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Animal Rage

  By: Universal

Animal Rage is a Pre-Workout manufactured by Universal. It is designed to help provide a pre-training advantage by increasing mental focus, muscle performance, endurance and blood flow. This creates an environment optimal for increasing muscle mass and losing body fat.

Does Animal Rage work?

This was my first Universal product i have ever tried. I have heard some very good things about the Universal product line, but i wasn't to impressed with Animal Rage.

CONS:
My main gripe about rage was there was no Arginine in it. When i was running Rage, Nitrox 2 was on backorder. So that made it even worse, because i couldn't get a great pump. Another thing i disliked was that there was no creatine. I guess if your cycling off creatine, this...
This was my first Universal product i have ever tried. I have heard some very good things about the Universal product line, but i wasn't to impressed with Animal Rage.

CONS:
My main gripe about rage was there was no Arginine in it. When i was running Rage, Nitrox 2 was on backorder. So that made it even worse, because i couldn't get a great pump. Another thing i disliked was that there was no creatine. I guess if your cycling off creatine, this would be a good pre-workout for you. My final gripe with Animal Rage was the HUGE proprietary blend. I don't know of many more products that have a prop blend that large.

Effectiveness: 6/10
The energy was decent. The main stimulant is caffeine, so its nothing extraordinary. I found myself having to take 2 scoops at times because the energy was too mediocre. If you are stim sensitive, Animal Rage might be for you. My favorite ingredient in Animal Rage is Rhodiola Rosea Extract. Rhodiola is not a well know product, but i recommend it to everyone. It will definitely improve your workout, mood, and your day to day life. Check out the NOW Brand food's Rhodiola.

Taste:8/10
The taste reminded me of an unsweetened, sugar free orange juice. It was absolutely horrible at first, but i actually started enjoying it half way through the tub.

Value: 8/10
I got it for around 24 dollars when it first came out, so the price was better than the product.

Pros:
I never really felt a crash from rage, so that is always a plus. The only time i would buy this again would be if i plan on doing a lot of cardio. Reason being, I don't want Arginine when doing cardio.

That about sums it up.
 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Easy To Drink
  • No Crash
  • Reasonable Price
  • Easy Mixed
  • Decent Energy
  • No Creatine
  • Only One Flavour
  • No Arginine
  • Acquired Taste

Animal Rage "The Ultimate Energy and Performance Stack" 'Energy, Focus, Intensity, Insanity' (Ha, your kidding me right?)

I'll start of by saying that the first day I took Rage I absolutely hated it. I think my body wasn't used to all the stims. I had to leave the gym earlier and go lay down because I felt so Cracked out. It was horrible. The next few days that subsided and my body adapted to the stims and I just wasn't feeling anything at all from rage. By the second week or so I started taking 2 scoops of...
Animal Rage "The Ultimate Energy and Performance Stack" 'Energy, Focus, Intensity, Insanity' (Ha, your kidding me right?)

I'll start of by saying that the first day I took Rage I absolutely hated it. I think my body wasn't used to all the stims. I had to leave the gym earlier and go lay down because I felt so Cracked out. It was horrible. The next few days that subsided and my body adapted to the stims and I just wasn't feeling anything at all from rage. By the second week or so I started taking 2 scoops of Rage and was actually getting decent energy. I never once got the Beta Alanine itch or anything in that matter. One thing I hated about rage was the absolute huge proprietary blend. Like really, thats just ridiculous. Okay, on to the important stuff :)!

Energy. (7/10)- Like I stated above the first week at 1 scoop was absolutely horrible. It sucked. By week 2 I had moved up to 2 scoops and got some pretty decent energy. Nothing like 1.M.R. or SP250. I did notice that it didn't make you jittery at all like a Crack head or anything which suprised me because of all the stims it contains. By the last week I was up to 2.5 scoops and it felt same as 2.

Focus: (7/10) The focus it gives you in the gym was par. It wasn't nothing amazing but it was nice and smoothe. Kept you focused on just the weights but it wasn't that intense mental focus I got from SP250.

