Universal Nutrition Animal Test Review

by Jason Stallworth

July 6, 2019

If gaining size and strength in your goal, there’s a good chance you’re interested in taking a test booster or something to compliment your hard work in the gym. And you may be on the fence of taking a prohormone, or something a bit more risky.

Before going that route, read my Universal Nutrition Animal Test review below. I think you may want to try this first and see how it works for you.

I’m going to give you my detailed experience, what I like and don’t like, and will also share what supplements I stacked with Animal Test for more gains. 

What is Universal Animal Test?

Universal Nutrition Animal Test is a hypertrophic, pro-testosterone supplement. It’s geared towards those (like us) who want to gain more size and strength. 

How does Animal Test work? The formula is designed to keep your body in an anabolic (muscle building) state. Likewise, there are also specific ingredients that decrease the chances of catabolic muscle wasting. I’ll go over the label more in-depth below. 

Universal Nutrition also states that Animal Test is the most powerful muscle builder in their supplement line. We’ll ‘test’ that in my Animal Test review below. 

Benefits of Taking Animal Test

animal test for size and strength gains
  • Quick size and strength gains
  • Increase the release of free testosterone
  • One of the strongest supplements among test boosters and muscle builders
  • Helps you recover faster from workouts
  • Prevents muscle wasting and catabolism
  • Controls estrogen levels

Does Animal Test Really Work?

This is a subjective question. And of course, I’m going to give you my full Animal Test review based on a 6-week cycle. But I’ve also studied other reviews on this product, as well as gotten feedback from people I personally know who have (or are) taking it.

Here are 2 things I’ve learned:

  1. Those who have gotten real results from Universal Animal Test were serious about their workouts and had set clear goals, whether it was to gain a certain amount of muscle mass or break a PR in a major compound lift.
  2. The few who claim Animal Test didn’t work were just dabbling in their workouts and weren’t sincere about their training from the get-go. 

Where to Universal Animal Test

Animal Test is definitely worth trying if you’re serious about size and strength gains, and if you’re going the natural route. 

As you’ll read in my Animal Test review below, the stuff simply works. So click the button below and buy 2 cans of Animal Test (you need to run 2 consecutive cycles for best results). 

Universal Nutrition Animal Test Ingredients

The one great thing about Animal Test, and Universal Nutrition supplements in general is they do update their product formulas when necessary. This is normally done as new research shows a different blend to be more effective.

It seems like they stay up to date with the latest research and developments of the supplement. Below is their latest formula for Animal Test, which consists of 2 main complexes: 

  • Pro-Androgen Complex
  • Hypertrophic Response Complex

Pro-Androgen Complex includes Urtica Dioica Cissus Quadrangularis, Polygonum Trihydroxystilbene, Agaricus Bisporus, 3′, 5, 7-Trihydroxy-4′-Methoxyflavone (Hesperetin), Yohimbe Bark Extract.

Hypertrophic Response Complex includes Arachidonic Acid, 6, 7-Dihydroxybergamottin, and Bioperine. 

I’m going to be completely transparent – I was only familiar with about half of the ingredients on the label before I took Animal Test.

I eventually looked up the other ingredients and can see each has some benefits for strength gains and possibly increasing testosterone. 

A Note About Universal Nutrition

It’s important that Universal Nutrition has been around since 1977 and grown one of the most hardcore followings of any other supplement brand. There’s a lot to be said for a company that’s been around for that long and still thriving. 

I’m not endorsed by Universal Nutrition but have taken (and still take) many of their supplements. And I’ve never been disappointed. In fact, Animal Pak is one of their products I never go without. 

Jason’s Universal Animal Test Review

Universal Nutrition Animal Test Review

My Universal Nutrition Animal Test review is based on a 6-week cycle, and my 3rd time taking the product.

I took it every day with a meal, as suggested on the label. Actually, I deviated a little from the label and I’ll go into that more below in my ‘best times to take Animal Test’ section. 

IMPORTANT: During this review, I was training hard and heavy. My goal was simple. Make gains in both size and strength. I wasn’t trying to get ripped or cut or drop body fat. 

That said, I was consuming a boatload of calories. Not all junk, but I wasn’t watching my diet super close either. Again, the goal was mass and strength gains. 

