My Reset A.D. Log - Arzi75
07-24-2007 11:47 AM
I'm once again behind on my log posts (sorry), but below is a short recap of day 8 (Monday).
I have often noticed that when taking supplements I tend to stick to some sort of consistency, but also to avoid too much consistency, irregardless of whether a supp is working for me or not.
E.g. sometimes I take a day or two off (on purpose), sometimes I double-dose one day, cut back on the dosage the next, and then perhaps the next day, take an "all out" mega-dose to "force" the body to react to the supp.
The point being, especially when a supp is not working for me, I try to, by experimenting with different patterns of intake (different dosages at differing times, w/ food or w/out food, pre-meal or post-meal etc.) find a pattern of intake that would work (better) for me, but also - once again - keep the body guessing. :-)
So, having said that - so far my first daily dose of Reset-A.D, has been around 8:00 a.m. - today (on Monday) I took my first dose at around 1:30 a.m.
I have read on this forum that roughly around 50% of people who take Reset-AD take their late evening (usually their 3rd) dose right before bed time and have noticed Reset-A.D to aid their falling asleep, while on the other hand, roughly the same amount of people have commented that they avoid taking Reset-A.D late at night.
So, I couldn't get to sleep, so I decided, why not, I took 1 cap of Reset-A.D. around 1:30 a.m Monday early morning.
Well, now I can tell that I'm DEF part of the demographic that should NOT take their Reset-A.D before going to bed - hardly was able to fall asleep all night.
So, got off to work pretty late in the morning (after sleeping a few hours during the early morning), but took my bottle of Reset-A.D to work with me - took my second dose (1 cap) around 12:00 a.m. Did not notice anything out of the ordinary - negative or positive, which was kind of an "okay" result for the time being.
Got home around my usual time around 6 p.m., did not go to the gym as I still had to work for a couple of hours - end of the month, always busy around the ol' office place!
That's the wrap-up of day 8.
PS. Tomorrow ought to be interesting as I will have my blood work finally done! Stay tuned.
07-24-2007 05:06 PM
Had my blood test done today, so, for that reason, skipped my morning dose of Reset-A.D today and my evening dose yesterday altogether. Also I had to fast for 12 hours, so for that reason, did not take any other supps either this morning or before going to sleep yesterday.
Took my only dose of Reset-A.D today at around 7:00 p.m. just to see if it would perk me up a little before hitting the gym for my biceps session.
Well, did not notice anything when I took it, but my mood was pretty good all through my work-out and although - for some reason - usually dislike training biceps, the work-out went well. I don't know why - I have commented on this earlier - but for some weird reason I usually get good solid pumps really easy - like one set and I'm ready to hit the shower pump wise. I have often times felt like my muscles are like inflatable floaties - when working out, my muscles puff out real quick, but after the workout deflate almost as quick and often remain (or that's the feeling that I have) that way - completely deflated and depleted - till the next "pump-up".
I do not know the theory behind this, but I think I read somewhere that this could be one of the symptoms of adrenal fatigue. Any how, having been on Reset-A.D for 9 days now, I noticed on several occasions that my muscles feel (and perhaps it could be that they even look) much fuller and not so depleted.
Especially when not working out - during my workouts, the pumps have always been good, but between the workouts, the difference has been - and in this case, I'd say - literally - tangible.
So far I'd say I have noticed two DEF positives since starting out on Reset-A.D:
- Lost almost 6 lbs. of weight (in a week)
- Increased (sense of) fullness in muscles
What I have NOT experienced so far is:
- Sustained better mood
- Increased (sustained) energy
- Better sleep
- Less fatigue
- Better response to stims like caffeine
So, for some reason, all the claims made by all other Reset-A.D users, have not realised for me, but everyone is different.
Still curious about the connection between my weight loss and Reset-A.D. In my other thread where I posted some questions about Reset-A.D, it was concluded that there most likely is a link between Reset-A.D and cortisol levels, but I think it is still undecided whether Reset-A.D could possibly indirectly decrease or increase the cortisol levels through bringing the adrenal glands back to full fighting mode.
By alleviating stress the impact should def be positive, on the other hand if your adrenal glands have been pronlongedly shut down, bringing them "back up" could in theory cause more cortisol to be produced than during the shutdown, but whether the result is a restored normal healthy level of cortisol secretion or slightly elevated cortisol levels is, I guess, still debatable.
Well, like mentioned, had my blood works done today, so hopefully getting the results (in about fortnight) will shed some light on this cortisol issue, too.
Will keep you posted.
