ZMA JYM is an advanced recovery-enhancing supplement with precise amounts of two key minerals – zinc and magnesium – shown to help optimize hormone levels and support muscle strength.* ZMA® JYM’s third major ingredient, vitamin B6, can aid zinc and magnesium utilization by the body.*
Often taken before bedtime to help promote a better night’s sleep and muscle recovery, ZMA JYM is an effective way for athletes and other hard-training individuals to get adequate zinc and magnesium to help promote results from their workouts.*
Research suggests that many athletes are deficient in both zinc and magnesium. This may be due to several factors that increase the loss of these critical minerals and also decrease their uptake from food.
Loss of these minerals occurs through sweat and urine, plus an increased use for recovery and protein synthesis. Reduced uptake of these minerals can also occur when consuming refined sugars and white-flour products, alcohol, calcium-rich foods like dairy, copper, as well as foods rich in phytates (phosphorous compounds found in whole-grain breads, cereals, and legumes).
ZMA JYM is designed to work with Vita JYM, which purposely doesn’t include zinc and magnesium, to help promote help better absorption of other critical vitamins and minerals and prevent you from getting too much zinc and magnesium.
Research suggests that ZMA has significant anabolic benefits in healthy men. A study performed at Western Washington University (Bellingham) had NCAA football players take ZMA or a placebo every night during an eight-week spring training program. Researchers reported that the athletes taking the ZMA supplement experienced an increase in testosterone levels, and an increase in levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). Those taking a placebo had a decrease in testosterone levels and a decrease in levels of IGF-1!
In addition to the improvements in their anabolic hormone levels, the ZMA-supplemented athletes in the aforementioned study made significantly greater gains in strength and power, and achieved better sleep quality, than the placebo group. Better sleep quality helps promote muscle recovery from tough workouts.
ZMA is not just zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B6 thrown into a bottle. Real ZMA is licensed only from SNAC Systems, Inc. and contains B6 and specific forms of zinc and magnesium that help enhance their uptake by the body.
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Some other zinc products actually add other minerals to the formula. Two common minerals you may see are copper and calcium. This is counterproductive because calcium can interfere with zinc uptake, as does copper. As critical as these minerals are, you should be taking them at separate times of the day, not with your ZMA.
I formulated ZMA JYM to optimize the body’s uptake and utilization of zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B6. That’s why the only thing I added to ZMA JYM is the black pepper extract, BioPerine®. Research suggests that this specific black pepper extract can enhance the absorption of some nutrients, including B6, by the body.
While it’s easy to look at a single ZMA product, or any product for that matter, and decide whether you want to add it to your supplement regimen, you need to consider ZMA JYM in relation to my other products. ZMA JYM is designed to work in combination with Vita JYM and Pro JYM to provide all your critical micronutrients in the proper forms and amounts at the specific times you need them.
As mentioned, Vita JYM is strategically devoid of zinc and magnesium because you want to supplement those two minerals as ZMA at a separate time from other minerals. Plus, you don’t want to supplement with too much zinc or magnesium, which is counterproductive.
Vita JYM also intentionally leaves out calcium, which interferes with the absorption of numerous minerals. To make up for this, my high-quality protein blend Pro JYM provides ample calcium (400 mg per serving).
This is the way I designed all my JYM supplements: to work hand-in-hand with one another and deliver the best possible results as a complete system. The JYM Supplement Science line is the smartest, most effective supplement line on the market. I wouldn’t create anything less for myself or for you.