NOW Foods ZMA is a premium ZMA combination featuring the patent-pending blend of zinc monomethionine aspartate, magnesium aspartate and vitamin B6. NOW is a top seller among our ZMA supplements and one of the best ZMA values.
When ZMA - a patented combination of zinc, magnesium and B6 - was first introduced, it was marketed as a testosterone booster based on study results that generated a considerable amount of discussion and controversy. It may only be an effective test booster in younger athletes, or in only those who are zinc-deficient, or there might be other factors involved but it's fair to say it hasn't lived up to the hype that surrounded it's introduction.
That's a shame because even if it did nothing for testosterone, ZMA is still a great recovery formula. In hindsight, it probably would have been more accurate, if a lot less exciting, to market ZMA as such, instead of the Next Big Test Booster; after all, all three nutrients in ZMA are depleted by exercise and training, and all three nutrients are essential for recovery, recuperation and tissue building, too. Since most of these processes occur during sleep, it also makes sense to take ZMA at bedtime, just as the labels have always suggested. So ZMA might not be a great test booster, but as a recovery formula NOW ZMA is an inexpensive way to tighten up some of the nutritional slack undermining your strength and size gains.
ZMA Description from Now
ZMA is a synergistic combination of Zinc and Magnesium designed to maximize absorption and promote recovery from exercise. Zinc plays a central role in the regulation of cellular growth and tissue repair, as well as the maintenance of a healthy immune system. Magnesium is essential for the maintenance of electrolyte balance, energy production and normal neuro-muscular function. Because physical activity can increase the need for these two minerals, NOW ZMA is the ideal supplement to aid in their replenishment.
|Serving Size: 3 capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
||% Daily Value**
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Rice Flour and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
As a dietary supplement, men take 3 capsules (women take 2 capsules) daily, preferably on an empty stomach, 30-60 minutes before bedtime. For best results, avoid taking with dairy or other calcium-containing foods or supplements.
California Prop 65 Warnings
WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.