07-24-2007 05:09 PM
hmm...strange about what your not feeling, ill stay tuned for more updates
07-27-2007 11:09 AM
Looking forward to hearing your results w/ bloodwork
07-30-2007 04:54 PM
I can say right off the bat that I do not have a lot to report, but day 10, Wednesday last week, was the first day I took 3 caps of Reset-A.D. instead of the 2 (or occasionally 1) per day.
As I'm now a little hesitant about taking a dose of Reset A.D. before bedtime - tried it twice and basically made me stay up all night (hmmm, weird, Reset-A.D. never perks me up during the day when such a response would be desirable, but seems to perk me up when all I want is to fall aspleep.. ) - so when dosing the 3 I basically took them all during the day about 2-3 hours apart, but - once again - did not notice anything out of the ordinary energy-wise or anything else.
As for my stim usage, I still try to refrain from using basically any, but occasionally have experimented with taking some caffeinated products along with a dose of Reset-A.D. just to check out the response.
During days 11 through 14 (end of Week 2) I was extremely busy - I decided to start saving me the time it takes me daily to commute (around 2 hours) by working from home the rest of the week - helped me to get through my week work-wise, but obviously wasn't still enough to spare me enough hours or minutes to allow me to write on my log.
Well, the point being, my using of Reset-A.D. during the end of Week 2 was sporadic to say the least - usually taking the one or two caps a day, one in the morning, one perhaps later, but on day 12 or 13, I think managed to miss both doses of Reset-A.D. making it the second day I skipped/missed taking Reset-A.D completely.
Today was day 15 - the first day of Week 3 and half way there!
And that would be the half-way point to full consumption of my FIRST bottle of Reset-A.D, but at this juncture not sure if I will end my log once I finish the first bottle, or will I keep "soldiering on" logging-wise till I finish the second, too.
Well, taking into account the fact that I have skipped two days and on some days only taken one cap instead of two, NOT exactly the half-way point yet, but on the other, if am to take the 3 caps per dosage the rest of the way, then I think day-wise we're pretty near the half-way-through-the-first-bottle mark, though.
Any how, very busy again today, although working from home saved me the couple of hours of commute, did not bother with taking no more than one cap Reset-A.D. around the early afternoon and later hitting the gym for a quick pec workout - not a bad day, but not a "spectacular" one either.
For some reason, have developed a pretty darn sore left shoulder over the last week - probably for spending so many hours hunched over the company laptop with a posture that leaves a lot to desired ergonomics-wise!
Any how, good news is that I cannot say that I'm still noticing the negatives from taking Reset-A.D., but still cannot honestly say that I would be noticing anything particularly positive either.
Nothing but keeping it honest for you, guys.
07-31-2007 06:57 PM
During the last couple of days I have been dosing Reset-A.D only 1 cap a day, but for some weird reason I've been feeling a lot better than during the first week, when I adhered to the recommended 2 caps a day dosage - for example, today I only took 1 Reset-A.D. during the day, and I have to say my energy levels felt like sky-rocketing all day!
So, a stupid question, but could it have been that actually instead of the 2x1 dose being too low, taking 2 caps a day was actually too MUCH for me? Hmmm...
If that is the case here, it was a good thing I didn't try the 2x2 dosage I was contemplating at the beginning!
Any way, today, when I hit the gym, my mood was great and I felt like going at it all night long and not stopping at all!
Unfortunately, it was my ab day - I would have been eager to have this kind of burst of energy taking place say during a leg workout, but any how I'm content that I'm starting to feel more energetic - at the gym and outside the gym.
Also noticed sleeping much better last night - my sleep was way more satisfactory than what it has been for months! I woke up much more refreshed even though only sleeping the same amount of hours I usually sleep!
Last week I also mentioned some serious weight loss - like 5 or 6 lbs. in a week - I think some of it have come back looking at my mid-section, but looking at myself in the mirror I'd DEF say that overall my BF has gone down a notch or two from the first week which is a great news, too!
Any how, overall things are starting to look up, which is great. It is exciting to see if it is the effects of Reset-A.D that are starting to kick in.
Will keep you posted.
08-03-2007 06:22 PM
Today is day 19, but as once again I'm a little behind on my logging, so, this post is for days 17-19. Sorry guys!
I have had - and still have a love-hate thing going on with Reset-AD - I have seen some good things come my way during the last 3 or so weeks, but there has been so many "trials and tribulations" - negative effects that I have experienced - that I haven't enjoyed the ride so far much, I'd say, until during the last couple of days.
I complained a couple of posts back that other than my weight loss which I'm not sure of what are the exact causes of it - might have been the Reset-AD, but might have been many other things like other supps I've been on, some planned or unplanned changes in my training regimen, or in diet etc - but apart from the weight loss, I have NOT seen any sustained changes taking place until now.