Value: (10/10) I'm giving it a great value because I believe I got it for around 24 bucks when it first came out on AllStarHealth.com I may be off a few dollars but it's been a while since I ordered it. I'm not positive because I don't have the tub right infront of me but I think it has 40 servings or so? I know the pills are 44 servings.

No review for pump because it's not a pump pre-workout.

Taste: (9/10) This may freak yall out but the taste of Rage really grew on me. I don't know what it is. Yes I agree it taste like crushed up flintstone vitamins. Please don't order this product because I think it taste good. The first week to me it was horrible but something about it just wanted more. I have no idea. The orange juiced is the only flavor.

Another thing I'd like to point out is that I absolutely hate the scooper. I have some pretty massive hands and by the time I got to bout the halfway point of Rage it was nearly impossible for me to get a scoop or 2 out. It ***ed me off. I had to do way to much work to get it out. Yall may think I'm over reacting but it was plain ridiculout how little the tubs hole was and how short the scoop handle was.

One more note: I feel like Universal didn't really try hard on this product. They could have made it so much better than they really did.

This is my review for Rage and honestly I would say if your really just wanting to try it then go for it. If your iffy about it then go with something like 1.M.R. or SP250 or such. Rage just didn't do it for me.
 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Easy To Drink
  • I Like The Taste.
  • Easy Mixed
  • Reasonable Price
  • In Pill Or Powder Form
  • Great Company
  • No Upset Stomach
  • Only One Flavour
  • No Arginine
  • Hard To Get Scoops Out Of Container.

Whats up supplement review brethren its been a good while since I dropped I review. Being an avid Universal/Animal line lover it breaks my heart to have to give animal rage a thumbs down, but to be honest this product flat out sucks!


Dosing:10/10
Do to some of the other reviews I had seen on animal rage I decided to go with the packs instead of the powder simply because the reviews stated that rages flavor was disgusting. Since I don't have any issues swallowing pills I figured it would be better for me....
Whats up supplement review brethren its been a good while since I dropped I review. Being an avid Universal/Animal line lover it breaks my heart to have to give animal rage a thumbs down, but to be honest this product flat out sucks!


Dosing:10/10
Do to some of the other reviews I had seen on animal rage I decided to go with the packs instead of the powder simply because the reviews stated that rages flavor was disgusting. Since I don't have any issues swallowing pills I figured it would be better for me. Universal/Animal recommend that you take 1 pack 45 minutes prior to exercise, and if you use the powder mix one scoop 20-30 minutes prior to exercise. Throughout the entire can I played around with the dosing protocol but never really found the sweet spot.


Effectiveness:4/10
Here is were Rage takes the biggest hit the energy from this product was more along the lines of a small energy punch you get from a 5 hour energy shot. Nothing special at all I mean some times I had sick energy filled workouts on this stuff but very rarely. Most of the time it simply felt like I had just went to the gym without even taking a pre workout energy supplement. I think its kinda laughable Universal/Animal states Due to Animal Rage's potency, do not exceed 1 pack per 24 hour period. I mean a person would have a better chance of having a heart attack on a cup of starbucks coffee.

Value:5/10
On most websites you can find animal rage at a very fair price between $30-$35 which isn't bad since 1 can last for 44 workouts. I paid $34 bucks on bodybuilding.com for rage which came out to be around $0.77 per serving. Though the price for animal rage is fair I just cannot give the value anymore than a sub par 5, simply because I base my value on performance not price.

