ANIMAL – ANIMAL PAK
ANIMAL – ANIMAL PAK
For many of today’s supplements to work efficiently, your body needs to be running on all cylinders. Nutritional gaps mean that your supplements may be rendered ineffective. For example, many supplements rely on enzymes and other substances in your body to “activate” them. Poor nutrition means poor conversion and activation of expensive supplements. Animal Pak is your insurance policy to prevent this from happening. The Pak helps ensure you are maintaining an anabolic internal environment, one primed for muscle growth and optimum performance.
With Animal Pak, you get plenty of everything you need. And a few extras. In every pack, you get a vast arsenal of over 60 key ingredients that are delivered in the right amounts at the right time, every time. Each of the 11 tablets included in each pack has been specifically formulated to deliver the goods—ample doses of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs and other performance optimizers designed to stand up to the most intense training and rigorous dieting.
Consider the Animal Pak as the cast iron skillet of your supplement program, your body’s first line of defense. If you train with weights, then you absolutely need to train with the Animal Pak. Remember, while most supplements have come and gone, precious few have stood the test of time. When you’re ready for the best, step up to the most trusted name in serious bodybuilding nutrition: Animal Pak. What IFBB pros and Mr. Olympia competitors have used since ’83. What the best of the best depend on, when the going gets tough, and every set, rep and meal matters the most.. The legendary Animal Pak.
WHAT’S IN IT?
Vitamin A supports protein synthesis, which is essential for muscle growth. If its role in muscle growth and repair is not enough, vitamin A also has a direct effect on testosterone, the body’s most powerful muscle-building hormone.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps metabolise carbs for fuel and protects the body from exercise-induced oxidative stress. It also helps the body absorb iron and protects against energy-sapping infections.
Vitamin D plays an essential role in muscle growth and development and in regulating muscle contractility. Vitamin D is also essential to absorb calcium and promote bone growth.
Vitamin E is an important vitamin required for the proper function of many organs in the body. It is also an antioxidant. This means it helps to slow down processes that damage cells.
Thiamine is a B vitamin (B1) that help the body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which the body uses to produce energy. These B vitamins, often referred to as B-complex vitamins, also help the body metabolize fats and protein.
Riboflavin is a vitamin that is needed for growth and overall good health. It helps the body break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats to produce energy, and it allows oxygen to be used by the body
NIACIN (AS NICOTINAMIDE)
Niacin (niacinimide), also known as B3 is involved in numerous reactions inside of cells that convert nutrients into cellular energy. Niacin’s primary cognitive action is as a cerebral vasodilator, which means it increases blood circulation to the brain. By delivering more oxygen, glucose and other nutrients to the brain, niacin can result in higher levels of alertness and greater concentration and mental stamina. Applying niacin pre-workout can cause the blood vessels to dilate, which could in turn support greater muscle pumps.
Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is a water-soluble vitamin that your body needs for several functions. It’s significant to protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism and the creation of red blood cells and neurotransmitters (1). Your body cannot produce vitamin B6, so you must obtain it from foods or supplements.
Pteroylmonoglutamic acid (also known as folic acid) is an essential B vitamin (B9) that plays an important role in DNA and RNA synthesis, production of red blood cells, cardiovascular health, mood, mental functioning and maintenance of the nervous system. Adequate levels of folic acid help to maintain low levels of homocysteine, which in turn supports nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine. It is found that as exercise intensity increases, consuming more folic acid can contribute to lower homocysteine plasma levels.
Vitamin B12 assists in metabolizing protein and fat. As a bodybuilder, you need the amino acids from the protein metabolism to repair and build your muscles and the fat as a source of energy. Vitamin B12 is also essential for the production of red blood cells, which are necessary for delivering oxygen to those muscles. This nutrient also supports healthy neurological function, which is needed for muscle control.
Biotin plays an important role in converting carbohydrates, fats and proteins into energy. It also helps keep hair and skin looking healthy and prevents your hair from turning grey.