This week, I HAVE noticed at least two things that can affect the quality of life tremendously if they are to improve - sleep and overall mood. My sleep is usually really "choppy" - I often wake up several times during the night and rarely wake up feeling fully refreshed. This week, however, during the last 3 or 4 days I have def noticed a change - my sleep is much more continuous and sound and I have woken up on most days feeling much more refreshed than during e.g. the first two weeks.
Secondly, during the first two weeks, the changes in my overall mood were not by any means sustained improvements, but really odd mood swings and very short bursts of increased feeling of being "full of life".
The last couple of days, the mood swings have been almost non-existent where as I'd def say my overall mood has improved - perhaps it's just the fact that the mood swings have become less noticeable or the fact that I feel more well and better about myself because of the weight loss I have experienced, but nonetheless my mood has definitely been much better this week.
Third, today, when hitting the gym for a back workout - although I had had a pretty hectic day at work (well, at work working from home, that is) and felt tired and had my left shoulder aching to begin with, I felt this weird feeling of aggression that drove me through the workout - usually I'm pretty laid-back at the gym between the sets even when during the sets going "full-out" - especially when I don't feel quite like hitting the iron on a particular day - but today at the beginning of my work-out I clearly felt - despite being tired - this aggressive attitude telling me to "go there and get the job done"!
And it felt good, although the price was that I currently have a pretty damn sore left shoulder.
Any how, I have to say that I'm surprised to see that there indeed has been some positive changes, and especially in my sleep which has been probably the biggest issue for me for years.
Btw, as for the dosage, I'm still down to that 1 cap a day, a dosage that I've been adhering to since day 15 now, I think, as I tried both 2 a day and 3 a day (one day), I mostly noticed just negatives during those days - since cutting down to 1 Reset-A.D. a day, I have noticed my mood improving steadily and also now the afore-mentioned improvements in my sleep.
But I'm still not saying "Thanks Reset-A.D for making my life so much better", though, but what I can say is thank you Reset-A.D for giving me a chance.
Or should I just thank myself for giving the Reset-A.D a chance.
08-06-2007 12:21 PM
I couldnt imagine what would be "too much " for you in 2 caps a day... but if you are having the best results with 1 cap /day... then def keep up with that.. bottle will last you longer too!
08-06-2007 04:51 PM
During days 20 and 21 I still took only 1 cap of Reset-A.D. a day - during the last few days I have noticed improved sleep which - oddly enough - seemed to coincide with my cutting back from a 2 caps a day dosing to only 1 cap a day.
My theory behind this is that when I took the 2 caps a day, I often took one in the early morning and - especially when working late - the second dose relatively late in the evening which for some reason hindered my falling asleep which subsequently caused my sleep to not be so good.
Later - around day 15 - when I switched to taking only 1 cap a day on most days - I noticed a definite improvement in the quality of my sleep - I still go to bed usually quite late - around 1 a.m. or so on most nights, but the big difference is that now I usually sleep pretty much without waking up till morning where as usually my sleep had been very "patchy".
So, now I have been sleeping better and waking up somewhat more refreshed even though I still go to bed at around 1 a.m. on most nights.
But - having said that - I'd say that last two nights, my sleep has been sound, but for some reason I haven't felt that refreshed in the morning waking up. Probably has to do with the stressful situation I had been undergoing at my work as we have been desperately trying to conclude a series of testing on a new software release and everything hasn't been going as planned.
08-06-2007 05:15 PM
Today I took 2 caps of Reset-A.D. - one in the afternoon and one just before I hit the gym around 8 p.m. despite taking only one for the last 5-6 days.
Didn't feel so great during the day - slept late (worked from home today, so did not have to wake up that early) and kinda felt sleepy all day. The first dose did not perk me up in any way, shape or form, but after the second dose I actually think I noticed small surge in energy - I was planning to have a delt workout today, but my left shoulder felt so sore that I had to ditch that plan in a hurry when during my warm-up cardio noticed that a delt work-out was going to be a no-go tonight. Felt really bummed out about that, but for some reason decided not to skip working out altogether but "fast forwarded" to my next scheduled work-out - quads.
Well, the funny thing was that during the last three to four weeks my knees has been hurting way much more than my shoulder, so I was thinking this wasn't going to be a good trade-off, but I was in for a surprise - I actually had a VERY good leg workout - my energy was excellent and once I "got going", I was able to do my leg presses with almost record weights!
I had been forced to go only 80% of my best results on my squats and leg presses during the last three months, but today I was able to go 95%, almost 100%! FELT GOOD.
