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Tips to Increase HDL Cholesterol While on TRT?

Anyone have any successful tips that increased your HDL while on TRT? My results are as follows:
HDL: 30 (desired range >40)
LDL: 113 (desired range <100)
Total: 166 (desired range <200)
Triglycerides: 115 (desired range <150)

I lift 30mins-1hr 5 days a week, cardio for 10-30mins 3 days a week. Diet is pretty solid, not a lot of saturated/trans fats, lots of poly and mono. I take 2g fish oil a day (have been for the last 6 or so months). Stats are as follows: 6’2", 217lbs, ~10%bf or so, abs show. Prescribed 220mg/wk test cyp.

Reduce saturated fat intake.
Cut all trans fats.

Take red yeast rice.
Take fish oil.



Dont block Estrogen


I actually read your post, so maybe I can say something useful. Take MORE fish oil, or try flax oil. You can put it in something else you are eating (Like oatmeal or a smoothie if you eat either of those). Ground flax is also good and easier to hide in food. Creatine will elevate your HDL’s. I don’t know the mechanism, or if it’s in fact not really higher but creatine tricks the test, but it raises HDL numbers on the blood test.The other suggestions i saw will not have any impact on the the HDL’s and the LDL’s are already fine.

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Slo-Niacin. Get it on Amazon. Take 500mg morning and at night. It raised my HDL from 39 to 48. Only side will be some flushness first off taking it. So start by taking half a pill morning and night for a few days then move up to whole pill.

Thanks, all. Will make some adjustments and see how the lipid panel looks next month.

Take 5 or 6 grams of fish oil daily. 2g is not enough.

I disagree with Hardartery taking flax seed oil, unless…
You don’t mind the high dose estrogen from flax seed oil!

I partially agree with Spinup!
Find “SALMON” oil. It’s higher grade.
You can take 1-15g per day for 6mo per WEB MD.
I take 8g per day!

Steroids are catabolic to HDL.
Salmon oil raises HDL, increases LDL mass and is shown to be liver protective.

Be aware however that high dose salmon oil thins blood.
You may consider stopping aspirin therapy if on high dose salmon oil.
TRT or TPT (performance) can cause polycythemia. So in this case, thinning blood may be a good thing.

To address LDL:

Cut back on saturated fats.
Cut back on carbohydrates. 80% cholesterol is formed in the liver. The fuel source is glucose. The on switch is insulin. this is how statin drugs lower cholesterol. They block the livers ability to produce cholesterol.

However, this causes stress and even damage to the liver.
A liver function blood test (LFT) is required for people on statins.

Increase cardio.

Best of luck!