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ea0056p665 | Growth hormone IGF axis - basic | ECE2018

Effects of zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6 (ZMA) supplementation on serum IGF-I, IGFBP-3 and Testosterone concentrations in young athletes

Cerqueira Henrique , Filho Hugo Tourinho , Martinelli Jr Carlos

Background: The GH-IGF system plays an important role in strength gain. Some studies suggest that Zinc, Magnesium and Pyridoxine (ZMA) supplementation could increase GH/IGF and testosterone levels in young subjects. This hypothetical increase could lead to significant changes in body composition. ZMA is a very popular supplement, easily found in specialty stores, and it is presumed to increase GH, IGF-I and testosterone levels. However, studies are divergent regarding its effi...