My Reset A.D. Log - Arzi75
07-16-2007 05:02 PM
My Reset A.D. Log - Arzi75
First off, this is a non-sponsored review and I will not be nice to no one if the product does not work as promised.
Received my first two bottles of Reset A.D. today and decided to log my experience as I have particularly high hopes for this product.
I took my first Reset A.D. (1 cap) today in the evening. I decided that I will take it BEFORE my evening meal and without any other supplements.
For some reason I ended up taking it AFTER I had consumed my supper WITH 3000 mg of liquid L-Carnitine.
Well now it was done (you do not want to know how long I kept staring at the pill before gulping it down).
So, did I felt super energetic? Did I feel like 15 again? NOPE.
First I felt like developing a major head ache (could have been the L-Carnitine), then a little dizzy like taking Anabolic Dump... er... Pump without any carbs.
Did I feel like super energetic after that? NO. I started to feel a kind of itchy tingling on my skin like after taking 10g of Beta-Alanine in a single dose (don't try it).
About 15 minutes later I started to feel so drowsy that I even though I had decided to go the gym for a quick hammy workout I almost fell asleep standing up.
No, wait, now I get it - Reset A.D. is supposed to enhance the effects of stims. That's where I went WRONG! I had not taken any stims all day long. Quickly I went to my supp cabinet and grabbed a handful of USPLabs C2s (a cognitive enhancer as they call the product) - 5 caps to be exact. After this I will feel the "shock" effect of the caffeine of these pills.
Did I feel it? NOPE. Wrong again. NADA. ZILCH. Actually made me even MORE drowsy!
Usually caffeine has no effect on me, but after the first cap of Reset A.D. I felt more tired when taking caffeine than I had felt without it.
However - I did notice something. Today was my first day back at work after my summer vacation - I had been extremely moody, grumpy and irritable all day. Well, pretty much for the last 6 months, I guess.
What I slowly came to notice was that my mood got much "calmer" and the incredible stress I had been under during the last months - going to two schools and working full-time - which (the stress) has seemed unrelenting most of the time, seemed to fade away - at least for the moment.
Maybe this was the real effect of Reset A.D. on me? That I felt better, healthier - for crying out loud - even happier? Less stressed out and much less grumpy?
Stims, when they still worked on you, gave you a energy boost that lasted a few hours at a maximum - an ephemeral bliss that soon faded and left you feeling even more depleted - mentally and physically - than what you were to begin with - a mood rollercoaster that ultimately would tire you out and only serve to deteriorate your health.
Could this be that Reset A.D. really makes you feel healthier? Healthier - in a healthy way? Hmmm...
Any way, I did end up going to the gym - a quick leg work-out - did not notice anything out of the ordinary except that my mood was far more upbeat than usually.
*End'o story for day one*
07-16-2007 05:06 PM
Will be cool to read a non-sponsored log...nothing but honesty is what I wanna hear Good luck with this one man.
07-16-2007 07:22 PM
Took my second dose of Reset A.D at around 1:00 a.m. (about an hour ago) this time on empty stomach and did not eat anything afterwards.
Also did not eat much after my above-mentioned late night work-out.
This time I don't feel tired at all - it's more like an adrenaline rush kind of feeling, but not really in a good kind of sense - I feel a little bit nauseous and/or anxious and WAY too restless to go to bed.
The anxiety might be due to the fact that I've got an early morning meeting with my boss first thing tomorrow (or today actually, it's 2:00 a.m. now), the first one after my vacation. Makes you a little antsy.
But definitely I'd say at this point that this stuff is really doing something that affects your adrenaline levels because haven't felt so jittery in a looong while. Hard to say, if this feeling I've got currently will ultimately contribute to the healing of my prolonged stress symptoms/adrenal fatigue.
I'm no longer a huge stim junkie, but have been suffering from several prolonged bouts of continuous stress and sleeplessness along with a feeling of "always lacking energy", which make me suspect adrenal fatigue of some sort.
