-22 y/o male
-lifting for four years
-testosterone is naturally on the low end of normal. I’ve gotten a couple of blood tests over the past couple years, and morning my morning serum testosterone levels are in the high 300s
(last test results: serum testosterone is 393 ng/dL, free testosterone (direct) is 14.1 pg/mL)
-I already have all the basics covered: plenty of sleep, workouts built heavy compound movements, lots of dietary fat from animal sources as well as nuts, broccoli, various greens, etc.
-Don’t drink, don’t smoke/do drugs
-I want to make sure that I’m doing everything I can to maximize my results. I just purchased some ZMA and D-aspartic acid in the hopes that I can stimulate more natural testosterone production. What supplements do you guys recommend for boosting natural testosterone production?[/quote]
Can you post the reference ranges that were used for your labs?
What other blood work can you post?
E1, E2, E3? Prolactin? SHBG? LH? FSH?
There are lots of good ideas in this thread about healthy habits for trying to “optimize” testosterone levels. It helps if you can paint a more clear picture as to why you are subclinically low for T levels. Being able to post more blood work will help. For instance, it may be able to be determined if you are secondary or primary hypogonadal. Whether you are over-aromatizing, or maybe have excess T bound to SHBG or protein albumin.
Optimizing T levels via ideas mentioned in this thread certainly won’t hurt, but you may not notice any changes anecdotally or via blood work which can be frustrateing. That is when further investigation like I mentioned above is warranted.