16yr old high school athlete doing Starting Strength.
I'm getting some ZMA soon and am aware that it should be taken 1-2 hrs AFTER and at least 30 minutes BEFORE any meals/supplements so calcium doesn't block absorption. Also, it should be taken before going to bed. However getting in my gallon of milk a day will be hard if I can't drink milk the last 2 hours before bed, especially with school starting tomorrow.
What if I got in all my milk 30 minutes before going to bed, and then set my alarm for 1hr30minutes later (1 REM cycle), then woke up, took the ZMA and went back to bed, similar to what people do with "nocturnal feedings."
Would I lose any benefit, effectiveness?