I used to drink a LOT of energy drinks, coffee plus consume caffeine/guarana supps daily for a period of abound two years, but for the past around 6 months have been drinking only coffee (in moderation) and using some caffeinated fat-burning products.
So, my results so far - very inconclusive. After first dose felt very drowsy, after the second, VERY jittery. Not very consistent so far. :-)
BUT something's DEF going on. I'll keep you posted.
07-16-2007 07:45 PM
A little back ground info, at this juncture - I'm 31 years old, 6 ft. tall, little bit over 240 lbs. with a BF% to almost match my age.
I've been into lifting weights for about 5 years now and for the last 3 years I have been using all kinds of supplements extensively.
Currently I've got around 35 supps in my supps cabinet - of those I'm taking about 20 daily.
Mostly vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, amino acids, fat-burners/stims, pre-workout/post-workout formulas, the whole nine yards.
I try to do cardio with regularity. My diet is not completely in check, though, as after I gave up on the stims I have succumbed to the lure of junk food way too many times trying to alleviate the stress with a little binge-eating, but I'm working on getting that in line.
Other than the occasional binge-eating my diet is relatively salutary.
I have high hopes for Reset A.D. as I hope that by being able to cope with the stress better and feeling less fatigued, I will have more energy to exercise, to be able to sleep longer and simply put - to feel better and healthier overall.
07-16-2007 08:05 PM
Oh yeah, almost forgot - my training regimen.
Currently training one body part per day basically 2 days on, 1 off, but I've been going back and forth with this regimen and the other "extreme end" of training every body part several times per week (with only a few sets per body part per workout).
Next probably will go "in-between" the two and try a good old "day 1 chest-tris, day 2 off, day 3 back and bis, day 4 off, day 5 quads-calves, day 6 off, day 7 hams-delts etc." split. Haven't tried this one since I started going to gym.
I alternate my reps between using 6-8 reps, 8-10 and 12-15 i.e. will try to go for less reps one week, then more reps the following etc.
Keep the body guessing.
07-16-2007 08:16 PM
I am very interested in seeing a non sponsored log. thanks for taking the time to do this, All of us at Palo Alto Labs appreciate it.
07-16-2007 08:35 PM
You are welcome!
Originally Posted by john123131
Okay, it's 3:36 a.m. in Finland, sleepy time for me.
Hmmm, if Reset A.D. keeps you going like this all night long, what you do recommend, John - is there a cure for me?
Alright, all kidding aside, Reset A.D. dose numero tres heading down my gullet in 3 hours, stay tuned.
Will the jitters cease or increase! Oh, this is way too exciting, now I can't DEF sleep!
07-17-2007 04:32 PM
Talk about a crash and burn...
Today I woke up 7.30 a.m. after a 3 hours of sleep - I had taken 1 Reset-A.D. LATE last night (at around 1:00 a.m.) - surprisingly I got up feeling pretty good and even refreshed.
My usual good night's sleep is 5-6 hours, so 3 hours isn't exactly catasthrophical, but I still don't wake up feeling REFRESHED after three hours of sleep!
So, can't tell if it was the late-night shot of Reset-A.D. that caused, but once again interesting observation comparing to the drowsiness I had felt with my first cap of Reset-A.D.
So at 7:30 a.m. I took my 3 dose of Reset, with a little bit yoghurt, pine seeds and protein. And yes, the liquid L-Carnitine - I'm a firm believer that if you can afford to take L-Carnitine like 10g a day, it really can help you burn fat, usually I just find L-Carnitine way too pricey for that. They don't seem sell any bulk L-Carnitine in Finland, only capped and liquid which both cost a fortune if you want to go for the 5-10g a day. (I usually try to take 5-6g a day whenever I can afford it.)
Any how - WOW - I actually felt great. Despite the only 3+ hours of sleep. Despite the fact I hate early-morning meetings and I just was about to have one with my boss. Despite the fact that my summer vacation had just ended and the hectic office life of a multi-national corporate giant does not feel appealing to me - not during the hottest days of summer.
