don't grow in the gym. You don't get big when you're lifting. That's
when you destroy. No, you grow when you rest, when you recover. And no
time is better for that than shuteye. And no supp is better for that
than Animal PM.
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-Anthony S., Middlesex, NJ
nutrition and supplementation are all the subject matter of lengthy
tomes, journals, technical discussions and scientific studies, each
with their own gurus and practitioners spouting on about the latest,
greatest theory or technique. No doubt these are absolutely crucial
cornerstones of the bodybuilding lifestyle, but none of them are
exclusively the final word.
Rest and recovery. That old
R&R is perhaps the most overlooked and least considered element of
the mass building equation. But without it, you're cooked. Serious
training leaves you wasted and as we've all come to understand over the
years, you're only as good as you can recover. Supplements and
macronutrients play a critical role in accelerating healing. But with
the crushing stresses of heavy iron and the toxic environment that
surrounds us in this crazy world, eating right and doing your due
diligence with your Pak and protein powder only go so far.
If you can't sleep properly and maximize the recuperation opportunities
that come with your down time, you'll never build the physique you
desire. Period. You can train like a maniac, but the growth you seek
happens outside the gym. Sleep time, put quite simply, equals growth
time. With the busiest of schedules strained by work, family, training
and commuting--the first thing to get cast to the side is adequate
sleep. This is an unacceptable fact if your training goals are a top
Problem is, few of us reside in a perfect world, living a utopian
existence simply predicated on optimizing our growth as bodybuilders.
Our resources, be they monetary or time-related, are finite. As such
we've got to get all we can while the getting is good and above all
else be efficient. Efficient in our training, efficient financially and
efficient with our time. For the busiest among us, we must manage our
time to in all things get the best bang for our hard-earned buck. This
is the case when it comes to muscle recovery. If all we can manage to
allot for is six hours of sleep, bet your ass it needs to be the best
six hours humanly possible. If quantity can't always be within grasp,
our quest for quality must take on even greater significance.
It was in the pursuit for optimizing rest to promote maximum recovery
that the hard training fellas in Animal R&D decided to push the
envelope, searching for any void in what is the most hardcore and
comprehensive line in the game. What did they come up with? Only the
most complete, ideal nighttime recovery supplement, something to lend
that elusive edge to the most serious brothers in the game-those that
regularly toe that fine line between training intensity and insanity.
For them, no element of the recovery equation can be left to chance.
For them, there is Animal PM.
Loaded with relaxation and sleep enhancers, immune support, essential
aminos and patented recovery agents, a single pack of Animal PM taken
prior to bedtime delivers a potent dose of nutrients designed to lock
you in to the muscle building zone during slumber. Promoting
tranquility, deeper sleep, enhanced protein synthesis and robust immune
function, the Animal PM formula is designed to make more efficient
recovery use of your nightly periods of shuteye. To reduce soreness,
facilitate healing and generate fresh growth during typical “down time”
hours of rest and repose-this is the express intent of Animal PM.
Upon popping your pre-bed pack, the first portion of the Animal PM
formula to kick in is its Sleep & Relaxation Complex. Hectic
personal lives, work stress, relationships, worries and other shit can
weigh heavily on your brain right when you want to get your Z's in. You
definitely don't want to spend your valuable sleep time wrestling with
life's great questions. Couple this with the extreme physical demands
of your hard training routine, and it means you really need to find the
time to rest and recuperate so that you can tap into your body's full
potential. If your mind is keeping you up at night, the key is to find
a way to reduce the outside forces and stresses that are making you
Animal PM contains powerful herbs like valerian root and chamomile
which have been used for centuries because of their ability to
naturally promote relaxation, reduce anxiety and help to combat
insomnia. Coupled with L-Theanine, an amino acid that is found
naturally in green tea and is known for its ability to reduce stress
and anxiety while also improving sleep quality and enhanced mental
acuity, and humulus lupulus, also known as hops, which has been used
traditionally for nervous disorders as well as helping to reduce
anxiety and enhance overall sleep quality.
Mucuna pruriens is then added for its ability to promote deep sleep by
elevating the production of l-dopa, an amino acid that converts into
dopamine. Dopamine is an essential component of our body and it's
required for proper functioning of the brain. The blood carries
dopamine into the brain, where it naturally increases HGH production
from the pituitary gland, important for recovery and well being. What
Animal PM works to do is facilitate a calming state of being prior to
bed so that you can more easily fall asleep and stay in deep sleep.
Next up in Animal PM is the GH Boosting Complex. This complex consists
of specialized natural growth hormone (GH) boosters. What is growth
hormone? Growth hormone is a protein-based polypeptide hormone made up
191 amino acids that is synthesized and secreted by cells in the
anterior pituitary called somatotropes. GH plays a vital role in
several complex physiological processes, including growth and
metabolism. How does GH benefit athletes? GH is a highly coveted
anabolic hormone that stimulates growth in most body tissues, including
skeletal muscle tissue, primarily due to increasing total cell numbers.
Protein synthesis and the transport of amino acids are increased when
GH is naturally increased. These effects are mediated by insulin-like
growth factor (IGF-1), another highly anabolic hormone produced in the
liver and other tissues in response to GH increase. Growth hormone also
helps to increase the use of fat as a primary fuel source, which in
turn, helps build a more lean physique. GH has also been shown in a
number of studies to increase mood, memory, immune health, increase
cardiac function, better sleep and increase oxygen uptake. Being able
to naturally tap into the effects of GH can be a major key to
maximizing recovery and muscle repair during the nighttime recovery
In terms of GH support, Animal PM contains a key support blend of the
following amino acids-Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), arginine
alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG), ornithine HCl, l-tryptophan-and the
phospholipid, alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine (alpha-GPC). GABA is main
inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. It aids in helping the brain
to relax as well as balance excitation with inhibition. In addition to
GABA's relaxation effects, studies have shown that it also stimulates
the natural production of GH.
