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Animal M-Stak by Animal Review
Animal M-Stak is a post-workout supplement manufactured by Animal. It ranks 377 out of 412 post-workout supplements and earned an overall thumbs-down recommendation based on seven factors including nutrition label transparency, ingredients, dosing, claims, research rating, and ranking.
Animal M-Stak earned a thumbs-down recommendation. This recommendation is based on the criteria listed below. To earn an overall thumbs-up recommendation, a product must earn a thumbs-up in at least four of the seven areas below. Click on a graded area for an in-depth analysis.
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The detailed report provides an in-depth analysis of the product's rating. In addition to showing ratings for each area, this report also provides the required criteria for a thumbs-up in each section.
Animal M-Stak earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 1.83. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Animal M-Stak is made up of a mix of both high and low-quality ingredients and may lead to some positive results.
This category illustrates how well a product works based on what the research says about its ingredients. Researchers conduct studies on supplement ingredients to gauge effectiveness. The database grades products on how effective their ingredients are. The effectiveness rating of supplement products is evaluated on a 3 point scale: 3.0 is the most effective, 1.0 is the least effective.
Animal M-Stak earned a thumbs-down in this category because it contains 0% extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients. A product must contain at least 75% extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
This category rates a product's ingredient makeup. A product should contain mostly extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients with little or no ineffective ones. The database categorizes ingredients as extremely, moderately, or ineffective based on conclusions from research articles.
Animal M-Stak contains:
- total ingredients: 20
The following table lists all ingredients found in this product as well as their effectiveness ratings and amounts (if listed).
|Ginger Amount not listed.||3 out of 3|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid Amount not listed.||3 out of 3|
|Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera) Amount not listed.||2.5 out of 3|
|Banaba Extract Amount not listed.||2 out of 3|
|Caffeine Amount not listed.||2 out of 3|
|Guarana Amount not listed.||2 out of 3|
|Branched Chain Amino Acids Amount not listed.||1.9 out of 3|
|Taurine Amount not listed.||1.9 out of 3|
|Fenugreek Amount not listed.||1.6 out of 3|
|Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piperine) Amount not listed.||1.4 out of 3|
|Ginseng Amount not listed.||1.2 out of 3|
|Cinnamon Amount not listed.||1.1 out of 3|
|Ecdysterone Amount not listed.||1 out of 3|
|L-Carnitine Amount not listed.||1 out of 3|
|5-Methyl 7-Methoxyisoflavone*||not rated|
|Ajuga Turkestanica Extract*||not rated|
|Kudzu Root Extract*||not rated|
|Grapefruit Extract*||not rated|
|Kola Nut*||not rated|
|Product Effectiveness Rating||1.83|
Note: These ingredients are accurate as of March 31, 2021.
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Animal M-Stak earned a thumbs-down in this category because it does not disclose any ingredient amounts on its label making it impossible to gauge dosing effectiveness. Seventy-five (75)% of product's ingredients must be dosed within the effective range to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
This category compares a product's ingredient dosing to effective doses found in research articles and doses used in other products. When researchers study the efficacy of supplement ingredients, they use specific doses. Manufacturers should create products with ingredient doses that fall within established effective ranges.
Animal M-Stak does not list ingredient amounts on its label. This makes it impossible to analyze ingredient dosing.
Animal M-Stak earned a thumbs-down in this category because 74% of its claims are rated as either extremely or moderately effective. Seventy-five (75)% of a product's claims must be rated as extremely or moderately effective to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
The product’s effectiveness rating is an overall picture of how well a product does or doesn't work. Individual studies research an ingredient's effects on certain claims. For example: does creatine monohydrate increase strength, or does beta alanine improve running performance?
The Supplement Database compiles the conclusions of these studies, and based on a product's ingredient makeup, calculates how well a product does on various claims. The claims below are organized by effectiveness (extremely, moderately, ineffective).
Animal M-Stak is extremely effective at:
Animal M-Stak is moderately effective at:
- improve recovery
- decrease protein breakdown
- improve sprint performance
- improve glucose control
- reduce muscle damage
- decrease body fat
- increase muscle mass
- improve cognitive ability
- improve mood
- lower total cholesterol levels
- improve memory
- decrease cortisol levels
- improve immune function
- reduce muscle soreness
- decrease fatigue
- increase strength
- improve cardiovascular endurance
- improve sports performance
- lower blood pressure
- improve running performance
- increase testosterone
- improve cycling sprint performance
- lower triglyceride levels
- increase fat burning
Animal M-Stak is ineffective at:
Animal M-Stak earned a thumbs-down in this category because its research rating is 23. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
A research rating of 23 means there is an insufficient amount of research on the product's ingredients to ensure its effectiveness rating is valid.
The research rating is a measure of how much research has been conducted on a product's ingredient makeup. Manufacturers often rely on ingredients without adequate research backing. They may do this to compete with other products that are already using poorly researched ingredients. They may also only use a very small amount of cherry-picked research as a poor justification to use certain ingredients.
The amount of research contained in the database on a product's ingredients determines its research rating. Products with higher ratings are made up of thoroughly researched ingredients.
Animal M-Stak earned a thumbs-down in this category because it discloses 0% of its ingredient amounts. A product must disclose all ingredient amounts to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
Nutrition label transparency refers to how many ingredients are listed with amounts on the product label. Many supplement manufacturers hide ingredient amounts under the guise of great-sounding proprietary blends such as "Maximum Muscular Size Enhancer" or "Anabolic Cell Strength Matrix."
When manufacturers use proprietary blends, they can hide ingredient amounts making it difficult for consumers to know whether a product is effective.
Animal M-Stak contains:
- total ingredients: 20
- ingredients with amounts listed: 0
- ingredients without amounts listed: 20
- percent of ingredient amounts disclosed: 0%
The label below was generated from the information contained in the database about the product's ingredients and amounts. Actual product labels may differ in appearance.
Animal M-Stak earned a thumbs-down in this category because it ranks 377 out of 412 in the category (bottom third). A product must be ranked in the top two-thirds of its category to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
Animal M-Stak ranks 377 out of 412 in the Post-Workout Supplements category and 3,283 out of 3,640 in the entire database. The table below lists comparisons with similarly ranked . Click on a link for an in-depth comparison between the two.
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|Effectiveness Rating||rating is greater or equal to the required 1.5|
|Ingredients||less than 75% of ingredients are rated as effective|
|Ingredient Dosing||dosing cannot be rated because all ingredient amounts are hidden|
|Claims||less than 75% of claims are rated as effective|
|Research Rating||research rating is lower than the required 60|
|Nutrition Label Transparency||does not disclose all ingredient amounts on label|
|Ranking Within Category||ranks in the bottom third of category|
|Overall Recommendation||received a thumbs down in the majority of areas|