Hello to the board,
Believe it or not, I've been a regular lurker here since 2006 and this is my first post!
I'm a 57 yr old male who has always led a very active lifestyle, including lots of time under the bar. In saying that, it is getting harder and harder to get motivated, stay focused, make love, recover, etc, etc. I'm starting to think that I may be a candidate for TRT so I'm about to order up the following blood work from LEF:
Male panel + D, 25-Hydroxy
Male hormone add on panel (DHT & Pregnenolone)
Thyroid add on panel (Free T3 & T4)
FSH & LH
My main question is, what is the best time of day to have the blood drawn or does it make any difference at all?
At the moment I'm taking the following supplements:
B Complex, 80mg
Ester C, 500mg, twice daily
D3, 5000iu's, once daily
Fish oil caps, 3 grams, twice daily
Green Tea Complex, 1000mg, twice daily
Levitra, when needed
My second question is, should I continue to take these sups before the blood draw or should I discontinue anything and if so, for how long?
I'm currently finishing up a job overseas and will be travelling through the US on my way home to Panama (but I'm Canadian). I will have the blood drawn at that time and when I get the results back and if anything is out of the ordinary, I will post back here. I'm not yet sure but it might be possible to obtain the required substances on my own there and self administer using the excellent info posted by ksman and others. I also plan on starting some research using some peptides (Mod GRF(1-29), GHRP-2 & Ipamorelin).
One other question, should I add anything to the blood work order?
Thanks in advance!