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Now® Sports ZMA®

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Description
Anabolic Sports Recovery*
with Zinc, Magnesium & Vitamin B-6


ZMA® is a synergistic combination of Zinc and Magnesium designed to maximize absorption and promote recovery from exercise. Zinc plays a central role in the regulation of cellular growth and tissue repair, as well as the maintenance of a healthy immune system. Magnesium is essential for the maintenance of electrolyte balance, energy production and normal neuromuscular function. Because physical activity can increase the need for these two minerals, ZMA® is the ideal supplement to aid in their replenishment.*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Supplement Facts
As a dietary supplement, men take 3 capsules (women take 2 capsules) daily, preferably on an empty stomach, 30-60 minutes before bedtime. For best results, avoid taking with dairy or other calcium-containing foods or supplements.
Serving Size   3 Capsules
Servings Per Container  30
Amount Per Serving   % DV
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)    15.00 mg   750% 
Magnesium (from magnesium aspartate)    450.00 mg   110% 
Zinc    30.00 mg   200% 
ZMA®    2.40 g   ** 
 ** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients:  Gelatin (capsule), Rice Flour, Magensium Stearate (Vegetable Source)

Contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.

Storage Instructions:  Store in a cool, dry place.

Warning:  Do Not Eat Freshness Packet. Keep in Bottle.
Health Notes

A Healthy Person's Guide to Minerals & More

A Healthy Person's Guide to Minerals & More
A Healthy Person's Guide to Minerals & More 
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People who have lost weight may be deficient in a wide range of vitamins and minerals

Ideally, daily nutritional needs should be met through healthy eating-but the typical diet does not always supply all the vitamins and minerals a body needs. So even in healthy people, multivitamins and other supplements may help prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies and they can also provide more nutrients than diet alone, which may help to protect against or manage certain diseases. The following list gives the daily optimum amounts of nutrients that might benefit healthy people.

Calcium (800-1,000 mg)

  • A common deficiency in the US, especially among women, good calcium nutrition throughout life is essential for achieving peak bone mass and preventing bone loss and risk of bone fractures.
  • Calcium's protective effect on bone is one of the few FDA-approved health claims.

Chromium (120-200 mcg)

  • Because of challenges in measuring the amount of chromium in foods and the human body, there is disagreement about the extent of deficiency in Western societies. Deficiency has been associated with blood sugar and cholesterol abnormalities, especially as people age.
  • Although a causal relationship is doubtful, a few single case reports have described possible serious side effects in people taking large amounts, so people should stick to recommended amounts unless supervised by a doctor.

Copper (1-3 mg)

  • While there is some indication that deficiency might be common in the US, the significance of this is unclear. It doesn't usually cause obvious symptoms, though supplementing with copper may help prevent bone loss.
  • Since zinc can interfere with copper absorption, copper should be taken whenever zinc supplements are taken for more than a few weeks.

Iron (Recommendations should be determined by a doctor)

  • Due to a rare condition that causes iron to accumulate to toxic levels in the body and also due to the association of high iron levels with some serious diseases, people should avoid iron supplements unless they have been diagnosed with iron deficiency.
  • Groups at risk of iron deficiency include some vegetarians, menstruating girls and women, pregnant women, and female and adolescent athletes.

Magnesium (250-400 mg)

  • Dietary deficiency may occur in up to 25% of adult women in the US and in even higher numbers of elderly people of both sexes, affecting bone health, among other effects.

Manganese (2-5 mg)

  • While a typical diet provides enough for most people, those who eat a lot of refined and processed foods may be deficient as manganese and other trace minerals are often low in these foods. Deficiency has been associated with bone loss.
  • Manganese may be especially important to include when supplementing iron, since iron can reduce its absorption and deplete it from the body.

Molybdenum (75 mcg)

  • With a low potential for toxicity, little is known about human needs for this essential trace element. Deficiencies are rare and estimated requirements are based on what people typically receive in their diets.

Selenium (50-200 mcg)

  • Though most people get enough in their diets, supplementing with higher amounts of yeast-based selenium is associated with decreased risk of cancer death. The upper end of safe long-term intake is estimated to be 400 mcg per day for adults.

Zinc (10-25 mg)

  • Deficiency is relatively uncommon in Western countries, though supplements have prevented growth impairment in deficient children and have been shown to increase immune function in healthy people. (It isn't known whether these changes prevent infection or disease).
  • Too much zinc has been reported to impair immune function and some healthcare practitioners recommend no more than 30 to 50 mg per day.
  • Regular supplementation should be accompanied by copper supplements to prevent copper deficiency.

Other noteworthy nutrients:

Phosphorus

  • Not included in most multivitamins because of its abundance in the diet. Elderly people, whose diets tend to be lower, may need supplementation. Calcium interferes with absorption, so older people taking calcium supplements might benefit from additional phosphorus.