Overall:5/10
When you compare Rage to products like speedx3 Jack3d and muscle marinade rage is nothing short of a joke. Those products deliver better energy focus and muscle endurance than rage. I do believe rage could possibly work for someone new to the supplement game but if you have ever tried any of those other three pre workout supplements I named, rage will greatly disappoint you. So overall rage was $35 poorly spent.
 Pros:
 Cons:
  • In Pill Or Powder Form
  • Not Enough Of A Boost
  • No Nothing
  • No Point

First of all I have tired all the top pre workout supplements out there in my opinion, jack3d, super pump250, 1-mr, White Flood and NO Shotgun. My favourite of these are jack3d, 1-mr and White Flood can't go wrong with either one.
The only reason I bought rage in all honesty was because my local gym were I buy most of my sup's...
First of all I have tired all the top pre workout supplements out there in my opinion, jack3d, super pump250, 1-mr, White Flood and NO Shotgun. My favourite of these are jack3d, 1-mr and White Flood can't go wrong with either one.
The only reason I bought rage in all honesty was because my local gym were I buy most of my sup's from didn't have any of the other ones left, they keep a very small stock 3 to 5 of each item & it was between sp max or rage. So I thought I would switch things up for a change and see if I could experience anything new with rage. Well I just finished up my first tub of rage and have to say it will not be my last; it's a very effective pre workout, which I enjoyed running from start to finish.

Breakdown- Animal Rage comes in both powder and pill form; have read on forums that beta testers found the powder was far superior over the pill form. It's a pre workout supplement with minimal fillers and no unnecessary additives, it does not have 1,3 dimethylamine (no stim dick luz) or creatine, it does contain caffeine. It has a rich list of ingredients, going to name a few: niacin, vit b12, calcium, magnesium, Beta Alanine, l-taurine,beta-phenylethylamine, l-tyrosine, rhodiola rosea extract, caffeine anhydrous and lots more.

Effectiveness- Am going to review the effectiveness of rage by breaking it down into 4 categories:
Energy 10/10- Great surge of constant energy throughout each workout, no crash which is the best part about rage.
Focus 7/10- Felt a lot more tuned into my workouts, even on off days.
Pump 6/10- I was surprised with the pump I got from rage, didn't expect much of a pump, but pump was ok, but kind of faded away, not as good compared to other top pre workouts like jack3d.
Endurance 10/10-For me this is the best thing about rage, I could fly through my sets, even wanted to go longer doing cardio after weights.

Value 10/10- You can pick up rage for $35/$40, which is a reasonable price as you get 44 servings.

Taste 8/10- Rage only comes in orange flavour, hopefully more flavours on the way. Kind of reminds me of sp250 orange, bit sweet with a tangy taste.

Dosage 10/10- 1 scoop with 4oz water 20/30 minutes before workout, do not consume within 6-8 hours of bedtime, I felt it kicked in a lot faster around the 20 minute mark were as jack3d or White Flood was 30/40 minutes for me.


Overall 9/10- I have used numerous Universal products over the years, pak, flex, omega, cuts, and nitro. Their products never let me down, my two favourite being pak and flex, rage is defiantly up there now. It's a top pre workout supplement in my opinion. For my next tub of this I might gradually up the scoops to see what kind of effect it will give (probably crash).




 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Easy To Drink
  • Easy Mixed
  • Reasonable Price
  • In Pill Or Powder Form
  • No Crash
  • Increased Energy
  • Great Company
  • Works Quick
  • No Creatine
  • Only One Flavour
  • Pump Fades

I have never reviewed a supplement before and felt the disappointment experienced with this product was a good place to start.

For a number of years now I've avoided the indulgence of supplements because many youthful years of giving the hype a chance never delivered anything except inevitable disappointment. However, a recent, but tentative return to pre workout stimulants was welcomed with a surprising effect from NO-EXPLODE.

With renewed enthusiasm for supplements I was once again molested by the hype...
I have never reviewed a supplement before and felt the disappointment experienced with this product was a good place to start.

For a number of years now I've avoided the indulgence of supplements because many youthful years of giving the hype a chance never delivered anything except inevitable disappointment. However, a recent, but tentative return to pre workout stimulants was welcomed with a surprising effect from NO-EXPLODE.

With renewed enthusiasm for supplements I was once again molested by the hype of RAGE and eagerly scurried away from the store clutching a bag containing "The Ultimate pre workout supplement". If I were to create an analogy for RAGE, it would be going on a first date with a beautiful looking girl who says all the right things only to make it to the bedroom and find out she use to be called Dave and is still packing meat.

