One look at Universal’s Animal Cuts and immediately you’ll notice a sense of pride and confidence. One look and you know that whatever this supplement is, it works.
I’ve been working out for nine years now, and even before that, I had seen Animal Cuts stacked on the shelves in the health stores. Once I began training, I knew that I had to get my hand on this supplement. I just had to. But I never knew what it was, up until a few years ago, that is.
See, in 2013 I did a photoshoot, and in preparation for it, I had used some lovely ol’ Clen. For those of you unfamiliar with clenbuterol, it kicks the hoo-hah out of you, if you don’t begin the dosage low enough. I digress. Clen is a stimulant and one of the most–if not the most–potent fat burners available. However, it does classify as being a steroid, so I’m not here to promote it. I simply brought it up to use for comparison reasons.
After the photo shoot, the photographer asked if I used any fat burners in preparation. My reply being, “no.” Which kind of was the truth, but not really. And so, he asked if I’ve ever used Animal Cuts before. Again, my reply being “no.” Which was 100% true. Long story short, he gave me a container jack-full with Animal Cuts.
To my surprise, it was nothing like I had ever imagined. I simply thought you take two pills a day and you’re done. No. Each day’s supply of Animal Cuts comes in little pre-packaged packets that contain pills of all shapes, sizes, and colors.
Now, back to the clen. I had decided to use Animal Cuts and give clen (and my body) a rest. I used Animal Cuts for about two weeks to see what the hype was all about. Much to my surprise, the results it gave was near-equal to that of the clen. On the other hand, when you used clen for six weeks straight, it begins to lose its effectiveness.
Nonetheless, Animal Cuts pulled its weight.
One has to bear in mind that this experience happened some four years ago, so Universal might have made some changes to the ingredients list, making it either more potent or less effective.
Enough faffing around, let’s take a closer look at one of Universal’s most popular products.
What’s In The Ingredient List
Let’s go over a few of the main ingredients:
We all know this one. A form of dry caffeine, used in many a fat burner, energy drink, and so on. The thing about this form of caffeine is that it is concentrated. Unlike drinking a few cups of coffee, two tablets of caffeine anhydrous can provide you with up to 400mg of caffeine.
However, the ingredients list doesn’t say how much caffeine there is per serving. If I had to guess, I’d say it’s between 150mg and 300mg. This is still safe. Studies have shown that you could consume up to 800mg of caffeine in one sitting without experiencing any side effects, although, we don’t encourage it.
Just like caffeine, the Kola nut is also a stimulant ingredient which influences the metabolism the correct way. It offers all the positives of caffeine, just without the side-effects, much like Yerba Mate.
This ingredient works in a similar fashion to that of caffeine, just minus the side effects. Just like caffeine Yerba Mate has a positive influence on the metabolism, helping it break down more fat for energy.
Raspberry ketones have become quite a popular ingredient in fat burning products. With its main properties being that of fat burning and appetite suppression. Raspberry ketones work by increasing the adiponectin levels in your body, allowing you to break down more fat to be readily used as energy.
It is also believed that raspberry ketones help regulate glucose levels.
A plant extract, known for its thermogenic abilities and the influence it has on the metabolism. Just like green tea, evodiamine raises the core temperature, aiding the metabolic rate.
Green Tea Extract
Green Tea, most popular for its thermogenic properties. Green tea has been used in many fat burning products, even as a standalone product, due to thermogenesis. It raises the core temperature, increasing the metabolic rate of the user. Not forgetting its antioxidant properties which can help the body burn fat more effectively.
L-Tyrosine: L-Tyrosine is an amino acid that has various effects on the human body, including that of weight loss, positive mood influence, and a positive effect on your hunger related to stress and depression.
This ingredient is believed to have an effect on the thyroid, improving its functionality and by that aiding the metabolism.
So, as you can see from the above, Animal Cuts relies highly on stimulant and thermogenic ingredients. This is all good and well if you’re a completely healthy individual with no history of heart-health problems. If you do, however, have a history of issues surrounding your heart, then I would advise you to seek professional medical guidance beforehand.
How It Works
Animal Cuts has a strong presence of stimulant-based ingredients along with a few thermogenic ingredients as well. When all these ingredients are combined, they offer a fat burning party.
With the large amount of thermogenic ingredients, your body core temperature raises significantly, causing your body to speed up the rate at which it converts fat into usable energy. With ingredients such as the raspberry ketone, which frees up more fatty acids by increasing the adiponectin secretion in the body, allows the thermogenic effects of this product to really thrive, making full use of the raspberry ketone’s effects.
I’m personally not a fan of appetite suppressing products, however, when you’re dieting down for a show or a photo shoot, it really does come in handy. The more you keep feeding your body the same old chicken and rice, the more intense your cravings become. When you’re in that state of wanting to eat everything and anything other than chicken and rice, an appetite suppressor is something you’ll be thankful for.
We’ve read how the thermogenic ingredients raises the core temperature, but that alone won’t be enough to see any significant fat loss gains. Stimulants may aid with that. While the thermogenic ingredients raises your temperature, the stimulant ingredients provides a boost to your metabolic rate, allowing these two components of Animal Cuts to work synergistically in burning fat for energy.
As with all supplements, there are side effects that come with the benefits. Here are some of the side effects:
- Caffeine: Insomnia, jitteriness, restlessness, loss of appetite entirely
- Raspberry Ketones: Heart palpitations, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure
- Yerba Mate: Insomnia, anxiety, chances of increased heart rate and blood pressure
- Kola Nut: Anxiety, shaking, sweating, nausea, headaches
- Cayenne Pepper: Sweating, shaking, headaches, stomach cramps, and possibly vomiting
Where to Buy
Animal Cuts is readily available for purchase on various online stores, however, we’ve fished out the lowest price, and here it is:
If you’re looking for a fat burning supplement that offers you the promises of a fat burner, then Animal Cuts is the way to go. However, if you’re sensitive to side effects of stimulants, then this one is a no-go.
Designed primarily with bodybuilders and athletes in mind, Animal Cuts isn’t for the ‘new years resolutioner’. If you’re someone who takes their training seriously and have never tried Animal Cuts, then there is no reason for you not to include this in your supplement stack.