• Good amount of protein per serving
  • Digestive Enzyme Blend for easy digestion.
  • Great flavor
  • Price is a little high per serving
  • Protein ingredients are proprietary
7.8Overall Score

Universal Nutrition recently released its newest muscle-building aid Animal Whey. As the name implies, Animal Whey is formulated with a blend of whey protein for a total of 25 g protein per serving and also includes additional key ingredients to facilitate the digestive process to optimize results.

A Closer Look At the Formula

Universal Nutrition Animal Whey features a proprietary blend of whey protein isolate and ultra-filtrated whey protein concentrate. Both of these whey forms have undergone a filtration process to reduce lactose and a lot of the carb and fat content.

However, whey isolate is defined as being more than 90% protein and whey concentrate is anywhere from 35-80% protein by weight. [1]

Animal Whey also features an Animal Whey Digestive Enzyme Blend made up of the ingredients papain and bromelain. These two enzymes are studied for their ability to facilitate the break downs of proteins and reduce pain and swelling. [2]

This enzyme blend makes the digestive process easier on your stomach, which is big plus for bodybuilders who are constantly packing down protein and sufficient nutrients throughout the day to maximize their workout results.

Additionally, there are only 4 g carbohydrates and 1 g of total fat in Universal Nutrition Animal Whey, which makes this protein supplement worth considering for those trying to maintain or even cut weight while lifting.

How Should You Use Animal Whey?

Animal Whey is a typical protein powder with an enzyme blend and low macros. Consequently, you should use Animal Whey like most other protein powders. The company recommends mixing 1-2 scoop with 4-6 ounces of skim milk, or a beverage of your choice immediately after workouts.

You can, however, up the dose to 2 servings per day on training days as needed. If you are trying to watch calories and minimize weight gain, you may even consider mixing your scoops with water.

I like to take my protein powders whenever it is most convenient for me during the day depending on what I have prepped for lunch. I usually hold off on consuming protein shakes until later in the day so I can pack down some dietary protein. However, it depends entirely on how I am feeling throughout the day and what meals I have planned.animal

If you decide to try Animal Whey, I definitely recommend using it every day. However, I don’t see the immediacy for taking it first thing after a workout. Just make sure you consume 1-2 shakes sometime the same day as your training.

Taste And Price

Universal Nutrition Animal Whey comes in 2 lb. and 4 lb. containers and 3 different flavors: chocolate, cookies and cream, vanilla.

The cookies and cream flavor was delicious. It was definitely a refreshing option compared to the standard vanilla and chocolate flavors you tend to find in every protein powder.

According to several online supplement retail sites, the 2 lb. and 4 lb. containers cost about $28.00 and $47.00, respectively. A 2 lb. container provides about 27 servings, and the 4 lb. container offers about 54 servings. The price-to-serving ratio isn’t terrible, but it is a little high for me, personally.

While you can find cheaper protein supplements out there, the Animal Whey cookies and cream flavor and enzyme blend are 2 that stick out to me. So, if you are willing to shell out a couple more bucks, Animal Whey may be worth checking out.


[1] Carunchia Whetstine ME, Croissant AE, Drake MA. “Characterization of dried whey protein concentrate and isolate flavor.” J Dairy Sci. 2005 Nov;88(11):3826-39. Available from:

[2] Papain. WebMD. Available from:

[3]Bromelain. WebMD. Available from:

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