Could have also been the Super Cissus that I have now been taking for added joint support along side my other joint staples - glucosamine, chondroitin acid and some NSAIDs - that alleviated the hurting in my knees, though.
08-06-2007 06:12 PM
Hmmm... Dave - I think I actually may have a theory for this!
Originally Posted by Palo Alto Labs
As I explained in my post for days 20 and 21, I think that the problem is not necessarily as much with the doses as it might be with the times at which I'm taking them. For example, I took 3 caps on day 10 and "didn't feel nothing" when I took them all in the middle of the day spaced apart only a few hours, but every time I took the late evening dose on the days I took 2 caps, I usually felt something negative. Especially when I decidedly took the second dose just prior to bed time, I had trouble falling asleep which consequently made my sleep feel not so perfect.
Today I took my second dose at around 8 p.m. and went to the gym - usually come back pretty tired and even though I don't necessarily opt to go to bed, I still often at least feel a little bit like going to sleep. Now, it's almost 1 a.m and I feel really restless and not at all like I'd be ready to fall asleep even though I know I'm tired physically - from the workout - and mentally - from all the going-ons at my work.
So, I'd def dare to conclude that even though I know that many people here - who are taking the 3 caps a day and often taking the last dose just before bedtime - have reported noticing Reset-A.D to help them fall asleep, that for me, Reset-A.D. seems to work quite the opposite.
So, that's why I think the 1 cap a day dosage has worked better for me - I am actually now thinking about starting to take 2 caps a day - again - but this time always taking one only in the morning and one during the mid-day cutting the evening/late-night intake completely.
08-06-2007 06:22 PM
Haha... Dave, you old cheapskate - always thinking about the $$$ aspect of things!
Originally Posted by Palo Alto Labs
Well, in all seriousness - I totally subscribe to that - if you are getting the results you want for only 1 cap, why bother to take 2.
Although the Reset-A.D comes with a remarkably well-priced price tag, the bottles still don't ever seem to last as long as you wished them to last.
08-08-2007 06:27 PM
Took two caps of Reset-A.D. I once again took the second dose of Reset-A.D quite late in the evening as I failed to take the first in the morning and I didn't take it till the afternoon despite swearing off taking Reset-A.D in the evening.
Took some stims just before hitting the gym for a delt workout that I was forced to skip yesterday due to my aching shoulder - got through it today although was not a splendid workout. Felt kind of weak, but energy was satisfactory and it actually felt pretty good to even be able to do some delt exercises as my left shoulder has been real sore for almost two weeks now.
Well, I once again struggled to get to sleep, although once I did, my sleeping was quite satisfactory. I guess that was paying the piper for taking the second dose of Reset-A.D. so late in the evening, seems like I should not take Reset-A.D in the evenings at all.
08-08-2007 06:47 PM
Today was day 24. Took two caps of Reset-A.D as I'm trying once again adhering to the recommended - and my original - dosing of 2 caps a day (I switched to 1 a day after I noticed getting better sleep with skipping the second dose, plus during the first weeks, 2 seemed to give some accentuated mood swings which I didn't particularly enjoy that much).
I slept only a couple of hours last night as I stayed up well past even my normal bed time - which is usually around 1 a.m. to begin with - but my sleep was still pretty sound, though, as it has been for the last 5 or 6 days.
Today, had I a triceps workout which wasn't exactly such a success like the leg workout I previously reported (ouch, my knee is still hurting from that one ) - I felt my energy levels were really low throughout the workout (probably because of my staying awake most of the night). Also, could be that I had the delt workout yesterday, and felt kind of "cramped-up" to begin with, so took me a while to get all warmed-up and going today.
Also had I little episode at the work today which dampened my mood the whole day, which could explain my feelings of lack of energy, too, but overall - mood and enery-wise - not a particularly great day.
08-09-2007 12:30 PM
This is definitely a solid observation... a lot of things have different reactions with other people..
Originally Posted by Arzi75
and im not a cheapskate.... ok yea i am
personally i take my first dose at 10 am, and the second around 4. I have never taken it later, so i dont know how it would affect my sleep.
08-11-2007 07:36 AM
Did not sleep so well, but can't blame anything else, but me and this forum - I basically stayed up all night reading the logs and posts here on AM. Did not get to sleep untill around 5 a.m.
Consequences - took my 2 pills of Reset-A.D. as planned, stayed awake just barely through my working hours - but not soon afterwards fell asleep immediately - did not woke up untill around 10 p.m. Did not go to gym - not sure if I needed to tell that explicitly, though.
08-11-2007 07:46 AM
Once again stayed up late last night - kinda obvious if you read the previous post - I think, got to bed around 4 .a.m.