PANTOTHENIC ACID (VITAMIN B5)
Pantothenic acid is important for our bodies to properly use carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids and for healthy skin. Vitamin B5 is also involved in the creation of adrenal hormones and red blood cells. Once consumed, your body converts vitamin B5 into coenzyme A, a catalyst. This is crucial to the body in the production of energy. Vitamin B5 works together with other B vitamins in the ATP making process. This is important because ATP accelerates the cells in the body providing energy for you to operate your body on daily. Studies have shown that pantothenic acid can help your body maintain cholesterol levels and healthy levels of triglyceride.
Calcium is responsible for providing strong teeth and bones. Calcium is also vital for muscle contraction and energy metabolism.Calcium deficiencies can an also trigger the release of calcitrol, a hormone that causes you to store fat.
Phosphorus is in the formation of bones and teeth. It plays an important role in how the body uses carbohydrates and fats. It is also needed for the body to make protein for the growth, maintenance, and repair of cells and tissues.
IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)
An essential mineral, iodine is used by the thyroid gland to make thyroid hormones that control many functions in the body including growth and development. Because your body does not produce iodine, it needs to be supplied in the diet.
MAGNESIUM (AS OXIDE)
Magnesium is used in just about everything your body does to effectively exercise and build muscle, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and energy production.
ZINC (AS OXIDE)
Zinc enables your body to produce muscle-building testosterone. It also promotes recovery from exercise, boosts fertility and increases your number of infection-fighting T-cells.
SELENIUM (AS SODIUM SELENITE)
Selenium is incorporated as selenocysteine into several enzymes that play a critical role in oxidative-reduction homeostasis. Several of these enzymes are supposed to play important function for muscle physiology, including oxidative stress defense and calcium handling.
COPPER (AS SULFATE)
Copper Sulfate is used to control bacteria and fungus growth in fruit and vegetables. It is used as a natural preservative to ensure long-shelf life in products.
MANGANESE (AS SULFATE)
Manganese helps activate many enzymes in metabolism and plays a role in a variety of chemical processes in your body. It helps with protein and amino acid digestion and utilization, as well as the metabolism of cholesterol and carbohydrates.
CHROMIUM (AS CHLORIDE)
Chromium is used for improving blood sugar control and glucose levels. By regulating your blood sugar levels may reduce sugar cravings and support appetite control by allowing your body to improve the way it uses insulin.
AMINO ACID COMPLEX
Alanine is an amino acid that is used to make proteins. It is used to break down tryptophan and vitamin B6. It is a source of energy for muscles and the central nervous system. It is used to strengthen the immune system.
Arginine is a precursor for nitric oxide that is known to improve blood flow, which in turn may aid the delivery of important nutrients to working muscles and assist with metabolic waste product removal. Arginine has also been shown to increase growth hormone levels in the blood
Aspartic acid is commonly used to reduce feelings of tiredness, improve athletic performance, and increase the size and strength of muscles. It helps every cell in the body work by assisting in hormone production and release.
Cysteine is one of the few amino acids that contains sulfur . This allows cysteine to bond in a special way and maintain the structure of proteins in the body. It is highly regarded for its ability to help heal wounds. It is believed that the same wound healing properties also apply to rebuilding worn and damaged muscle tissue after strenuous exercise.
Glutamic acid is an amino acid used to form proteins. In the body it turns into glutamate. This is a chemical that helps nerve cells in the brain send and receive information from other cells. It can assist in cognitive learning and memory retention.
Glycine is a non-essential amino acid, which is capable of helping to remove toxic substances, including lactic acid, as well as increasing both the availability and use of naturally occurring growth hormone. Glycine promotes the release of IGF-1 growth hormone and also supports cell volumizing and reducing muscle tissue breakdown.
L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in muscle tissue, but can become depleted during intense exercise – which decreases strength and lengthens recovery. Glutamine also plays an important role in protein synthesis (the creation of muscle tissue) and for best results needs to be in a positive balance.
