Zinc/Magnesium Question.

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    Zinc/Magnesium Question.


    Taking Zinc and Magnesium is like ZMA right?
    A realtive of my best friend said that we should take ZMA because it is a natural test booster and as I have researched it can boost test levels and helps athletes because they are deficent in zinc from our intense workouts. So is it okay for a 15 year old to be taking 120 mg of Zinc and 500 mg of Magnesium before bed each night? I have been for the last 3 nights and I just want to ask you all if it is okay?

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    It's more than ok, it's a great idea. You're not going to get any T boosting (god I am tired of hearing that term), but there should be some discernable effects. Given the average diet, most are zinc and magnesium deficient. So, you're doing a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onslaught
    It's more than ok, it's a great idea. You're not going to get any T boosting (god I am tired of hearing that term), but there should be some discernable effects. Given the average diet, most are zinc and magnesium deficient. So, you're doing a good thing.
    Okay, thanks. Isn't that a little much then?
    120mg - 500mg
    The FDA reccomends 15 mg of Zinc daily and I get 15 in my mutli-vitamin, 15 in zipfizz, and probably more in food.
    I don't need to take it seperately then do I?
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    I would just take the multi and zip once in morning and one at night (not both one or the other in morning and other at night)

    You dont need to take any more than that. And if your last question refers to if you have to take zinc and magnesium seperate ( i wasnt sure what you meant) no they dont
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    keep your zinc below 50mg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 200wannabe
    keep your zinc below 50mg.
    Agreed... Zinc in the dosages of 100mgs a day... will cause an imbalance with copper... and over time becomes Toxic, building up in your system. It is a Heavy metal, and can cause problem if to much is consumed. 50mgs before bed is MORE than enough. ZMA is only 30mgs.

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    Magnesium could be more important than zinc according to the link below
    Said there was 30 percent increase in free and total test in athletes.


    I have noticed that magnesium when taken a high enough doasages alleviates constipation on a low carb diet and improves energy levels

    http://www.newhope.com/nutritionscie...May_01/zma.cfm
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    I read that zma only brings test back up to normal levels. keep in mind that multi's have calcium in them. calcium blocks the absorption of zinc. alcohol depletes the body of zinc also.
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    Bump an old one for some more discussion.

    I have been using ambien on and of for sleep. I really want to get away from it. But I tell you, waking up well rested is really a good feeling. You don't know how much your body has missed it until you get it. Anyway.

    WHat are the optimal ratios/doses of Mag/Zinc. I know that there are issues with excessive zinc and don't want to take more than I need.

    I'm seeing ZMA products ranging from Z-30mg/M-450mg to Z-10mg/M-300mg. I want the health benefits of course, but my primary interest is improved sleep.
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