6-Week Animal Test Cycle Results

Here are a few notes I wrote out on my final day from my Animal Test review:

  • I was weighing between 224 and 226 lbs before I started taking Animal Test. I was 231 lbs at the end of the 6-week cycle and had been fluctuating between 227 and 230 for about 3 weeks prior to that. I was indeed taking in more calories but I was also a lot tighter and my muscles were fuller than usual.
  • I didn’t experience any substantial gains in size and strength right away, but I did make incremental gains in both areas after being stuck for several months.
  • It seems that Animal Test eliminated my joint pain I was having. I’m guessing this had something to do with the Cissus Quadrangularis extract in Animal Test or the fish oil I had recently started taking, or more than likely a combination of both.
  • I’m generally a positive person anyway but it’s worth noting that I had a better sense of well-being which seems obviously attributed to higher testosterone levels.
  • I didn’t experience any negative side effects with Animal Test 
  • By the end of week 2 is when I started really noticing the effects of Animal Test; so if you try this, give it some time.
  • Every week thereafter I got stronger and noticed more fullness and striations.
  • At the end of week 6, it was noticed by others than I had been taken something. 

Based on my experience, here’s what I like and what I would change about Animal Test…


  • Very noticeable gains in both mass and strength!
  • Gives you more explosive power, especially on compound lifts (bench, squats, deadlifts)
  • Starts working faster than most other test boosters 
  • I’ve personally never experienced any side effects from Animal Test (and I’ve taken this multiple times)
  • Bottom line…Animal Test works! 


  • The 2 complexes on the label do not list the amounts of each ingredient within the complex, so there’s no way to tell if each ingredient is appropriately dosed.
  • Universal Animal Test only comes with a 21 day supply; I really wish they would provide a full 30 day supply.
  • It’s expensive, and you need at least 2 cycles to get max gains. 

I listed a few ‘cons’ for Animal Test. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad product. In fact, it’s actually one of the better muscle building supplements you can get.

I want to be transparent and neutral in all of my supplement reviews. And I think Universal Nutrition could do a few things to improve Animal Test (mainly in the amount of the product and price). 

Animal Test Video Review (YouTube)

Best Times to Take Animal Test

The label for Animal Test suggests take a pack once a day before your workout with a meal and on off days take it at any time with a meal. I had to deviate from this a little and I also went to the Animal Forums for advice (these guys are extremely helpful).

I workout first thing in the morning and am on my first set at about 5 AM. I usually take a pre-workout product and sometimes I’ll take a scoop of whey protein powder then I’m out the door.

So being that I don’t get a full meal in before my workout I took 1 pack of Animal Test with my dinner each night.

What to Stack Animal Test With

Universal Nutrition Animal Test and GH Max Stack for gains

If you’re taking something to boost your testosterone, you should also consider taking something to boost growth hormone.  Those 2 hormones work together and are equally effective for muscle and strength gains.

Now, if you read most forums, and even the Universal Nutrition or Animal websites, they’ll recommend staking Animal Test with Animal Stak, and then cycling Animal Test with Animal M-Stak.

That’s a great approach; however, I’m going to recommend that you try something a little different. I got the best results from stacking Animal Test with Universal Nutrition GH Max

Of course, both are Universal Nutrition supplements. But these 2 work extremely well together.

You can read my GH Max review in this post: Jason’s Universal Nutrition GH Max Review

Other Supplements I Stacked with Animal Test

It’s also important that I share the other supplements I was taking with Animal Test. This is where most supplement reviews fail. None of us serious lifters just take 1 supplement. 

Here’s what I was taking at the time of this Animal Test review:

  • Whey protein powder for pre/post-workout, between meals, and before bed (at the time of this review, I was relying on whey protein for the ‘bulk’ of my protein intake due to my busy schedule)
  • Creatine (Universal Storm, to be exact)
  • Pre-workout drink
  • BCAAs during workout
  • Fish Oil
  • Universal GH Max as mentioned above
  • Universal Animal Test

Is Universal Nutrition Animal Test for You?

Will I take Animal Test again? I’m almost certain that I will but will probably stay on it for 9 weeks instead of 6.

I’ve recommended it to some others as well but many are turned off by the price. You and I both know that most over the counter supplements in this extreme muscle-building category don’t work and are a waste of money. Who wants to spend that much money on a supplement they’re uncertain of? 

Well, that’s why I do these reviews on my site. And that’s why I give you both the good and the bad so that you can make a more educated decision. 

The bottom line from my Animal Test review is that it does works. But I must stress that you need to be training hard and consistently and getting enough quality nutrients (aka EAT!). 

Train with Passion,



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