Hello, I have a question for those with medical knowledge… I am female, small, currently trying to gain weight and am taking in well over maintenance calories- about 2200 and I only weigh a little over 100 pounds. I take in nearly 250 grams protein a day as well, which is why I was very confused that the results of my recent blood work indicate very low total protein levels.
So I know I am taking in enough protein, but to what should I attribute this to? My doctor gave me an amino acid complex and said to take 10 grams post workout and 10 grams pre-bed, but I have been already doing 10 grams EAA before, during, and after (along with 10 g bcaa and 5 g glutamine) my workouts. So its not like I’m not getting enough aminos.
My test and growth hormone levels are also extremely low, as is my thyroid. Cortisol levels are extremely high. So basically everything is messed up. Yet my strength in the gym goes up every week. So I’m really confused. What would cause my protein levels to be so low, when I am taking in nearly 2.5 X my bodyweight in protein?