So, off to work I was, one happy camper, no negative to report except I seemed to have very strong feeliing of having "butterflies in my stomach" all morning. Might have that I was just nervous because of the meeting, first one after my vacation, but the way I felt it felt unusually accentuated. I usually don't fret just because of a meeting.
Got home from work. Crash and burn. I felt REALLY tired, took my Reset-A.D. with some other basic supps (5-6 different supps), no stims. Hoping that this would get me going and get to the gym, NOPE. Did not happen.
I had to lay down on my bed. So talk about CRASH AND BURN, BABY. Big time. Lights out.
Woke up 10.30 p.m. missing my work-out for the day. I feel lousy. I usually work-out quite late, but never later than 9:00 p.m. at the latest.
Thinking about not continueing this log.
When I started I KNEW that to alleviate a condition - of continuous stress, severe sleeplessness and LOTS of stim use (at least in the past) - that has been going on and developing for several years now - no matter how magical the product would be - I probably should NOT have even expected to notice anything any time soon.
So, not blaming Reset-A.D. I think that I must be patient and start to record my feelings/findings perhaps one week at a time instead of running a day-by-day commentary because this is going to a battle of not just days, but probably weeks, if not months.
If you have suffered from any condition for years, no matter what the condition is, you will NOT see a change in overnight.
I was thinking that next week I will start taking the 3 a day dosage - like I said I'm a 240+ lbs and I usually do not respond to any supps well, stims or other, but, PAL, any chance for me to up the dosage to 2 caps at a time? 2 x 2 per day? Or should I first try the alternative dosage of 3 x 1 cap a day?
07-17-2007 04:35 PM
BlackJack, keeping it honest enough for you?
Originally Posted by bLacKjAck.
07-17-2007 05:37 PM
This might little off topic, but some of the other products I have tried during the last three months or so include Jungle Warfare, BAM, Anabolic Pump, PowerFULL, BSN Axis-HT (yeah, I know ), LG Product-X Transdermal, LG Formadrol Extreme and USBLabs C2.
Those along with my staples of proteins, BCAAs, EAAs, fish oils, vitamins, antioxidants (I'm currently taking ALA, resveratrol, quercetin, green tea extract, and some carotenoids and bioflavonoids daily), ZMA, plus some glucosamine, chondroitin acid and MSM for joint repair.
I did not experience anything remarkable with any of these - except dizziness with AP and perhaps a little better sleep with PowerFULL - although I have to say that in my mind both of the products by LG helped me to cut down my BF% quite a bit, but I think it all came right back after I had finished using them.
I think AP might have also contributed to that, but generally I have noticed that anything that blocks cortisol and/or estrogen helps me to drop fat, but unfortunately it always seems to come right back when I'm done with using them.
07-18-2007 02:45 PM
hey man.. sorry i didnt get into this earlier... i will also answer your other post within the day.
But as you know, reset ad will not provide results withing the first dose, or even in some cases, the first week. While some people have noticed results in the first 3 days, most of these people have been able to reduce the amount of stimulants required to be effective.
Keep your head up and be patient...
How many mg's of caffeine do you consume a day? Other stimulants?
You could bump up to 1x1x1x, but i think 4x a day is overkill.
07-18-2007 04:18 PM
Day 3. Took my morning dose around 8:00 a.m. and I have to say my morning was uncannily similar to what it has been almost every day for a last year or two - felt drowsy and like not waking up at all till around noon.
So, nothing new this morning, BUT coming back from home around 6:00 p.m. I did notice something - a feeling that I had not felt in a LONG LOOOONG time - walking back home I couldn't help paying attention to the fact that my muscles felt fuller - that I actually felt my muscles just walking on the street the way.
