Ok so 8 years ago I tested low at a T clinic. The testing was free so I did it. My total T levels were 192. I was 28 years old. I was told that it was so low they had to send my sample to an endocrinologist. Those results came back and they said there was no issues. I did the HRT for a few weeks and decided I wasn’t gonna do this the rest of my life so I stopped.
I did a little research and it seems Zinc, vitamin D3, magnesium are all recommended for test production naturally. So I started taking those OTC vitamins.
Well the last few months I have felt a little ran down. Life stress etc. I decided to go to PCP to have test levels tested. I told him I’d tested very low 8 years ago and gave him the story I posted above. He said that’s fine we will test and go from there. Well blood tests were done and my total levels were at 400. Free T levels were also well within normal levels. The normal range on the testing results were 300-1080. So while I’m on the lower end of normal I’m still in normal range.
So the real question is, did the supplements I take actually increase my total levels more than 2x 8 years later? I’m 36 now and have over 2x the T levels as when I was in my 20s???
Or are these clinics using crappy testing to get more ppl on their services by testing everyone low? Which is the more realistic scenario?
Zinc became hard to find a few months ago so I backed off on my Zinc to just 50 mg a day. Magnesium 750-800mg daily. 5000 iu vitamin D daily.
Disclaimer: this thread is just for entertainment purposes and I’m not asking for medical advice just seeing if anyone else has had this experience or something close to it.