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Higher Power ZMA Nighttime Review By Matt C.
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REVIEW OF HIGHER POWER ZMA NIGHTTIME
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Higher Power ZMA Nighttime
ZMA is a product which I have tried before and one which I can say I definitely enjoyed and as a result, I was interested in trying it out again to see how I would find it this time out. I am currently using Higher Power's ZMA Nighttime formula as part of my Higher Power supplement stack. I decided to review a variety of Higher Power products taken concurrently to get a good idea of the overall product quality. So far, that has been working quite well for me, and while I would not necessarily recommend that everyone take the stack exactly as I have, I would say that ZMA Nighttime is one product in the lineup that I definitely recommend and enjoy.
Higher Power is not the only company which has a ZMA product available, so be sure to check out the variety of ZMA products available:
I should also point out that ZMA Nighttime is only one of three ZMA products currently available from Higher Power Nutrition:
Now, I will check out a few product claims of ZMA Nighttime below and give some comments about what I think of each of them:
"Nightime ZMA is specifically designed to increase the deepness of your sleep! Take this at night for a more restful sleep, while your body secretes additional growth hormone so you can recover and grow!"
I will go into more detail on this below, but I can say with absolute certainty that ZMA Nighttime increased the deepness of my sleep. The release of growth hormone by my body while I was asleep I cannot verify however, but my sleep was definitely deeper than before.
"Higher Power's ZMA is a unique patent-pending anabolic formula produced by a proprietary manufacturing process, containing highly bioavailable forms of zinc and magnesium. Formulated with vitamin B6 to further enhance zinc and magnesium absorption and utilization, ZMA is a powerful non-steroidal, all natural dietary supplement to increase free testosterone, total testosterone and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) levels and enhance muscle strength significantly greater than placebo during a strength training program, SNAC System, Inc.'s original and authentic ZMA is the only validated material able to support the clinical research results. Claims made by unauthorized sources alleging to be the same as ZMA are false and misleading."
I grow a little tired of products which contain a blend of ingredients and claim to be better than those same ingredients used alone. Normally they are all made in a blend and are no more effective than the standalone items used in combination (purchased separately, but used all together), but cost more. I will state that for the price of 90 capsules for $14.99, you can't really complain about the ZMA Nighttime product, or at least I can't, although I don't imagine it is any better or any worse than any other ZMA product on the market (more or less). However, we should take into consideration that the Nighttime formula is specifically engineered to be used before sleep and to enhance the deepness of it. The muscle strength claims I can't speak much about.
The ZMA product page went on to give many other bits of information about ZMA, and went on to include clinical proof of its efficacy which I can definitely appreciate:
"The most talked about study is the following. Lorrie Brilla, PhD, a sports performance researcher at Western Washington University, recently reported a study suggesting that ZMA increases free testosterone levels and muscle strength in NCAA football players.* These ZMA study results were presented by Dr. Brilla on June 2, 1999, at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Seattle, WA, and were published in the official ACSM journal, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 31, No. 5, May 1999.
Specifically, Brilla reported that "a group of competitive NCAA football players who took ZMA nightly during an eight-week spring training program had greater muscle strength gains than a placebo group.* Pre and post leg strength measurements were made using a Biodex isokinetic dynamometer." The strength of the ZMA group increased more than the placebo group.*
Brilla further explained, "The muscle strength increases may have been mediated by the anabolic hormone increases in the ZMA group. The ZMA group had increases in free and total testosterone levels compared to the decreases in the placebo group... The ZMA group also had a slight increase in insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels compared to a decrease in the placebo group.* This study suggests that anabolic hormone and muscle strength increases can be induced in already strength-trained athletes by using a novel zinc-magnesium preparation."*"
If you review ZMA from a number of online sources you will find that most of them boast about improvements in athletic performance and state that ZMA can be used for bodybuilding purposes. However, my reason for using ZMA never has anything to do with athletic or bodybuilding purposes and is entirely meant to increase the deepness of my sleep and improve my overall well being. Specifically, I find that I am more relaxed when I use ZMA. I had originally intended to purchase the Higher Power ZMA in its regular formula and not specifically the nighttime formula. The nighttime formula is slightly more expensive, but I do think it is worth it because it is so great at delivering one of the main things I wanted from the product which was deep sleeps.
Luckily for me, ZMA comes in capsule form in every time that I've ever consumed it. I'm sure that most will agree that capsules are superior to either large horse pills or bitter/bland tasting powder formulas. The capsules are easy to swallow and convenient.
Overall, I use ZMA for two purposes: the primary purpose is to enjoy deep sleeps. Generally these deep and dark sleeps are devoid of dreams in their entirety. I just happen to enjoy deep sleeps, so if you do, I would recommend ZMA. It is difficult to say exactly how much ZMA improved my ability to be relaxed in my life overall at the moment since I am using numerous supplements by Higher Power at the moment. That said, my mental well being has improved and given that the deepness of my sleeps has improved, I can say for certainty that ZMA Nighttime has done its job. 90 capsules for $14.99 is a pretty good deal too. =)
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