Whenever I read product descriptions that state things such as, “all-natural dietary supplement clinically surmised to …” or “[r]eports have suggested …” I immediately become a bit skeptical. After all, how can you not be? The words surmised and suggested are basically red flags being flown into the air that say, ‘won’t likely, but in theory should,’ or ‘clinical studies aren’t conclusive, but …’
When you want to boost your testosterone levels, you want a product that is actually going to produce results, not give generalized, wary promises that it will. Men’s bodies begin producing less testosterone every year beginning around the age of 23 or 24. Some men experience a decrease earlier than that while others won’t see any difference for a few years longer. This decrease in testosterone makes it harder to add muscle, no matter how hard you workout.
It also tends to lead to a lower sex drive and less overall energy.
“Proprietary” Blend of Ingredients
Whenever the term ‘proprietary’ is used when listing ingredients in testosterone boosters, it seems to be a fancy way of saying ‘focused’ on a particular nutritional deficiency. With ZMA PM by Kaizen, their ‘proprietary’ blend contains Mucuna Pruriens, 20-Hydroxyecdysterone, Fisetin, Naringenin, and a few other ingredients I don’t care to spell out.
ZMA PM also contains magnesium, Vitamin B6, zinc, and potassium. These ingredients have been proven to be important in the production of testosterone in the body, but by themselves don’t promote a real increase in the levels of testosterone you have.
The makers of ZMA PM claim that this product will boost testosterone levels of 43.7%, increase strength, and promote recovery and growth, yet by the list of ingredients alone, there is no evidence to support these claims.
Will you get a boost in your testosterone levels? Some men who have used this supplement have said they noticed an increase in energy and sex drive, but few, if any, have actually declared that they gained strength or muscle with it. This generally means that there was an actual increase in testosterone production, which is free testosterone, but that there were no ingredients that would prevent the free testosterone from being converted into DHT or estrogen.
It’s the estrogen hormone in our body that prevents solid muscle gain. Every guy has estrogen, just as every women has testosterone. However, the goal of any testosterone boosting supplement should not just be to boost the levels in the body, but also to address the conversion of that increased level of testosterone into estrogen.
ZMA PM doesn’t do that.
Just from reading the first couple of lines from the manufacturer about ZMA PM, it was easy to determine that this product doesn’t deliver. It may give your body a boost in testosterone, but aside from a bit more energy and maybe an increase in your libido, you’re not likely to see the kind of results that you’re looking for.
Rating: 4.4 out of 10