IFBB Pro Shawn discusses the benefits of Immune Pak and Pak - when and why he uses these products, what they do, and how he structures his protocol. 

The Benefits of Immune Pak vs Pak

How serious are you about optimizing your health and nutrition? Do you count every last macro? Track your steps every day? Get blood work done to make sure everything is in range? These are all habits of an athlete truly dedicated to their performance and livelihood. I would be willing to bet those same athletes supplement with quality nutritional supplements as well—supplements like Animal Pak and Animal Immune Pak.

Almost everyone in the fitness industry is familiar with Animal Pak. It’s been around for 38 years and still going strong. If that isn’t a testament to a quality supplement I don’t know what is. Animal Pak contains over 60 ingredients that contribute to achieving and maintaining optimal performance in strength athletes: vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, immune system support, and liver support. Taking Animal Pak daily will help ensure that we do not have nutritional gaps and that we do not compromise our performance.

Vitamins and minerals are important because they help your body grow and develop, enable organs to function properly, and help synthesize enzymes and hormones in your body. You train intensely, follow a strict diet, and get plenty of rest. Wouldn’t it be a shame to know you weren’t optimizing your growth and performance simply because you were lacking certain key vitamins and minerals? Animal Pak also includes amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Muscle growth requires a certain amount of specific amino acids. Lots of different foods have protein, but the amino acids that make up that protein can vary greatly from one source to another. Supplementing your protein intake with extra amino acids found in Animal Pak can help your body take in the ones that might be lacking from your diet.

Eating for muscle gain and athletic performance requires a lot of food that needs to be broken down effectively in order to be absorbed and utilized by the body. Animal Pak contains digestive enzymes in order to help break down all of the proteins, carbohydrates, and fats you consume. Digestion is one of the most crucial yet overlooked areas when optimizing performance. Animal Pak also contains ingredients that support immune system health and liver function. If your health is compromised, your recovery and muscle growth will be as well.

Whereas Animal Pak is an all-in-one supplement designed to support your body’s myriad nutritional needs, Animal Immune Pak is specifically designed to fortify your immune system. Animal Pak is a jack of all trades; Animal Immune Pak serves one specific function. Let’s face it, if you are sick, that’s going to set you back a little in terms of progression. No one wants that.

Animal Immune Pak contains mega doses of two of the most important vitamins for immune health: vitamin C and vitamin D. Vitamin C can boost the production of white blood cells which are responsible for fighting infections and disease. Vitamin D increases the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines (proteins that interact with other cells) and decreases the production of inflammatory cytokines. Vitamin D deficiency has also been correlated to a higher incidence of auto-immune related diseases. As vitamin D is the most common vitamin deficiency in the world, supplementing it might be beneficial to a lot of people.

Along with vitamins and minerals integral to immune health, Animal Immune Pak also contains an herbal and antioxidant complex. Herbs such as astragalus, ashwagandha, garlic, and ginger have been used since ancient times to combat colds and illness—for good reason. These ingredients have antibacterial, antiviral, and anti inflammatory properties. Many of these have an added bonus of being protective to the cardiovascular system as well.

Glutathione is one of the most potent antioxidants in your body. Antioxidants are important because they help prevent damage on the cellular level by free radicals (molecules that can damage cells causing illness and aging). N-acetyl cysteine, an ingredient in Animal Immune Pak, can increase the amount of glutathione in the body, reducing the amount of damage caused by these molecules.

Quercetin, another interesting compound in Animal Immune Pak, is a powerful antioxidant often found in fruits and vegetables. This compound is so interesting because it acts as a zinc ionophore. When zinc, also contained in Animal Immune Pak, enters a cell infected with a RNA virus—such as the flu, common cold, or Covid-19—it can block the replication of that virus and vastly affect the severity and duration of illness. Zinc ionophores like quercetin enhance the uptake of zinc into the cells, making the combination quite effective in combating most viruses.

