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ZMA and Z-12

Is it ok to take both ZMA and Z-12 at the same time prior to bedtime?

Yes

I do. Crazy-ass dreams!

Also, really good sleep after my midnight shifts at work.

Could have sworn I read somewhere that Coach Thibs was saying something about the combo provides “too much” zinc or something. Could be wrong though.

[quote]ExPro79 wrote:
Could have sworn I read somewhere that Coach Thibbs was saying something about the combo provides “too much” zinc or something. Could be wrong though.[/quote]

Z-12 doesn’t contain zinc.

[quote]ExPro79 wrote:
Could have sworn I read somewhere that Coach Thibs was saying something about the combo provides “too much” zinc or something. Could be wrong though.[/quote]

Not what he meant. He meant that ZMA has too much zinc and not enough magnesium to optimally function as a sleep aid in isolation. High doses of magnesium on their own are a much better sleep aid. But ZMA’s primary purpose is not for sleep, though it can help. Z-12 is designed solely to aid sleep and works by other mechanisms. They can be taken together.

[quote]wirewound wrote:
I do. Crazy-ass dreams!

Also, really good sleep after my midnight shifts at work.

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Totally. Shit is awesome.

I want to take it every night but I don’t want it to lose it’s effectiveness, so I only take it on nights i really need to get a solid 8 hrs.

Yep. It’s a very effective combination from my experiences.