L-histidine to produce various enzymes, including gastrin, an enzyme which promotes healthy digestion and helps us actually absorb nutrients and minerals from the food we are so careful about eating. L-histidine also helps our bodies produce of histamine, which is very important for immune system health, heart health and a strong circulatory system. Histidine also helps the body maintain the optimal balance of important minerals, including zinc and iron. It actually binds with zinc and carries zinc to our cells where it is put to good use.
ISOLEUCINE (BCAA / EAA)
Isolecuine is essential for a number of fundamental processes in the body and may enhance insulin sensitivity in the body thereby increasing the efficacy of essential and non-essential amino acid absorption.
LEUCINE (BCAA / EAA)
Leucine an essential amino acid. Of all the Branched Chain Amino Acids Leucine is the most abundant and most important. Research has shown that Leucine’s major role is as a protein synthesis regulator and if you add Leucine to a high protein meal you can increase protein synthesis by up to 40%. L-Leucine can be used in conjunction with meals that are already high in protein to help accelerate the recovery of muscles. Many athletes add extra Leucine to their diet to help reduce the breakdown of muscles during training and to reduce the soreness of muscles after training.
Lysine is an essential amino acid therefore it must be obtained from the diet as the body cannot produce its own. It is an essential building block for all protein in the body and performs many useful functions in the body and has proved to be especially useful in treating herpes and cold sores. Lysine also increases the absorption of calcium so it may help to prevent and treat osteoporosis.
L-methionine is an essential sulfur-containing amino acid that is soluble in water. It is a powerful antioxidant, assists in the breakdown of fats, and helps inactivate free radicals. Because it is an essential amino acid, it must be supplied in the diet. Signs of L-Methionine deficiency include poor skin tone, hair loss and impaired elimination of toxins.
L-Phenylalanine plays a key role in the production of tyrosine, epinephrine and norepinephrine (important stress response molecules), and the happy hormone dopamine which can help you learn and form memories.L-Phenylalanine is important for building muscle and repairing soft tissue and improves skin pigmentation with UV exposure. Due to its link with signalling brain health, it could be useful for feelings of wellbeing and a healthy mindset.
Proline plays important roles in protein synthesis and structure, metabolism (particularly the synthesis of arginine, polyamines, and glutamate via pyrroline-5-carboxylate), and nutrition, as well as wound healing, antioxidative reactions, and immune responses. L-Proline has also been directly linked to the production of collagen, which assists the recovery of damaged hair,skin and nails.
L-Serine is a non-essential amino acid that is made by the body to create proteins for the growth of tissue and metabolism of fat. It is also present in RNA and DNA ( your genes), and ADP and ATP which are the blocks of energy the body creates from food to support the functions of cells, muscles and organs.
Threonine is an essential amino acid. Amino acids are the building blocks the body uses to make proteins. The “essential” amino acids are those that cannot be made by the body and must be obtained from the diet. Threonine is changed in the body to a chemical called glycine. Glycine works in the brain to reduce constant and unwanted muscle contractions (spasticity). Threonine also is responsible for producing tooth enamel, collagen, and elastin in the skin, while aiding in fat metabolism in the liver.
L-Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that helps the body make proteins and certain brain-signaling chemicals.Your body changes L-tryptophan into a brain chemical called serotonin. Serotonin helps control your mood and sleep.Once L-Tryptophan is consumed it is first converted into 5-hydroxy-tryptophan (5-HTP). 5-HTP is the amino acid the body naturally produces and acts as a ‘middle man’ in the conversion process of L-Tryptophan being utilised by the body. 5-HTP is a precursor to the neurotransmitter, Serotonin. Serotonin is the key to the majority of the benefits that supplementing with L-Tryptophan provides.
L-tyrosine is used as a nootropic that acts as a precursor for the important brain neurotransmitter dopamine. Tyrosine also improves alertness, attention and focus. It produces important brain chemicals that help nerve cells communicate and may even regulate mood.
Valine promotes optimal nitrogen balance in the body which supports protein synthesis (Protein absorption) and muscle hypertrophy (muscle gain). Valine is also an incredibly efficient source of energy for your muscle tissue and this is why it’s considered one of the best workout support supplements to take during exercise.
