Zinc Magnesium Aspartate (ZMA) supplements are becoming more and more popular amongst athletes and bodybuilders. ZMA combines Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, the combination of these ingredients may help boost strength, increase endurance, improve sleep, and boost testosterone. Some ZMA supplements split their dose across 2 or 3 capsules, our ZMA contains the full dose in just one capsule. The strength and potency of our ZMA is the same as the market standard, it’s just a bit easier to take 1 capsule, than it is to take 2 or 3!
ZMA is a combination of Zinc (30mg), Magnesium Aspartate (450mg), and Vitamin B6 (10.5mg). All of these nutrients play an important role in key functions of your body, including your immune system (1), protein synthesis (2), and cognitive function (3).
Zinc and Magnesium deficiencies can lead to lowered levels of testosterone, it might be of benefit to you to supplement with these two minerals in order to maintain a normal level of testosterone. All three ingredients in ZMA play an important role in the body’s immune system. Vitamin B6 is used by the body to make white blood cells, Zinc is also involved in this process as well as the process of wound healing. Magnesium may also help to reduce inflammation.
Vitamin B6 and Magnesium are both linked to your mood. One study showed that people with low levels of magnesium had a higher risk of developing depression (4). A few studies have linked low blood levels and low Vitamin B6 consumption to depression (5) (6). So supplementing with ZMA may help to improve mood and alleviate symptoms of depression.
DOES ZMA HELP SLEEP?
When combined, Zinc and Magnesium may help to improve the quality of your sleep. Magnesium helps to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, helping you to feel calm and relaxed. As well as Magnesium, Zinc has been shown to improve sleep quality. A study where people suffering from insomnia supplemented with Zinc, Magnesium and Melatonin showed an improvement in sleep quality compared to those on a placebo (7).
- May support immunity
- May aid blood sugar control
- May boost immunity
- May improve sleep quality
- May improve your mood
- May help improve your sleep quality