ZMA increases REM sleep which during REM sleep you will release more natural hormones in your body which will make you stronger because you get a better nights sleep but more importantly a longer REM sleep process. (This is why pro bb'ers sleep a good majority of the day then train then eat then sleep)
But since i have been taking ZMA it has given me some fucked up dreams. Every night i dream all night and about the craziest shit mostly about things i have thought about right before bed. Like my freddy kruger dream was nuts it was like right out of the movie. but i love nightmares so i am going to be sad to get off the ZMA and not deam as much. anyoneelse get the same deal happen to them
i just supplement w/ zinc, magnesium and b6,, which i know doesnt work the exact same as the prepackaged zma formula...but i notice it gives me some fucked up dreams as well. I kinda like them too....there was this one, with a goat, a jar of peanut butter and a midget playing the synthesizer....but thats a whole nother thread.
I did a bottle never slept any better I saw nothing different
ther is a new report that another mineral found in oysters is the primary element for increasing testosterone/libido/sperm & not zinc as previously thought .. Ill try and do a search & post it
ive been using my own version of zinc/magnesium & b6 but i think the patented ZMA formula has a different zinc & magnesium version
"ZMA is a scientifically designed anabolic mineral formula. It contains Zinc Monomethionine Aspartate plus Magnesium Aspartate and vitamin B-6"
i have the zinc gluconate & magnesium oxide pills, not sure how much of a difference there is ?? maybe absorption?
yeah, theyre absorbed differetnly but for the price difference, i will stick with buying them seperately and tkaing them all of the time. used in moderation all of those compounds will only benefit you anyways, even if they arent working the "exact" way they do in the ZMA formulation.
doesnt really say much... but there it is..
Now the past month i have just been puttin on real thick muscle mass and burning the fat. Plus all my weights are jumping up about ten to 20 pounds with adding 2 reps per set so instead of doing the 90's on dumbells on incline for 4 im doing the 105's for 5 thats a big increase. I am 17 and hit alot of gains just because my body decides to let more testostrone out and i love it cause i just grow and grow when it does. but what i woud really like to know is if the zma is helping more then my natrual body because ive been on zma about 3 weeks now. but i highly doubt the zma is giving me the gains i have been seening.
Ive been using it and sleep like the dead and have not noticed any problems so id recomend it.But for some people it can have that effect cause it ads that extra somthing to your body so your brain is still trying to process the chemicals purpose in your body but that will go awayafter extended usage.