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Multivitamin Instead of ZMA?

My multivitamin has the same amount of zinc, 1/4 x the amount of magnesium, and 3 x the amount of B6.

Will taking a multivitamin be as productive as taking ZMA?

Will the small quantity of magnesium in my multivitamin make any difference?

Does your multivitamin have calcium? It weakens ZMA’s effect if they are taken together. I know it sounds stupid that a three-vitamin cocktail increases your testosterone when you sleep, but not many things in life make sense anyway.

[quote]esrajay wrote:
My multivitamin has the same amount of zinc, 1/4 x the amount of magnesium, and 3 x the amount of B6.

Will taking a multivitamin be as productive as taking ZMA?

Will the small quantity of magnesium in my multivitamin make any difference?[/quote]

For the first question, in a word, no. For the second question, in a word, yes.