Quick Take: In any gym, there are always dudes who stand out among the rest. Ladies and gents, these are your Alpha males. They’re huge, lean, and down-right intimidating. And bro, don’t kid yourself. You’re NOT as Alpha as you think you are. So, if you’re tired being a pussy and are ready to make the jump from omega to Alpha, keep on reading this review because Animal Test just might be what you need.
- A product of Universal Nutrition, Animal Test is somewhat a staple for hardcore bodybuilding veterans
- This is advertised on their website to be “the ultimate in legal hypertrophic, pro-testosterone supplementation”
- Based on the above statement, Animal Test’s goal for this formula seems to be muscle growth and testosterone boosts – a combo perfect for the active bodybuilder
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including Amazon. I can’t seem to find this particular product in GNC but other Universal Nutrition products are there.
- Has Arachidonic Acid in their formula which, according to their website, is “the most dramatically powerful element of the new Animal Test formula”
- Formula includes two heavily dosed prop blends.
Animal Test Ingredients
|Pro-Androgen Complex||2500 mg|
|Urtica Dioica (3, 4-Divanillyl Tetrahydrofuran)||**|
|Cissus Quadrangularis (Ketosterone)||**|
|Polygonum Cuspidatum (Trans-3, 4, 4’-Trihydrozystilbene (Trans Resveratrol))||**|
|Agaricus Bisporus (Polysaccharides)||**|
|3’, 5, 7-Trihydroxy-4’-Methoxyflavone (Hesperetin)||**|
|Yohimbe Bark Extract||**|
|Hypertrophic Response Complex||1500 mg|
|Arachidonic Acid (40% in a Proprietary Fatty Acid/Oil Blend)||**|
|(Grapefruit) 6, 7-Dihydroxybergamottin||**|
Animal Test’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Urtica Dioica – Otherwise known as Stinging Nettle, this herb boosts “free” testosterone by blocking SHBG, aromatase, and 5-alpha-reductase.
Cissus Quadrangularis (Ketosterone) – Ketosterone is the active ingredient found in Cissus. It supports the skeletal system from the demands of rapid muscle growth.
Trans Resveratrol – It’s an anti-oxidant that has been recently garnering attention as an estrogen blocker. Research on this has been limited and weak though.
Agaricus Bisporus – AKA White Button Mushroom. There’s not a lot of research surrounding this ingredient but it does show anti-aromatase potential.
Hesperetin – This is a flavonoid that’s found in the peel of citrus fruits. It’s been studied by nutritionists in Hong Kong and found that it contains anti-estrogenic compounds.
Yohimbe – The active compound on this ingredient, Yohimbine, has been used to enhance libido. Furthermore, research suggests it may also burn fat.
Arachidonic Acid – Animal Test’s prized ingredient. It’s a pro-inflammatory ingredient that signals the body’s natural healing response which then leads to faster and more intense muscle gains.
6, 7-Dihydroxybergamottin and Bioperine® – Both of these ingredients improve nutrient absorption, making the entire Animal Test formula much more bioavailable.
Animal Test Directions
1 pack/day for 21 days straight.
- Training days – Take 1 pack with your meal before working out
- Non-training days – Take 1 pack with any meal
More than being a direct testosterone booster, I see Animal Test as more of a pro-testosterone supplement. Yes, there’s a difference. Specifically, I don’t really see it boosting a whole lot of test. Instead, it neutralizes other hormones that are a detriment to testosterone. Among these T-killing hormones though, Animal Test mostly targets just one: Estrogen.
You see, most of the ingredients found inside the Animal Test Pro-Androgen Complex are aromatase-inhibitors. These are ingredients that decrease the amount of estrogen in your body. This blend isn’t all about limiting estrogen though as there are also benefits to bone strength, libido, and fat burning.
Let’s move on to the second blend which Animal Test calls Hypertrophic Response Complex. This is where you’ll find Arachidonic Acid (ARA). According to them, this is the “most powerful element of Animal Test”. Contrary to old-school bodybuilding where they use anti-inflammatory supplements, ARA is PRO-inflammatory. This signals the body’s natural healing process which in turn, also improves recovery so you get bigger muscles that much faster.
To make all these ingredients come together, Animal Test adds in BioPerine and 6, 7-Dihydroxybergamottin to help your body get the most out of the stak. Unfortunately though, the two blends here are proprietary by nature so no one but Universal Nutrition really knows how much its ingredients are specifically dosed. Nonetheless, they’re both heavily dosed.
Does it Work?
If we’re talking about sculpting a gorilla-esque physique, then YES. Animal Test works. However, it doesn’t do so with massive test boosts. Instead, it lowers your levels of estrogen, bolsters lean muscle recovery, and strengthens your bones so they can handle the degree of muscle hypertrophy you’re about to have.
That said, Animal Test is best suitable for young men looking to maximize their bodybuilding experience. This particular demographic is loaded with testosterone to start with so it makes sense for Animal Test to focus only limiting estrogen while amping up the recovery. For older men in need of more balls-out testosterone boosting, you might be better off with something else.
- Dosage – It’s in a prop blend and I hate prop blends but credit needs to be given where credit is due. Both Animal Test prop blends are heavily dosed.
- 6, 7-Dihydroxybergamottin and Bioperine® – Having them here takes this stack’s bioavailability to a whole new level.
- Anabolic – It might not be among the most powerful testosterone supplements but it sure as hell anabolic
- Safe – The customer reviews I’ve read aren’t reporting any major side effects. With its use of natural ingredients, there shouldn’t be.
- Minimal T-Boosts – To be fair, inhibiting the aromatase enzyme does theoretically increase “free” testosterone but frankly, this isn’t what Animal Test is about.
- Expensive – Universal Nutrition has this at $110. I’m broke so to me, that’s hella pricey.
- PROP BLENDS – Okay, they’re heavily dosed. Sure. BUT PROP BLENDS ARE STILL PROP BLENDS
The Bottom Line
In the animal kingdom, the Alpha Male is generally regarded as the biggest, baddest, and most bad-ass creature in the pack. So, let me ask you this: Are you ready to transform from a lanky Pomeranian puppy to being THE Alpha wolf? If the answer to that is yes, then Animal Test can help you grow those puny muscles.