I FELT my pecs, my arms, heck, I could even feel some parts of my delts like I had been doing some isolation exercises on them all day long. :-)
The real uncanny part is that usually between the workouts, during the days (I usually work out in the evenings after work), my muscles FEEL REALLY DEPLETED. REALLY depleted. When in the gym, I can get a decent pump pretty easy, but during the days for the last year or two I have noticed that VERY RARELY do I get that kind of sense of fullness.
On the contrary, my muscles usually feel really depleted irregardless of how much I have been eating, or what I have been eating or what supps I've been taking.
Not saying that this feeling of "heightened sensitivity" and extra fullness in my muscle is solely attributable to Reset-A.D. as I have been working out pretty hard lately plus taking a LOT of supps e.g. I MEGA-dosed (and I don't use the word mega loosely! ) on BCAAs for about month plus experimented with stuff like JW etc.
But some how I got a feeling that what I felt could just well be attributable to Reset-A.D.
Any how, rest of the evening I was busy and quickly visited gym for only some light cardio. Basically an off-day today training-wise.
I was thinking that I take my second dose after I get back home, well I'm back, but now it's already 10 p.m., so I think I'm gonna skip my evening dose today, so the next dose is going to be tomorrow morning. Sorry guys.
07-18-2007 04:23 PM
07-18-2007 04:50 PM
Thanks for the encouraging words, Dave.
Originally Posted by Palo Alto Labs
Like I have mentioned I have tapered down my stim use over the last two years from something like "5-6 cups of coffee, 5-6 energy drinks, plus 2-3 other caffeinated soft drinks a day" to basically cutting the energy drinks completely and lately cutting down heavily on the coffee consumption, too.
Plus I used to take a lot of fat-burner supps, usually several at a time, which usually always contained high doses of caffeine (or guarana), but nowadays I try to stick to only one such supp at a time, and sometimes even opt for stim-free fat-burners. Or like currently I'm mega-dosing on L-Carnitine.
Also noticed that most of the pre-work supps I used to take contained a lot of caffein, nowadays I have cut down on them, too.
So, I'd say I'm down from some 1000-1200 mg of caffeine daily to some 300mg-400mg a day or to even not consuming any caffeine on some days.
So, like I said I'm more of an ex-stim junkie than a current stim-junkie.
Nonetheless, I know that I still suffer from some degree of adrenal fatigue as I do not react to stims at all even when not taking any for a few days and because of the feelings of constant fatigue and stress (well, not sure if the stress is more a cause than a symptom) I have been feeling for several months now.
So that's why I said I should not expect the change to come in a day or two, but rather after a month or two.
Does sound much more reasonable, doesn't it.
Btw, thanks for keeping it real on the dosing question - I think I will stick to the 1 x 1 for now, and maybe bump up to 1 x 1 x 1 next week or so.
07-21-2007 04:41 PM
Took Reset-A.D as directed one in the morning and one in the evening although I was thinking about bumping the dosage up to either 1 cap 3 times a day or even trying 2 caps 2 times a day.
Well, Dave and the guys at PAL spoke me out of trying the 2 x 2 dosing, so decided to stick with the 1 x 1 dosing for the time being.
I had been experiencing some extreme - "out of this world" - mood swings during days 1-3 and day 4 did not turn out to be any different.
Also no signs of noticeable increases energy-wise despite the fact that I took the morning dose with some caffeinated fat-burners and even drank a cup of coffee at work - my first cup of coffee this week - but STILL did not "feel" either - the coffee or the Reset-A.D. - kicking in ANY noticeable way.
Came home around 7 p.m. - took the evening dose - did not feel super tired, but some how did not feel like hitting the gym either, which was kind of a bummer as usually even though I might feel a little under the weather, hitting the gym has usually been the highlight of my day especially on work days.
I usually go to the gym almost 6 days a week as even on "off-days" I like to do a little light cardio - and, of course, to go to the sauna - hey, I'm a Finn - we need to get to a sauna (or steam room) at least every 24 hours - I think it's actually required by law in some of the more rural parts of the country - so, not going to the gym is actually very unusal for me.
