ZMA

Zinc is important for almost all-metabolic processes- especially to protein synthesis and maintenance of a healthy immune system. Magnesium helps regulate electrolyte balance, energy production and neuromuscular function.

ZMA is shown to increase growth compounds production and many users (including me) note sensations of deeper sleep when supplementing with it. It's a great aid for recovery

Definition

ZMA (Zinc Monomethionine Aspartate, Magnesium Aspartate and Vitamin B6) is a supplement used primarily by athletesgymnasts, and bodybuilders.

It is most often used as a recovery aid; notably, studies show that ZMA helps the body achieve deeper levels of REM sleep.

It was developed by Victor Conte (founder of BALCO Laboratories in Burlingame, California).

ZMA claims to raise strength levels and may enhance hormonal profiles.

The original ZMA formula is composed of zinc monomethionine and aspartate (30 mg), magnesium aspartate (450 mg), and vitamin B6 as pyridoxine hydrochloride (10.5 mg).

According to the label directions, ZMA should be taken 30 - 60 minutes prior to bedtime and on an empty stomach to help synchronise absorption with sleep.

Also, the product should not be taken with foods or supplements containing calcium because calcium blocks the absorption of zinc 

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