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Old 11-12-2006, 08:33 AM   #31
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I've actually been using a Zinc/Mg ascorbate. The vit-c is nice for decreasing cortisol levels for bed time. No idea if its better.worse or the same as standard ZMA.
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:51 AM   #32
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Id taken ZMA before but usually with food, after all if its highly absorbable zinc/mag form, why not.

Last night though I took 2 caps 45 mins before bed, away from food, and I bizaarly dreamed that I was hanggliding! I dont ususally dream(or else remember), and ive never hangglided!

3 caps tonight, in the hope that girls will be involved!
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:40 AM   #33
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3 caps tonight, in the hope that girls will be involved!


best.idea.ever.
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Old 11-21-2006, 04:53 PM   #34
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After a layoff from ZMA for awhile, I started back up this week with some from Biotest. Most days I had to take it during the day as dinner is too close to bedtime to do it then.

I would get real tired about an hour after taking it. Nighttime sleep featured more vivid dreams (or me remembering more of them) and the sleep seems deeper. Could be placebo, but it feels good...
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Old 11-22-2006, 11:01 AM   #35
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I got a generic CA and MAG supplement from 'Rite Aid' and It says I am supposed to take 4 as one dose. . . wow.


Anyways, it seems like whenever I don't take it my jaw hurts in the morning from grinding my teeth. I wonder if I get better sleep because I am not trying to shatter my molars if I take the supp.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:58 PM   #36
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So if I take a dosage of Zinc along with a dosage of Magnesium right before bed, will that have the same effect as taking ZMA? Or is there some synergistic action that only ZMA will provide?
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Old 12-01-2006, 01:25 PM   #37
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Hey Billy!
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The thing about the ZMA is both the zinc and magnesium are chelated...they are bound to ...I think mono-methionine aspartate. This makess both highly absorbable. Magnesium frequently comest as oxide and that will simply work like a laxative.
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Old 12-01-2006, 04:23 PM   #38
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Thanks for the info Robb.

I think I'll be tracking down some ZMA soon. Sounds like a solid addition to my fish oil and multi...
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:33 AM   #39
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Hey Robb-

Where did you get the Zn/Mg ascorbate?

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Old 12-03-2006, 12:28 PM   #40
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I had the local hippy-co-op order 1lb of each from Frontier Herbs. I think you can do it directly online. You know...I just looked at the frontier site and can not find K/Mg ascorbate there...thye must have ordered it from someone else, but there are loads of online sources. Jarrow formulas hass a good ZMA with copper.
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