- Feb 8, 2007
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Instead of getting ZMA, why not use a zinc, magnesium, and b-vitamin supplement. That is a lot cheaper.
If you take zinc and magnesium separately, will it be less effective if taken with muscle milk and milk before bed? I heard somewhere that calcium affects the absorption of zinc and magnesium?
Also is Zinc (as Zinc Gluconate) 30.00 mg 200% no good?
That dosage of zinc is the amount patented by the original ZMA formula.
Also, the theory (or fact, not sure, so I'll call it theory) regarding calcium, is that taking it with magnesium inhibits the absorbtion of magnesium, because the mechanism our body absorbs both is the same. Calcium has no effect on zinc absorbtion, though. As I've probably said a million times on these forums, the best way to take ZMA as well as a pre-bed shake is to take your ZMA about 45 minutes before you lay down, and drink your shake less than 5 minutes before you lay down.
awesome but what do you think about the zinc gluconate found in the GNC brand of Zinc. Its a lot cheaper but if the zinc is an inferior quality that doesnt absorb that well I wont get it. Im assuming that zinc in ZMA is a higher quality?