I have quite a stressful job and I am tired sometimes for days on end. I have started going back to the gym and I have started using ZMA for the sleep benefits. I wake up feeling refreshed. I have vegan mix (rice, pea and hemp protein) powder, which is slow release and no calcium. ZMA is supposed to be taken on an empty stomach.
The question is, should I:
- Take the protein powder an hour before bed and then the ZMA right before?
- Take the ZMA half an hour before bed and the protein right before?
- Just the ZMA?
- Just the protein?
On the other threads about this the answers are all old from 2005+/- and mixed answers. Science has moved on since then, so I wonder if anybody has any informed opinions about this.