Blood checkup - testosterone

Yaroslav

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I am in my late thirties and I want to check my testosterone levels for the first time. Are there any other hormones/vitamins levels I should check while I'm at it?
So far I figured it makes sense to check for testosterone, estrogen (estradiol) and vitamin D. Any other recommendations?
 

Papi Knox

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Tell us more about your situation Brother

How old are you?
Height?
Weight?
Activity level?
Consistent diet?
Why do you want to test this?
What will you do with the information?

Tell us the story behind what you're doing so we best know how to guide you
 

Yaroslav

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Hi Brother, thank you for your reply.
I am 38, 6'0, 170 pounds, activity level fairly good, diet so so.
I've only done standard blood tests where they test your white and red blood cells, cholesterol, glucose,... - the stuff that gets checked when you go to the doctor.
So I've decided I'm at an age where it makes sense to also check my testosterone and maybe some other things. For example if I find out I'm low on vitamin D (which I probably am) I can start supplementing it (or start getting more sun).
 

Papi Knox

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OK here we go based on my experience:

1— FOCUS ON YOUR NUTRITION.

Keep hydrated with water and electrolytes.

Establish a consistent eating regimen. You probably don't know what foods and meals give you power and which don't. Get to that intuitive level thoruhg reflection on your past eating and power output. You'll find about 10 foods and meals that suit you and keep your intake that simple. You can eat whatever you want, but those will be your core staple for daily and weekly eating.

In my case, my body doesn't like chicken, and loves steaks and organ meats.

Do this for a full month before you test yourself again.

The vast majority of your health concerns can be addressed by staying hydrated and eating well for YOUR body.

2— If you want to work with a physician, I'd suggest finding a urologist and a Kinesiologist. Tell them both your concerns and see what they each tell you, and how they compare. If the Kinesiologist is solid, that info will be your best ROI/ROE. That's what it was for me.

3—Get Vitamin D3 now. It's water soluble so get about 5K IU or the highest you can get for the highest volume that suits your budget.

I take 3,000 twice a day since that's what MY body needs right now. Most doctors will test you and say you're OK even when you could be doing better.

I suggest the same advice for Vitamin B12, assuming you live above the Tropic of Cancer latitude.


That's my take as I have a chonirc illness that wants to kill me. Yet it's not much of an issue because I do the above.
 
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