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ZMA®-5 is the next generation in recovery and sleep enhancement supplementation. This innovative new formula combines ZMA® with the amino acid 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) to create a synergistic and highly potent combination of ingredients. The zinc, magnesium and vitamin B-6 contained in ZMA® are all three co-factors in the conversion of 5-HTP to the hormone serotonin, an important neurotransmitter that helps to regulate mood and sleep. A precise amount of folic acid has also been added to ZMA®-5 to further increase the bioavailability and conversion of 5-HTP to serotonin. The normalization of serotonin levels during sleep may help to elevate mood upon waking from a deep and restful sleep. 5-HTP has been shown to significantly increase REM (rapid eye movement) sleep while simultaneously increasing SWS or slow-wave sleep (deep sleep stages 3 and 4) and without increasing the duration of total sleep time. The benefits of REM sleep have been shown to include cognitive function enhancements such as improved problem solving ability and memory. Adequate SWS and REM sleep are both essential to the various functions of the sleep process. Magnesium has been found to significantly increase the depth and duration of slow-wave sleep and also without change to total sleep time. It is extremely important for athletes to get a deep and restful sleep because this is the when healing, tissue repair, anabolic hormone production and muscle growth are maximized. The thermogenic absorption enhancer Bioperine® has been added to increase the overall potency and effectiveness. This novel ZMA®-5 formula provides all of the proven benefits of the precise dosages and ratios of the ingredients contained in ZMA® plus the added synergistic and powerful effects of 5-HTP to help establish the next generation of recovery and sleep enhancement supplementation.
|Ingredients||Zinc Monomethionine / Aspartate, Magnesium Aspartate, Vitamin B6, 5-Hydropxytryptophan, Bioperine®, and Folic Acid|