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Posted on Sep 26, 2021
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I've tried the Vitamin Shoppe brand ZMA, Optimum nutrition, and NOW sports. This is about the same as the ON brand. The Vitamin Shoppe brand gave me crazy dreams, but that's pretty typical for some people. Im a guy and the recommended dose is 3 capsules. I take 2 to lessen the crazy dreams and not feel as groggy when i wake up. Everything is ok 15 minutes after waking. I'd try this if you want to get better sleep, especially if you workout/ lift weights.

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I've tried the Vitamin Shoppe brand ZMA, Optimum nutrition, and NOW sports. This is about the same as the ON brand. The Vitamin Shoppe brand gave me crazy dreams, but that's pretty typical for some people. Im a guy and the recommended dose is 3 capsules. I take 2 to lessen the crazy dreams and not feel as groggy when i wake up. Everything is ok 15 minutes after waking. I'd try this if you want to get better sleep, especially if you workout/ lift weights.

Disclaimer: Not medical or professional advice.
Posted on Nov 23, 2021
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This is one of my staple supplements. It helps with better sleep and the zinc is beneficial for test production. I take between 1&2 every night so less than recommended dose. Already get zinc from my diet and other supps and need to keep this one below 50mg a day.

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This is one of my staple supplements. It helps with better sleep and the zinc is beneficial for test production. I take between 1&2 every night so less than recommended dose. Already get zinc from my diet and other supps and need to keep this one below 50mg a day.

Disclaimer: Not medical or professional advice.
Posted on May 14, 2022
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Mineral supplements in general do not absorb well if they are not chelated to something like an amino acid. The ZMA is not labeled as "chelated" - however if you review the list of ingredients it contains Magnesium Aspartate which is chelated. There are two forms of zinc: Zinc aspartate and Zinc Mono-L-Methionine - both chelated. Taking a mineral that is not chelated - for example magnesium oxide - is fairly useless as little to none of it is absorbed. I take many supplements and have taken ZMA intermittently under times of increased stress. Zinc and Magnesium are two of the many minerals in which most people are deficient. Zinc in particular is very important in supporting the immune system. Magnesium is important for a slew of cellular functions in the body. I cannot say that I notice any particular symptom when I add these to my supplement regimen, but they are very important minerals. I do take a chelated multimineral supplement on a daily basis which does contain a small amount of zinc.

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Mineral supplements in general do not absorb well if they are not chelated to something like an amino acid. The ZMA is not labeled as "chelated" - however if you review the list of ingredients it contains Magnesium Aspartate which is chelated. There are two forms of zinc: Zinc aspartate and Zinc Mono-L-Methionine - both chelated. Taking a mineral that is not chelated - for example magnesium oxide - is fairly useless as little to none of it is absorbed. I take many supplements and have taken ZMA intermittently under times of increased stress. Zinc and Magnesium are two of the many minerals in which most people are deficient. Zinc in particular is very important in supporting the immune system. Magnesium is important for a slew of cellular functions in the body. I cannot say that I notice any particular symptom when I add these to my supplement regimen, but they are very important minerals. I do take a chelated multimineral supplement on a daily basis which does contain a small amount of zinc.

Disclaimer: Not medical or professional advice.
Posted on May 9, 2022
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ZMA, or zinc magnesium aspartate, is a popular supplement among athletes, bodybuilders, and fitness enthusiasts. It contains a combination of three ingredients — zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B6. ZMA manufacturers claim it boosts muscle growth and strength and improves endurance, recovery, and sleep quality. Aside from testosterone, ZMA may enhance sleep quality and aid immunity. These qualities can benefit many individuals, including athletes, bodybuilders, and fitness enthusiasts. ZMA is generally safe when taken at the recommended dosage. In 2000, researchers gave ZMA supplements to a group of NCAA football players working out twice a day. After 7 weeks, they found a significant increase in the players' testosterone and growth hormone, both of which are linked to muscle growth.

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ZMA, or zinc magnesium aspartate, is a popular supplement among athletes, bodybuilders, and fitness enthusiasts. It contains a combination of three ingredients — zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B6. ZMA manufacturers claim it boosts muscle growth and strength and improves endurance, recovery, and sleep quality. Aside from testosterone, ZMA may enhance sleep quality and aid immunity. These qualities can benefit many individuals, including athletes, bodybuilders, and fitness enthusiasts. ZMA is generally safe when taken at the recommended dosage. In 2000, researchers gave ZMA supplements to a group of NCAA football players working out twice a day. After 7 weeks, they found a significant increase in the players' testosterone and growth hormone, both of which are linked to muscle growth.

