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Myprotein ZMA Review19/08/2017
Wouldn’t it be great if you could consistently hit your body’s micronutrient needs after every grueling workout session?
Lack of time, preparation and down right life gets in the way of being able to meet all of your body’s requirements.
Something I see all too regularly is guys who train getting a shitload of protein in, but completely disregard the idea of getting other supplements or foods that may bolster their performance and results in and out of the gym.
Today I’m going to be taking a look at the supplement ZMA brought to you by Myprotein.
Let’s dive in.
Myprotein ZMA Review
First things first.
You might be wondering what ZMA is.
ZMA stands for Zinc Monomethionine Aspartate and is a patented formulation which is used with numerous supplement companies (including Myprotein).
It contains the active vitamins and minerals Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin B6.
Together, these vitamins and minerals are used in the body’s basic metabolic chemical processes to aid recovery and performance.
Zinc is a component of many enzymatic chemicals and promotes the normal functioning of the immune system as well as plays a key role in tissue healing and the healthy production of testosterone.
Magnesium contributes to the maintenance of the body’s nervous system, muscular function and reduced tiredness/fatigue.
It is very common for the western diet to be deficient in magnesium which can result in increased blood pressure, poor muscle mobility and issues with sleep (which will not help with gains).
Finally, the Vitamin B6 component aids the uptake and absorption of Magnesium and also supports normal homocysteine (amino acid) and glycogen metabolism.
The Myprotein ZMA comes packaged in a standard pot and comes in an unflavoured, capsule form which can either be purchased with 90 or 270 capsules.
Myprotein’s ZMA contains the following ingredients:
Magnesium Citrate, Magnesium Oxide, Zinc Aspartate, Zinc L-Monomethionine, Pyridoxine, Capsule (Hypromellose).
There are no hidden or unnecessary ingredients which is always a good sign. The use of hypromellose is also great if you are a vegetarian as it’s used as a gelatin alternative.
Below is the full nutritional breakdown:
Myprotein recommend taking 3 capsules a day for men and 2 a day for women.
Considering the fact that the average person consumes at least 2 – 3 times less than these values a day (eating chicken, rice and broccoli simply won’t cut it), the Myprotein ZMA is an excellent supplement to ensure you’re not deficient in any of these crucial nutrients.
Taste and Texture
Myprotein’s ZMA capsule is about the size of a tip of a pinky finger.
With that said, they aren’t too problematic to swallow – but do ensure you back it with water as soon as possible as it does have a slight fish-like taste once it stays in your mouth for a few seconds.
I’ve tried various supplements in the past but it was immediately clear that ZMA was unlike no other.
For starters, I would often have raging morning wood like a pre-adolescent school boy witnessing the first pair of tits in his life.
As mentioned before, zinc has been shown to increase levels of testosterone which leads to increased libido as well as muscular growth and recovery.
This just goes to show that ZMA works.
If that wasn’t enough:
After taking 3 capsules up to one hour before hitting the sac, I had no issues nodding off and definitely felt much more rested compared to when not taking ZMA.
As soon as my alarm clock goes off, I’m ready to take on the day.
No grogginess, no heavy eyes, no yawning. Nothing.
By feeling more rested, I feel more energised to lift some heavy ass weights which is a game changer as I wouldn’t be so reliant on a pre-workout.
Some people have also reported having more vivid dreams due to deeper sleep cycles. I haven’t experienced these myself but it could be down to feeling more relaxed and rested overall.
Not only this,
Exercising 3 – 4 times a week, commuting on the germ-infested London Underground and being confined to office walls every day can take its toll on your immune system.
In my case, after taking ZMA for a few weeks I did feel a lot more resistant to colds and flus which used to be an issue in the past.
Value for Money
With 90 capsules coming in at £11,99 and 270 capsules at £28.99, the Myprotein ZMA offers good value for money.
Considering 90 capsules will last up to 30 days for men and 45 days for women the cost averages out with each serving costing less than 40p for men and 30p for women.
270 capsules works out even better with men being able to get 90 days worth of serving out of it and women getting 135 days worth.
That works out to be less than 35p per serving for men and 20p per serving for women.
You could supplement these vitamins and minerals separately which could work out a lot cheaper, but the hassle of taking 3 different capsules up to 5 times a day compared to an all-in-one alternative is just simply not worth it for me.
The Myprotein ZMA is a great supplement to aid a busy lifestyle and support your lifting goals.
Whether you’re looking to get more sleep, grow like a bear or looking to remain fit and healthy ZMA does not disappoint.
This would be a 5 star product if it contained copper as high uptake of zinc has been shown to have an adverse relationship with copper.
An imbalance of zinc and copper causes a host of problems such as slow recovery and lethargy so I would also look to supplement with copper in isolation if this a cause of concern for you.
Buy Myprotein ZMA
You can purchase Myprotein’s ZMA by visiting their website here.
Don’t forget to also grab some money saving discounts from Myprotein to buy this at a much cheaper price!
Have you tried Myprotein’s ZMA?
Noticed any benefits for yourself?
Let us know what you think in the comment section below!
Joseph is the Founder and Editor in Chief of CheckMeowt. When he is not sat at the computer guzzling down the nearest thing with protein in it, he can be found pulling up the world in the gym. Occasionally, he is best described as socially unreliable and easily distracte.