On this occasion I feel like I was well and truly rogered by "Dave". With the exception of a sore bum from diarrhoea and nauseous solvent/paint type feeling of intoxication, it offered absolutely nothing.

At the considerable price of this supplement I would suggest to anyone interested in trying it to search around and get it as cheap as possible or better still, see if you can get a free sample or tester from somewhere. It may just be that this product wasn't right for me. But I have since given some to my training partner who doesn't even drink tea or coffee and he returned a verdict after trying a 1, and then 2 scoop serving – "What is it suppose to do?. I didn't feel anything."

I guess you have to experience these things as an individual but I was extremely disappointed in Animal Rage which has now made me very reluctant to throw anymore of my hard earned cash at their product range.

In my opinion Animal need to seriously review this supplement and endeavour to drastically improve its effects before having the audacity to market it with such baseless hype. Give me a nice cup of coffee over this impotent nonsense any day of the week.
 Pros:
 Cons:
  • No Creatine
  • No Arginine
  • No Boost
  • No Nothing
  • No Point
Jayxplode
Rep: +2
Trust: 0%
  February 17, 2011

10.0

I got to alpha test this! Im glad to see it on the board here. This is more of a shot, with one small scoop used with some water. Awesome energy. Awesome focus. Tastes great too. 4) performance: Agent O helped me perform with average or better performance in the gym. I could easily use this as my pre workout supp.

(5) fatigue: Not once did I notice a crash during or after the workout. If anything the effects fade after a few hours.

(6) strength: I did not notice a drastic increase in my...
I got to alpha test this! Im glad to see it on the board here. This is more of a shot, with one small scoop used with some water. Awesome energy. Awesome focus. Tastes great too. 4) performance: Agent O helped me perform with average or better performance in the gym. I could easily use this as my pre workout supp.

(5) fatigue: Not once did I notice a crash during or after the workout. If anything the effects fade after a few hours.

(6) strength: I did not notice a drastic increase in my strength.

(7) duration of effects, Throughout the workout and then some, usually at least 3 hours.

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Easy To Drink
  • Works Quick
  • No Upset Stomach
  • Great Company
  • Tastes Good.
  • Increased Energy
RDgulls
Rep: +195
Trust: 100%

Ok this is the first of a few more reviews to come as i just got done a stack a few days ago...being a loyal Universal supp user i was amped to hear a new animal pwo was coming out and replaced the tried and true Jacked for Animal Rage. I used the powder form and got it for around $30. This turned out to be a mistake and for the first time i was thouroghly dissapointed by a animal product.

Ingredient Profile: a quick glance at the back i deceptive...
Ok this is the first of a few more reviews to come as i just got done a stack a few days ago...being a loyal Universal supp user i was amped to hear a new animal pwo was coming out and replaced the tried and true Jacked for Animal Rage. I used the powder form and got it for around $30. This turned out to be a mistake and for the first time i was thouroghly dissapointed by a animal product.

Ingredient Profile: a quick glance at the back i deceptive as it has alot of quality ingedients listed but looking closer it was all listed under a prop blend and it doesnt say how much of each ingredient your getting...not an uncommon thing with supps but not a usual occurance with the animal line. Also this product contains no pump product or creatine which is good and bad, people looing for an all in one should look elsewhere but i liked the ability add my own aakg and break open some kre-alkayn caps insead of the small amounts of mono that are in most pwo's

Taste: ehh would be the best way to describe the taste of this product, not terrible but definately not the best kind of reminded me of really bitter uncarbonated orange soda. But i dont take anything away from a supp based on taste just lettin people know...

Effectiveness: This is purely an enegry & focus pwo so thats what ill judge it on. The engery i got from this product was both good and bad...it dosent come on like a mack truck like Jacked or 1mr this is a area of weakness for me because the only time i have to lift is in the afternoon when i get off work and i really need that quick boost of energy, but the energy is alo sustained and lasts much longer than most pwo's allowing for higher intensity throughout my workout with no major crash wich is nice. The focus this product is ok but definately not the tunnel vision you get from other products. On a side note there has to be alot of beta alinine in this product because i have taken many pwo's and never had my face itch that bad as the first few times i used this product. Again there is no pump prduct in this pwo so i cant judge it on that.

