I see you have done a lot of homework and I wish you the best on trying them out.
It has been my experience that the only thing that moves your SHGB is your T dose.
small frequent shots if your SHGB is low and big once a week shots if your SHGB is high.
Only blood test will tell you if something is working.
Best of luck on your TRT journey I’ve been injecting for over 3 years now.
Excess androgens lowers SHBG, so smaller more frequent injections can minimize impact on SHBG in some cases. When I went from injections twice weekly to smaller injections EOD, SHBG increased from 16-> 22. Higher than my SHBG after only 4 weeks on TRT which means it increased to nearly levels seen before I went on TRT.
This is more for collateral damage. Its not like cutting out almonds is going to solve your high shbg. More like, if you have higher shbg already, (like some people do, including myself) it would be prudent to avoid these things that have been shown in some studies to show an increase in SHBG.
I was eating almonds everyday. I don’t eat them at all anymore, not a big deal. Not too sure how it affected my SHBG, probably wouldn’t hurt to have a few, but its easier to just modify my diet.
yeah i need to cut out olive oil. did not know it could lead to high shbg. peanuts in general (yes pb too) could increase shbg
people say to eat macademia or brazil
not even a high carb diet could decrease my shbg. i eliminated everything except olive oil and 1 serving of pb. and olive oil is not even a serving and use it to stir fry (losing cals from it). dang i remember when i started eating pb. i had 3-4 servings daily.
the fiber one is really something i wanted to try since i eat 50 grams daily but tbh the study seems weird to me so i haven’t try it. i love veggies fruits and oats too much