Animal Rage FAQs
|[frequently asked questions]
|FAQ #1: Does Animal Rage contain 1,3 dimethylamylamine?
This seems to be the biggest question we have gotten about Animal Rage.
When we starting working on the Animal Rage project over a year ago,
among the most hotly debated questions was whether we should include
1,3 dimethylamylamine (aka, geranamine, DMAA, methylhexanamine) or not. At
that time, though the compound was still relatively new, it had
generated a lot of buzz among certain bodybuilding circles. At Animal,
we've never been one to include trendy ingredients just for the sake of
including them to make a quick buck (we don't rush products to market),
but we wanted to make sure we did our due diligence and do right by our
consumers by at least entertaining the idea. So in the early months,
the project followed two distinct tracks – a version with and a version
without gernanamine. After a good while and several early internal
tests later, what became clear was that the non-geranamine version was
eliciting similar results as the geranamine version. But what really
surprised us is that we could produce those results with a core group
of ingredients that had no crazy hype. Just as importantly (if not
more), many using the geranamine version reported far greater side
effects. So by the middle of the project, we switched to a single
approach. By the time we were ready for the official Alpha Testing
Program for Animal Rage (codename, "Agent O"), we had further tweaked
and refined the non-geranamine version. What we were looking for was
initial and sustained power and focus, coupled with reduced side
effects. We thought we were successful. Today, we are 100% confident in
our decision to go this route. We have in Animal Rage a powerful
product that does not need the inclusion of 1,3 dimethylamylamine when it
comes to pure power and performance. This stuff hits you hard and fast
and the best part is it lasts. Since we started working on Animal Rage
over 12 months ago, there has been tremendous scrutiny on 1,3
dimethylamylamine. It is now on the banned substance list for the World
Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and natural bodybuilding organizations. More
to the point, according to many recent anecdotal reports, consumers who
have used the compound have reported some potential side effects
including severe mood swings, major "crashes", "stim dick" (e.g.,
erectile dysfunction), jitters and the like – side effects similar to
those many of our internal testers experienced. Will we potentially
lose some customers by the lack of this ingredient? More than likely.
But we believe that when you sell a product, that product has to fit
with your vision of how you want to do business. It can't be about
making a quick buck at the expense of a consumer.
|FAQ #2: What is Animal Rage?
We believe Animal Rage to be the ultimate sustained energy, focus, and
performance product of its kind in the industry. No other supplement
provides as concentrated a dose of active energy components, in pack or
powder, for hard-training bodybuilders–and all without the side effects
associated with most other pre-workout products.
|FAQ #3: Why Doesn't Animal Rage have creatine In It?
Creatine may be the single most thoroughly researched ingredient in the
supplement industry. Countless numbers of lifters have successfully
used creatine. So in creatine, we have a proven ingredient that has
been tested both in the lab and in the gym. But if creatine is so
great, why didn't we include it in the latest Animal product? Good
question. To answer that, we turned this question upside down – why
SHOULD we include creatine? It's easy and cheap and effective, right?
Well for starters, creatine is found in many of our products, most
notably Animal Pump (which contains a full daily dose of creatine). We
chose not to include it in Animal Rage for several reasons. First, so
many other supplements contain creatine, supplements that many
consumers typically stack together–so much so that there's a risk of
taking too much unnecessary creatine. Second, creatine is naturally
found in many "bodybuilding" foods like beef and fish. Many don't
realize that you get a lot of creatine just from the foods you eat.
Third, creatine is synthesized in your body every day. So between
supplements, your diet and body's natural metabolism, do you really
need more creatine? While creatine is pretty inexpensive, if we were to
add it to Animal Rage, the price of the product would still go up.
Perhaps more important, so would the size of the serving. In Animal
Rage, we wanted maximum performance bang with minimal serving bulk – as
compact, clean, efficient and concentrated source of power, energy,
performance and focus as possible. At around 7 grams per serving,
Animal Rage is lean and mean. Throwing in 3-5 grams of creatine or more
would bloat the dose and blunt the power of the Animal Rage formula.
Animal Rage is not a one-size-fits-all kind of supplement, one that
promises to do everything under the sun. That's just not our style. We
just wanted a product that had focus, as well as provide tremendous
power and focus for any lifter who uses it.
|FAQ #4: Does Animal Rage produce any side effects?
Every supplement has the potential to produce side effects – stim-based
products, even more so. That said, Animal Rage was conceived, designed
and tested to reduce the side effects typically associated with many of
today’s pre-workout energy and performance supplements, including:
severe “crashes”, mood changes, “stim dick” (erectile dysfunction),
jitters, etc. So with Animal Rage, you get all the benefits of a
powerful pre-workout product without the weaknesses.
|FAQ #6: What was your guiding philosophy in developing Animal Rage?
