Animal Pump is a pre-workout supplement produced by Universal Nutrition.
It’s designed to improve energy, performance and pumps during workouts.
Universal Nutrition was founded way back in 1977, in New Jersey, USA.
Creatine is an organic compound, found mostly in animal food products.
Many forms of creatine have been developed, but the most proven form is by far creatine monohydrate.
The effective dose is 3-5g, taken daily.
Nitric Oxide Boosters
Nitric oxide is important due to its vasodilation effects. It’s able to expand the blood vessels, which improves blood flow and pumps.
Caffeine is a great stimulant for improving energy, alertness, and even physical performance (6).
Theobromine is a milder stimulant, found naturally in cocoa.
It’s been shown to improve mental performance and mood (7).
Evodiamine may have stimulant and fat-burning effects, but most notably makes animals feel hotter (8).
The antioxidant complex contains a bunch of antioxidant compounds which promote overall health and wellbeing.
Pump Transport Complex
This complex contains a range of ingredients which improve insulin sensitivity, nutrient uptake by the muscles, and the absorption of other ingredients.
Who Takes It?
Athletes wanting to improve their energy, performance, and pumps during workouts may benefit from using Animal Pump.
How to Take
Take 1 pack 30-45 minutes before working out, preferably on an empty stomach.
Creatine, arginine and caffeine can upset the stomach if taken without sufficient food or water.
Creatine may cause an increase in water retention, and therefore lean body mass.
- Includes ingredients to improve all aspects of your workouts
- Multiple pump-increasing ingredients
- Contains extras that boost overall health and nutrient delivery.
- Doses of pump-increasing ingredients seem a little low
- Individual doses are hidden in proprietary blends.
Animal Pump is a pre-workout supplement that does much more than improve pumps in the gym.
It also contains ingredients to increase energy levels, athletic performance, and focus.
The pump ingredients are vast and work via a variety of different mechanisms, however some of these appear to be dosed on the low side, especially for a product with “Pump” in the name.
It may fall short of expectations on the pump front, but is a relatively decent overall pre-workout formula.