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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 strength and performance athletes for decades. As THE comprehensive all-in-one training pack, it has been uniquely formulated and conveniently packaged to help fill nutritional gaps. Animal Pak helps get you through each training session and supports everyday health and wellness. Animal Pak. The True Original.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 packs
Servings Per Container: 22
Ingredient Amount % Daily Value**
Calories 40
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2**
-Dietary Fiber 1.5g 5**
-Total Sugars 2g
--Including 0g of Added Sugars 0
Protein 5g 10**
Vitamin A (as beta carotene, acetate) 1780mcg 198
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 1000mg 1111
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol) 100mcg 500
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) 150mg 1000
Vitamin K (as phytonadione, menaquinone) 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) 1000mcg 41667
Biotin 300mcg 1000
Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) 76mg 1520
Choline (as bitartrate) 90mg 16
Calcium 2g 154
Phosphorus 1500mg 120
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
Potassium (as sulfate) 200mg 4
Amino Acid Complex
-Alanine 366mg
-Arginine 265mg
-Aspartic Acid 460mg
-Cystine 79mg
-Glutamic Acid 647mg
-Glycine 562mg
-Glutamine 127mg
-Hydroxyproline 241mg
-Histidine 90mg
-Isoleucine 220mg
-Leucine 416mg
-Lysine 395mg
-Methionine 100mg
-Phenylalanine 162mg
-Proline 419mg
-Serine 226mg
-Threonine 238mg
-Tryptophan 70mg
-Tyrosine 115mg
-Valine 241mg
-Ornithine 5mg
Liver Detox Complex
-Milk Thistle Seed 500mg
-Hawthorne Berry 250mg
-Red Beet Root 200mg
-Turmeric Root 100mg
Protein Complex
-Whey Protein Concentrate 3500mg
-Beef & Liver Blend (Beef protein isolate, liver) 2830mg
Performance Complex
-Eleutherococcus senticosus (root) 1000mg
-L-Taurine 500mg
-Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA) 400mg
-Choline Bitartrate 250mg
-Inositol 125mg
-Carnitine 25mg
Antioxidant Complex
-Pine Bark Extract 200mg
-Alpha Lipoic Acid 100mg
-Grape Seed Extract 50mg
-Coenzyme Q10 5mg
-Lutein 1mg
-Lycopene 1mg
Digestive Enzyme and Absorption Complex
-Inulin 250mg
-Ginger Root 200mg
-Bromelain 100mg
-Acid Protease (as VegPeptase 2000) 64mg
-Papain 64mg
-Lipase 10mg
-Black Pepper Extract (fruit) (as BioPerine) 2.5mg
Energy and Focus Complex
-L-Tyrosine 300mg
-Green Tea Leaf Extract 100mg
-D-Glucuronolactone 100mg
-Coffee Bean Extract (polyphenols) 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, stearic acid, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, 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. 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
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.