After the glutamine thread i would like to ask the same question for zma. Does it has it benefids or is it a waste of money?
I took it for a while and thought it was alright. Some people I talk to though seem to have amazing sleeps and recovery. This wasn't the case with me, but I guess everyone is different.
From what I have read there does seem to be proven benefit from the formula in terms of boosting test and recovery. Also as I am sure others have read, hard training athletes tend to be lower in magnesium.
I would say maybe try one bottle and see if you notice a difference. If not, forget it, but still make sure you are still getting some zinc and magnesium from food or some type of quality multi.
I love ZMA, my favourite supplement for sure. i've been on it for like a month now and my recovery has drastically improved, im sleeping better and heavier andi just feel better overall. definetely give it a try:)
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i have a question about zma.... i always hear about that you not supposed to take with any kind of a dairy product, mine even says that on the label. how important is that, because im sure most everybody taking it would have somekind of a casein supplement also before bed. How are you supposed to avoid mixing them.
When you train hard it tends to deplete your body of the minerals contained in zma so if you dont replenish them they will remain lower than optimal levels which could result in things like slightly lower than optimal test levels and slight insomnia. If you dont replenish them in the diet and through other supplements then benifits will most likely be seen by taking zma such as, improved sleep, recovery and slightly higher natural test levels. If you dont feel like you are able to get these minerals and vitamin elsewhere then I think its a good buy.
I thihk ZMA is very good supplement!
Be very careful when taking it, as it seems to be inhibited by calcium sources(take at least 2h appart, best on empty stomach).
Also, be sure not to take just ANY ZMA! Not all are the same(some companies put calcium in their tabs as a "bond material" out of ignorance but convinience as well). So if not working, don't diss the supp just like that, try with various companies.
Victor Conte, owner of Balco Labs(company who patented ZMA) sells a genuine zma. That should be fine. I had a phone nr somewhere from where it could be ordered. If you're interested, i could look it up.
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