I don't know how much you are paying for the two separate supplements but Bitotests ZMA is, in my opinion, very reasonably priced. And you get the proper amount of not only magnesium and zinc, but, vitamin B6 as well. All together in one capsule. And on top of that you get a good nights sleep. I take mine about one hour before bed.
I would like you to look at other things to save money on. Buy cheap gasoline, buy cheap curtains for your house or apartment, buy cheap paint. But never, ever buy cheap supplements The fact is we replace every cell in our body over a period of time (each particular area of the body replaces at a different rate). That means that you literally become what you eat over a period of time. You've heard the term "you are what you eat" before? Well it's true. Again, I can understand that someone might be short on funds. So save money elsewhere NEVER BUY CHEAP SUPPLEMENTS! You are the only YOU that you have take care of yourself. As I am fond of saying you will never put on an ounce of muscle if you are sick or have no energy to train. Think ahead and don't take a short-term gain, saving a few dollars, for a long-term loss les energy, or sickness.
I take 400 units of vitamin E in the form of mixed tocopherol and tocotrienols. Each of these forms of Vitamin E perform a different function in your body.
I take 200 micrograms of Selenium in two divided doses 100 Mcg. each time.
There are three important forms of Selenium: 1. Selenomethionine 2. Selenocysteine 3.Sodium Selenite.
You can purchase it at Lifeextension.com. And yes you will spend more money for this product than the less effective cheaper incomplete selenium you can buy at your local drug store.
The way you are using curcumin might not be optimal. I take 500 Mg of Curcumin complex each day. And I purchase it from Biotest. And at about 25 bucks a bottle it is a good deal. Why buy this brand over the cheap stuff at your local drug store? Turmeric is extremely difficult for your body to absorb and Biotest went to the trouble and expense to add something called piperine to it's product which helps your body actually absorb this important nutrient. This is the single best natural anti-inflammatory product on the market! If you train hard you need it.
I respectfully disagree with anyone who says that fruit is not exceptionally good for you. I could write 10 pages on the various fruits and why they are good for you. But, let me just take out at the knees the argument that some have regarding fruit making you fat.
We know that sugar can make us fat. And it does so in two different ways:
Excessive glucose. When we eat more than we need the liver's sugar capacity "overflows". At that point the sugar is converted to fatty acids and stored as fat. Obviously we don't want this happening.
Too much insulin. Insulin is a hormone in the body and is released in great quantities when we eat simple carbs like bread, crackers, cookies, pretzels and fruit juice drinks like orange juice, grape juice etc. So we don't want to spike our insulin levels do we? When we spike our insulin levels the body immediately stops burning fat and begins to burn sugar. Incidentally, a good way to burn fat only is through proper fasting but that is beyond the scope of your question.
So why doesn't fruit cause this cascade of negative consequences? One word "fiber". The juice that is consumed with the natural fiber found in an orange for example is mostly pushed through the body with the fiber. One main reason I do not use a juicer and prefer to eat my fruit whole.
The fiber in the fruit also creates satiety (makes you feel full).
So don't deny yourself all of the high quality vitamins, antioxidants and phytochemicals found in fruits. Eat three or four servings per day along with five or six vegetables per day and you will go along way to improving not only your training but your health as well.