Mayur Deshpande
  Personal trainer in Mumbai
Nutritional Supplements Library ZMA

Nutritional Supplements Library


What is ZMA?

ZMA (Zinc monomethionine aspartate and Magnesium Aspartate) is a combination of two minerals, zinc and magnesium, and Vitamin B-6 or pyridoxine. It was developed by Victor Conte (founder of BALCO Laboratories in Burlingame, California) and is a combination of zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6. The formula is "patent pending" and the name "ZMA" trademarked by SNAC System Inc, also founded by Victor Conte. The proportion of ingredients generally used in products is 20-30 mg Zinc, 400-500 mg Magnesium and 10mg B6.

What is the effective dosage of ZMA supplementation?

Follow the instruction written on product label.

What are the benefits of ZMA supplementation?

• It increases testosterone levels.
• It increases IGF-1(growth hormone) level.
• It aids in weight loss.
• It increases muscle strength.

What are the side effects of ZMA supplementation?

Following side effects can arise from overdosing:-
Zinc: More than 50 mg daily often increases the need for dietary copper; more than 100 mg daily might cause toxic symptoms.
Magnesium: More than 1000 mg daily might cause diarrhea.
Vitamin B6: More than 200 mg per day may lead to peripheral neuropathy (nerve pain in the extremities).
• It is not for pregnant or breast feeding women or children.