How does BP Basics ZMA® work?
ZMA® was designed to optimize the absorption and availability of zinc and magnesium during peak times of muscle growth and repair. Both zinc l-monomethionine (L-OptiZinc®) and zinc/magnesium aspartate are unique and highly bioavailable forms of these minerals. The zinc l-monomethionine is absorbed in the front part of the small intestine at the mineral “receptor sites,” while the zinc/magnesium aspartate is absorbed in the back of the small intestine via an “active transport” mechanism. In addition, the zinc/magnesium aspartate in ZMA® consists of a unique complex of zinc, magnesium and aspartic acid, which enables the magnesium and zinc to reach the blood stream at the same time so that the desired synergistic effect can be obtained. (Note: Most zinc and magnesium aspartate products are not bound together in a single complex. Many contain insufficient amounts of aspartic acid necessary to fully react with the zinc and magnesium. Some are not reacted at all. These products contain high