32 - year old male
So after a year of suffering low testosterone and borderline low LH and FSH with minimal results from using supplements and trying to correct lifestyle things I decided to run HCG for 4 weeks to see results.
Protocol: 500iu on MWF
Been on Armour for a year taking 60mg in AM and 30mg PM.
Also have started back on cyclic ketogenic diet ( 5 days really low carb and high fat) followed with 2 days of carb loading. I always use this to lean up. In two weeks dropped 2% bodyfat. Got a long ways to go. In past gets me from mids 20 to upper single digitis in body fat.
Supplements Used during protocol:
Alpha GPC 300mg upon awakening.
DIM 100mg AM AND PM
DHEA 50mg AM
Vit. D 5000iu day now going to 25K iu twice a week as scores were low.
12 grams of fish oil day (carlson)
Green Tea 500mg and Niacin 100mg before workout.
Betain HCL one capsule with each major meal.
Zinc and Mag before bed.
ALA 300mg at night meal.
During carb phase I take: Cinnamon and Fenugreek.
Free T3 3.4 3.3
Free T4 1.3 1.39
TSH 0.6 2.18
Trig 76 62
Total Ch 210 247
HDL 49 45
LDL 146 190
Total Test 251 893
Free Test 50.2(35-155) 30.4 (9-30) - off the chart!
Prog 0.5 0.9
Estradiol 18(13-54) 43.9 (7.63-42.59) - off the chart
PSA 0.5 0.435
FSH 2.1 1.1
LH 2.9 1.3
DHEA -S 44(110-370) 432 (160-449)
Vit D was 38.3. Last summer when I took mega dosages of Vit D it was up in the mid-60s.
Other concerns ALT 104 (<42)
Albumin 5.1 (3.2-4.8)
WBC 4.45 (4.8-10.8)
ABS Neutrophils (2.04 (2.09-6.07)
So testosterone was up a good number, however estrogen and LDL was up alot as well. So the question is where do I go from here? Its great having high test levels but I have noticed being alot more emotional lately I guess from the estrogen. The LDL scares me that it raised as much as it did.
So the question is now where do I go from here?