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Elevated Mood w/ BCAA and REZ-V?

Hey, i recently purchased these two supplements, and both days i have woke up with more energy, and an elevated mood, has anybody seen this effect with either of these two ? Im sure it could always be the placebo effect, but ive never felt this good in the mornings.


When I started to take BCAA, there were some strange effects such as slight dizziness, intense visual perception (sort of like Spike but not quite the same), stuff like that.
It took me a while to identify the cause because I had this notion that BCAA cannot affect the mind.

A few months after that, the effects faded out gradually. Now there’s no such effect.

It was a bit like the first couple times I took Spike, but the odd part was that i felt it well over 12 hours after my last dose, on training days im only taking it before, during, and right aftet training, and i felt this odd elevated mood at around 9 the next morning upon waking.

thanks for the input. --WS4


BCAA with Spike like effects?!?

That would mean drinking milk could have that effect too.

Most likely though the REZ-V and BCAA to produce elevated mood is probably placebo.

More energy could be effect of REZ-V and BCAA. REZ-V can stimulate more mitochondria growth, and BCAA could help more with healing to promote more energy.

As soon as the alarm goes off I take four BCAA’s, three REZ-V’S, and two BETA-7’s, by the time I get out of the shower I feel wide awake and energized. I think this is largely due to the BCAA’s since starting them I too feel that slight energy kick and IMO it’s not placebo.

I am on a fat loss program at this time and when I get out of the shower and shortly before my morning shake I take two HOT-ROX Extreme and by the time I hit the road to work I’m flying with energy and the stereo is cranked pretty loud. :slight_smile:


If you had low T levels, or possibly high E levels… the REZ-V could have ‘fixed’ that. Normal T levels contribute to an elevated mood.

Wouldn’t these effects be a return to healthy baseline, instead of characterizing them as “elevated”?

I realize perhaps much of modern society is possibly operating “below baseline”, but still…

Might not be all placebo after all. It might have antidepressant activity.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006 Jun 2;344(2):688-95.

This study investigated for the first time the potential effects of cis- and trans-resveratrol (c-resv and t-resv) on noradrenaline (NA) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) uptake by synaptosomes from rat brain, on 5-HT uptake by human platelets, and on monoamine oxidase (MAO) isoform activity. Both c-resv and t-resv (5-200 microM) concentration-dependently inhibited the uptake of [3H]NA and [3H]5-HT by synaptosomes from rat brain and the uptake of [3H]5-HT by human platelets. In both experimental models, t-resv was slightly more efficient than c-resv. Furthermore, in synaptosomes from rat brain, the resv isomers were less selective against [3H]5-HT uptake than the reference drug fluoxetine (0.1-30 microM). On the other hand, both c-resv and t-resv (5-200 microM) concentration-dependently inhibited the enzymatic activity of commercial (human recombinant) MAO isoform (MAO-A and MAO-B) activity, c-resv being slightly less effective than t-resv. In addition, both resv isomers were slight but significantly more selective against MAO-A than against MAO-B. Since the principal groups of drugs used in the treatment of depressive disorders are NA/5-HT uptake or MAO inhibitors, under the assumption that the resv isomers exhibit a similar behaviour in humans in vivo, our results suggest that these natural polyphenols may be of value as structural templates for the design and development of new antidepressant drugs with two important biochemical activities combined in the same chemical structure: NA/5-HT uptake and MAO inhibitory activity.