Slept late, missed my morning dose of Reset-A.D - took one later in the afternoon, second - this time purposefully - very late in the evening as I needed to go to help out a friend of mine to move. She moved to Helsinki from about 100 miles away, and they couldn't get a U-Haul till around 6 p.m., so they arrived here around 11 p.m.
So, took the second dose of Reset-A.D very late, around 10 p.m. along with a large handful of stims and other supps to pull me through the night and the removal.
So, finished hauling stuff and furniture around 2.30 a.m. - did not go to bed right afterwards, yup, you guessed it - checked out some of the new posts around here and I fell asleep around 5 a.m. (it's Saturday noon, now, when I'm writing this. ).
Did not wake up feeling so refreshed, but I could say Reset-A.D probably helped me to get through the night by not letting me fall asleep.
08-12-2007 03:19 PM
Have stated in the posts above that I have noticed that taking more than 1 cap of Reset-A.D. seems to interfere with my sleep, especially if the second doses are taken during the late evening, but that 1 cap of Reset-A.D. seems to give me unusually sound sleep.
So, in that sense, it would make sense not to stick to the 2 caps let alone trying more than 2 caps. On the other hand, even though better sleep is good, I still have such high expectations for Reset-A.D. that I will not be completely satisfied it that is the only effect I can ever tell having noticed once I finish this log, so I still have the initial theory that perhaps the 2 or even 3 caps a day are not enough for a guy of my size and known history of "unresponsiveness" to supps, to experience the increased energy levels etc. - other positive effects associated to Reset-A.D.
So, kind of in a one final attempt today, I took 3 caps of Reset-A.D. to see if I would finally notice any other benefits apart from the more sound sleep - took one in the morning, and two basically "back to back" in the evening, but did notice anything except kind of the same funny feeling of feeling jittery and relaxed or drowsy at the same time I reported often feeling during week 1.
That time might have been in part placebo, but this time not so sure.
Any how I oddly felt kind of encouraged that I noticed feeling something - with most of the "unbelievably amazing" miracle supps out there, I never feel nothing!
So, thinking about doing the rest of bottle (or even the second, I purchased two) with the 3 caps dosing and even possibly trying a 4 caps a day dosing.
08-12-2007 03:58 PM
Today was the last day of week 4.
Today I was kind of busy during the day, so took my first - and only - dose of Reset-A.D. just before hítting the gym around 5 p.m. - not sure why, if it has been so, but I think I haven't actually taken Reset-A.D. before just before hitting the gym, or at least haven't done so very often.
Any how - took one cap like 15 minutes before my biceps workout today with a handful of mild pre-workout stims.
For some reason - not sure whether it was the timing, or taking the stims along with the Reset-A.D just minutes before my workout, but I'd say my DRIVE and ENERGY was something that would remind me of the effects people using RPM have reported - great endurance and very good energy!!
I used to frequent the gym with regularity during the high school, but after that my enthusiasm dwindled big time and did not re-start going to the gym until something like 5 years ago (had basically almost an 8 years' hiatus! ) - during these 5 years I have never ever felt having the same amount of enthusiasm and drive - and probably testosterone - as I used to had when I was 15 or so, when I frequented the gym almost daily.
Geez, today I REALLY felt like I was 15 again!!
Was not able to hit any bigger weights than usual or go significantly beyond my usually sets or reps, but the amount of sheer enthusiasm and energy I had - have not felt anything like that during the five years I have been now lifting after my hiatus and ever since I was 15 or 16.
Enuff said. I LIKED it. Damn...
08-14-2007 04:44 PM
Took 2 caps of Reset-A.D. - one during the day and one in the evening.
Because I was still impressed by the "success" of day 28, I decided to hit the gym for some cardio even though today was an off-day. Took the evening dose just like yesterday - around 15 or so minutes before hitting the gym - with a small handful of stims. Hit the gym expecting the same kind of feeling of energy and drive that I got yesterday, but it really seems that there is no consistency in my using of Reset-A.D - yesterday great energy and drive - today nothing.
Heck, I felt so tired that even doing some light cardio on an elliptical machine felt like an absolute no-go, so got off the elliptical trainer, did a few sets of abs, feeling bummed-out and frustrated, thinking about whether the great "success" of the yesterday was just a lucky coincident and had nothing to do with my taking the Reset-A.D. - yesterday great energy and drive, today one of the worst workouts for a long time.
Makes you wonder will I ever see any sustained increases in energy or sustained elevation in mood from taking Reset-A.D. as my moments of success with Reset-A.D. have truly been very few and far between so far.
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