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Animal Pak Vitamins?

I currently use quite a few Biotest supplements, but I’m always looking for non Biotest stuff to supplement my workouts. I’ve seen some friends using Animal Paks. Are they just vitamins or what the hell are they? I know the paks arent very expensive, and I was just wondering what everyone thinks of it and how it would complement some of the Biotest stuff

I found this quote on a website selling Animal Pak, and it just made me laugh. The product isn’t BAD, but they overhype it to the extreme. Just buy some vitamins. I’m assuming you take protein powder - that will more than cover the “amino acid” part of the Animal Pak stack. There are probably much better products for essential fatty acids.

Essentially I think they were trying to create a “jack of all trades” supplement. And like I said before, it’s not a bad product, but I wouldn’t buy it.

These things have been around forever. My friends and I flel victim to the hype in college ('91ish) and all we got out of them was some really yellow piss and KILLER farts (Hmm…for that alone they have some merit…)

Thanks for the advice. I thought it could be just hype, but it looked hardcore to pop a bunch of horsepills so if they provided any benefit I wanted to take them :wink:

[quote]Playboy wrote:
I currently use quite a few Biotest supplements, but I’m always looking for non Biotest stuff to supplement my workouts. I’ve seen some friends using Animal Paks. Are they just vitamins or what the hell are they? I know the paks arent very expensive, and I was just wondering what everyone thinks of it and how it would complement some of the Biotest stuff[/quote]

i take the animal pak and for the most part… i notice that it gives me some energy…enough to notice the energy drop if i dont take them. so i believe the pack has some merit to it. you might not absorb all of the mega vitamins that are in it, but for me, the energy boost is a definite plus

I like Animal pack because its a great multi-vitamin. When I take it I feel much healthier and there aren’t too many vitamin packs out there suitable for athletes.

It’s not like I looked in the mirror and said, “hey I look bigger because of this stuff.”

I feel healthier when using animal pak thats all.