Grow Muscle Mass While You Sleep
This blog is dedicated to those of you out there trying to put on some muscle mass. If increased muscle mass is your goal you are probably aware that you need to consume large amounts of protein daily and you probably also know that you need to get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep because that is when your GH (growth hormone) levels peak. Lots of protein and lots of sleep are essential for building muscle but there is more that you can be doing to promote muscle growth especially while you catch some zzzz’s.
The key is knowing what to put into your body before you hit the hay. The following three supplements are paramount to growing while you sleep:
In the protein world, casein is a specialized protein that needs to be utilized correctly in order to be effective. As a slow-digesting nutrient, it can work at night while you are asleep. Take before bed, and it nourishes your muscles after you’ve called it a day. Casein protein is the ultimate night time protein source.
Glutamine, an amino acid, has an array of functions such as preventing muscle breakdown, boosting immune function, enhancing muscle recovery and even promoting fat-burning. In addition, glutamine effectively boosts GH levels. As mentioned earlier GH levels peak while you sleep so taking a 5-10g dose of glutamine right before bed is definitely a step towards building muscle while you sleep.
ZMA promotes deeper and more efficient sleep to support healing, tissue repair, anabolic hormone production, testosterone levels and muscle growth.