ZMA: Anabolic Mineral Support*
Exercise and stress deplete your body of the minerals it needs to function and perform optimally. If you train hard, sweat, or experience stress, chances are you're deficient in zinc and magnesium. This can lead to slow muscle growth, stagnant strength gains and poor recovery, along with a host of health issues.
ZMA is an advanced zinc/magnesium formulation designed to replace these common deficiencies. This is the original ZMA formula from SNAC that has been shown to dramatically increase natural levels of anabolic hormones and improve athletic performance. In fact, if taken as recommended, ZMA can increase free testosterone by 30 percent.*
Athletes At Risk
In one study, researchers tested the mineral status of over 250 NFL players. Over 70 percent of the players were either depleted or deficient in zinc and magnesium. Even if you're not a competitive athlete, these same deficiencies can lead to decreased hormone levels and diminished strength and power.*
A 30 Percent Increase in Testosterone*
An independent ZMA study was conducted on NCAA football players. The results show that the group taking ZMA increased free and total testosterone levels by 30 percent in 8 weeks, while the placebo group showed a decrease of 10 percent.* In addition to increasing anabolic-hormone levels, the ZMA group gained 2.5 times more strength and functional power over the placebo group.*
The Cause of Deficiencies
Besides exercise and stress, foods that were once considered "mineral rich" are now deficient because of modern farming methods. Even if you buy organic foods you'd have to eat nine bananas just to meet the RDA of magnesium, let alone meet your increased athletic demands.
Additionally, most ordinary types of zinc and magnesium are poorly absorbed. It's very difficult to recover proper amounts without specific supplementation. University studies have found that the zinc and magnesium contained in ZMA are absorbed far better than other forms.*
Are You Deficient in Zinc?
Besides the muscle, strength, and performance issues associated with low zinc, there are other signs of a possible zinc deficiency, including:
- Thinning hair
- Poor sleep
- Low sex drive
- Allergy-like symptoms
- Loss of appetite
- Weakened immunity (easy to catch a cold or flu)
Are You Deficient in Magnesium?
Eighty percent of Americans are, whether they're athletes or not. Low magnesium has been associated with:
- Difficulty losing fat
- Poor recovery
- Muscle cramps
- Weakness and fatigue
- Eye twitches
Magnesium plays a role in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body (it's called the "master mineral" for a reason), many of which are directly related to muscle function, insulin sensitivity, and protein synthesis.
Deep, Natural Sleep*
Call this a "bonus effect." Because magnesium and zinc deficiencies are both associated with bad sleep, most ZMA users report better, more refreshing sleep when using ZMA.*
The Superior Zinc/Magnesium Formulation
ZMA contains the exact ratio of ingredients shown in university studies to increase anabolic hormone levels and muscle strength in trained athletes.* The zinc and magnesium contained in ZMA are highly bioavailable and known to have a superior rate of absorption.* Vitamin B6 is included to further enhance uptake and utilization.*