So I’ve been looking into the parent hormone Pregnenolone which is most abundantly produced in the Testes. Mine have pretty much become the size of grapes and I would guess my Pregnenolone and DHEA production is very low.
My thinking is very cloudy and I’m experiencing a good deal of anxiety as well, which I’m told can be a marker for deficiencies in this area. I started my T-regimen back in late December and have felt this way early on, though it could be some other life circumstances I’m going through.
I know I need labs on these 2 hormones but I can’t afford them for awhile. I am going to have to go off the “how do you feel” scale over the “let’s let the labs decide” scale for now.
Secondly, it looks like I’ll be taking HCG which I’m told will backfill some hormonal pathways upstream from Testosterone itself: Pregnenolone > DHEA > Hormones XYZ. I know HCG stimulates LH but not FSH. Any thoughts on HCG? I know it allegedly increases Estrogens as well which for me should be fine right now. I’ve been sitting at around 15 E2 for some reason and my joints kill me in the gym.
Can anyone confirm or deny the actions of HCG on Pregnenolone and it’s descending hormonal tree?
What is the bioavailability of oral Pregnenolone and DHEA? Does anyone here take it?