okay so I have low testosterone, high estradiol and high am cortisol.
Personally, I would stay away from the herb route. I took trib ( 45% saponins, 750mg 2x per day) and my test more than doubled in 6 weeks BUT E2 and SHBG were off the charts as well. If you are going to take trib anyway, I would take it with high dose nettle root and DIM.
IMO I think it likely you could boost your test just by doing what Andy said taking zinc (high dose first week then maintenance dose afterward), upping fats/cholesterol and IDK about E2… Do you microwave food in plastic a lot or drink a lot of bottled water? That could skew your labs.
High AM cortisol, relatively, isnt that much of an issue. The values for the rest of the day may be though…
What are your actual lab values?[/quote]
like 60mg of zinc a day for a week and 30mg a day every week after?
those results are insane what trib brand were you taking?
as far as plastic when i was deployed jan2011-sept2012. the only water available was plastic bottled water and a lot of time it was stored in middle east dessert heat.
a couple months ago i gave up all plastic water. and drink out of bpa free bottles and have a filter on my sink.
and to answer your question these are the labs
Labs done 22MAY2012
Thyroglobulin, quantitative:____(26.6)…ng/ml…range: .5 - 55.0
Antithyrogloulin Ab_____________(<20)…IU/mL…range: 0 - 40
Testosterone, free and total
Testosterone, Serum_____________(330)…ng/dL…range: 348 - 1197 (obviously low)
Free Testosterone (direct)______(10.5)…pg/mL…range: 9.3 - 26.5
t4 free (direct_________________(1.34)…ng/dl…range:.82 - 1.77
DHEA-Sulfate____________________(429.6)…ug/dL…range: 211.0 - 492.0
TSH_____________________________(2.910)…uIU/mL…range: .450 - 4.500
Estradiol_______________________(40.8)…pg/mL…range: 7.6 - 42.6
Androstenedione LCMS____________(77)…ng/dL…range: 44 - 186
prostate-specific Ag, serum_____(.3)…ng/mL…range: 0.0 - 4.0
Reverse T3, serum______________(24.3)…ng/dL…range: 13.5 - 34.2
Estrogens, Total_______________(104)…pg/mL…range: adult male 40 - 115
Thyroid Peroxidase (tpo) Ab____(12)…IU/mL…range: 0-34
Triiodothyronine, Free, Serum__(3.7)…pg/mL…range: 2.0 - 4.4
Cortisol - AM__________________(26.7)…ug/dL…range: 6.2 - 19.4 (HIGH)
LABS 16 MARCH 2012 HIGHLIGHTS
prolactin tot__________________(8.37)…range: 4.6 - 21.4
Estradiol______________________(48.45)…range: 7.63 - 42.60
25OH VIT D TOT_________________(32)…range: 30 - 100
25OH VIT D2____________________(<4)
DHEA SO4_______________________(416)…range: 110-510
LH_____________________________(4.7)…range: 1.7 - 8.6