Tag: ZMA

ZMA vs. GABA: Why The Difference Is Important

ZMA and GABA are two ingredients that we commonly see in sleep supplements, but they’re very different things. For one, ZMA is actually a combo of three ingredients: Zinc asparate, magnesium aspartate, and vitamin B6. GABA (short for Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid),…

ZMA vs Multivitamin: How Should You Get Your Nutrients?

ZMA is one of my all-time favorite sleep supplements (well, at least top 5), but it’s a pretty simple mix: Vitamin B6, magnesium, and zinc (both in aspartate form). (Some blends contain theanine, which I’m a fan of; read about…
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ZMA vs Casein: Which Is Better for Nighttime Recovery?

Recently, I’ve received a few questions from readers asking whether I prefer ZMA (a specific blend of magnesium and zinc) or casein for athletic recovery at night. This is an especially interesting question to me, because the two supplements vary…
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How Often Should You Take ZMA?

ZMA is one of my favorite magnesium-based sleep supplements; generally, I’ve had the most success with True Athlete’s ZMA with Theanine formulation, which combines the standard ZMA stack in precise dosages with theanine, a calming amino acid. Overall, ZMA gives…