At Animal, our goal is always produce supplements that will flat out
work, first and foremost. But we also formulate based on a philosophy
that our products should stand the test of time. When you have a
product like Animal Pak that has been around since 1983, as you can
imagine, our goals are pretty lofty. We're not looking for products
that will be sold today and gone tomorrow. We're not looking to launch
a product with certain ingredients that will potentially make the
product more sellable in the short term, knowing that might we need to
remove them in the long term. To us, that's like a "bait and switch"
move designed to hook unsuspecting customers. We believe this would be
disruptive and would undermine consumer confidence in our products, our
actions, and our company. There is no such thing as a quick buck, not
if you want to build your business right, the old fashioned way like we
do. You can't afford to have that kind of thinking if you've been
around for over three decades. We also want safe and effective
products. When we sell an Animal product, we need to stand behind it
100% in order to give you the unparalleled Animal "Ironclad Guarantee".
This protects you, our loyal fans, from any dissatisfaction and further
ensures that we do things right. Long story short, we think all of our
goals will be met when we launch Animal Rage. Will we lose business by
omitting certain trendy, hyped or expected ingredients? Most likely.
Will sales be reduced at launch because of this decision? Probably. But
there are some things in business more important than a simple sale in
the here and now. We don't want a customer who will be "one and done".
We want to build relationships. We're looking towards the future.
That's what we believe and that's why we approached Animal Rage the way
we did. It takes longer to build business this way, but this is how we
choose to do things.
|FAQ #7: Can I combine Animal Rage with a N.O. product like Animal Pump?
Definitely, as long as that N.O. product does not contain any
stimulants. With Animal Pump of course, you can easily drop the stims
by removing the red capsule. We actually have a stack called the
“Raging Pump Stack”: Animal Rage + Animal Pump (minus the red cap).
Animal Rage provides you with the energy, focus and intensity while
Animal Pump provides a daily dose of creatine and other “pump” and NO
|FAQ #10: Animal Rage doesn’t seem to include any fancy new ingredients. Why is that?
At Animal, we don’t try to create hype. We prefer to let our products
speak for themselves in gyms around the world. This is no less true for
individual ingredients we choose to include in all of our formulations.
We want a finished product that flat out works, one we can stand behind
100% with our Ironclad Guarantee. At Animal, what matters is not the
potency any single ingredient, but all of them combined and working
together in harmony. Nowhere is this philosophy more apparent than in
the new Animal Rage. We didn’t make up any ingredients or give them
fancy-sounding, impossible-to-pronounce names. Instead of focusing on
“marketing”, we spent our time on production and testing and building a
better, more effective product. We did a full battery of tests,
internal and external over the course of a year and we came across a
formula that is effective, plain and simple. Many of you are probably
familiar with all of the ingredients, individually. They may not sound
mythical, but when you take Animal Rage, we pretty sure your experience
will be other-worldly.
|FAQ #11: Can I combine Animal Rage with Animal Cuts?
Animal Rage’s potency is also a reason why you should not “stack it”
with other stimulant-based supplements (including but not limited to
thermogenics, fat burners and definitely not other pre-workout
products). But because you can remove the stims from Animal Cuts (red
capsules), experienced supplement users and bodybuilders can stack
these two but with care.
|FAQ #12: Will it make me crash or feel jittery?
Animal Rage is all about quick and sustained energy, not about highs
and lows. We specially formulated Animal Rage to avoid the “crashes” or
jitters associated with many other pre-workout formulas. See also FAQ
|FAQ #13: Can I take Animal Rage with the other Animal products?
You should have no problems taking Animal Rage if you are also taking
Animal Pak, Animal Omega, Animal Nitro, Animal Stak or Animal Test.
With Animal M-Stak, Animal Pump and Animal Cuts, you will need to
remove the stimulants (red capsules) from each of these.
|FAQ #15:?Can I mix the Animal Rage powder with something other than water?
Water would be your best bet as it allows you to most quickly transport
and feel Animal Rage in your body. The key is to minimize other
ingredients and materials from interfering with the absorption of
Animal Rage. Avoid grapefruit juice though with either the powder or
the pills as compounds naturally found in grapefruit can actually
magnify some of the ingredients in Animal Rage.
|FAQ #16: How quickly will I feel Animal Rage?
The powder definitely kicks in faster–minutes after you take the Rage
“shot”. With the caps, the energy here is more time released. Users
generally feel it within 30-45 minutes after consumption. Use each
|FAQ #18: Is it necessary to cycle off of Animal Rage?
Animal Rage is a potent stimulant and energy supplement and as such, we
would suggest after 3 months of continuous use, to cycle off. After 2
cans/bottles of Animal Rage, a 2 week off cycle would be good to clear
the compounds out of your system, allowing you to once again tap into
the benefits of the product post-time off. Repeat after every 2
cans/bottles of Animal Rage.
|FAQ #22: Due to Animal Rage’s potency, can I take more than the recommended serving?
many other pre-workout products, Animal Rage’s (powder) serving size is
one scoop. A single scoop might look innocent enough weighing in at
around 7 grams, but don’t let the size of the dose fool you. It’s
plenty powerful enough so do not double the serving. In fact, it might
be beneficial for those not accustomed to stim-based supplements to
take 1/2 a dose to start. Same applies to the “pack” version – do not
exceed one pack in any single day.