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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
Animal Pak has been the top choice for dedicated bodybuilders, professional athletes, and workout enthusiasts for decades. It's the proven comprehensive all-in-one foundational training pack with over 60 power-packed nutrients to help achieve optimum body and fitness performance.
Animal Pak. The True Original.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 packs
Servings Per Container: 22
Ingredient Amount % Daily Value**
Calories 50
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3**
-Dietary Fiber 4g 14**
Protein 4g 8**
Vitamin A (as beta carotene) 1200mcg 133
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 1000mg 1111
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol) 100mcg 500
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) 100mg 667
Vitamin K (as phytonadione, menaquinone-4) 120mcg 100
Thiamin (as mononitrate) 76mg 6333
Riboflavin 76mg 5846
Niacin (as niacinamide) 82mg 513
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) 80mg 4706
Folate (400mcg folic acid) 680mcg 170
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) 100mcg 4167
Biotin 300mcg 1000
Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) 76mg 1520
Choline (as bitartrate) 90mg 16
Calcium 650mg 50
Phosphorus 500mg 40
Iodine (as potassium iodide) 150mcg 100
Magnesium (as oxide) 400mg 95
Zinc (as oxide) 30mg 273
Selenium (as sodium selenite) 50mcg 91
Copper (as cupric sulfate) 600mcg 67
Manganese (as sulfate) 5mg 217
Chromium (as chromium chloride) 100mcg 286
Sodium 35mg 2
Potassium (as sulfate) 200mg 4
Amino Acid Complex
-Alanine 296mg
-Arginine 217mg
-Aspartic Acid 337mg
-Cystine 55mg
-Glutamic Acid 489mg
-Glycine 504mg
-Glutamine 83mg
-Hydroxyproline 229mg
-Histidine 65mg
-Isoleucine 152mg
-Leucine 290mg
-Lysine 285mg
-Methionine 69mg
-Phenylalanine 117mg
-Proline 354mg
-Serine 166mg
-Threonine 166mg
-Tryptophan 41mg
-Tyrosine 77mg
-Valine 172mg
-Ornithine 5mg
Liver Detox Complex
-Milk Thistle Seed 500mg
-Hawthorne Berry 250mg
-Beet Root 200mg
-Turmeric Root 100mg
Protein Complex
-Whey Protein Blend (whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate) 2190mg
-Beet & Liver Blend (beef protein isolate, liver) 2430mg
Performance Complex
-Eleutherococcus senticosus (root) 750mg
-L-Taurine 500mg
-Choline Bitartrate 250mg
-Inositol 125mg
-Carnitine 25mg
-Haematococcus pluvialis whole microalgae (providing Astaxanthin) (AstaPure) 1mg
Antioxidant Complex
-Spectra 100mg
--(Coffea arabica extract (whole fruit), green tea leaf extract, broccoli sprout concentrate, onion
--extract (bulb), apple extract (bulb), quercetin (flower), tomato concentrate (fruit), broccoli
--concentrate (floret & stems), camu camu concentrate (whole fruit), acerola extract (whole fruit),
--acai concentrate (whole fruit), turmeric concentrate (rhizome), garlic concentrate (clove), basil
--concentrate (leaf), oregano concentrate (leaf), cinnamon bark concentrate, carrot root
--concentrate, elderberry fruit concentrate, mangosteen fruit concentrate, black currant fruit
--extract, blueberry fruit extract, sweet cherry fruit concentrate, raspberry concentrate (berry),
--spinach leaf concentrate, chokeberry fruit concentrate, kale leaf concentrate, blackberry fruit
--concentrate, bilberry fruit extract, brussels sprout concentrate.)
-Alpha Lipoic Acid 100mg
-Spirulina (whole plant) 50mg
-Chlorella (whole algae) 50mg
-Grape Seed Extract 50mg
-Coenzyme Q10 5mg
-Lutein 1mg
-Lycopene 1mg
Digestive Enzyme and Absorption Complex
-Inulin 250mg
-Ginger Root 200mg
-Bromelain 100mg
-Papain 64mg
-Lipase 10mg
-BioPerine (Black Pepper Extract (fruit)) 5mg
-Astragin (Panax notoginseng Extract (root), Astragalus membranaceous Extract (root)) 25mg
Energy and Focus Complex
-L-Tyrosine 300mg
-Green Tea Leaf Extract 100mg
-D-Glucuronolactone 100mg
-Cocoa Bean Powder (processed with alkali) 100mg
-Ginkgo Biloba (leaf) 100mg
** 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.

Contains Milk & Soy. Made in a GMP facility on equipment that processes milk, soy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and wheat.

Other Ingredients: Dicalcium phosphate, maltodextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, silicified microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, hydroxypropyl cellulose, silicon dioxide, l-carnitine fumarate, lecithin, pharmaceutical glaze.

Manufacturer's Directions
Take 1 to 2 packs with breakfast or any other meal, with plenty of water daily. For those who compete or are training with higher intensity, two packs is suggested.

Manufacturer's Disclaimer
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
California Residents Prop 65 WARNING: The products listed below contain a substance known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.