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How Fast Does ZMA Digest?


Im wondering how fast ZMA gets into your system because I want to know how long after i take ZMA, on an empty stomach, that i could eat again without interference of any of the vitamins and minerals from the food i eat.


Well, technically, you're supposed to take ZMA about a half-hour before bed. If you don't digest and absorb it within about 8 hours, then you've got issues. :wink:


My main question is how long after ZMA can i eat? or is better just to eat then wait 2-3 hours take ZMA and hit the sack?


half hour



I usually wait 30-45 minutes, then I have my cottage cheese before bed. This works fine for me; I get the nice vivid dreams during the night.