Last Updated: September 28 2022

ZMA stands for zinc, magnesium, and aspartate. ZMA is an easy way to supplement these two minerals and vitamin B6.

ZMA is most often used for


ZMA is a patented formulation, which contains zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B6.

It is claimed to increase testosterone levels, but there is no evidence to suggest that this occurs in healthy men. Though men with zinc deficiencies can supplement zinc to fix their deficiency and increase their testosterone levels, there is no evidence to suggest this occurs in men with no deficiency.

Aspartate has also been claimed to increase testosterone, but it is in too low of a dose in ZMA to have any effect on testosterone.

Despite ZMA’s lack of effect on testosterone levels, it can be a useful supplement for people that lack zinc and magnesium.

What else is ZMA known as?
Note that ZMA is also known as:
  • Zinc Magnesium Aspartate
ZMA should not be confused with:

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