Here’s our Animal Cuts review! In this review, we’ll look at whether this fat burner can safely burn fat off your body and curb excess hunger as it claims. A quick glance at the review first!
[ANIMAL CUTS FAT BURNER REVIEW SUMMARY] Animal Cuts has a lot of upsides, but also downsides. The formula contains some of the best ingredients for energy, focus and reducing stress. These include caffeine, Ashwagandha and L-Tyrosine. However, all of the ingredients in Animal Cuts are in proprietary blends, which prevents us from assessing them for safety or effectiveness. Although it’s marketed to help suppress appetite, it’s missing one of the best natural appetite suppressants in Glucomannan (Konjac Root Fiber). What’s more, Animal Cuts is meant to be taken for 3 weeks, then take 1 week off. It also only has 2 servings per day which limits the effects between the doses. On the bright side, Animal Cuts costs about $36 for a 3-week supply, and if you don’t mind the potentially high doses of stimulants, it’s worth looking into!
Animal Cuts Review – What Does it Do?
Animal Cut pills are designed to help with appetite suppression, burn more fat throughout the day, and curb your nighttime food cravings to help you stay on track with your diet.
Sounds great, but does it work? We’ll get into that in a second!
Some users wonder if you can take Animal Cuts with a pre workout, or with creatine monohydrate. While creatine is fine, you’ll want to avoid taking it with a pre workout as there’s already high amounts of caffeine and other stimulants in Animal Cuts, which can raise the risk of side effects.
As you’ll see below, there’s a lot that we like (but also some that we don’t like) about Animal Cuts. Read on for a full and thorough breakdown of its pros and cons!
Inside each Animal Cuts pack you will find the following:
- Stimulant Complex (750mg)
- Metabolic Complex (750mg)
- Thyroid Complex (350mg)
- Water Shedding Complex (800mg)
- Nootropic Complex (500mg)
- Universal Animal Cuts Cortisol Inhibiting Complex (300mg)
- CCK Boosting Complex (300mg)
- Bioavailability Complex (500mg)
Animal Cuts isn’t an FDA-approved fat burner; however, it is produced in facilities that adhere to strict manufacturing standards. That’s what’s good about it… now onto what’s not.
As you’ll notice, the entire Animal Cuts formula is made up of “complexes,” which are actually proprietary blends. These blends, as you’ll see if you look at the label, contain multiple ingredients. However, you aren’t shown the dose of ingredients in the blend – you can only see the blend’s total dose.
This is a problem for many reasons which we’ve discussed in the past at Ookles. Not being able to see the dose of an ingredient means you can’t tell how well it will work, or how safe it is.
So, that doesn’t look too good. But what about the ingredients themselves? Do they have research that shows they can actually do something?
Here’s a closer look:
This is the first of 8 proprietary blends in Animal Cuts. It contains the following ingredients in unknown amounts: Caffeine Anhydrous, Kola Nut, Guarana, Yerba Mate, Raspberry Ketones, Coleus Forskohlii, Evodiamine.
We see a lot of caffeine in this blend. From Caffeine Anhydrous, Guarana, Yerba Mate to Kola Nut. All of these are caffeinated ingredients that can boost your focus and energy levels. But these ingredients can also lead to unwanted side effects if the caffeine dosage is too high (we have no way of knowing).
Raspberry Ketones and Coleus Forskholii are also popular in fat burners, but these ingredients aren’t proven by science to reduce body fat. Evodiamine is a chemical that can reportedly increase heat in the body, but this doesn’t compare to capsaicin or other proven fat burners in terms of weight loss.
As the name suggests, Metabolic Complex is focused on helping you burn more calories throughout the day. Green tea is added to help with that, along with providing healthy polyphenols which are good for overall health. Black Tea and White Tea essentially do the same. Green Coffee Bean, meanwhile, doesn’t work for the metabolism, but it can reduce carb absorption in your gut – making it useful for preventing weight gain, not actually shaving it off.
The ingredients themselves look great. But it’s their doses that we can’t see that prevent us from seeing if they’ll work, safely.
Thyroid Complex is designed to support thyroid function and its hormones. Keeping your thyroid hormones in check is crucial if you want to maintain a healthy body.
L-Tyrosine has some evidence showing it helps with the production of thyroid hormones. It’s also good for your cognition – keeping you calm under stressful situations. However, Olive Leaf Extract and Slavia Officinalis don’t have enough evidence to recommend them as the very best ingredients in a fat burner.
Water Shedding Complex
Water Shedding Complex contains ingredients that help reduce water bloating. From Dandelion Root to Uva Ursi, to Juniper Berry, this blend can dehydrate you. As ironic as that sounds, you need to make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day when taking Animal Cuts to help your kidneys process some of the highly concentrated ingredients in the blend.
Nootropic is a term of improving brain function, using natural ingredients. Animal Cuts’ proprietary blend contains DMAE, Bacopa Monnieri, and Huperzine A – all well known nootropics.
Bacopa can boost your memory but you need to take it for at least 4-6 weeks to notice the effects. DMAE is popular amongst the elderly to help prevent the build-up of ‘age pigmentation’ which caused mental decline. Huperzine A, on the other hand, helps boost the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which helps you learn new information faster, but shouldn’t be taken long-term as it can cause unwanted side effects.
However, we’re disappointed to see there are no focus enhancers or mood-boosters in this proprietary blend. These ingredients are essential if you’re looking to maintain high willpower to fight off food cravings.
Universal Animal Cuts Cortisol Inhibiting Complex
This blend in Universal Nutrition Animal Cuts is designed to reduce cortisol, a stress hormone that can increase fat accumulation in your body.