Still have high hopes for Reset-A.D, though.
07-21-2007 05:08 PM
Nothing new today, so I'm going to keep this short and cut to the chase quick this time.
I took 1 Reset-A.D. in the morning and one in the evening - because of the HUGE mood swings I have been feeling I did not take any caffeinated supps nor drink coffee today to see if that would affect the situation, but did not notice anything.
I still feel very tired most of the day and have trouble waking up in the morning. Today once again crashed after work and did NOT go to the gym - second day in a row that I missed my workout because I did not FEEL like hitting the gym. Very, very UNUSUAL of me.
Considering not taking Reset-A.D tomorrow to find out if Reset-A.D. is really giving me these mood swings etc. or is this still the effect of the stress of the "first week back at work" after a vacation that was too short and totally unrelaxing? Hmmm...
Also wrote today in a thread that I seem to react negatively to any supp that is even slightly hormonal - e.g. I took Jungle Warfare a couple of weeks ago - had to stop taking it because of my joint pain flared up like crazy.
Today I'm noticing my knee pain flaring up again despite I got it in check last week by taking high dosages of glucosamine and some celecoxib caps daily - so, if I wasn't convinced of how hormonal Reset-A.D is before buying it, I'd DEF dare to say now that Reset-A.D is affecting my hormone levels as the flare up of my knee pain is well up to par with the pain I felt taking JW.
So, I really need to think about discontinueing taking Reset-A.D. as it seems that all I'm experiencing is negatives.
But, mostly thanks to the very encouraging words from Dave, I'm not throwing in the towel although I may need to take a day or two off to concentrate on getting my knees "back on track".
PS. As you can see by the dates of my latest posts, I'm a little behind on writing these posts (for days 4 and 5) - my apologies for this. Usually will try to post at the end of the day every day, but I have had a lot on my mind so haven't bothered with the log for a couple of days really. Trying hard to catch up on my backlog, though.
Btw: I'm really glad that I will have my blood work done next week - hopefully the results will shed some light on the problems I'm facing.
All comments appreciated, thanks guys!
07-21-2007 06:29 PM
man dude i thought the reset_ad was awsome but i did it different then you, i didnt try and consume any stims with it, that makes things confusing whats doing what..
i gave stims a break before using it, started 2 pills a day, one in the morning 1 before working out ,cause i work out in the afternoon around 3:00. this also gives you plenty of space before you go to bed to let energy slow down. 3rd day i felt refreshed, energy lasted that way all the way threw the month. in the beginneng it was hard to get to sleep, but then i was going to bed and falling asleep,.Ide wake up before the alarm and still felt good. 2cnd week into it i drank a stim drink and while i was at the gym i about got sick i was so hyped up and stopped my work out early. i didnt even bother using a stim product the rest of the cycle didnt need it. strenght was good, focus was good. im 230lbs, 5'10", i guesse its in how you use it, but i wouldnt try and over load it with stims , and surely nobody feels anything in a first dose.i felt mine 3rd dose, but i was clean of stims, and any lathargic feeling went away. if this product doesnt work, i wouldnt care to speak up about it. PEACE bro
07-21-2007 07:16 PM
Today - or actually, yesterday, as its already 2:15 a.m. as I'm writing this - was Saturday and the day 6 of my Reset-A.D. experiment.
And today I actually have something to report to you guys!
First off, due to the problems I have encountered (see the posts above) I decided to not take Reset-A.D. today and - lo and behold - today I did not experience the mood swings that I have been experiencing during this week, at least that strongly IMO.
Secondly - the BIG NEWS - today I got on a scale for the first time for a week (I think my last weigh-in was around Thursday last week) - I have had this feeling of definitely GAINING some weight all week - well, GUESS what - I HAVE LOST over 5 lbs (almost 6 lbs.) in a week!
I had a feeling that Reset-A.D. could play a part in getting my cortisol levels in check that if this weight lose is attributable to Reset-A.D's cortisol regulating ability, I am very impressed!!
