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Animal Pak Review - Does This Multivitamin Work? Are pill problems and no effects deal breakers?

Editor's Review: 3.2 / 5.0
Animal Pak Review

Why is it that so few diet products are backed by science? We took a look at Animal Pak to see if it was one of the good ones. We dug into the ingredients, side effects, customer service and clinical research. Then, we read through hundreds of reviews to see what users think. Finally, we condensed it all to give you the bottom line.

EDITOR'S TIP: Substitute Animal Pak with a proven testosterone booster such as Pronabolin for better results.

What is Animal Pak?

To start, Animal Pak is a multivitamin system designed for athletes. Most of the ingredients are similar to other products in the same category, but there is an amino acid complex, performance complex, antioxidant complex and digestive enzyme complex. You take two packets daily and it looks like a single box of 15 lasts a little more than a week.

Universal Nutrition is the business behind Animal Pak. The company started in the 1970s, so that’s more than four decades in the supplement market. You can purchase online through the official website and outside retailers. We like the addition of the amino and digestive enzyme complexes (among others), but read on…

Pill Problems – “Too Large/Too Many?”

The first thing we noticed with Animal Pak ingredients is that it takes a lot of large pills to deliver them all. “This is a real problem with some people who use supplements,” offered our Research Editor. “It looks like you have to take 11 tablets and capsules twice daily. That’s a lot to ask of the customer.”

“The only criticism I have for this is that there are quite a few pills,” one user explained.

Another didn’t like the volume, “Just massive pill. And too many pills.”

The pill problem was a lesser issue for some customers.

One said, “The tablets aren’t actually that big at all.”

“Tons of pills but it’s easy to get used to,” said another.

Effects – “Not What Was Expected”

We’re not sure what customers expected from Animal Pak, but for $25 or more a week, it’s clearly something more than they got, in some cases.

“Didn’t feel anything or perform better or worse,” one user claimed.

“The product is not effective in any way, shape, or form – I noticed zero difference before and after using it,” said a customer.

Some didn’t see these issues as being a problem.

“I don’t feel supercharged when I do take Animal Pak. But I do feel undercharged if I forget to take it,” reported one buyer.

Yet another said, “Gives subtle but steady energy without jitters or stims.”

During years of research we’ve picked up something here and there. It’s the small things, like unmet expectations, that ruins a user’s chance of long-term success. If Animal Pak doesn’t deliver, the customer will not likely keep paying the high price.

The Science – “Any Real Justification?”

Animal Pak is ultimately a multivitamin, but it’s aimed at athletes. The extra complexes are perfect for these people, but the average dieter doesn’t necessarily need it all. Science does support taking vitamins, but getting them from food is always a better option. At DietSpotlight we need clinical research to support spending more than you would on the same product from the competition. We’re not sure this is the best option for the average person.

The Bottom Line – Does Animal Pak Work?

Are we racing out for Animal Pak multivitamins? Well, the formula is definitely far superior to traditional vitamins, but there’s a little too much in there for the average dieter. That’s not to say the body won’t use it for what it’s designed, just not to the extent the athlete’s body will.

If you are looking to add a multivitamin as support during muscle-building, that’s a good idea. But, we suggest adding a clinically tested supplement designed to spark metabolism – something the dieter can make use of.

Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Pronabolin. It consists of just four ingredients and all have been tested and shown to help boost metabolism and fat loss. Talk of side effects is minimal and reports of amazing results are all over the web.

Plus, Pronabolin’s makers are confident enough in the formula that they’re offering a multiple-bottle discount and a 120-day money-back guarantee.

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What You Should Know

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Stacking is a major aspect of bodybuilding. Supplements are often offered by one manufacturer with the idea of including all, safely, into one supplement routine. Universal Nutrition has included Animal Pak as the foundation for their Animal Stack. Animal Pak is a multi-supplement that includes many common vitamins and nutrients with a boost for people trying to increase muscle size.

The official website is complete with ingredient lists and ordering. Universal Nutrition also includes a long list of supportive research links for consumers who want to read more about the ingredients used in each of the supplements found online.

List of Ingredients

Mega-Vitamin/Mineral/Antioxidant Complex: Zinc, Chromium, Magnesium, All The B Vitamins, Copper, Manganese, Potassium, Phosphorous, Vitamin A (from beta carotene, alpha carotene and acetate), Vitamin C, Vitamin E (from tocotrienols/tocopherols), Selenium and Folic Acid.

Key Amino Acid Blend: Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Cystine, Glutamine Acid, Glutamine, Histidine, Isoleucine (BCAA/EAA), Leucine (BCAA/EAA), Lysine (EAA), Methionine (EAA), Phenylalanine(EAA), Proline, Serine, Threonine (EAA), Tryptophan (EAA), Tyrosine and Valine (BCAA/EAA).

Performance Optimizers: Argentine Liver, L-Carnitine, Pyridoxine Alpha-Ketoglutarate, Hawthorne (berry), Para-Aminobenzoic Acid, Siberian Ginseng (Eleuthero), Oriental Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) and Choline Bitartrate.

