||500mg||†|
|-Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)||100mg||†|
|-Citrus Bioflavonoids (peel)||1000mg||†|
|-Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)||5mg||†|
|-Pine Bark Extract||200mg||†|
|-Kelp (whole plant)||10mg||†|
|Digestive Enzyme Complex|
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Made in a GMP facility on equipment that processes milk, soy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and wheat.
VegPeptase 2000 is an acid stable protease enzyme blend derived from the fermentation of non-GMO, nature-identical strains of Aspergillus niger and Bacillus subtilis.
Other Ingredients: Dicalcium phosphate, whey protein concentrate (milk), microcrystalline cellulose, glucose polymers, arginine a-ketoglutarate, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, calcium carbonate, silicon dioxide, d-calcium pantothenate, lecithin (soy), carnitine fumarate, calcium citrate, pharmaceutical glaze.
Take 1 to 2 packs with breakfast or any other meal, with plenty of water. For those who compete or are training with higher intensity, two packs is suggested.
Not intended for use by those under the age of 18. This is a potent bodybuilding supplement. Before using this product seek advice from a medical doctor if you are unaware of your current health condition or planning any medical procedure.
California Prop 65 Warnings
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.