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.
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.