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WarMachine is back and ready to feed you guys another helpful and detailed review. Today we will talk about the interesting testosterone boosting supplement known as animal test by Universal Nutrition. A shout out to my main man line6reed for his recommendation of this awesome supplement. Of course, a shout out to everyone following me on my log (keep an eye out for an update).
Let us begin with a brief overview of animal test before diving into the information pool. As its name suggests, animal test is a testosterone booster designed by Universal Nutrition to optimize testosterone levels, minimize and control estrogen, and aid in vascularity. It contains plenty of familiar ingredients known to induce these benefits, while some ingredients may seem unfamiliar to some. I will discuss ingredients further in depth into the review.
Taste/Dosing (10): In terms of taste, the pills in the packs are tasteless, leave no aftertaste or unpleasant gut feelings, and go done pretty easy. Dosing is also easy and straightforward; you simply take the entire contents of one pack daily with a meal. On training days, you'd want to take the pack with the meal prior to your workout. This is exactly how I used animal test. Also, this product should be utilized for a max of six weeks for the best of results. That equates to two cans.
Ingredients (8): I give this an eight because the ingredients while known to have the listed benefits in terms of hormonal optimization, they are blended and amounts are not disclosed. Anyone who isn't fond of this could feel incredulous about using the product. Furthermore, I believe that for the price, a few extra things like some longjack, maca, or tribulus could be added. Regardless, the following is the profile:
Pro-Androgen Complex 2500mg
Urtica Dioica (3.4-Divanillyl Tetrahydrofuran) **
Cissus Quadrangularis (Ketosterone) **
Polygonum Cuspidatum (Trans -3,5,4'-Trihydrozystilbebe (Trans Resveratrol)
Agaricus Bisporus (Polysaccharides) **
3', 5, 7-Trihydroxy-4'-Methoxyflavone (Hesperetin) **
Yohimbe Bark Extract **
Hypertrophic Response Complex 1500mg
Arachidonic Acid (40% In A Proprietary Fatty Acid/oil Blend) **
(Grapefruit) 6, 7-Dihydroxybergamottin **
As I said before, there is some familiar stuff and some not-so-familiar stuff. So I would like to explain some of the more unfamiliar stuff, but first provide a little reminder overview of the familiar ingredients.
Urtica Dioica: Also known as stinging nettle root extract, this ingredient has been shown to help increase "free" testosterone by binding to and inhibiting SHBG, the globulin responsible for the process of converting free testosterone into estrogen via the aromatase the enzyme. Inhibiting SHGB translates into higher levels of bio-available testosterone.
Cissus Quandrangularis: This particular ingredient is actually more so for joint support than it is for hormonal support. However, it can aid in the strengthening of muscle and bones due to the abundance of naturally occurring minerals found in the plant's extract. I believe it also helps in weight loss by having cortisol inhibition properties.
Trans-Resveratrol: A potent anti-oxidant with numerous health benefits. One of which acting as an inhibitor of unfavorable endogenous estrogen. Trans-resveratrol works by preventing unfavorable estrogen hormones from binding to their target receptors. The process is similar to SERMS, but don't let this lead to believe that trans-resveratrol is a substitute for a pharmaceutical grade SERM such as toremifiene.
Agaricus Bisporus: The polysacharrides of this species of fungi have been shown to enhance the immune system and provide the body with high sources of antioxidants, certain minerals, and conjugated linoleic acid. I would presume that this ingredient helps mostly with general health support since heavy training can overtime put a bit of a damper on the immune system. I never got ill while on animal test, so it would safe to vouch for this ingredients effectiveness.
Hesperitin (methoxyflavone): From what I have read about this ingredient, it is supposedly something that aids in protein synthesis and may have nutrient partitioning properties. To be honest, can't really provide more insight on this ingredient. I did have an increase in my appetite while on animal test, so perhaps it does induce these effects.
Yohimbe: Stimulates the release of fat cells to allow them to be burned through metabolic pathways. This translates into a loss of fat overtime.
Arachidonic Acid: An omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid found in peanut oil, this compound has been shown to enhance the growth of both muscle and skeletal tissue by inducing the production of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are vital to triggering the anabolic process because they are involved in the body's inflammatory response associated with stress-induced muscle hypertrophic response.
Dihydroxybergamottin: Extracted from grapefruit, this compound supposedly improves bio-availability by having a favorable effect on the metabolism of certain other ingredients. Bioperine is included to have a similar benefit on the ingredients in animal test overall.
Damn that was a lot, but as you can see, the ingredient profile is subsequently efficient for overall muscle development support.
Effectiveness (10): I can definitely say that animal test is one of the more effective non-DAA containing testosterone support supplements I have used aside from animal stak. When combined with the usage of my other supplements contained in my log such as versa-1, afterglow, and mass hgh, I experienced increased aggression in the gym, gains in muscular size and strength, a better sense of well-being, and enhanced overall body integrity. Of course, the libido increase was also great as was the energy surge that was coupled with jack3d micro. In the future, I may run this again with stak and the new powder d-pol. That will undoubtedly be a hell of a test boosting stack LOL.
Value/Price (5): Now, this is where animal test really drops the con nuke on users. The price of this product is ridiculously high. Doing some shopping around, I've seen animal test go for as high as 75 dollars ranging down to a minimum found 56 dollars. Thankfully Jpotter, pointed me out to a deal on sizeupsupplements.com where a can ran for about 41 dollars. Many thanks to Jpo on that, saved me quite a bit. So while effective, the price of this product is simply too high for it's class. Therefore, I strongly recommend shopping around if you wish to try animal test.
Overall (9): Despite the damage in the value and price department, animal test is indeed a highly effective testosterone support supplement that can potentially lead you to some real solid gains through hard work and proper diet. I recommend animal test to anyone who is serious about weight training, has their diet in check, trains with a destroyer mindset, has got a solid routine, and who has got a few extra pennies to spare.
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