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Universal Nutrition Storm Review: Pre and Post Workout Muscle Building Formula

July 19, 2019

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What’s the absolute best type of muscle building supplement on the planet? Creatine. And the funny thing is, it’s the cheapest you can buy!

While creatine monohydrate will certainly do the trick, there are 2 things you can do to enhance the mass building effects from creatine:

  • Use a blend different types of creatines
  • Combine that with other cell volumizing amino acids and ingredients

In my Universal Nutrition Storm review, I’m going to show you how this powerful combination works for mass and strength gains. And I’ll also share why this is my favorite creatine-based supplement, and what I stack Universal Storm with for even more gains. 

What is Universal Nutrition Storm?

Universal Storm is a cell volumizing supplement with 2 pathways to muscle growth:

  1. Through a blend of different types of creatines
  2. Addition of specific amino acids to expand the muscle and pump more blood into the muscle

*I’ll talk more in-depth about the ingredients later.

Universal Storm can be taken both pre and post-workout. And it’s designed for strength training and mass gains. 

Benefits of Universal Storm

Below are some of the benefits of taking Universal Nutrition Storm.

Much of the below is what is advertised by Universal Nutrition (and me kinda paraphrasing it based on my own experience, which I’ll share more of below). 

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  • Helps you pump more blood into the muscle
  • Gives you that explosive power (great for compound lifts)
  • More effective than just creatine alone
  • Cost per serving is pretty cheap

Where to Buy Universal Storm

Universal Nutrition Storm is definitely worth trying, and this is an 80 serving container.

So the product will last you a long time if you just take 1 serving pre-workout (I tell you more about how I use it below). 

Universal Nutrition Storm Ingredients

Universal Nutrition Storm is comprised of two complexes. The first one is called Hypervol Complex which contains 5,000 milligrams of various forms of creatine.

In my opinion, creatine is creatine. The different types of creatine you have more to do with absorption.

The second complex is called INOXsulin-7. This consists of taurine, betaine anhydrous, citrulline malate, arginine, beta-Alanine, ALA and a derivative of leucine.

All of this is 3750 milligrams, which isn’t very much but probably enough to get the pump effect during a workout. 

Hypervol Complex: 5,000 mg

  • Creatine Monohydrate
  • Tri creatine Matrix (TCM) (Creatine Gluconate, Creatine AKG, Creatine Orotate)
  • Dicreatine Malate
  • Magnesium Creatine Chelate

Inoxsulin-7: 3,750 mg

  • L-Taurine
  • Betaine Anhydrous
  • Citrulline Malate
  • Arginine AKG
  • Beta-Alanine
  • Alpha-Lipoic Acid
  • 4-Hydroxyisoleucine

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 Storm Review

This isn’t one of those supplements you take to feel something, such as a pre-workout supplement. You won’t notice any results overnight either. It’s not that type of supplement.

And that’s probably why desiccated liver isn’t advertised like all the other hyped-up supplements out there. The benefits of Uni-Liver have more of a long-term cumulative effect on your body and performance.

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In other words, you’re not going to add 100 lbs to your squat in 30 days, or anything crazy like that with Uni-Liver. But over time you will improve your overall strength and endurance, and more importantly, health.

All that said, after a couple of weeks I did notice an increase in strength and my joints weren’t as sore. I also experienced better moods and had that feeling of just being healthy if that makes sense. 

I also experienced better workouts and I could last longer. Again, this was after a couple of weeks. 

I’ll reiterate, Uni-Liver is for the long-haul. It’s not for short-term gains. 


  • Pumps are great, and muscles look fuller
  • This is the fastest working supplement for strength gains I’ve ever taken
  • Allows you to work out harder and longer
  • Explosive power increase
  • More striations and definition


  • Taking 2 scoops can give you the poops (had to throw in the rhyme there) – 1 scoop, and I was fine
  • Storm would be the perfect pre and post-workout supplement if they included BCAAs
  • I wish the label was clear in regards to how there is of each individual ingredient

How and When to Take Universal Storm

I started taking Storm back in 2010 or 2011. And I’ve taken it off and on since. Sometimes I’ll give it a break and go back to just regular creatine monohydrate. It’s cheaper, and I’m always cycling my supplements. 

There are 2 ways that I’ve taken Storm:

  1. Pre and post-workout
  2. Pre-workout only

The first time I took Storm, I took it before and after my workouts. Every time after that, I just took a rounded scoop (about 1.5 servings) post-workout.

I then tried just taking before my workouts. That’s what the supplement is designed for; to increased blood flow and give you those pumps. 

I really didn’t notice a huge difference between taking Storm pre and post-workout and only pre-workout. So in my opinion, just taking it before your workout is fine. 

Other Supplements to Stack With Universal Storm

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You can stack Universal Nutrition Storm with BCAAs

Although Storm contains some amino acids (and a type of leucine), taking a hefty dose of BCAAs with Storm will pretty much 

By go-to BCAA supplement is Xtend. So I think that’s the perfect stack:

Universal Storm with Scivation Xtend

I know Universal Nutrition has its own line of BCAAs and amino acids. But I prefer Xtend, and you can read why in this post: Jason’s Scivation Xtend Review

Is Universal Nutrition Storm for You?

There are a ton of muscle building supplements out there. The thing is most of them really do work to some degree. Some may work better than others, and some people may respond to certain supplements while others may not. 

But what works best (from my experience) is the combination of certain ingredients. Now, you could take standalone supplements like creatine or arginine or beta-alanine.  However, taking those by themselves will rack up a hefty supplement bill. Storm combines all of those. 

And all 3 of those I just mentioned are proven mass and strength builders. Taking those ingredients pre and post-workout will indeed help yo maximize gains. 

Train with Passion,


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About the author

Jason Stallworth

Hi, I'm Jason Stallworth and I created The Muscle Program in 2010 for the purpose of helping you build muscle. I know first-hand how weight training and being in the gym has shaped my life in more way than one. And here is where I share that experience with you so that you can continue pushing yourself and becoming the best version of yourself each day!