Exercise and stress deplete the minerals your body needs to function and perform optimally. If you train hard, sweat, or experience stress, which describes almost everyone, chances are you're deficient in zinc and magnesium, leading to slow muscle and strength gains, poor recovery, decreased testosterone, and a host of health issues. This original ZMA® zinc/magnesium formula from SNAC replenishes these deficiencies, increasing natural anabolic hormones and improving athletic performance. One study shows ZMA® supplementation increases free testosterone by 30 percent.*
- Improves sleep*
- Replenishes zinc and magnesium*
- Increases free testosterone*
- Improves muscle and strength gains*
- Increases fat loss*
- Boosts sex drive*
- Boosts immune function*
Are You Zinc Deficient?
Besides muscle, strength, and performance declines associated with low zinc, here are other signs of a possible zinc deficiency:
- Thinning hair
- Poor sleep
- Low sex drive
- Allergy-like symptoms
- Loss of appetite
- Weakened immunity (easy to catch a cold or flu)
Are Magnesium Deficient?
Eighty percent of Americans are. Here are the common complaints:
- Difficulty losing fat
- Poor sleep
- Slow recovery
- Muscle cramps
- Weakness and fatigue
- Eye twitches
Do You Need More Zinc and Magnesium?
Zinc is vital in maintaining healthy immunity, metabolism, anabolic hormone production, and general wellness. And scientists consider magnesium the "master mineral" because it plays a role in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, many of which are directly related to muscle function, insulin sensitivity, and protein synthesis.*
Unfortunately, zinc and magnesium deficiencies are widespread. 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.*
Eating the Right Foods
It's a challenge to get sufficient zinc and magnesium amounts in your diet. Once considered "mineral-rich" foods are now deficient because of modern farming methods. Even buying organic foods, you'd have to eat nine bananas to get the RDA of magnesium, let alone meet your increased athletic demands. Adding to the challenge, regular zinc and magnesium supplements are poorly absorbed and offer little help.
The Superior Zinc/Magnesium Formulation
University studies show that the zinc and magnesium contained in the ZMA® formula absorb far better than other forms.* Studies also show ZMA contains the exact ratio of minerals to increase anabolic hormone levels and strength in trained athletes.* The zinc and magnesium contained in ZMA are highly bioavailable and known to have superior absorption.* Vitamin B6 is included to enhance utilization.*
30 Percent Increase in Testosterone*
An independent ZMA study on NCAA football players shows 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.*
Better Natural Sleep*
Magnesium and zinc deficiencies are both associated with poor sleep, and most ZMA users report better nights' rest when using ZMA.*
3 Capsule Dose:
- Magnesium (as aspartate) 30 mg
- Zinc (as monomethionine aspartate) 450 mg
- Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) 10.5 mg
2 Capsule Dose:
- Magnesium (as aspartate) 20 mg
- Zinc (as monomethionine aspartate) 300 mg
- Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) 7 mg
- Men take three capsules per day
- Women take two capsules per day
- 30-60 minutes before bedtime
- On an empty stomach or avoid combining with foods or supplements containing calcium
- Brilla L et al. Effects of a Novel Zinc-Magnesium Formulation on Hormones and Strength. Journal of Exercise Physiology (online). 3(4): 26-36, 2000.
- Wilborn CD et al. Effects of Zinc Magnesium Aspartate (ZMA) Supplementation on Training Adaptations and Markers of Anabolism and Catabolism. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2004; 1(2): 12–20. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-1-2-12
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.