The Sexual Health Benefits of Zinc, Magnesium, and B6

Posted: 06/09/2010 |Comments: 0 | Views: 3,459 |

ZMA is a combination supplement that is comprised of zinc, magnesium, and B6 (for improved zinc absorption). It is an abbreviated acronym that stands for Zinc monomethionine aspartate, and Magnesium Aspartate. One 2175mg serving of the supplement contains 450mg of elemental magnesium, 30 mg of elemental zinc, and 10.5mg of vitamin B6. Both zinc and magnesium are necessary for hundreds of biochemical functions in the human body.

Zinc plays a role in regulating cell growth, DNA and protein synthesis, energy metabolism, and maintaining hormone levels. Recently, zinc has been revealed to play a major role in prostate health. Although the precise role of zinc with regards to prostate function is somewhat of a mystery to scientists, studies have shown that zinc deficiency results in prostate enlargement. In patients who suffered from infected prostate, zinc levels were only 10% of those with healthy prostates.

Zinc can also help maintain healthy serum testosterone levels. In research conducted at Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1996 it was found that 20 weeks of dietary zinc restriction in healthy, young men was associated with a significant decrease in serum testosterone concentrations. Zinc supplementation of zinc-deficient elderly men demonstrated a significant increase of serum testosterone levels.

Magnesium is used for energy production, protein formation, and DNA production. It also helps maintain normal levels of potassium, phosphorus, calcium, adrenaline and insulin, and it also keeps your bones strong and your heart healthy. A Recent research study, published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, found that men with more magnesium in their blood are more likely to have a higher amount of free testosterone than men with low magnesium levels.

In a 4-week study conducted at the Karman High Medicine of Physical Education and Sports Department at the Selcuk University in Turkey, to test the effectiveness of magnesium supplementation on testosterone levels, magnesium was discovered to increase total testosterone levels in sedentary men and in athletic men. Although both groups experienced significant gains, athletic men experienced a greater increase than sedentary men.

Recent research has also shown that insufficient magnesium levels could possibly lead to premature ejaculation. This is because decreased levels of magnesium can lead to increased vasoconstriction (constriction of blood vessels), decreased nitric oxide (vasoconstriction), and increased intracellular calcium- all of which can jointly cause premature ejaculation.

In conclusion, zinc and magnesium supplementation can improve overall health. Zinc and magnesium deficiency have been implicated in a variety of health disorders and diseases. I recommend taking a zinc, magnesium, and B6 supplement in combination supplement with other components such as: Tribulus terrestris, horny goat weed, and L-Arginine. A combination supplement can provide a greater synergistic effect than taking any one supplement by itself. One blend that I recommend is called Spartan Blend, because it contains all of the aforementioned ingredients. However, you should consult your physician before beginning any type of supplement regimen.

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