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For those of you who have been following my journey, you’d be aware that one of the problems I’ve encountered as I age is low testosterone. Below is a screenshot of what my testosterone levels were at about a year ago. As you can see there it says that it is 226 and that falls under the abnormal low range. The “normal” range of testosterone by this measure is 241 to 827. Clearly I was below, though not terribly.
So for the last few months I’ve added some food items, supplements, as well as making some changes to my training in hopes of increasing my testosterone levels naturally. My doctor had mentioned that I could go on TRT testosterone replacement therapy, but I don’t want to do that unless I have absolutely no choice whatsoever. For now, I want to try to do it with food and natural supplementation.
Here you can see that my current level is at 268.9. Now it is within the normal range, albeit at the low end of the spectrum. All the same, it’s nice to see that I’ve somehow managed to jack it up a bit. I’m not sure if its the food, supplements, less cardio, heavier weight training, jiu jitsu, or the combination thereof, but I’ll take the win on this one.
I’m going to continue training and trying to ramp up my efforts at increasing the t-count. If you’d like a bit more detail on what I’ve done in the nutrition realm, take a look here, here, here, and here!
I’m hoping that this isn’t just a fluke, and that I’ve in fact improved naturally. I’m afraid as I get older and my t-count continues to drop, I may have no choice but to visit trt, but as long as I can do it with food, supplements and heavier training, that’s my plan!
Growing Up Bronx