JYM Supplement Science combines real science with best-in-class ingredients and precise doses to deliver unreal results. ZMA JYM is a real, effectively dosed ZMA formula with enhanced bioavailability.
Due to the forms of zinc and magnesium used, and the addition of vitamin B6, along with added BioPerine®, ZMA JYM is the most effective way for athletes and other hard-training individuals to get adequate zinc and magnesium. These two essential minerals are critical for maintaining optimal hormone levels and maximizing muscle strength. It’s important to supplement zinc and magnesium, because you may actually be deficient in both!
Research has confirmed that athletes are often deficient in both zinc and magnesium. This is due to several factors that increase the loss of these critical minerals and also decrease their uptake from food. Loss of these minerals occurs through sweat and urine, plus an increased use for recovery and protein synthesis. Reduced uptake of these minerals can happen due to refined sugars and white-flour products, alcohol consumption, calcium-rich foods like dairy, copper, as well as foods rich in phytates (phosphorous compounds found in whole-grain breads, cereals, and legumes).
ZMA JYM is designed to work with Vita JYM, which purposely doesn’t include zinc and magnesium to promote better absorption of other critical vitamins and minerals, and to prevent you from getting too much zinc and magnesium.
The Science of ZMA JYM
Research suggests that ZMA has significant anabolic benefits. A study performed at Western Washington University (Bellingham) had NCAA football players take ZMA or a placebo every night during an eight-week spring training program. Researchers reported that the athletes taking the ZMA supplement experienced more than a 30-percent increase in testosterone levels, and about a 5-percent increase in levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). Those taking a placebo had a 10-percent decrease in testosterone levels and a greater than 20-percent decrease in levels of IGF-1!
In addition to the improvements in their anabolic hormone levels, the ZMA-supplemented athletes made significantly greater gains in strength and power, and achieved better sleep quality, than the placebo group. Better sleep quality helps promote muscle recovery from tough workouts. These benefits occurred in the ZMA group despite the fact a dietary analysis found that the athletes were consuming well over the recommended intake for zinc. In addition to the study performed at Western Washington University, several other studies suggest that zinc and magnesium offer potent anabolic properties.
A 2007 study from Selcuk University (Konya, Turkey) reported that four weeks of zinc supplementation in men increased testosterone levels at rest and after exercise. The same researchers also found similar results for zinc supplementation on testosterone levels in a prior study with competitive wrestlers.
On the other hand, researchers from the USDA reported that zinc depletion decreased muscle endurance in subjects. This means that maintaining optimal zinc levels is critical for your ability to complete a number of reps with a given weight.
The same Western Washington University team that performed the aforementioned ZMA research discovered in an earlier study that, when subjects supplemented with magnesium while following a seven-week leg training program, their leg strength increased by 20-percent more than those taking a placebo!