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Advice on Lab Results?


#1

Hi!

Out of curiosity i did a bloodwork, could you help me read it?

I’m 22 years old, 205 lbs, 15% bodyfat. I’ve been powerlifting for 2 years now and i was always more mascular then the average, so i thought i might have high testosterone levels, but it doesn’t seem like that. Also i was in a calorie deficit for the last 2 weeks, don’t know if that counts.

(My best meet lifts: Squat 440lbs, Bench 340lbs, Deadlift 485 lbs)

Total Testosterone 632 ng/dL 240-950
Estradiol 23.4 pg/mL 10 – 54
LH 2.52 U/L 1,24 - 8,2
FSH 3.33 U/L 1,27 - 19,26
SHBG 28.7 nmol/L 13,30 - 89,50
Free tesztosteron index (FTI) 76,2 % 24,3 - 110,2

Are these my blood levels good? Whould suplementing with something like DHEA or iodine benefit my levels and my strength?

Thanks!


#2

No, you’re strong but your deadlift should be higher.


#3

Looks good. Some of these numbers can fluctuate.

Iodine could help if you’re deficient. We need tsh, ft3, ft4 and rt3 to determine thyroid health. If you take iodine, be sure to take selenium with it. You can also take body Temps for three days, once in morning and once in afternoons around times you havent eaten, drank or worked out.

DHEA may be useful if dhea-s is low, but that’s not on your labs.


#4

Please read the stickies found here: About the T Replacement Category

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Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. Thyroid hormone fT3 is what gets the job done and it regulates mitochondrial activity, the source of ATP which is the universal currency of cellular energy. This is part of the body’s temperature control loop. This can get messed up if you are iodine deficient. In many countries, you need to be using iodized salt. Other countries add iodine to dairy or bread.