My Animal Flex Review

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Brampton_Boy, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. William Huggins

    William Huggins Green Belt

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    Buy a capsule filler, (50 - 100 capsules at a time) size 0 is a good size,
    Buy empty capsules the same size as the capsule filler (size 0)

    Then purchase the raw ingredients in powder form.

    Decide on your daily dosage of each ingredient, 1 x size 0 capsule will hold about 500mg, so work on that ratio (you can use the capsule filler to compact the ingredients a bit more if needed)

    So say you have a capsule filler that does 50 X size 0 capsules and you want to be taking:

    3000mg, curcumin
    300mg, piperine
    20mg, CBD isolate

    A day, you divide the total 3320mg by 500mg and that will give you 6.64 capsules a day, round that up to 7.

    Now you work out 50 ÷ 7 = 7.14

    So you need:

    7.14 X 3000mg, curcumin = 21.42g
    7.14 X 300mg, piperine = 2.142g
    7.14 X 20mg, CBD isolate = 0.1428g

    Add these ingredients to a medium sized stainless steel mortar and pestle and blend together until they reach an even appearance.

    Then follow the instructions on the capsule filler.
     
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  2. Darth_Inv1ctu5

    Darth_Inv1ctu5 I will shit on everything you love

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    Flex is the shit. I need to get more, my knees are flaring up and my elbows are shot, in reality I should not ever allow myself to run out of it. Animal is notorious for having 77 pills you have to ingest per pack, but they sell quality shit. Fury is the only preworkout my girl will drink, I loved Rage and Nitro
     
  3. William Huggins

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    I would take the Pepsi challenge against animal flex Vs my recipe for joint pain.....
     
  4. Hotora86

    Hotora86 All things must pass

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    Guys, I'm done with Animal Flex. Mostly because I'm not happy with its effects (more on that below) but also because Animal supplements have been flagged by the Supreme Audit Office of Poland as potentially harmful.

    https://www.nik.gov.pl/plik/id,12759,vp,15167.pdf
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Audit_Office_(Poland)

    Animal supplements on the list are:
    10. Animal Pump
    34. Animal cuts
    35. Animal m-Stak
    36. Animal Pack

    Yes, I know that Animal Flex itself is not on the list however the testing is still ongoing and it may end up there after all. If four products are tainted then others may be as well.

    But frankly, the above flagging is basically the proverbial "last straw" as I've not been happy taking this shit for the last couple months. Of course, this *may or may not* be directly connected to taking Animal Flex, however since I started popping them pills daily I have experienced:
    • weight loss -4kg (which was NOT a desired side-effect)
    • mood swings, irritability, periods of apathy / sadness (for no good reason)
    • digestive problems, bowel pains
    • insomnia, nightmares (srsly)
    • unexpected muscle cramps and pains
    There are many review sites mentioning how Animal Flex may be dangerous in the long run:

    http://www.envisionsolutionsnow.com/animal-flex-reviews/
    https://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/11/animal-flex-review/
    Et cetera, et cetera...

    I've stopped taking Animal Flex two weeks ago and have replaced it with a much more basic supplement called CollaFlex which contains only:
    • 420 mg of hydrolysed type II collagen
    • 140 mg of chondroitin sulphate
    • 70 mg of hyaluronic acid
    https://elivera.co.uk/products/collaflex-x-60-capsules-osteoarthritis-treatment-collagen-type-2

    No weird stuff, no extra vitamins, no zinc, selenium or flaxseed, nothing that can cause side effects in high doses. The bowel issues have stopped and I hope for the rest to cease soon...

    Of course many of you will swear by Animal products and I do not doubt that they may have helped you reach your goals. However, my *personal opinion* after a substantial time of usage is rather NEGATIVE.

    TL/DR: IMHO the supplement is expensive, inconvenient (8 pills/day), has *probably* caused undesirable side-effects, has many negative reviews online and has been flagged by government institutions as potentially harmful. I do not recommend it.
     
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  5. William Huggins

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    Make your own.......
     
  6. eternaldarkness

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    chemist much? what do you do for a side job, seriously though....
     
  7. William Huggins

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    I just like to learn............but I generally keep myself to myself in the real world..........I do enjoy a good conversation once in a while......I don't have a permanent job at the moment. I pretty much do whatever needs to be done to pay the bills.........
     
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    nudge, wink. i get ya chief.
     
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    You mentioned in your first post that you had knee problems due to muscle imbalance. Were your quads stronger than your hamstrings? I also suffer from knee issues and I suspect it could be due to a muscle imbalance caused by weak hamstring to quad strength ratio due to months of daily heavy squatting.
     
  10. Hotora86

    Hotora86 All things must pass

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    I can't remember what the PT said exactly, maybe it was that. You should simply visit a good PT and he'll tell you, it's a bad idea to diagnose anything via internet forums.
     
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