Universal Nutrition is not new to the “protein” category, but its hardcore series “Animal” used to produce specialized products. In February 2015, Universal decided to launch a whey protein, Animal Whey, to the market. Upon hearing of the launch of the product, I ran to the official site of the company to look at the ingredients. And I was not disappointed at all. What’s the reason for this; Don’t be in a hurry. Let’s go get it right from the beggining.
ANIMAL WHEY supplement facts
- Calories: 125 / dose
- Protein: 25g / dose
- Fat: 1-1.5 g / dose
- Carbohydrates: 3-4g / dose (2g fiber and 1-2g sugar)
Animal Whey Protein Blend:
The Animal’s whey protein blend contains whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate.
Whey protein isolate (WPI)
Whey protein isolate is the most qualitative form of whey, which contains at least 85% protein by weight. What makes Animal Whey more special is its filtering method. Cross flow microfiltration is the best processing method when we are talking about refining methods. It gives purity to the end product.
Whey protein concentrate (WPC)
Whey protein concentrate is the product obtained from the removal of non-protein components from pasteurized whey to give the final product more than 25% protein. WPC can give you a protein from 25 to 80%. Although, Animal Whey didn’t mention the percentage here, we hope that Universal has included the maximum percentage of 80%.
Animal Whey Digestive Enzyme Blend
This mixture contains two components:
The aim of this blend is the better digestion of the protein. In particular, papain and bromelain break down proteins and improve their absorption by the body. You can find them in papaya and pineapple fruits respectively and in the literature you can find them as proteinolytic enzymes.
A few words about Universal and the Animal series …
Universal Nutrition was founded in 1977, the golden age of bodybuilding. Names like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Zane, Franco Columbo and others are at this golden age. In 1983, Universal launched a very innovative product, the Animal Pak. In order to see the success of this product, I mention that it still comes out today, over 30 years later! Additionally, in 1995 the series grew with the launch of Animal Cuts and Animal Stak. Universal was, and still is, revolutionary. In the 80’s and 90’s, he launched incredibly innovative products such as GH Max, egg white protein and beef liver amino acids. These products are still sold today (with the proper development). Nowadays, Universal is sold in over 90 countries around the world and has become synonymous with hard working in the gym and not only.
We thank Universal Nutrition (European department) for providing us with a starter kit for our reviews. They were one of the first companies to respond positively to our call.