L-Carnitine is an important amino acid. It plays a significant role in boosting your body’s metabolism. It does this by improving mitochondrial function and increasing cellular energy. Many athletes use it to help them burn fat, enjoy enhanced recovery and prevent muscle fatigue.
Choline Bitartrate uses the fat in the liver and gall bladder and turn it into energy. Choline Bitartrate promotes healthy cell functioning in the kidneys and encourages healthy liver and gall bladder functioning.
Hawthorne Berry is a safe and natural way to regulate high blood pressure.The vasodilatory effects of this fruit are also useful for increasing blood supply to the muscles during training. Better blood supply increases the supply of oxygen and other nutrients, hastens the removal of waste products like lactic acid which contribute to muscle fatigue, and can help generate the vascularity and muscle pumps that many bodybuilders value.
Inositol is a form of simple sugar. It is necessary for the proper functioning of muscles, nerves and brain in collaboration with other B-vitamins. Inositol prevents the accumulation of fat in the liver and facilitates the breakdown of fats so as to maintain a healthy blood cholesterol levels.
L-Taurine improves endurance (even after a single use), but there are also improvements to focus and mental performance when using it.Taurine acts as an osmolyte to help drive water into the cells of your body, helping wherever it goes. Hydrating muscles provides a “cell volumizing pump“.
PANAX GINSENG (ROOT)
Panax ginseng increases nitric oxide levels which shows improvement of blood circulation. It also appears to have an effect on the dopamine system too and this can help women as well as men.
PARA-AMINOBENZOIC ACID (PABA)
Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) is a chemical found in the folic acid vitamins, PABA promotes good digestion, assists in red blood cell production, and assists in a properly functioning metabolism.
CITRUS BIOFLAVONOIDS (PEEL)
Bioflavonoid is a term used to describe biologically active members of a group of plant-derived polyphenolic compounds known as flavonoids.Antioxidants like Citrus Bioflavonoids are important because they help protect your cells from free radicals and oxidation. They can also stop free radicals before they develop, or even break them down. Citrus Bioflavonoids also strengthen capillaries, and researchers shows that they have the ability to protect collagen.
COENZYME Q10 (COQ10)
CoQ10 has been proven effective for significantly reducing oxidative stress and inflammation induced by strenuous exercise, and also for reducing markers of damage to muscle tissue. CoQ10 also aids heart health by lowering blood pressure and helping combat side effects of cholesterol-lowering statins.
Grape seed extract helps with a poor circulation and high cholesterol symptoms. Grape seed extract also reduces swelling caused by injury due to its antioxidant properties.
Due to it’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, Lutein can neutralize dangerous free radicals, reduces oxidative stress, and lowers inflammation around the body.
Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant related to beta-carotene. As an antioxidant, it is believed the lycopene reduces free radical damage in the body. Because lycopene is present in the colon, prostate and liver, it is believed that lycopene reduces the risk for cancer in these organs.
PINE BARK EXTRACT
Pine bark is effective in improving performance and endurance and reducing muscle cramping and soreness by controlling oxidative stress. Pine bark extract has a significant impact on nitric oxide (NO) levels in the body, which are responsible for vasodilation and improving blood flow and circulation.
DIGESTIVE ENZYME COMPLEX
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties Bromelain has been shown to relieve swelling and expedite recovery.Bromelain is also used as a digestive aid and may assist inflammatory bowel disorders and can increase the speed at which the body digests fats.
Inulin can help promote healthy gut flora as it an effective non-digestible ‘Pre-biotic’. The bacteria the inulin promotes the health of your stomach and can improve your immune system.
Papain is used to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling within the body. It has also been used to improve digestion and to treat infections. Papain aids the gastrula-intestinal stage of digestion by providing a soothing sensation to the stomach when consuming protein enzymes such as dairy or meat.
Take a sinlge pack with breakfast or any other meal, with plenty of water. for those who compete or are training with higher intensity, take two packs daily, seperated by 4 – 12 hours.
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