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Old 07-11-2009, 12:45 PM   #111
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I have also been taking ZMA for about 4 months straight. Just lately I have been having vivid dreams again. Then again I finish eating at 530 and hit the rack at 1030 after taking ZMA between 10 - 1030. Not sure if that is why. My stomach didn't get upset from being empty and taking ZMA.
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:46 PM   #112
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Worth it for the dreams. Like legal, safe hallucinogens.

I also sometimes toss down a bunch as zinc supplementation if I'm coming down with a cold, which may or may not help but sure seems to.
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:58 PM   #113
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Been taking it for 4 months now, and I missed one day. Otherwise 4 months straight. Have enjoyed my 8-9 hours of sleep per night and feel always ready to go. I take it 30-60 min before bed, and I usually haven't eaten since dinner about 2 hours.

Has worked wonders for me.
George, were you a good sleeper before taking zma or has it made a noticeable difference? I struggle sleeping periodically and lately i have been waking up after 5-6 hours even after taking melatonin.

Also any recommendations on what zma you take?
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:21 AM   #114
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I'm finding that any disturbances to falling asleep in the 30-60 minute window make my sleep.....disturbed.

For example, just moved into our new place and have pretty much gotten settled in except my boy hasn't quite gotten it that he'll be sleeping in his bed now. Raised a big stink and needless to say sleep was a problem that night.

On the other hand, if I'm really tired like last night, I sleep deeply even if I gotta get up to pee. Today I feel very sharp whereas after the night described above I was groggy, even punchy, all day long.

After a night of disturbed sleep I'm thinking that NOT taking ZMA the next night might work better for me.
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:49 PM   #115
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Hey, I thought I'd let you guys all know what Lyle said about ZMA:

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Zinc and magnesium are often deficient in athletes. There is NO reason to spend cash on their overpriced versions. Get generic zinc from anywhere and magnesium citrate from vitaglo.com And the b-6 keeps a lot of people awake.
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I forget why they did it in the first place (something about being a cofactor I think) but it causes problems in a lot of people. An even better reason to buy zinc/mag separately and screw the commercial products.
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:26 AM   #116
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anyone have an opinion on whether the natural calm brand of magnesium is worth the price versus say the mag citrate from now foods (such as is found on that vitaglo.com site)?
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:43 AM   #117
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Any thoughts on the possibility that the effect on dreams is solely the B6?
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:56 AM   #118
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Hey, I thought I'd let you guys all know what Lyle said about ZMA:
I agree with Lyle, although I do find the Natural Calm to be worth the extra price.

My patients would agree. Some come in on magnesium already, only to find they finally get the "results" they were looking for with magnesium supplements once they start the Calm.

I take them separately.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:47 AM   #119
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I tend to cycle my potassium and magnesium supplement every couple days(few days on, 1-2 days off). Seems to work well and my body doesn't always depend on it for sleep or relaxation!!
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:56 AM   #120
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Any thoughts on the possibility that the effect on dreams is solely the B6?
Take a vitamin B complex before bed, and I think you will have your answer.
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