Thursday, February 10, 2011

Product Review: ZMA


Ok so when I did my training sessions with Angelo he suggested I take ZMA and that all the bodybuilders take it. You take three pills before bed time as its supposed to promote sleep, increase natural testosterone, and somehow help recovery while you sleep, which sounds ideal. Ive been taking it a couple weeks now. Does it it work?... too soon to know for sure, but Im gonna continue as lately my body has been looking pretty good so I dont wanna cancel anything, THIS is how they GET YOU, you end up taking so many supplements you couldnt possibly know which ones are shit and which ones are effective so you end up taking THEM ALL...
What I can see is it MAY help me sleep better, BUT what I can say for sure is it gives me UNENJOYABLE dreams. I had to phrase that in a very PARTICULAR way. Theyre not BAD dreams, theyre not NIGHTMARES, theyre just sorta UNPLEASANT. Like dreams about uncomfortable situations. Its interesting because when I took these testosterone boosters before, OXO, they had a similar effect but they were more CREEPY DREAMS, these arent so creepy but more UNCOMFORTABLE. Although this morning my dream before waking was unpleasant but VERY enlightening. I was with a 3 or 4 year old version of ME driving down the street I grew up on and the 3 or 4 year old version of me was like shaking in fear and said "I dont want to be HERE any more!" and HERE referred to EARTH and it was because my mother died and the 3 or 4 year old me did NOT wanna be on the planet if she wasnt here. Which is AMAZING, because being that its an UNCONSCIOUS feeling it was SUPER ENLIGHTENING to be able to experience SEMI CONSCIOUSLY in a dream state because I could FEEL IT AND REMEMBER IT and I had no idea that voice was inside of me and clearly it IS and it was GREAT to pick up on because then I was like OH thats the voice, or one of them, inside me thats terrified and rageful and self destructive. So HOPEFULLY being in touch with it will make me LESS unconsciously self destructive, which is always nice... Heavy stuff, but fierce. Im ALL FOR IT. I like "enlightenment".
Oh and for the product, sure... I'd buy more of it.

6 comments:

Stanimal5 said...

ZMA has gotten some mixed results from standardized testing like many supplements. Unfortunately the only studies showing it increases T levels seem to have been funded by supplement companies. Most studies do show improved rest, which in itself is essential for muscle growth. Pubmed and Wikipedia have some good articles on ZMA.

Mathias N Oz said...

I always feel ripped of by those supp companies, they might help a little, but not enough to justify how f'ing expensive they are.

Stanimal5 said...

Yeah, the supplement market is full of a lot of snake oil and sketchy shit, but there is always new stuff to try and a few worthy products out there. I enjoy the reviews.

gavin said...

I tried ZMA and it made me impossibly groggy every morning. I'd drink coffee and my ass would still be DRAGGING into the afternoon.

I'll give it a better shot when I shake up my routine now and then, but I don't want to do that shit regularly.

Sexy said...

Dave, you should totally be a spokesmodel on Star Search.
I'd buy it!

David Mason said...

ahhh, yes , you know what, i HAVE been groggy every morning since!!!