Universal Animal Pak Vitamin Review

Animal Pak has been the flagship product of Universal Nutrition for over 15 years now and has a large following among hard core trainers across North America.

I first heard about Animal Pak’s back in the early 90’s from a friend of mine who swore by them.

Back then, I was into Weider’s vitamin pack, “mega pack” which was pretty big at the time.

However, after some thought and consideration, I decided to try the Animal Pak. Well, that was over 10 years ago and I’m still using them to this day.

You see, I’ve always preferred the vitamin packs over the singular vitamin/mineral tablet simply because of my size and training volume.

I’ve always felt that by using a well rounded vitamin/mineral pack, I would ensure that my body was getting the most micro nutrients that was possible. Because of my training style, my body was in a constant state of havoc which demanded more micro nutrients than normal. I needed a vitamin/mineral pack that would supply my body with A LOT of micro nutrients. At the time, there was nothing on the shelves that would give me what I was looking for.

Fortunately, I came across the Animal Pak from Universal which provided me what I was looking for. The Animal Pak from Universal Nutrition is pretty much your top of the line vitamin/mineral pack designed specifically for strength athletes. All you have to do is take a look at the supplement facts for Animal Pack’s and you can see that it’s got everything you need plus a lot more.

I guess you can say that it’s got everything but the kitchen sink. Nothing comes close to what’s in the Animal Pak. It’s got loads of vitamins and minerals, amino acids, performance optimizer’s, essential fatty acid complex, and other digestive enzymes. Take a look at the image below.

As you can see, there is a lot to the Animal Pak. If you’re a hard working weight trainer, I would strongly recommend you take a strong look at Universal’s Animal Pak. I’ve been using the Animal Pak for over 10 years now and I can only say that it works. I take one pack immediately after breakfast and I know that for the rest of the day, I have all my bases covered.

Give the Animal Pak a try and I’m sure you’ll be just as pleased as I am with the results.

What’s in the Animal Pak

Serving Size 2 Paks(22tablets)
Servings Per Container 7.5

Amount Per Serving % DV

Calories 16
Total Carbohydrates 1g <1%*
Protein 3g 6%*
Vitamin A(as Acetate & 66% As ß-Carotene) 9900IU 198%
Vitamin C(as Ascorbic Acid) 1g 1,667%
Vitamin D(as Ergocalciferol) 680IU 170%
Vitamin E(as D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) 300IU 1,000%
Thiamin(as Thiamin HCL) 76mg 5,067%
Riboflavin 76mg 4,471%
Niacin(as Niacinamide) 82mg 410%
Vitamin B6(as Pyridoxine HCL) 72mg 3,600%
Folic Acid(as ) 400mcg 100%
Vitamin B12(as Cyanocobalamin) 6mcg 100%
Biotin 300mcg 100%
Pantothenic Acid(as Calcium Pantothenate) 76mg 760%
Calcium(as Citrate, Carbonate) 2g 200%
Phosphorus(as Calcium Phosphate) 228mg 23%
Iodine(from Kelp) 150mcg 100%
Magnesium(as Oxide) 133mg 33%
Zinc(as Oxide) 30mg 200%
Selenium(as Selenite) 50mcg 71%
Copper(as Sulfate) 600mcg 30%
Manganese(as Sulfate) 11mcg 550%
Chromium(as Picolinate) 6mcg 5%
Potassium(as Sulfate) 200mg 6%

Amino Acid Blend

Lysine(from Lactabumin) 300mg **
Methionine(from Lactabumin) 500mg **
Leucine(from Lactabumin) 100mg **
Valine(from Lactabumin) 760mg **
Threonine(from Lactabumin) 48mg **
Glutamic Acid(from Lactabumin) 700mg **
Phenylalanine(from Lactabumin) 560mg **
Arginine(as L-Arginine) 2g **

Performance Optimizers

Siberian Ginseng(Root) 2g **
Oriental Ginseng(Root) 250mg **
Smilax Officinalis(Root) 500mg **
Protogen A(Thioctic Acid) 200mcg **
Inosine(Hypoxanthine Riboside) 500mg **
Pyridoxine Alpha-Ketoglutarate HCL(PAK) 200mg **
Carnitine(L-Carnitine) 25mg **
Chromium Picolinate† 50mcg **
Coenzyme A 20mg **
Coenzyme B12 10mg **
Phosphatidylcholine 200mg **
Para-Aminobenzoic Acid(PABA) 400mg **
Colostrum(Bovine) 25mg **
Argentine Liver(Bovine) 3.9g **
Shark Cartilage 1g **
Choline Complex 1.2g **
Bioflavonoids(Citrus) 1g **

Essential Fatty Acid Complex

Linoleic Acid 200mg **
Oleic Acid 100mg **

Digestive Enzymes

Betaine HCL 200mg **
Pepsin 64mg **
Papain 64mg **
Ox Bile(Bovine) 120mg **
Pancreatin 700mg **
Mycozyme 64mg **

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Daily Value not established

Other Ingredients
Maltodextrin, Calcium Sulfate, Choline Citrate, Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid, Parsley, Goldenseal, Don Quai, Burdock, Alfalfa, Water Cress, Rice Bran, Cellulose, Rose Hips Contains no sugar, starch, artificial preservatives or colors.† CHROMAX II® brand chromium picolinate is licensed under U.S. Patent #4,315,927.

All the best,


Blake Bissaillion

Blake has been weight lifting for about 28 years now. He's 45 years of age and started seriously training when he was 18 years old.

Blake is the founder of Building-Muscle101.com, a successful fitness website that has been around for more than 15 years.