The original, prohormone-free Animal Stcak was launched over nine years ago, and though the formula was cutting-edge at the time, non-hormonal, anabolic supplements utilizing natural hormone boosters were still in their infancy. Almost ten years later, many new compounds have come onto the scene, pushing the envelope and raising the bar as we’ve always strived to do at Animal… Enter the all-new & improved Animal Stack. Building on the legacy built by the original and popular Animal Stack formula, this new and improved version has taken the most potent components of its predecessor, combined it with newer nutrients and cranked it up to the next level. Animal Stack has long been built on being a complete anabolic hormone stack. It’s not just a testosterone booster. It’s also a GH booster and an anti-aromatase. Stak also contains specialized hormone amplifiers and restorative nutrients to optimize ones internal anabolic environment. It is extreme and all-encompassing, just like every pack in the Animal line.
With Animal Stack you get a mega-potent dose of 1500mg of pro-testosterone boosters. The Pro Testosterone Complex found in Animal Stack includes a variety of ingredients that help to elevate both of your testosterone levels: free and total. Testosterone is the primary hormone that interacts with skeletal muscle tissue and as many know, testosterone's role is paramount in muscular development. When it comes to optimizing testosterone levels, there's a couple of things to take into consideration. You want to make sure your testosterone levels aren't low - nutritional deficiencies can cause low serum testosterone levels. You also want to make sure that your ratios of “free” testosterone to “total” testosterone are advantageous. Free testosterone is the form of testosterone that exerts the anabolic effects strength athletes are after; it's the stuff that gives you results. By addressing all these issues, you could tap into your body's true potential. Stak gives you one and a half grams daily of natural test enhancement in every pack. That’s serious.
The Pro Testosterone Complex in Animal Stack addresses these aspects of hormone management mentioned above. Primary among these are tribulus terretris extract and longjack extract. Tribulus terretris extract is a potent source of protodioscin and steroidal saponins; important compounds that support natural testosterone release. The long jack extract complex contains patented LJ100™ which supplies EuryPeptides™, glycosaponins and polysaccharides, to increase free testosterone levels. Human clinical trials suggest that this compound almost doubles testosterone and increases free testosterone while decreasing Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) (the compound that binds to testosterone to keep it in the unusable state), as well as increasing IGF1 levels.
All in all, you can think of the longjack extract complex as the doorway that helps allow increased free testosterone to flow through your blood. In addition, the Pro Testosterone Complex is rounded out by fenugreek seed, stinging nettle root and maca extract. Fenugreek contains high amounts of furostanolic saponins, which are natural plant chemicals that can boost testosterone levels. Finally, this complex contains an exotic herb that is native to Peru, maca extract. Maca is a purported aphrodisiac and libido booster that contains specialized plant sterols. Researchers that worked with maca speculated that it naturally increases free testosterone levels. Working synergistically with these other pro-free test substrates, that speculation rang loud enough to make the cut in the reloaded Stak.
Next up in Animal Stack is the GH Support Complex This complex consists of specialized natural growth hormone (GH) boosters and support agents. Growth hormone is a protein-based polypeptide hormone made up 191 amino acids that is synthesized and secreted by cells in the anterior pituitary called somatotropes. GH plays a vital role in several complex physiological processes, including growth and metabolism. How does GH benefit athletes? GH is a highly coveted anabolic hormone that stimulates growth in most body tissues, including skeletal muscle tissue, primarily due to increasing total cell numbers.
Protein synthesis and the transport of amino acids are increased when GH is naturally increased. These effects are mediated by insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1), another highly anabolic hormone produced in the liver and other tissues in response to GH increase. Growth hormone also helps to increase the use of fat as a primary fuel source, which in turn, helps build a more lean physique. GH has also been shown in a number of studies to increase mood, memory, immune health, increase cardiac function, better sleep and increase oxygen uptake. Being able to naturally tap into the effects of GH can be a major key to maximizing recovery and muscle repair during the nighttime recovery period.
Kicking off the GH Support Complex is a specialized Arginine Complex comprised of two key forms of arginine; arginine HCl and patented ArginoCarn®. Arginine HCl is a well studied and highly touted amino that can increase the release of GH. Arginine also has potent modulating effects on the immune system, improving immunologic responses, accelerating recovery and reducing the chance for infection. So not only is this ingredient helping to boost natural GH levels, which has its own set of benefits, the secondary anti-catabolic benefits are very helpful to bodybuilders and strength athletes as well.
ArginoCarn® is a research-backed, patented compound made up of acetyl-L-carnitine arginate dichloride. Research shows that ArginoCarn® increases growth & repair of neurons, supports brain-to-muscle connection, supports cognitive function and memory and can even enhance fat burning during calorie restriction via increased mitochondrial use of fatty acids. GH is considered to be a wonder compound due to its myriad benefits in terms of wellness, recovery and overall body composition. To optimize a strength athlete’s output of growth without adding dangerous exogenous chemicals is the ideal scenario, hence why this complex plays such a prominent role in the retooled Stak formula.
