Product Deep Dive - ZMA Continued — Popeye's Supplements BC Skip to content

Product Deep Dive - ZMA Continued

Product Deep Dive - ZMA Continued


Previously we discussed the three ingredients that make up ZMA: Zinc, Magnesium and B6. Today we are going to dive into what type of results you can expect when taking these three ingredients in a specific dose.

First off when buying ZMA you will want to check the form of Zinc, Magnesium and B6 used. They use specific forms to help avoid absorption of one another, so this is extremely important to fully benefit from this product.

Zinc Monomethionine or Asparate, Magnesium Asparate, B6: Pyridoxine

Studies suggest that ZMA has anabolic benefits. Study on NCAA football players resulted in a 30% increase in testosterone levels, and up to a 5% increase in IGF-1. Those taking the placebo had a 10% decrease in testosterone and a 20% decrease in IGF-1 levels. Along with the increase in hormone levels, the athletes taking ZMA made huge strength and power gains along with improved sleep quality over the placebo.

The increase in sleep quality indirectly resulted in an increase in growth hormone levels. ZMA’s ability to increase sleep quality is largely due to magnesium’s ability to normalize and extend stage 3 and 4 slow-wave sleep. This is crucial when wanted to increase recover and GH levels, which peak during the night.

Finally dosing, when buying ZMA ensure that the full dose contains the following:

Magnesium: 450mg
Zinc: 30mg
B6: 10mg

Next article Product Deep Dive - ZMA