Antioxidants and General Support: Milk Thistle, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Citrus Bioflavonoids, Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), Grapeseed Extract, Lutein, Lycopene and Pinebark Extract.

Bone Support: Calcium, Vitamin D and Magnesium.

Digestive Enzymes: Lipase , Papain , Pepsin, Pancreatin, Bromelain and Inulin.

Product Features

Animal Pak is a multi-vitamin style supplement created for bodybuilders. Much of the ingredients in the mineral and mega-vitamin list can be found in common, over the counter, vitamins. The remaining ingredients, however, are included with weight lifting in mind.

Amino acids are the functional building blocks of new muscle. While many other body building supplements will include amino acids, there are rarely any side effects from taking them multiple times a day.

Performance optimizers will not help someone trying to lose weight. These ingredients are included to help the muscle make the most out of every movement from lifting off the bar to complete a routine set of repetitions.

Antioxidants and general support includes ingredients to aid cells in recovery. Weight lifting will greatly damage muscle cells because out of destruction, new larger muscles are formed. Bone support is equally important as heavy weights can wreak havoc on joints and bones. The ingredient list is rounded out with a digestive complex to ensure the body is able to use every other ingredient to the fullest.

Animal Pak retails for $51.95 for 44 packs. One pack is taken daily to optimize the body for weight lifting. Though this is a bodybuilding supplement, there are no ingredients that will render weight gain and thus the supplement can be safely used by people trying to lose weight.

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  • The supplement can be ordered online.
  • A complete list of ingredients is included on the website.
  • Anyone can take Animal Pak.


  • Animal Pak is priced higher than other multi-vitamin supplements.
  • Some of the ingredients would not be useful for someone simply trying to lose weight.


Universal Nutrition does a great job of offering a complete list of supplements for the bodybuilder. However, these supplements are mostly useful for a small portion of the population. More people are trying to lose weight than build muscle and thus the audience for the supplements is very narrow.

Animal Pak Questions & Answers:

We examined hundreds of user comments about Animal Pak and then created this helpful FAQ.

What are the side effects of Animal Pak?

Animal Pak side effects reported by some customers included headaches, increased heart rate, stomach ache and nausea.

What are the ingredients in Animal Pak?

Animal Pak ingredients include amino acids, vitamins, minerals, Uni-Liver, carnitine, choline, eleuthero, hawthorne, inositol, milk thistle, oriental ginseng, para-aminobenzoic acid, pyridoxine α−ketoglutarate, alpha lipoic acid, citrus bioflavonoids, coenzyme q10, grapeseed extract, lutein, lycopene, pine bark extract, bromelain, inulin, lipase, pancreatin, papain and VegPeptase.

Does Animal Pak work?

Taking a look at the ingredients in Animal Pak, we found some ingredients are beneficial to improving overall health and wellness, but not necessarily supported by clinical research.

If you’re looking to build strength, take a second look at Animal Pak and consider one like Pronabolin. The supplement contains some clinically-tested ingredients and has been shown to work.

How much does Animal Pak cost?

Animal Pak costs $28.95 for a 15 count, $44.95 for a 30 count and $56.95 for a 44 count.

How should I take Animal Pak?

You should take Animal Pak one or twice per day.

Can I take Animal Pak if I have a health condition?

Women who are pregnant or nursing, those with health conditions, anyone with a health condition or under 18 years of age should contact a healthcare professional prior to using any dietary supplement, including Animal Pak.

What do users like about Animal Pak?

We found that some users liked the slight boost in energy levels while taking Animal Pak.

What do users NOT like about Animal Pak?

Some users didn’t like the size of the Animal Pak capsules.

How do I contact the Animal Pak customer service department?

You can contact the Animal Pak customer service department by calling 1-800-872-0101, emailing theshop@animalpak.com or by writing letters to Universal Nutrition 3 Terminal Rd. New Brunswick, NJ 0801.

Can I take Animal Pak on an empty stomach?

Yes, you can take Animal Pak on an empty stomach, but the company recommends using after a meal.

Animal Pak pills are rather large, what can I do?

You can split Animal Pak pill in half or you can add the capsules to a protein shake and blend.

The recommended serving of Animal Pak is two packs, can I take just one?

Yes, you can take just one Animal Pak per day. If you are a competitive bodybuilder or strength athlete, you should continue to use two.

Does Animal Pak come with a guarantee?

There are no guarantees with Animal Pak. You can reach out to the customer service department for details relating to returning the supplement.

Do you know of any special deals or discounts on Animal Pak?

The official website doesn’t list special deals or discounts on Animal Pak. However, the last several months, our readers have been going wild over Pronabolin’s multiple-bottle discounts and 120-day money-back guarantee. Click here to give it a try.

31 User Reviews About Animal Pak

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  • 1
    Charles motlhle

    Ok animal pak is great but i using it and i dont see defference and i gym everyday with difference excersices plz advice me gys


    Cameron (Editor)

    Did you start as you started exercising? You may either be plateauing or the formula may not be effective for you.