Overall: This product is just above mediocre which for a product line like animal that is rare. I feel like this product was rushed and if they had taken more time it could have been better. There really wasnt anything bad about this product but there are alot of "good but" things to say about the product. I wont be using this product again unless its reformulated...hope this helps
 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Works Quick
  • Increased Energy
  • No Crash
  • Easy Mixed
  • No Creatine
  • No Arginine
  • Not Enough Of A Boost

I've just about gotten through my first tub of this stuff. I am a big fan of Animal Pak and Animal Omega; so I figured I'd give this a try.

*Effectiveness*
The initial experience with Rage was less than stellar for me. There was a little bit of a boost in the energy department but nothing too crazy. Some other PWO's like Jack3d...
I've just about gotten through my first tub of this stuff. I am a big fan of Animal Pak and Animal Omega; so I figured I'd give this a try.

*Effectiveness*
The initial experience with Rage was less than stellar for me. There was a little bit of a boost in the energy department but nothing too crazy. Some other PWO's like Jack3d make you feel like Superman; this was a more subdued, linear energetic feel instead of a Spike. I happen to like the energy Spike, but that's just preference.

The pump department was where this product shines. The energy is there, but it needs to be summoned. With controlled breathing and psyching myself up before each set; I was able to focus and get a good pump.

The container states to take this on an empty stomach, and they mean it. I've noticed that I need to alot at least 2 to 3 hours after a meal (and a good #2) for me to experience peak effectiveness.

As far as the duration of the effects, I didn't notice any "fall off" during training. I do my exercises for about 2 hours and only felt a little tired when I got home about an hour afterward, but I guess that is somewhat normal for hitting the gym hard.

*Taste*
The "Orange Juiced" flavor should be called "Orange Sawdust." It doesn't taste awful but it is very gritty and you'll probably need to add some more water to get the leftover granules. The mixability is on par with other PWO's I've tried (Jack3d, SuperPump, etc.) so it wouldn't be fair for it to lose points there.

Cons and other thoughts...
This product says to take one scoop; I would recommend following those instructions. Of course, I had to experiment and try 1 1/2 and 2 scoops to see what would happen since I was looking for more energy. Basically at 2 scoops on several different days I would feel a real charge, tingles, elevated heart rate and a crazy focus. But after about 30 minutes my head would start pounding and I'd suffer a bad headache for the rest of the day into the night. I realize that that is double the max recommended dose, so don't knock me for experimenting!

For me personally I'd love to get the charge of 2 scoops without the headache; which is something I consider a con in the energy department. In addition, I didn't really experience any major crash because I wasn't that tuned up to begin with. I also did not experience any upset stomach or bloating.

Overall, this isn't a bad product. It just does not give me the energy and focus I'm looking for when I lift or do cardio. It's not something I'd likely buy again. However, I would recommend it to someone who wants a good pump without a crazy energy Spike.
 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Not Enough Of A Boost
rt96
Rep: +11
Trust: 0%
  February 13, 2014

8.0

Hey guys, I havent done a review in a while but I just finished my animal rage and decided it was time. I was in a hurry to get the original rage because they replaced it with rage xl, which has less stims which is not good for me haha, but anyways to the review:

Profile: (7/10)

I dont like the fact that this is a proprietary blend, but alot of pre workouts are now, especially the concentrated ones. Its a blend proprietary blend of 5275mg,...
Hey guys, I havent done a review in a while but I just finished my animal rage and decided it was time. I was in a hurry to get the original rage because they replaced it with rage xl, which has less stims which is not good for me haha, but anyways to the review:

Profile: (7/10)

I dont like the fact that this is a proprietary blend, but alot of pre workouts are now, especially the concentrated ones. Its a blend proprietary blend of 5275mg, and its broken down into 4 categories.