Up next in the Growth Hormone Support complex are two, unique patented compounds- SuperSerum™ and Sustamine™. SuperSerum™ is rich in naturally occurring, bio-valuable proteins, growth factors and peptides, while Sustamine™ is a special dipeptide with benefits that include the ability to promote protein synthesis and stimulate immune action as well as L-alanine’s ability to supply energy and promote healthy hydration. Truly next level muscle and performance compounds and Stak is loaded with efficacious dosages of each.
Rounding out the Growth Hormone Support blend is the phospholipid, alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine (alpha-GPC) and mucuna pruriens. Mucuna pruriens is added for its ability to elevate the production of l-dopa, an amino acid that converts into dopamine. Dopamine is an essential component of our body and it's required for proper functioning of the brain. The blood carries dopamine into the brain, where it naturally increases HGH production from the pituitary gland, important for recovery and well being..
Another important aspect o fAnimal Stack is the Anti-Aromatase Complex. In order to capitalize on the blast of utilizable testosterone provided by these pro-androgen ingredients, Stak comes fully equipped with a combination of potent natural anti-estrogens. First among these is the ultra antioxidant resveratrol. Resveratrol acts like a shield. It binds to the estrogen receptor and works to block circulating estrogen hormones from ever hitting the target receptor, thus inhibiting unwanted estrogens from reaching the hormone receptor. The complex is then further fortified by hearty dosages of other proven anti-estrogens; calcium D-glucarate and diinodolymenthane (DIM). Calcium D-glucarate is a potent antioxidant that helps to inhibit or stop the beta-glucuronidase enzyme (and a high amount of this enzyme is bad) that can interfere with the glucuronidation process. When a used toxin or hormone, such as estrogen remains bound to its water-soluble bond it will be eliminated from the body rather than being re-circulated in the blood stream. This helps limit the amount of free estrogen being reabsorbed and preserves the amount of glucuronic acid available for detoxifying other problem toxins.
Rounding out the complex is Diindoylymethane (DIM), which a component of Indole-3-carbinol found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale and cauliflower. DIM blocks the estrogen receptors activity, thus reducing excess testosterone to estrogen conversion and allowing more of the desired testosterone to be available for the receptors. In summary, these constituents work to block circulating estrogen from reaching receptors as well as negating the inevitable estrogen boost brought about by excessive testosterone production, thus directly and indirectly promoting a higher ratio of circulating serum testosterone. This factor is as critical to the chemical warfare aspect of bodybuilding as any. It is not enough to simply maximize test output – you have to equally minimize the subsequent estrogenic response.
We’ve also included a new Hormone Amplifying Blend that provides key patented herbs and aminos such as AgmaPure™ (agmatine sulfate), GlycoCarn® (glycine propionyl L-carnitine HCl), AstaPure® (astaxanthin) and Bioperine® with l-carnitine and quercetin mixed in. Together these herbs and aminos have been shown to help further enhance the natural hormone boosters in Stak by helping to create the ideal anabolic environment for them to succeed in. AgmaPure™ Agmatine Sulfate is thought to improve nutrient partitioning thus leading to more glycogen storage and increased water retention within the muscle. It also increases the level of nitric oxide (NO), which can increase the "PUMP" that athletes look for when weight training. GlycoCarn® is a powerful, research-backed, patented carnitine form that is made up of glycine propionyl L-carnitine HCl. GlycoCarn® helps increase nitric oxide (NO) synthesis which causes vasodilation and allows for greater blood flow and delivery of oxygen to working muscles. In addition, L-Carnitine has been shown to increase hormonal responses to resistance exercise and recovery and resulted in a greater number of intact receptors for hormonal interactions.
AstaPure® (astaxanthin), is a natural super antioxidant carotenoid made by plants and algae. It has been shown to help increase natural testosterone production and as an antioxidant, astaxanthin benefits cardiovascular health, immune system health, eye health and even supports healthy skin, bones and joints. Quercein is an antioxidant flavonoid found in certain fruits and vegetable that assists in the bioavailability and absorption of the other nutrients in the complexes. This is where Animal attempts to further breakaway from the pack, by creating the best possible scenario for the anabolic processes intended by the Stak formulation to work their muscle building "mojo".
Rounding out the new Animal Stack formula is a newly designed Restorative Support Complex. This complex is jam-packed with restorative nutrients to optimize ones internal anabolic environment. The herbs and nutrients within this complex provide important support for healthy adrenal, liver, cortisol function—all-important but often-overlooked aspects for not only promoting proper recovery and repair but also in maximizing natural hormone levels. Healthy organs and glands keep the system running properly when hitting heavy weights. The Restorative Support Complex contains a blend of milk thistle, astragalus, ashwagandha extract, Na-R-Alpha Lipoic Acid (Na-R-ALA) and Coenzyme Q10. Together they help assist the body from a variety of restorative angles, allowing better training capacity, improving endurance, minimizing the catabolic stress response, supporting a healthy libido and boosting overall immune system function. This is the ultimate purpose of Animal Stack, thus the reason we go the extra mile to make sure this new formula is complete, comprehensive and loaded to the hilt.