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Georgia Guy 09-23-2011 07:07 AM

ZMA side effects
 
Has anyone else had stomach pain when taking ZMA? I don't know if it is the brand I am taking or I am just one of those guys who can't take it.

Evan Peikon 09-23-2011 07:14 AM

Re: ZMA side effects
 
no stomach pain, my only side effects are really vivid dreams, better sleep and when i don't take it for a night or two ill wake up in the morning feeling like **** (like i didn't recover from my days wod)

Rick Hardin 09-23-2011 07:22 AM

Re: ZMA side effects
 
I think I might need to adjust my dose and/or timing.

Lately I take it and sleep REALLY great for about three hours, then I'm wide awake.

No stomach issues at all though.

Ash Smith 09-23-2011 07:49 AM

Re: ZMA side effects
 
No, but some people get stomach aches from regular OTC vitamins. I know you're supposed to take it on an empty stomach, but maybe try taking it with a little bit of food (preferably something with little or no calcium!). Maybe a couple crackers, something like that.

Zane Jones 09-23-2011 08:21 AM

Re: ZMA side effects
 
You mean lower abdominal / intestinal pain?

Adam Castagno 09-23-2011 09:50 AM

Re: ZMA side effects
 
[QUOTE=Georgia Guy;988686]Has anyone else had stomach pain when taking ZMA? I don't know if it is the brand I am taking or I am just one of those guys who can't take it.[/QUOTE]

No adverse side effects here, just usually a better nights sleep. The Magnesium can make people have diarrhea, not to be gross or score TMI but is this what you are talking about in terms of stomach pain?
From the few people I know who have had the runs on ZMA some it took about a Month to get use to and have that subside.

What brand are you using?

Brett Dartt 09-23-2011 09:52 AM

Re: ZMA side effects
 
gives me the ****s

Evan Peikon 09-23-2011 10:23 AM

Re: ZMA side effects
 
my zma bottle says do not take with dairy products, and it says take within 30-45 mins before bed. personally i pop it right before i go to sleep and it feels fine.

it does tend to give mr dry mouth though

Arturo Garcia 09-23-2011 12:27 PM

Re: ZMA side effects
 
Like many people have reported, the only effect I ever noticed from ZMA was dreaming more. Or maybe "remembering my dreams more often", don't know.

Georgia Guy 09-23-2011 04:07 PM

Re: ZMA side effects
 
Well I take it about an hour before bed on an empty stomach. However I also drink a casein protein just before going to bed, the milk in that may contribute? My pain is upper right quadrant abdomen.


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