It’s a good thing that Universal Nutrition has thought of this. Ashwagandha can definitely help reduce stress levels at the daily dose of 250mg or higher. Eleutherococcus Senticosu can boost your immunity. Phosphatidylserine is decent for brain health, but not the best anti-stress compound, and Magnolia Bark is not as effective as other ingredients in this blend.
It’s worth keeping in mind that the entire Universal Animal Cuts Cortisol Inhibiting Complex weighs 300mg. Meaning, some of the ingredients are potentially underdosed.
CCK Boosting Complex
This blend is formulated to help your body better control sugar levels. This can be useful after you eat a meal, which is when sluggishness typically occurs. Blood sugar fluctuations can also make it hard to lose weight.
Apple Pectin is a type of fiber that can help slow down digestion. Meanwhile, Cinnamon can help balance blood sugars directly. Cha-De-Bugre, the last of the 3 ingredients in Animal Cuts’ CCK Boosting Complex, is a fruit of a tree that grows in South America. It’s similar to coffee bean in looks and effects, and has high amounts of caffeine.
This wouldn’t be in issue if there weren’t tons of caffeinated ingredients in Animal Cuts already – but there are. This raises a serious concern for side effects.
Bioavailability Complex ties the whole Animal Cuts formula together, helping other ingredients absorb efficiently in your body. The two ingredients worth mentioning here are Grapefruit and Piper Nigrum Extract (Black Pepper). Both are effective at what they’re claimed to do. However, Grapefruit can also potentiate medicine and make it stay longer in your body – so if you’re on any, make sure to speak with an MD before taking this ingredient. It can potentially raise the risk of side effects, especially when it’s paired with high amounts of caffeine in Animal Cuts!
Animal Cuts has a whole lot of ingredients in it; yet it has still omitted some of the essentials.
The biggest elephant in the room is an appetite suppressant. Although caffeine is good, it’s not enough on its own to help curb hunger when it strikes. Something such as Glucomannan (Konjac Fiber) would go a long way here.
Another ingredient missing is chromium – an essential trace element that helps the body regulate blood sugar levels. And, zinc and vitamin D would be useful to further help with hormone regulation.
How to Use Animal Cuts Fat Burner (Dosage Directions)
Animal Cuts dosage is 2 packs per day for 3 full weeks. You’re instructed to take 1 pack upon waking and the other 4-6 hours later. Don’t take it later than that as the high caffeine levels in Animal Cuts can give you insomnia. You should take Animal Cuts with food to absorb better. There’s also an issue that taking Animal Cuts on empty stomach can cause nausea due to highly concentrated ingredients.
As we’ve repeated, Animal Cuts contains potentially high levels of caffeine, which can cause the following side effects:
- Elevated heart rate & blood pressure
Taking Animal Cuts with alcohol isn’t a good idea. The ingredients in it are already taxing on the liver and the kidneys. So again, avoid mixing it with alcohol before speaking with your doc!
Animal Cuts Reviews – What do Other People Say?
So, what do other Animal Cuts fat burner reviews tell us? Well, apart from a few Reddit Reviews, you’ll see most of the Animal Cuts testimonials on Bodybuilding.com, Amazon and a few other 3rd party websites. You’ll see reviews from the UK, USA and other parts of the world.
Each year comes with new Animal Cuts testimonials. Current 2020 reviews look decent. Customers reported an increase in energy levels and motivation to hit the gym. For some, the energy was not too intense, for others it was.
Ultimately, it’s best to do your own research on the ingredients before determining if it’s the right product for you. This is a much better way of telling if the fat burner is a good choice than looking at reviews that are potentially faked or moderated.
Price and Value for Money?
Animal Cuts will set you back by $36 for 42 packs. Keep in mind that you take 2 packs per day for 21 days, which is exactly 3 weeks, after which you’re meant to take 1 week off, then start with a new bottle.
This is a decent value for money, though it would certainly be better if the product was more transparent with its ingredients.
You can buy Animal Cuts on Amazon, GNC, eBay as well as Bodybuilding.com. Due to its wide availability, Animal Cuts ships to Canada, UK, Australia and other parts of the world too.
Conclusion to Animal Cuts Fat Burner Review
So this concludes our Animal Cuts review. This is a ‘hit or miss’ fat burner. The ingredients themselves look solid, but we can’t see their doses. As a result, taking this fat burner can prove to be an excellent experience, but also a terrible one. For some users, this fat burner worked great, for others the high amounts of caffeine caused ugly side effects.
Considering that it costs a reasonable $36 per container, it’s worth giving it a try if you don’t mind the stimulants. Some of the ingredients in Animal Cuts might work particularly well when you combine them with a Keto Diet.
That said, don’t expect Animal Cuts pills to burn fat without working out. You will need to put in the work, as with any natural fat burner. Great results don’t come easy!
- Contains high amounts of stimulants for energy and focus
- Ashwagandha can help reduce the stress hormone cortisol
- Contains Tyrosine and Phosphatidylserine for cognition
- The entire formula is in proprietary blends
- Missing an appetite suppressant and a few other core ingredients
- Meant to be cycled after 3 weeks of use, not ideal for long-term fat burning
- Only 2 servings per day, keeping the effects limited between doses
We do independent analysis on over 40 fat burners every year, searching for the most effective, science-backed formula on the market.
Some of our criteria include:
- Must support fat burning naturally and safely
- 100% clean, legal ingredients
- Energy, Focus & Metabolism
- Effective Appetite Suppression
- Brand Trust
- Value for money