Animal Pak and Animal Immune Pak can be taken together to create the ultimate training, health, and immune support stack. Animal Pak serves to build a solid foundation (nutrition) for your house (your body), and Animal Immune Pak is the gate that protects that house from intruders (illness). Both Animal Pak and Animal Immune Pak are available in powder and pill form.

Animal Pak

Almost everyone in the fitness industry is familiar with Animal Pak. It’s been around for 38 years and still going strong. If that isn’t a testament to a quality supplement I don’t know what is. Animal Pak contains over 60 ingredients that contribute to achieving and maintaining optimal performance in strength athletes: vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, immune system support, and liver support. Taking Animal Pak daily will help ensure that we do not have nutritional gaps and that we do not compromise our performance.

Vitamins and minerals are important because they help your body grow and develop, enable organs to function properly, and help synthesize enzymes and hormones in your body. You train intensely, follow a strict diet, and get plenty of rest. Wouldn’t it be a shame to know you weren’t optimizing your growth and performance simply because you were lacking certain key vitamins and minerals? Animal Pak also includes amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Muscle growth requires a certain amount of specific amino acids. Lots of different foods have protein, but the amino acids that make up that protein can vary greatly from one source to another. Supplementing your protein intake with extra amino acids found in Animal Pak can help your body take in the ones that might be lacking from your diet.

Eating for muscle gain and athletic performance requires a lot of food that needs to be broken down effectively in order to be absorbed and utilized by the body. Animal Pak contains digestive enzymes in order to help break down all of the proteins, carbohydrates, and fats you consume. Digestion is one of the most crucial yet overlooked areas when optimizing performance. Animal Pak also contains ingredients that support immune system health and liver function. If your health is compromised, your recovery and muscle growth will be as well.

Animal Immune Pak

Whereas Animal Pak is an all-in-one supplement designed to support your body’s myriad nutritional needs, Animal Immune Pak is specifically designed to fortify your immune system. Animal Pak is a jack of all trades; Animal Immune Pak serves one specific function. Let’s face it, if you are sick, that’s going to set you back a little in terms of progression. No one wants that.

Animal Immune Pak contains mega doses of two of the most important vitamins for immune health: vitamin C and vitamin D. Vitamin C can boost the production of white blood cells which are responsible for fighting infections and disease. Vitamin D increases the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines (proteins that interact with other cells) and decreases the production of inflammatory cytokines. Vitamin D deficiency has also been correlated to a higher incidence of auto-immune related diseases. As vitamin D is the most common vitamin deficiency in the world, supplementing it might be beneficial to a lot of people.

Along with vitamins and minerals integral to immune health, Animal Immune Pak also contains an herbal and antioxidant complex. Herbs such as astragalus, ashwagandha, garlic, and ginger have been used since ancient times to combat colds and illness—for good reason. These ingredients have antibacterial, antiviral, and anti inflammatory properties. Many of these have an added bonus of being protective to the cardiovascular system as well.

Glutathione is one of the most potent antioxidants in your body. Antioxidants are important because they help prevent damage on the cellular level by free radicals (molecules that can damage cells causing illness and aging). N-acetyl cysteine, an ingredient in Animal Immune Pak, can increase the amount of glutathione in the body, reducing the amount of damage caused by these molecules.

Quercetin, another interesting compound in Animal Immune Pak, is a powerful antioxidant often found in fruits and vegetables. This compound is so interesting because it acts as a zinc ionophore. When zinc, also contained in Animal Immune Pak, enters a cell infected with a RNA virus—such as the flu, common cold, or Covid-19—it can block the replication of that virus and vastly affect the severity and duration of illness. Zinc ionophores like quercetin enhance the uptake of zinc into the cells, making the combination quite effective in combating most viruses.

Animal Pak and Animal Immune Pak can be taken together to create the ultimate training, health, and immune support stack. Animal Pak serves to build a solid foundation (nutrition) for your house (your body), and Animal Immune Pak is the gate that protects that house from intruders (illness). Both Animal Pak and Animal Immune Pak are available in powder and pill form.

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