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Universal Nutrition ZMA Pro, 90 Capsules Review - Workout and Recover

Universal Nutrition ZMA Pro, 90 Capsules Review

Universal ZMA Pro Review

Described as one of the best quick releasing, highest quality ZMA products out there for increased testosterone support, Universal Nutrition ZMA Pro caps has set a pretty big standard for the ZMA industry. Most of us know and love Universal Nutrition for their world-famous health-and-bodybuilding supplements, but have they really got a winning recipe here? What makes their ZMA so special, and is it really worth investing in?

Universal Nutrition Pro ZMA Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 3 Capsules

Servings Per Container: 30

Cost Per Serving: $0.46

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI)

10.5mg 525%

Magnesium (as Aspartate)

450mg 113%

Zinc (as Aspartate and L-Monomethionine)

30mg 200%

Other Ingredients

Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate

Performance Ingredients:

  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B6

The Highlights

  • Reported to be 2-and-a-half-times stronger than placebo
  • Has reportedly been clinically proven to increase testosterone levels
  • Said to help increase strength in athletes
  • Reported as a great enhancer for sleep cycles

The Good

Boasts Good Ingredients

Universal Nutrition ZMA Pro has a couple of ingredients, including Vitamin B6, zinc, magnesium, magnesium stearate, and gelatin. These caps are NOT indicated for vegetarians, but that’s not a game changer for us. We liked the simplicity of the ingredient profile and the fact that it’s pure ingredients.

It’s Affordable

Let’s face it; at roughly $14 for 90 capsules, Universal Nutrition ZMA is really affordable, which is one thing that put a smile on our faces.

Promotes Sleep

Universal Nutrition ZMA capsules do help with ensuring you get a sound night’s sleep. When taken about 45 minutes before bed time, these capsules help you transition from wide-awake to fast-asleep pretty darn good, which is something you want and need in order to recover faster and fuel up for a hard workout the next day.

The Bad

Side Effects

Sadly, Universal Nutrition ZMA Pro caps do have quite a lot of side effects, which obviously aren’t ever good to read about. There have been numerous reports about diarrhea, hot flashes, acne outbreaks, itchiness, sleep issues, spontaneous stubborn erections, and some users had complaints about unexplained feelings of anger and rage.

No Quick Results

The other problem with Universal Nutrition’s ZMA is that it takes a long time to start working - compared to other leading brands - and fully take effect. Expect about 3 weeks of usage before you’ll start noticing real effects.

The Verdict

We owe it to you guys to give you the truth, and when we take the drawbacks into consideration, Universal Nutrition ZMA just doesn’t make the bar. Would we recommend Universal Nutrition ZMA capsules? Well that depends. If you’ve never used ZMA and you’re strapped for cash, this might be a good intro into the ZMA supplementing world. It’s also a great sleep booster, but that isn’t enough for us. We scored this supplement a less-than-great 4 out of 10. The choice of whether or not you should invest in it is, as always, up to you.

Additional Reading

ZMA Supplements​