Thinking about taking ZMA

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  1. arabphil

    arabphil New Member

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    I was reading up on supplements and i came across ZMA. I dont really take anything other than whey but this stuff ZMA seems real safe and no big deal.

    What do you all think?

    Is it worth it? does it work?
     
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    I like it. What it does for me is if I get little amounts of sleep (like 5-6 hrs) I feel fine. If I get little amounts of sleep with no ZMA I feel like shit.
     
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    I notice no difference with or without ZMA and sleeping various hours
     
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    Gives me more restful sleep, like NUDES said.
     
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    I'm with GuOD.
    But just try it since it's so cheap.
     
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    really? i feel the same whether i take it or not.. any specific brand you take?
     
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    I use 1Fast ZMA.
     
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    dumbaznboy New Member

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    uhm isnt ZMA just zinc and magnesium?

    why would u pop for elevated test levels? its not a steroid/prohormone
     
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    I dig it for my sleep , 3-4 a night. I get only 6 hrs a night because engineering . . . . so waking up refreshed is nice.
     
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    the more you are in rem sleep, your body naturally produces more test.
     
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    i thought it was growth hormone
     
  13. Bruised Lee

    Bruised Lee John Kune Do, puncher of faces

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    thats why i just dream about lifting, who needs to do the real stuff?
     
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    it is according to my textbook, they dont mention testosterone though
     
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    they did a study where just imagining doing the action actually increased muscle done :eek3: marginally albeit
     
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    Bruised Lee John Kune Do, puncher of faces

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    i can use my mind to make ONE muscle grow...
     
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    its not a muscle :mamoru:
     
  18. Bruised Lee

    Bruised Lee John Kune Do, puncher of faces

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    he's talking about rem sleep and growth hormone production vs test production.

    if i'm not mistaken, certain growth hormones lead to more test.
     
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    dunno, i hate how they teach these neuroscience courses :/ every few weeks its like, oh by the way new study what you've learned is wrong...most of my textbooks contradict each other
     
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    if I take ZMA for 3-4 days straight I turn into an acne pit.
     
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    The theory is that it causes deeper sleep, which = more REM cycles, which = more growth hormone output. Some studies have claimed that it increases natty test production, but no one seems to notice that effect.

    Essentially people take it because they sleep better and there may or may not be additional benefits to it. It's a non habit forming sleeping aid that's cheap.
     
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    I think ZMA is largely overrated. Just get the cheapest zinc you can, since 95% of us are probably zinc defficient anyways.
     
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    that explains the acne latly . . . I was wondering wtf was up.
     
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    some people take zinc to treat their acne problem, dunno if there's any scientific research behind that though
     
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    When I was taking it I started getting massive exertion headaches at the gym and I swear it messed with my sex drive. Sex drive may have been all in my head but yeah, for whatever reason it fucked me up in the gym.
     
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