I think even taking a strong cortisol suppressor (like 11-OXO or the like), 5-6 lbs. in a week would be truly an awesome result!
On the other hand, I have been contemplating that perhaps this weight lose is due to the fact that I have been feeling so tired that I haven't had much of an appetite this week and also that because I have missed so many workouts this week, it could - to some extent - be muscle tissue that I have managed to lose. Hope not, though.
But even those two factors factored in, I'd say this weight lose is unprecedented for me! I haven't been below 240 lbs for months even though I have been training like crazy and watching my diet!
Also, I now think that the feeling that I reported a couple of days - that my muscles felt much fuller - probably wasn't just some placebo effect, but it could just have been the fact that I had lost excess poundage (without realizing it) and that's why my muscles felt "tighter".
Any way, I remember reading in the Reset-A.D. write-up that Reset-A.D can help one to lose weight - WOW, if my weight lose was all because of Reset-A.D. I really have to take back my earlier comment that "I only seem to be responding to negatives" as this is a tremendous POSITIVE and an AWESOME RESULT!
But, as Reset-A.D is mainly marketed as a stress regulator and for adrenal support, I probably really need to get some lab tests or something done to try to decipher this!
Summa summarum, I feel good that finally I have experienced a POSITIVE, BUT honestly still worried about as to why I'm experiencing so MANY NEGATIVES as from what I have been reading no one else has ever reported anything negative about Reset-A.D.?
Hmmm... So, could it be that the negatives are just placebos? That I'm perhaps "over-scrutinizing" my feelings and sensations currently for doing this log which leads me to recognize even the slightest of changes in mood with abnormal sensitivity?
To be continued...
07-21-2007 07:29 PM
Thanks for the comment, Jeff , and thanks for the encourament/advice - I will try to get this going for me from now on, too, but like it has been stated so many times on this forum, it's unbelievable how different people react so different to stuff.
Originally Posted by jef2007
So, I just hope my response to Reset-A.D. could some day be more similar to your experience which sure seems like a one fun ride so far!
07-22-2007 04:47 PM
Today I was contemplating real HARD should I take another day off as yesterday I did not take Reset-A.D. as I felt the mood swings were becoming a little too heavy and felt much better all day, but after contemplating I decided to take one at around 12 a.m. and actually followed it up with another cap of Reset-A.D. only two hours later at around 2.30 p.m. and I have to say that today I felt copacetic - did not notice any significant increase in energy levels etc, but on the other hand did not experience any noticeable mood swings either.
So over all, I'd say, this was probably my first good day while on Reset-A.D.
I remember when starting out on Powerfull - the first doses I took made me feel so drowsy - the first time I took 2 caps at a time, almost fell asleep standing up, but after a week or so, stopped feeling the negatives completely. Also same thing with Anabolic Pump - first days nothing but dizziness, but after a couple of days took habitually 2 caps on an empty stomach and did not notice any dizziness (or anything) any more.
So, I'm kind of now expecting the same thing to happen with Reset-A.D i.e. that I will stop feeling the negatives (jitters, mood swings, the occasional feelings of drowsiness etc.) and finally start to feel the positives kicking in now that I'm almost into week 2 with my log.
Also today had a pretty good workout after 3 or 4 days of not really feeling like hitting the gym at all. Unfortunately it was leg day and due to my knee problem flare-up that coincided with my starting to take Reset-A.D. - but that was probably due to my running out of celecoxib and glucosamine - on Monday this week, I didn't enjoy my workout that much, though, but energy levels wise, it was satisfactory.
On the OTHER hand, yesterday - I skipped Reset-A.D altogether and I felt really good ALL DAY, but probably that was due to the fact that I had had an exhausting week at work, but yesterday I was able to sleep late and did not have to go to work, so probably that cheered me up more than any pill could have done!
Will keep you posted as we enter week 2 tomorrow! Stay tuned!
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