Today I am talking about Biotest Z12
Z12 is a sleep specific supplement that is designed to be slightly more effective than standard ZMA.
Here is what Biotest have to say about it,
Now I am a big fan of normal ZMA and include it my own, and my clients nutritional plans simply because it has such a positive effect on sleep and recovery. I use ZMA pretty much Monday to Friday every week (I take a little break to keep it effective), so I was looking forward to trying this.
I started with a dose of two tablets and it worked pretty well. I feel asleep quickly and more importantly, stayed asleep all night. I then increased my dose to 3 caps. This is when I encountered a problem. Through the week I like to get up pretty early and make a start on the day. However when I took 3 caps I simply couldn't wake up. Even after I had coffee and walked my dogs I still felt drowsy, like I could easily fall asleep again. It wasn't just me either, my wife had a very similar effect when we upped her dose.
However if I allowed myself to wake up naturally and not use an alarm clock I felt great.
My conclusion is that the stuff is simply to effective for every day use. For everyday use I would recommend normal ZMA, however if you are looking for a longer, deeper sleep then I would recommend the Z12. While I won't have this as a staple in my nutrition, I will use it for things such as travelling or when I really need to catch up on my recovery.
All in all a decent product, however I would use with slight caution. I wouldn't want to be giving a big presentation the after a higher dose. If you travel a lot then these could be a real winner for helping you sleep and recover!
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