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    ZMA with food.


    I know it says to take it on an empty stomach but I always forget.. Is it just to help you sleep the empty stomach thing or is it rendered ineffective with food.???????

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    I took 4 zmass(cytodyne) while on 1-test/4/ad.......had to. For me, I didn't sleep good while on PH's. I think they would probably be better absorbed on empty stomach. If you just got through eating, your digestive system would be busy digesting the food you just eat. I would give it 2 hours at least....if possible!
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    When I forget it is after my bedtime protien shake with milk and eggs. I always eat my shakes with milk. I guess I will have to remember... Crap.. Talk to ya
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    I run into that problem with the ZMA also. The best thing I have found (since I always have a can of tuna and a glass of milk before bed) is that i drink an 8oz glass of water at night. This makes me wake up 2-3 hours later. With my ZMA right by my bed i gulp it down. People try to tell me I should not interupt my sleep. HOG WASH!!! I am so dazed when I go to the bathroom, I hardly wake up. i am sure it does not affect the sleep patters too much, plush my stomach is empty then. It has been working great for me. Hope that helps.
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    That is an awsome idea. I love it. i will try it tonight.. Talk to ya..
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    Originally posted by ChaseRoy
    Curt

    I run into that problem with the ZMA also. The best thing I have found (since I always have a can of tuna and a glass of milk before bed) is that i drink an 8oz glass of water at night. This makes me wake up 2-3 hours later. With my ZMA right by my bed i gulp it down. People try to tell me I should not interupt my sleep. HOG WASH!!! I am so dazed when I go to the bathroom, I hardly wake up. i am sure it does not affect the sleep patters too much, plush my stomach is empty then. It has been working great for me. Hope that helps.

    I've tried drinking water a before bed a few times...it never helps, for that to work for me I have to drink like 24 oz., cuz drinking 8 oz. just doesn't do it.
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    for sure a good idea by chaseroy. I always get up like 3 hours into my sleep to piss, so my next post cycle, i will put that scheme in. Nice
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    Nice to see ya sage...
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    When taking zma , I take it 20 to 30 min before my night time shake. After I'm done sipping my shake and a few big belches, I'm falling asleep in front of the tv.
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    if you have any calcium in your shake...which I am sure you do, I believe a lot of the magnesium is going toward calcium absoption and not being used for its anabolic purpose.
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    Hey kyser make sure to keep us posted on this forum of you r status.. Talkto ya.. Nice to see ya..
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    You can take the ZMA before calcium intake. Just give the zinc about 45 minutes to full absorb. So, 2 hours after calcium and 45 minutes before calcium, that is the window(approximately)
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    here's a question for you all....I am taking 30mg of Zinc and 500 mg of Magnesium at night on a n empty stomach. Any possibility that because I lift hard I could actually need more? i still have a few white spots in the finger nails (a sign of difficency on Zinc). i just don't want to over do it on either because there can be dangers in that. Zinc is a metal and has a toxicity, and magnesium, if taken too much can surpress the immune system. Thanks for our imput.
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    i know you can OD on Zinc. i did it Friday by accident. i mixed some pills some time ago .. Panothenic acid and zinc without remembering. Both big white pills. Well i took 5 and man was i sick about 1hr later. Then at 3:00 after pucking all day. gone as quick as it came on... But 50mg zinc/day is optimum for men.. We need higher becasue it helps with testosterone building.. Talk to ya...
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    man that sucks. I take 30mg of Zinc at night...however, I know I get somem in my multiple and food as well. If I had to guess i would say i get at least 50mg a day. But I still have the white spots in my nails. So do I take more? Perhaps I should get my doc. to test my blood. But I was just wondering if anyone else has thought they were not getting enough. As far as getting sick Curt, I used to take 50mg a night on an empty stomach...BIG MISTAKE!!! I have learned that withut food in the stomach your body can only handle so much Zinc. So I had to bump it down to 30mg. How did waking up at night to take your ZMA work for you?
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    I take my ZMA with some glutamine upon rising. 30~45 minutes later, I eat a big breakfast to fuel myself for a morning workout.

    IMO, taking ZMA in the morning helps me raise testosterone level. I hope it provides enough zinc for my system to convert PHs into target steroids.

    I wonder if it is a bad idea to take ZMA at other time than a bed time. It is possible that the relaxing effect of ZMA hinders my intensity, but I never had a problem. Upon rising, my stomach is empty, so I can expect the maximal absrption, which of course is good.

    BTW, I have been on a homebrew 1-test & 4AD for 2 weeks, and I am so pleased with the gain I have been seeing. I have 2 more weeks to go, and 2 more 4-week cycles to go. Thank you again for great information. This website rules!!
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