Disclaimer: Not medical or professional advice.
Posted on May 8, 2022
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I've tried the Vitamin Shoppe brand ZMA, Optimum nutrition, and NOW sports. This is about the same as the ON brand. The Vitamin Shoppe brand gave me crazy dreams, but that's pretty typical for some people. Im a guy and the recommended dose is 3 capsules. I take 2 to lessen the crazy dreams and not feel as groggy when i wake up. Everything is ok 15 minutes after waking. I'd try this if you want to get better sleep, especially if you workout/ lift weights. Like it if you loved my comment, thank you! :) God Bless! <3

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I've tried the Vitamin Shoppe brand ZMA, Optimum nutrition, and NOW sports. This is about the same as the ON brand. The Vitamin Shoppe brand gave me crazy dreams, but that's pretty typical for some people. Im a guy and the recommended dose is 3 capsules. I take 2 to lessen the crazy dreams and not feel as groggy when i wake up. Everything is ok 15 minutes after waking. I'd try this if you want to get better sleep, especially if you workout/ lift weights. Like it if you loved my comment, thank you! :) God Bless! <3

Disclaimer: Not medical or professional advice.
Posted on May 3, 2022
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Great dosage of the main ingredients. Zinc and Magnesium are necessary for recovery and hormones production, so this supplement is “must be” if you training hard. Also, helps to sleep better (thanks, magnesium) and in muscle support (thanks, zinc). Capsules a little bit out of size, swallow 2 in one time is hard sometimes 😬

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Great dosage of the main ingredients. Zinc and Magnesium are necessary for recovery and hormones production, so this supplement is “must be” if you training hard. Also, helps to sleep better (thanks, magnesium) and in muscle support (thanks, zinc). Capsules a little bit out of size, swallow 2 in one time is hard sometimes 😬

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Posted on Apr 29, 2022
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I’m in fourties’, working out 3:4 days a week After I start using ZMA I really slept deeply and nicely, I’m using it for more than 4 month now and always re-order the same brand Capsules size is not big at all Package quality is what you expect from now Recommended

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I’m in fourties’, working out 3:4 days a week After I start using ZMA I really slept deeply and nicely, I’m using it for more than 4 month now and always re-order the same brand Capsules size is not big at all Package quality is what you expect from now Recommended

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Posted on Dec 8, 2021
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ZMA did help me sleep and felt rested but I also felt groggy the next day. It was difficult for me to get up. I'm a very active person and my usual schedule is very hectic which I though ZMA would be beneficial for me but I don't like feeling groggy. My usual time to wake up is 1:15 AM, be at gym by 2:00 AM, complete my workout by 4:30, prep my meals and be at work by 6:30, work my usual 10 hour shift and then be home by 5:30 PM... do some house work, dinner, have a little family time, and then to bed no later than 7:00 PM. Since my brain is constantly thinking, ZMA helped me, sort of, shut it down and help me fall asleep faster but like I said, I had a heck of a time getting up at 1:15 to start my regular routine so I stopped taking it. It does work and it might benefit other but for someone like me, it doesn't. :) I would have given it 5 stars but the groggy feeling was no fun.

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ZMA did help me sleep and felt rested but I also felt groggy the next day. It was difficult for me to get up. I'm a very active person and my usual schedule is very hectic which I though ZMA would be beneficial for me but I don't like feeling groggy. My usual time to wake up is 1:15 AM, be at gym by 2:00 AM, complete my workout by 4:30, prep my meals and be at work by 6:30, work my usual 10 hour shift and then be home by 5:30 PM... do some house work, dinner, have a little family time, and then to bed no later than 7:00 PM. Since my brain is constantly thinking, ZMA helped me, sort of, shut it down and help me fall asleep faster but like I said, I had a heck of a time getting up at 1:15 to start my regular routine so I stopped taking it. It does work and it might benefit other but for someone like me, it doesn't. :) I would have given it 5 stars but the groggy feeling was no fun.

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Posted on Nov 16, 2021
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great product, the ingredients and formulation is simple and effective. 4th time repurchasing this, as it really helps to improve recovery after gym workouts - i take 1 serving before mid day nap. and i also take them every night for the past few years for deep sleep and good rest. my quality of sleep is just different when i run out of these. the only bummer is that each serving size is 3 caps.

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great product, the ingredients and formulation is simple and effective. 4th time repurchasing this, as it really helps to improve recovery after gym workouts - i take 1 serving before mid day nap. and i also take them every night for the past few years for deep sleep and good rest. my quality of sleep is just different when i run out of these. the only bummer is that each serving size is 3 caps.

Disclaimer: Not medical or professional advice.
Posted on Oct 24, 2021
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Good for muscle recovery, I typically follow the instructions provided on the bottle for usage - to consume (preferably) on an empty stomach prior to bedtime. Hopefully, not placebo but I do experience an increase in performance at the gym. The pills are easy to swallow with water even when I take them 3 at a time. Also, one of the most value-for-price ZMAs out there which made this purchase an easier choice.

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Good for muscle recovery, I typically follow the instructions provided on the bottle for usage - to consume (preferably) on an empty stomach prior to bedtime. Hopefully, not placebo but I do experience an increase in performance at the gym. The pills are easy to swallow with water even when I take them 3 at a time. Also, one of the most value-for-price ZMAs out there which made this purchase an easier choice.

Disclaimer: Not medical or professional advice.