ZMA is a combination of zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6. It is non-steroidal, completely natural and sometimes used as a sleep aid. Scientific studies have shown that supplementing with ZMA while following a proper exercise regimen can increase strength and testosterone levels. ZMA may also help build muscle size, aid tissue repair, contribute to quicker muscle gains and add to a feeling of overall well-being. For these reasons ZMA is a popular supplement for bodybuilders.
Choose your ZMA product from a respected company in sports nutrition; that way you can be sure of your product’s quality.
Take ZMA capsules one hour before bedtime on an empty stomach for best results. Generally, the dosage is two to three capsules.
Create a workout regimen to accompany your ZMA supplementation, as increased strength will not occur without exercise.
Try to avoid food or products with calcium in them immediately preceding or immediately after taking ZMA brecause calcium can interfere with ZMA’s effects.