  • 2

    its the best and I need it


  • 3

    I want to know how to consumed animal pak 11 pills or 22 pills in 1 day. I am 16 years old, I trained 6/7 days very hard. So I need ur suggestion, ideas, experienced on how I should consumed animal pak for a better result?
    Please give me some opinions!!!



    I’d say You’re to young to be taking that your are still growing , give it a few years . I’m 27 and only just started them 90% of body building is diet !


  • 4

    I’m a distance runner running up to 50 miles a week at very high intensities. I was recommended animal pak (in a half dose) to help repair muscle I am constantly tearing down in training-especially the 15+ mile runs. Is this a good choice? I’m not taking them with the goal in mind of putting on muscle weight, just improving muscle recovery and endurance. Any comments?


    Your Name

    Is animal pak can be taken over cassin??


  • 5
    karl jones

    I used Animal Pak for the last 6 months and have not noticed a difference in my overall performance in the gym. My trainer (whom I use 3x per week) recommended the Anabolic Stack from the Dr. Max Powers brand – its a combination of supplements you take all together, and it has all the ingredients need to boost my workout. I’ve probably taken the Dr Max Powers Anabolic Stack for two years (off and on), its a bit pricey to take it year round but you do get what you pay for. Probably the best thing I have taken with it to see actual results in strength (prob about 10% increase in strength in the past month).


  • 6

    I take Crestor for my cholesterol.Can I take Animal Pak while on the Crestor?Any interactions?Thanks.


  • 7

    it takes how long for me to grow big


  • 8

    So I have been using Animal Pak by Universal for a few months, but then I switched to the Dr. Max Powers Anabolic Stack now and am really pleased by the switch! The Max Powers Anabolic Stack is better because I wanted a multi vitamin for someone who was in the process of getting lean and putting on muscle mass.

    After much deliberation I settled on the Anabolic Stack. I read a lot of reviews online praising how balanced it was. I also talked to some personal trainers at my gym and they too recommended that I try it. The pills themselves are packaged together so I do not have to carry around a bunch of bottles. This makes it very convenient to take them no matter where I am.

    The price for 30 days worth of pills is also not too bad. The major downside to Animal Pak is the size and number of pills, but the Dr max Powers Anabolic Stack makes me feel like they are better for me because they are not undersized to be more appealing.


  • 9

    k so if im taking bcaas at the moment and stacking it with creatine.. if i start taking animal pak do you think it would be a good idea to get off of the bcaas or stay on them both?



    I’d lay off the creatine when taking it tbh


  • 10

    This is a multi-vitamin. On pack they recommend 2 serving per day. Multi-vitamin are supplement, all the indredient do not pass the dangerous zone of nutriment. To take effet you need to consume each day trough the year and at the start you wont notice anything till 1-2 week for your body to adjust of all the nutriment intake that you didnt meet before(Except the yellow piss, wich is normal because of the vitamin B). Those incluse enzyme so people with ulcer this is not recommended. Make sure you dont take this on empty stomach. 1 in the morning and 1 at end of the day because the hydro solube vitamin will be out with piss quickly (Vitamin B,C)


  • 11

    Since i’ll not be training for professional. Can I take animal pack just twwice a week


  • 12

    is animal pak suitable for rugby players? or even athlets



    i guess you could take it no matter what sport you are doing, but it is best for building muscles because animal pak contains some things that are specially designed for lifting heavy weights, stressing your muscles bones and joints to the fullest 🙂


  • 13

    im 15 and my mom doesnt want me to use protine powder and stuff like that is this a generaly good alternitive? like thats healthy. what are side effects of it? pros cons of the vitamens itself



    No it’s not an alternative. Protein powder is a protein supplement to aid the repair of broken muscle fibres which means building muscle mass. Animal Pak is a set of vitamins to help your body cope with the strenous amounts of exercise. You won’t be doing professional bodybuilding so no you don’t need it.


  • 14

    should I stop taking a multi vitamin if I am using the animal pak vitamins? what about vitamin C?



    It doesn’t hurt to take them! I take the animal pak and an A.M. And also P.M. Vitamins. Mainly read ingredients and what’s n there! If you don’t really eat enough fruits and veggies it’s good to take something to replace it.



    Don’t forget you can overdose yourself with vitamins and because of taking that amount of tablets your kidneys are under prssure to flush them out. Drink plenty of water.Urine turns yellow


  • 15

    Any bloating from all the vitamins?

    Good to use even though I just want to bulk up and still be flexible?


    Ezra Berry

    I’m 15 and play Football, Wrestle,, and play Baseball. I’m in pretty good shape now but I want to be a little stronger and better looking. I’m not trying to be huge. Can I take Animal Pak? Notice I do lift with Wrestling.


  • 16

    is animal pak safe for 14 year old boys who work out with weights daily



    No, i’ve used them since i was in 7th grade.


  • 17

    does animal pak cause damage two any parts of the body



    No. Animal Pak is a multivitamin. Not a steroid.


  • 18

    do animal pak cause any damage two ur body parts for example ur penis



    no it doesn’t. it is a multi-vitamin used by bodybuilders. not a steroid


    Your Name

    i want to lose a some body fat nd build a muschle can i use animal pak?


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