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ZMA & Estrogen, What?!?!

I was told by a “trainer” that ZMA is bad for you because even though one affect is that it increases test, that, in turn will increase estrogen. I haven’t stopped taking it yet because I like it but was wondering if anybody else has heard this or if its a bunch of BS. Thanks.

If you increase test to excessive levels, you may end up with increased rates of aromatization… particularly if you are quite overweight.

Anyway, the situation is fairly complex, so a blanket statement that people should not increase test is certainly not appropriate.

It’s a bunch of BS.

anytime you raise test, you are likely to raise estrogen levels along with…

whether ZMA raises anything is debatable…but for 9 bucks, worth a shot

Zinc increases testosterone by decreasing estrogen and increasing progesterone. Take what your trainer says with a grain of salt.

[quote]Bri Hildebrandt wrote:
Zinc increases testosterone by decreasing estrogen and increasing progesterone. Take what your trainer says with a grain of salt.[/quote]

Yeah, I think he assumes any kind of test-increasing product is the same as AAS.

It’s the calcium + vitamin D combinations you really have to watch out for.

[quote]CaliforniaLaw wrote:
It’s the calcium + vitamin D combinations you really have to watch out for.[/quote]

Sarcasm?