I'm a little confused on ZMA + before bed protein with milk

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    I'm a little confused on ZMA + before bed protein with milk


    So I understand I should take my ZMA before bed. However I'm also under the impression that taking it with any milk is not wise b/c it hinders the absorption of the ZMA. I like to have a protein shake with milk before bed b/c I like the casein that milk adds to my ON 100% whey. My theory is that I take the ZMA 45 minutes before bed and then my protein shake with milk like right before I crawl into bed. Or should I switch the timing of these 2 around?

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    Take the casein 30 mins or right before bed and the ZMA 2 hours before the casein or when you wake up.
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    So definitely ZMA before the nighttime protein? I'm guessing it's much more important to have the last bit of protein than it is to get the exact timing of the ZMA before bed down.
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    I try to take the ZMA before my pro. If not, I take it first thing in the morning.
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    I will be using ZMA 30 mins. before my last meal, which is cottage cheese and PB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjohn View Post
    I will be using ZMA 30 mins. before my last meal, which is cottage cheese and PB.
    ^^^^ this is what way to do it, take it about 30-45 before your bedtime meal which should consist of slow digesting proteins i.e -- Pbutter/Casein.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bLacKjAck. View Post
    ^^^^ this is what way to do it, take it about 30-45 before your bedtime meal which should consist of slow digesting proteins i.e -- Pbutter/Casein.
    Cool, that's kind of what I was thinking. I was reading about not taking calcium with ZMA but I wasn't sure what time frame in there. So I figured 45 minutes before any milk products should be safe enough.

    Thanks to everyone who posted.
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