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Table 1 POMS scores in the maximal doses of individual BCAAs and mixed BCAA ingestion

From: Bolus ingestion of individual branched-chain amino acids alters plasma amino acid profiles in young healthy men

Amino acid ingested Mood Before ingestion 2 h after ingestion P value
Basal Tension - anxiety 0.2 ± 0.1 1.4 ± 0.6 0.66
Depression - dejection 0.8 ± 0.4 0.6 ± 0.3 0.66
Anger - hostility 0.8 ± 0.4 0.8 ± 0.4 1.00
Confusion 2.6 ± 1.2 2.0 ± 0.9 0.59
Fatigue 3.6 ± 1.6 3.4 ± 1.5 0.79
Vigor 6.2 ± 2.8 2.6 ± 1.2 0.07
Leu 90 mg/kg BE Tension - anxiety 0.8 ± 0.4 0.2 ± 0.1 0.32
Depression - dejection 0.4 ± 0.2 0.2 ± 0.1 0.32
Anger - hostility 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 1.00
Confusion 1.6 ± 0.7 0.6 ± 0.3 0.32
Fatigue 3.6 ± 1.6 3.0 ± 1.3 0.18
Vigor 6.2 ± 2.8 6.6 ± 3.0 0.59
Ile 90 mg/kg BW Tension - anxiety 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 1.00
Depression - dejection 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 1.00
Anger - hostility 0.4 ± 0.2 0.0 ± 0.0 0.32
Confusion 0.2 ± 0.1 0.0 ± 0.0 0.32
Fatigue 2.4 ± 1.1 2.0 ± 0.9 0.16
Vigor 8.4 ± 3.8 9.0 ± 4.0 0.41
Val 90 mg/kg BW Tension - anxiety 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 1.00
Depression - dejection 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 1.00
Anger - hostility 0.0 ± 0.0 0.2 ± 0.1 0.32
Confusion 0.6 ± 0.3 0.2 ± 0.1 0.32
Fatigue 2.0 ± 0.9 1.8 ± 0.8 0.32
Vigor 10.6 ± 4.7 10.4 ± 4.7 0.32
Mixed BCAA 94.5 mg/kg BW Tension - anxiety 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 1.00
Depression - dejection 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 1.00
Anger - hostility 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 1.00
Confusion 0.0 ± 0.0 0.2 ± 0.1 0.32
Fatigue 1.6 ± 0.7 1.4 ± 0.6 0.32
Vigor 11.0 ± 4.9 11.2 ± 5.0 1.00
  1. Values are means ± SE.
  2. Statistic analyses were performed by the Wilcoxon signed-rank test.