Has anyone heard of this supplement, and know anything about it? I’ve heard it is being patented in the States under the brand name Ravive??!
here you go, takin from the new t-mag:
There’s a drug known as Arcalion® that’s common in Egypt (not a site of many raves, at least not many happenin’ ones). Arcalion is a medicine that can be sold here in the United States as a dietary supplement because it’s an analog of the B vitamin, thiamin.
However, Arcalion differs from thiamin in that studies in animals and humans demonstrate the product to increase the ability of muscle to stave off fatigue (greater endurance), enhance neuromuscular function, and improve energy production within the brain. Other data indicates that Arcalion® may be useful for mild depression and asthenia.
Arcalion, when combined with the nootropic drug vinpocetine, 5-HTP, N-acetyl-cysteine, alpha lipoic acid and a few other minor ingredients, is marketed as Ravive™.
Vinpocetine, like Piracetam, is promulgated to enhance memory and to enhance blood flow (oxygenation) within the brain. Some believe that vinpocetine also steps up brain cells’ production of ATP (the cellular energy molecule), thereby increasing the brain’s use of glucose and increasing the brain’s oxygen utilization. Whether this is true or not isn’t known for sure, however, vinpocetine does have its loyal followers.
What makes Ravive interesting is that it does contain 5-HTP. 5-HTP is well-known as the direct precursor of serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone that directly is involved in regulation of mood states, memory, appetite and much more. Partying with “X” depletes serotonin. Possibly a quick-fix remedy for this is taking 5-HTP (or better yet, skip the “X” altogether).
The beauty of Ravive is that it may have synergistic properties with PowerDrive™ in that it can help you focus better and enhance brain function.
Has anyone tried this yet???
ive tried 5-htp, ala, b6, nac together, but not for sports performance, only as a recovery aid.