Endurance and performance complex
Focus and intensity complex
Sustained energy complex
Quick energy complex

Taste: (6/10) (apple jacked)

To be honest this product did not taste the best but also was not the worst supplement ive ever tasted. The initial taste was actually ok, it was like a tart apple, but then the aftertaste was very chemically. Since you only mix it in 4oz of water its not that hard to get down.

Effectiveness: (8/10)

This is where this product stood out. The energy I got from this product was decent, nothing crazy like speedx3 but it was noticable. The focus from this product just blew me away. Honestly I would put the focus level I had on this on par with the focus I got from craze. Also I did get really good pumps from this which was unexpected since this isnt a pump product.

Value (7/10)

I paid $30 for this on amazon for 44 servings so the values not bad if you get it from amazon with free shipping like I did. If not then the value is just ok because ive seen it run anywhere from $30-$60 depending where you buy it from.

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Increased Energy
  • Focus
  • Acquired Taste

My first SR review!

I bought the capsules packets.

I used 2 of the 7 that come in the packets. It had negligible effect.

Around an hour or so later I took another 2 capsules. I woke up a bit more. It felt like having a strong cup of coffee. But no rage.

The next day, I tried it again--this time the whole packet. I only had a half of a small chicken breast and some pumpkin seeds in my stomach. I was expecting to feel like the incredible hulk when he goes on his rage. NO dice!

I waited 15 minutes. I felt a caffeine effect. But nothing too strong. I waited another...
My first SR review!

I bought the capsules packets.

I used 2 of the 7 that come in the packets. It had negligible effect.

Around an hour or so later I took another 2 capsules. I woke up a bit more. It felt like having a strong cup of coffee. But no rage.

The next day, I tried it again--this time the whole packet. I only had a half of a small chicken breast and some pumpkin seeds in my stomach. I was expecting to feel like the incredible hulk when he goes on his rage. NO dice!

I waited 15 minutes. I felt a caffeine effect. But nothing too strong. I waited another 15 minutes. I just felt a little more stimulant. I started slowly jogging. After 10 minutes of jogging I felt some tingling/itch on the tips of my fingers. But I DID NOT feel the rage!

I started sweating. Still no rage. So I took three capsules of 750mg Creatine Ethyl Ester. Nothing happened.

However, I did feel some good energy--like I could jog longer and faster. I then hit the heavy bag for about 15 minutes. I felt stimulated, but that's it. So it did help my workout.

BTW, I was drinking lots of water both before, during and after the jogging and the heavy bag.

WHAT I EXPECTED: I expected to feel what I felt when I tried a sample pack of HYPER SHRED (capsules I got as a free sample from Nutrition Express). I only took 1 capsule (as recommended) of Hyper Shred (with a cup of green tea) and in 5 minutes I felt HUGE energy and a really POSITIVE MOOD. The mood enhancement caught me by surprise. It felt really good to feel so happy at 6 a.m. on a work day.
Also, I was kind of nervous trying this stuff. I am about 50 yrs. old. I was never a body builder, but I was pretty huge when I was in my thirties. If I would have had more cuts back then anyone would've mistaken me for a body builder.
I used to take Ephedrine back in those days. That was extreme energy. But my heart would race way too fast. I had to quit that.
I was expecting the energy I used to get from Ephedrine. That's why I was kind of nervous. I haven't trained regularly in years. Now that I'm back into it I need something like this to wake me up early in the morning.

I am sensitive to caffeine, by the way. So I don't know what happened here.

After reading how bad this stuff tastes, I opted for the capsules. I guess the capsules are a mild stimulant.

Next, I will try Hyper Shred and compare it again to Animal Rage to see if I get the same results as before.

WOULD I RECOMMEND ANIMAL RAGE? Yes. But don't expect RAGE from the capsules. It's good for an old timer like me. It seems it's not dangerous.

Many of these stimulants are extremely dangerous. Don't risk your life with this stuff. One of my friends died of a heart attack way back in the day by taking stimulants. He was only 35 yrs. old, no body fat and generally healthy. Be careful.

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • No Upset Stomach
  • Great Company
  • No Crash
  • Not Enough Of A Boost
  • No Boost
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