What is it?
BIOFLEX ZMA (ZINC, MAGNESIUM and Vitamin B6) is designed to improve sleep and muscle recovery. ZMA supplements have been around for about 15 years now and while the BIOFLEX formula is pretty much the same as most others on the market, the strength per capsule is stronger which gives you a 2-month supply in each bottle…good value.
Who should take It?
There are 3 main groups of people who could benefit from ZMA supplementation.
• People looking to improve the quality of their sleep without having to mess with sedatives or medication. The magnesium can help muscles relax properly which leads to a deeper sleep. It depends on the individual, if you are a highly wired individual or have a lot of coffee/stimulants still in your system then ZMA isn’t going to be strong enough to counter-act this. We get a lot of positive feedback from PLANETMAX customers that ZMA noticeably improves their sleep. Sleep is important, while BIOFLEX ZMA is inexpensive (58 cents per day), so this could be a great way to improve your overall health without breaking the bank.
• Muscle cramps are often caused from water and electrolyte imbalances. Personally I have great results having two ZMA capsules and a big glass of water when my legs go into spasms after a tough gym session. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly (4-5 minutes) this works on knocking a depilating cramp on it’s head.
• Zinc is essential for healthy testosterone production and may be of benefit if this mineral is deficient. On a side note, Zinc performs a squillion (think of a big number, then double it) other important health related functions in the body. My personal view is that for any athlete a Zinc supplement is almost essential.
What Does It Do?
As outlined above, ZMA is beneficial for improved sleep, Testosterone production and as an anti-cramping formula.
How Do I take It?
A dosage of just 2 capsules 20-30 minutes before bed is the most common practice. For stopping cramps, take 1-2 capsules before or straight after exercise with a big glass of water works wonders.