I was diagnosed recently with very low T 6.2 n/mol after having it tested due to a non existant libido.
Have been referred to see an endo but not until October.
Obviously I wanted to try and fix things myself and started taking ZMA and increasing the amount of sat fat I was taking in through coconut oil mainly, along with pounding down broccolli!
I found that within a week or so my ‘member’ was back to normal flacid size, my balls were bigger and I was waking up with morning wood again for the first time in ages. All good so far, but I also found I actually had trouble sleeping during the night and read the post on here about the B6 vitamins keeping some people awake.
I have since switched to NOWs Zinc Picolinate 50mg and have been taking that for about 5 days.
Increased libido is still there, which I and my girlfriend are loving, and I am sleeping like a log with really vivid dreams.
The issue is that over the past few days I have been starting to feel increasingly groggy and lethargical; I am a keen runner and was barely able to manage a 3 mile run yesteray, legs felt like lead etc
Today I could barely get out of bed and have a constant ‘fog’ over my eyes that even coffee is not shifting! Definitely no energy to train today.
I have read on a few forums that some people experience that grogginess for a while when starting with ZMA supplementation, but this tiredness seems pretty extreme.
I came across this post which talks about it being to do with negatively affecting cortisol
Is that accurate?
My dillema is that I don’t want to lose my new found libido but this lethargy is extreme. Will it pass with time as some suggest or should I adjust the Zinc dosage?
How much Zinc is too much?
Hope someone is able to shed some light on this for me!