Potassium

  • Though severe deficiencies are uncommon in healthy people, some research suggests increased intake may help prevent high blood pressure and stroke. However, the maximum amount of potassium allowed in one pill (99 mg) is far below the recommended amounts (2,400 mg per day). Multiple pills should not be taken in an attempt to get a higher amount, since they can irritate the stomach; instead, eat several daily servings of fruits and vegetables.

Flavonoids

  • A class of nonessential nutrients, flavonoids have antioxidant and other properties and have been reported by some, though not all, researchers to be linked with a reduced risk of heart disease.

Multivitamin supplements also frequently include other nutrients of uncertain benefit in the small amounts supplied, such as choline, inositol, and various amino acids.

Who is more at risk for deficiencies?

  • People who have lost weight may be deficient in a wide range of vitamins and minerals.
  • Vegetarians are at risk to become low in protein, vitamin B12, iron, vitamin D, zinc, iodine, riboflavin, calcium, and selenium.
  • Vegans need the same nutrients as vegetarians, but vegans are more likely than lacto-ovo (dairy-and-egg eating) vegetarians to be low in protein, selenium, and B12.
  • People eating macrobiotic diet: Deficiencies of vitamin B12, iron, vitamin D and other nutrients have occurred. This diet should be supervised by a dietitian or doctor.
  • Elderly people living in their own homes are often deficient in vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin E, calcium, and zinc, and occasionally of vitamin B1 and vitamin B2.
  • Premenopausal women have been found often to consume low amounts of calcium, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

(Click to see more detailed information on vitamins and minerals, including references.)

As natural substances, are supplements safer than drugs?

Nutritional (and also herbal) supplements are not necessarily safer just because they are natural: Some might produce unwanted side effects when a person takes too much, and if you are taking medications, you should always check with your doctor or pharmacist before adding nutritional supplements or herbs to your self-care.

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Ratings and Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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NOW NUTRITIONNow® Sports ZMA®
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quickens recovery time (7)
  • Boosts energy (4)
  • Good value (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Before bed (7)
    • Everyday (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Competitive athlete (7), Runner (3)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    4.0

    Recovery

    By basrutten

    from Plymouth, MN

    About Me Weekend Warrior

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Quickens Recovery Time

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Before Bed

      Comments about NOW NUTRITION Now® Sports ZMA®:

      Use before bed time on an empty stomach.

       
      5.0

      Definitely helps sleep

      By damonflint

      from New York, NY

      About Me Competitive Athlete

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Before Bed

      Comments about NOW NUTRITION Now® Sports ZMA®:

      I take 2-3 pills nightly and definitely helps me get a good nights sleep.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Product

      By pete.miranda

      from FL

      About Me Weekend Warrior

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Sleep like a Log

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Before Bed

        Comments about NOW NUTRITION Now® Sports ZMA®:

        Take 3 before bedtime and sleep like a log all through the night...

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing

        By Lou

        from New York, New York

        About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Boosts Energy
        • Builds Muscle
        • Good Value
        • Quickens Recovery Time
        • Recover

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Before Bed

        Comments about NOW NUTRITION Now® Sports ZMA®:

        these are amazing. I take them before i got to sleep and I notice the next morning i feel less groggy and dont have as much pain in the muscles i worked out previously.

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        it helps me sleep at night

        By holiday98

        from manalapan, n.j.

        About Me Competitive Athlete

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quickens Recovery Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • After Workout

          Comments about NOW NUTRITION Now® Sports ZMA®:

          I TAKE THIS 1/2 HOUR BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Boosts energy and sex drive

          By asickley

          from Olney, IL

          About Me Competitive Athlete

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Boosts Energy
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about NOW NUTRITION Now® Sports ZMA®:

            I take the product every morning with other supplements that I'm on. Its easy to take since its only once a day. Not a huge booster in lifting but definately seems to raise energy throughout the day.

             
            5.0

            good product

            By rzrbaxfan

            from Little Rock, AR

            About Me Competitive Athlete

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Quickens Recovery Time

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about NOW NUTRITION Now® Sports ZMA®:

              This product helped my recovery time. Follow the directions on the label!

              (4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

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              By geoffmcelwee

              from Harrisburg, PA

              About Me Regular exerciser, Runner

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Boosts Energy
              • Builds Muscle
              • Quickens Recovery Time

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bed time

                Comments about NOW NUTRITION Now® Sports ZMA®:

                [...]

                (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Dreams

                By morningsound

                from Manhattan, KS

                About Me Competitive Athlete

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Boosts Energy
                • Quickens Recovery Time

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Before Bed

                  Comments about NOW NUTRITION Now® Sports ZMA®:

                  I take two every night after a good workout that day. It recommends 3, but I don't really see the need for that much. On the off days I just take one before bed. I have noticed that my dreams are more vivid now and seem very realistic. I wake up in the mornings less tired than usual. As far as muscle recovery or gains, I can't say it greatly helps or hinders.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Works as advertised

                  By pete.miranda

                  from FL

                  About Me Runner

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • As Directed

                      Comments about NOW NUTRITION Now® Sports ZMA®:

                      It seems to produce the desired/described effect.

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