Arginine and ornithine are two other well studied and highly touted
aminos that can increase the release of GH. Arginine, in particular,
also has potent modulating effects on the immune system, improving
immunologic responses, accelerating recovery and reducing the chance
for infection. So not only are these ingredients helping to boost
natural GH levels, which has its own set of benefits, the secondary
anti-catabolic benefits are very helpful to bodybuilders and strength
athletes as well.
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that has a role in increasing
natural GH production and decreasing cortisol (stress) levels. It is a
precursor for serotonin, an intermediary to the synthesis of melatonin,
which plays a key role in the regulation of mood and sleep patterns.
The complex is then rounded out by the patented alpha-GPC, a naturally
occurring phospholipid precursor and metabolite derived from lecithin.
Alpha-GPC has been shown to potentiate the effects of growth hormone
releasing hormone and increase growth hormone secretion. Other benefits
of alpha-GPC include improved metal focus and liver health, no doubt
functions of value to the bodybuilder set.
Last but not least is the Immune and Recovery Complex, also bolstered
by robust doses of potent and versatile aminos. What does immune health
have to do with recovery? For starters, if you're sick or your health
is compromised in any way, you can't expect to recover and grow, let
alone train at the intensity needed for gains in strength and
performance. Suppressed immune function can basically bring your gains
to a complete halt, preventing an iron athlete from ever performing
optimally or achieving peak condition.
On the recovery side, if your body isn't recovering from the constant
stresses being placed on it-weight lifting, dieting, work, etc, you
just can't expect your body to progress further. Animal PM takes this
into account with its unique Animal Nitro EAA Blend, a combo of the
100%pure uncoupled essential amino acid (EAA) blend found in the
popular and effective post-workout amino acid recovery supplement,
Animal Nitro. This blend supplies the body with only the purest amino
acids needed for recovery-the EAAs. To enhance and maximize recovery,
supplementations with the right form of amino acids are a must for hard
training athletes. The targeted use of EAAs can heighten the anabolic
process and hasten muscular repair.
Another highly esteemed critical amino acid, l-glutamine, is added to
the mix. L-glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the plasma,
constituting over 60% of the total intramuscular amino acids. Glutamine
is a precursor to glutathione and has antioxidant effects by increasing
intracellular glutathione content. Glutamine is used at a high rate by
a number of cells of the immune system-neutrophils, lymphocytes and
macrophages-and is essential for the viability and normal functioning
of these important cells. Glutamine may also be an important modulator
of growth hormone, increases protein synthesis and is highly
anti-catabolic amongst other things.
The final two parts of this complex are two, unique patented
compounds-Immunolin® and HumanofortTM. The premium shit that pushes
what is already a powerful rest and recovery formula in the
stratosphere-but that is what you've come to expect from Animal.
Immunolin® is a purified immunoglobulin isolate that contains
beneficial growth factors, immune-regulating cytokines as well as other
immuno-proteins. These proteins, or antibodies, are naturally produced
by the immune system and are key for preventing illness and infection.
Think of it this way… Immunolin® provides the immune system with more
of its own natural resources to defend itself.
Last but not least in this complex is a very unique ingredient called
Humanofort™. Humanofort™ is a proprietary embryonic peptide matrix
yielding naturally occurring IGF-1, IGF-2, FGF (Fibroblast Growth
Factors), NGF (Nerve Growth Factors), EGF (Epidermal Growth Factors)
and CTGF (Connective Tissue Growth Factor). Humanofort is a native
oligopeptide extract containing naturally occurring growth factors
.These oligopeptides (essential amino and short amino acid chains)
assist the body in normalizing numerous cellular processes by
activating important cellular receptors. When this occurs, healing is
accelerated and a variety of cellular processes are stabilized.
Humanofort™ may help the body increase natural testosterone levels,
heighten libido, boost endocrine function, raise adrenal hormone
levels, combat cortisol, decrease recovery time and promote deep sleep.
This single ingredient so clearly touches on several of the core
intents behind the Animal PM formulation.
All in all, Animal PM is the most complete sleep product on the market,
and the only one tailored specifically to the unique needs of
balls-to-the-wall training bodybuilders. It's not a relaxation product.
It's not an anti-catabolic supplement. It's not a GH booster. It's not
an immune support supplement. It's not a recovery product. It's all of
these products, efficaciously dosed and wrapped up into one convenient,
pre-dosed pack. It's complete sleep support for the hard training
athlete. Add Animal PM to your nighttime repertoire and reap the
results. Rest, recover and grow, with Animal PM.
• Athletes who have trouble falling asleep
• More efficient recovery
• Better quality sleep
• Decreased muscle soreness
a single pack 30-45 minutes before bed. For best results, take on an
empty stomach. If you use an evening protein shake allow 30 minutes for
digestion before taking Animal PM. Animal PM can be stacked with any
other product in the Animal line, including foundational staples like
Pak, Flex and Omega and cycled products such as Stak or Test. For more
stacking information, go to www.animalpak.com.
PM is a staple supplement that can be taken year round to promote
optimum recovery. To take full advantage, try using it as part of “The
Ultimate Recovery Stack.” Pair it up with other staples, Animal Pak and
Animal Nitro to maximize your body's ability to recover. Take Pak with
breakfast, Nitro immediately post workout and PM right before bed.
Remember to take in the necessary whole food calories and protein to
support such a hardcore stack, and be sure to put an emphasis on sleep.
Train hard and sleep hard and you'll be on your way to making serious
gains in strength, performance and size in no time.
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