I have a question. I am a pretty healthy 50 year old, and I have been lifting 3 days per week for the last six months. I have not seen the results that I had hoped for at this point. A pharmacist friend told me that I should have my testosterone levels tested. I did, and I got good and bad news. The good news is that my testosterone level is 700, which is not too bad for a 50 year old guy. The bad news is that my Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) level is also high - 100 nmol/L (normal is 15-50).
From my understanding, having a high SHBG is bad because it binds to my testosterone and renders it useless. The result for me is that I have very little “free testosterone” (testosterone not bound by the SHBG).
Does anyone have a recommendation on how I can increase my level of free testosterone?