What is ZMA?

ZMA is a scientifically designed anabolic mineral formula. It contains specific forms and amounts of Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, and has been clinically proven to significantly increase anabolic hormone levels and muscle strength in trained athletes.

A study was conducted by Lorraine Brilla, PhD, a sports performance researcher at Western Washington University, which reported that ZMA significantly increased free testosterone levels and muscle strength in NCAA football players. These ZMA study results were presented by Dr. Brilla at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Seattle, WA, and were published in the official ACSM journal, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.

Specifically, Brilla reported that "a group of competitive NCAA football players who took ZMA nightly during an eight-week spring training program had 2.5 times greater muscle strength gains than a placebo group. (250% better results). Pre- and post-leg strength measurements were made using a Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer." Additionally, the ZMA group increased strength by 11.6%, compared to only a 4.6% increase in the placebo group.

Brilla further explained, "The muscle strength increases may have been mediated by the anabolic hormone increases in the ZMA group. The ZMA group had 30% increases in free and total testosterone levels compared to 10 percent decreases in the placebo group... The ZMA group also had a slight increase in insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels compared to a 20 percent decrease in the placebo group. This study shows that anabolic hormone and muscle strength increases can be induced in already strength-trained athletes by using a novel zinc-magnesium preparation."

ON's ZMA uses the trademarked material developed by SNAC System, Inc. and the only one validated by published research. Each 3 capsule serving provides 30 mg of Zinc Monomethionine and Zinc Aspartate, 450 mg of Magnesium Aspartate, and 10.5 mg of Vitamin B6.


The Bigger Picture:
Recovery is a critical, but often overlooked aspect of performance. Zinc and Magnesium are commonly depleted from the body, particularly in intensely training athletes. ZMA is a scientifically designed anabolic mineral formula. It contains specific forms and amounts of Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, and has been clinically proven to significantly increase anabolic hormone levels and muscle strength in trained athletes.

ZMA may also help to increase endurance, healing, growth, and restful sleep. All of these are critical components of the recovery process. If you feel like your recovery could use a lift consider making ZMA part of your nightly routine.
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micky. s
Aug 16, 2011
i take zma its top stuff!!