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Relaince on ZMA

Hey, I was wondering if anyone knows if you can grow a reliance on ZMA. In a psych class in college, I learned that you can grow a reliance on certain things that make you go to sleep faster. Although I know ZMA’s don’t help you go to sleep, but help you sleep better, does this still apply?

Also, what is a good brand for me to take?

Good brand is right here in the store.

I don’t think you can grow a dependence on the vitamins/minerals? I know I haven’t.

You will always need zinc and magnesium, so everyone essentially has a dependency.

Reliance on ZMA?? It depends how much you are getting from your diet. I always take ZMA just to make sure. It’s cheap enough to take year round. I take mostly everynight. If I miss a dose, I can;t really real any negative affects.

Anyway developing a reliance is not something anyone should concern them selves with on ZMA. Go ahead take it. Brand? go with Biotest.

ZMA won’t cause you to dependent on it. You’ll be fine.

a reliance on essential nutrients ? isn’t that a contradiction ?

[quote]cyph31 wrote:
a reliance on essential nutrients ? isn’t that a contradiction ?[/quote]

The OP was asking about ZMA. ZMA is not essential but zinc is.