ZMA Supplement Review
Although zinc has shown to be beneficial for bodybuilders, in this article we are going to be refering to zinc together with magnuisium as they seem to potentiate each other in a product called ZMA. ZMA has been clinically tested to increase both your muscle strength and anabolic hormone levels.
Zinc is essential for many chemical reactions in our body, including cellular energy and protein synthesis. Our immune system strength starts with zinc's regulation of our T cell production. Zinc helps provide critical protection to our liver, our prostate health, and is essential for reproductive organ health.
Zinc lozenges, are polular for incrinsing the zinc content in your body, however zinc lozenges without any acid base (orange, lemon, other citric acid with vitamin C) will be markedly more effective. Zinc can be found in most of our healthy food choices, from spinach to beans and Legumes.
Magnesium is essential to our heart function and for transporting important neurochemicals in our muscle function. It's also essential for keeping the critical balance of our sodium and our potassium in our cells. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently published that 74% of people use less than the RDA (recommended daily allowance) of 400 mg (for men).
According to research done at Western Washington University, with a group of NCAA football players that took ZMA for 8-week training program, they showed an 2.5 times increase in muscle strength gains compared to the placebo group. The strength in the ZMA group increased 11.6% compared to 4.6% increase in the placebo group.
ZMA is a nighttime anabolic formula that was specifically developed to enhance recovery. ZMA is also a very effective sleep-aid and it's recommended taken 30-60 minutes before bed. Most athletes fail to realize the importance of sleep for meaningful healing, tissue repair, as well as anabolic hormone production. Any muscle growth is maximized during sleep, quality sleep is important to any athlete.
The advantage of ZMA is that it doesn't need cycling, because ZMA won't suppress your ow production of testosterone. ZMA can be taken continuously. Additionally, ZMA is not on any banned substance list by any athletic organizations.