Although we should do the research first, it is nice to get some anecdotal info from other members.
What do you think a search will get you? Something other than anecdotal info from other members?
Here’s why you should do a search, no matter what: One, you get some really expert opinions. Doing a search might turn up something from Bill Roberts, for example, whose opinion on just about anything is worth more than the average person’s. Bill doesn’t post much anymore, so a search is the only way you’re going to find out what he thinks.
Unless (two) one of the vets decides to chime in, saying, “Well, Bill Roberts said…” - as I did on another thread relating to ZMA just a week or so ago. That would be almost as good. Thing is, since most of us long-termers have been around forever, we’ve already answered questions like these many many times before. And eventually, we get tired of it and just don’t want to answer again. So a search will get you more in the way of “veteran” opinions, and less in the way of “whoever’s posting at the moment” opinions. Not that whoever’s posting at the moment might not be right. But chances are that someone with more experience is going to give you better advice.
Three. After doing your search, if you still don’t feel happy, you can always post your question. But this time, you’ll be able to say, “I did a search and the consensus seems to be X, but I was wondering if anyone had anything new to say about the subject.” Then everyone will be happy to chime in (if there’s anything new).
Bottom line: doing a search gets you more and better information than not.
And now on a completely different subject, I really have to question anyone who would say that ZMA is going to give you better results than Surge. Some people respond to ZMA, some don’t. Everyone that I know of who’s tried it responds to Surge, and responds pretty dramatically. Furthermore, the better sleep that you get with ZMA (assuming that you actually do get it) can’t, IMHO, compare with the workout-to-workout raise in recovery and intensity that you get with Surge.
The original question was not whether or not ZMA was a good supp, but what the best supp would be if you could only pick one. And I can’t believe that, protein requirements taken care of, Surge wouldn’t give you the more in the way of measurable results than ZMA.