You may have heard of ZMass pm and Cyclo
Z Mass. Both products are based on the ZMA anabolic mineral
support formula. ZMA consists of Zinc Monomethionine Aspartate,
Magnesium Aspartate, and vitamin B-6. It's a natural product
that helps increase anabolic hormone levels leading to greater
muscle and strength gains.
Through stress and exercises, Zinc and
Magnesium are depleted from your body, which can lead to
decreased testosterone levels. The ZMA formula supplements
your body with good amounts of both Zinc and Magnesium.
Some ZMA Clinical Studies
Take note: don't be fool when you see
marketing material claiming "athletes gained 250% more
muscle strength than placebo group using ZMA". While
this is true findings from a study done by Lorrie Brilla
PhD, it's really not as impressive as it sounds. Why? In
the studies done on a group of NCAA football players, the
ZMA group showed 250% more muscle strength gain than the
placebo group, but in actual strength gains, the ZMA group
showed 11.6% compared to 4.6% for the placebo group.
This just means the ZMA group got 11.6%
stronger overall, which is 250% more than the placebo groups
4.6% gain. Don't be fooled into thinking the ZMA athletes
got 250% stronger than the placebo group. ;-) Even so, the
extra gains are quite impressive indeed.
Studies have shown ZMA supplements to
effectively fight off Zinc and Magnesium loss. Here are
some benefits of using ZMA based products:
Faster healing and recovery from workouts
Increased testosterone levels
Increased strength, and endurance
Decrease in muscle cramps and pulls
Two of the more popular and well know
ZMA formula based supplements are Cytodyne's ZMass pm and
Cyclo Z Mass. Both ZMA based products have very similar
(almost identical) composition. After all, they are both
based on the ZMA formula.
The only significant difference is that
Cytodyne ZMass pm contains 20-hydroxyecdysone (20-H), and
Cyclo Z Mass doesn't. 20-H is a natural occurring phytochemical
that studies have found it to help stimulate protein synthesis
in cells. It's proven to improve nitrogen retention, and
also enhance endurance.
Other than the addition of 20-H in Z Mass
PM, there's almost no difference between the two ZMA based
It's going to cost you around $40 bucks
for a bottle of Z Mass pm and around $30 for a bottle of
Cyclo Z Mass (at retail prices). But if you buy these ZMA
supplements online, you can save $10 bucks on Z Mass PM,
and save $6 bucks on Cyclo Z Mass.