I know everyone is probably tired of ZMA questions but can anyone in Australia find ZMA other then Musashi? If so, what brands and where from? Thanks.
I know Prolab and GNC are available in Sydney. Try at a GNC store.
whats wrong with the musashi brand?
Musashi is ZMA+, can only assume that the + is for the Manganese it contains. Therefore it is not identical to the original SNAC formula. There are numerous posts stating the formula must be identical to achieve maximum benefit.
Musashi ZMA+ is not SNAC approved - whether or not this is critical I don’t know.
- I can only refer to the SNAC-supported literature (which as D-train says is elsewhere on the forum) which says it isn’t
(of course they would I hear you say) … anyway …
I am using the Musashi ZMA+ at the minute - but not by choice.
I couldn’t determine if their ZMA+ was SNAC approved from the website lierature so I ordered it anyway in an order and will use it up while I have it.
Just started 3 days ago after 2 weeks off, so ask me in a week or 2 and I’ll tell you what I think…
ive used it and seemed to suffer no ill effects at all…besides half choking on those huge pills occasionally
illl keep taking my chances with it for the time being.
until you guys tell me which one that is available in australia is better than it of course heheh
- y’think those are big ??? - try the Animal Pak bricks.
I think my main problem with the Musashi brand was to do with me not being able consume it on an empty stomach. Because I dont get home from training until late, I basically eat dinner have the ZMA and go to bed.
I am now trialling the ZMA before dinner and seem to be getting a better kick start the next day. I know its not the ideal way but it seems to be working for me.
Asked at GNC about Prolab ZMA and they seemed a bit reluctant. They could order it in but its over 2 times more expensive then Musashi.
Will see if Vitaminzone can get in some more brands, they seem to be the most reasonable in AUS when it comes to $$$
An empty stomach would probably qualify at a stretch with min. 30 mins either side of ingestion …
DT can you not do that?
NO23 you have lost me, can you clarify what you mean? Thanks
I might be wrong so some one can correct me but you should be safe enough taking the ZMA 30-45 mins after your last food intake once there isn’t great a large calcium intake … Obviously you’d rather have longer but I thing 30-45 mins should be ok.
Thanks for that no23.
nb: had a bit more of a look in relation to the Musashi ZMA+ & found that they actually make 2 types. The first type is in a black container and is the one they sell via health food stores and requires 4 tablets per night to get the required dosage.(however it still does not have the required amount of Zinc that the SNAC has)
The second is in a white container and the only place I have found it is at Coles store. It contains different proportions of ZMA when compared to the black, however if you consume 5 tablets it comes closer to the SNAC formula then the black does.
It is also much cheaper, ie: $12 for a 15 day pack.
I’ve only ever tried the black one - I’ll be going back to the Snac approved versions though after this though
on a diff note: has anyone noticed, that if u wanna take magnesium on its own, its always mixed with calcium in tablets? which basically means u wont be absorbing it that well…what a waste