Sustain Alpha Blood Tests
- 12-03-2008, 01:14 PM
Sustain Alpha Blood Tests
Stats: 43 yr old male, 10 yrs of off and on AS cycling (2- 8 to 12 weeks cycles a year).
I did a long cycle (10 weeks) of mixed AS - some winny, epistane, few weeks of low dose (35 mg x 3/week) tren. Did some HCG in the end (400 iu EOD) as I tapered off AS.
PCT: 4 weeks of Clo & Nova
Post PCT: 4-5 pumps Sustain Alpha + Toco 8
3 weeks into Post PCT - got bloods:
Total Test: 616
Free Test: 65.3
i think it looks decent - SHBG and Est are high but I am not taking any significant anti-estrogen or is Sustain supposed to lower est?
Just wondering what I could do to tweak the bloods more favorably. I did stop working out for 5 weeks and gained about 3-4 lbs of fat & lost same amount of muscle, so that may have had effect on estrogen levels too.
- 12-04-2008, 02:15 AM
12-04-2008, 08:34 AM
I think 28 is the upper limit of the range for estradiol if i remember correctly - but in spite of that the feedback inhibition on testosterone is moderate it seems, which is good.
Diet? I eat primarily raw - raw eggs, raw meat, lots of raw fats (avocodo, coconut, almonds) and kale and greens (with I3C and all those goodies) to help lower estrogen. Not sure how I could tweak it to lower estrogen so any advice appreciated!
12-04-2008, 09:14 PM
12-04-2008, 09:32 PM
Id be willing to bet that the clomid is the reason your E is so high. Clomid does this to me too but its just so dam good at increasing test too. It will probably go down after a while you just need some time for your body to balance itself out. Considering sustain is a mild AI it should help.
12-04-2008, 11:45 PM
12-05-2008, 05:49 PM
12-05-2008, 06:09 PM
12-17-2008, 09:50 PM
On these same blood tests I also noticed a VERY HIGH Iron level (220, ref range 45-170) - any idea what caused this? First time ever for me, and while correlation is not causation - my doc thinks maybe the high binding proteins
(SHBG=45) leave little binding proteins left for the iron - could that be it?
12-18-2008, 01:17 PM
12-19-2008, 10:49 PM
12-28-2008, 11:55 PM
Frankly, polyunsaturated fat is pretty much the devil when it comes to anything related to good health, including hormone status. Saturated fat is where it's at for high T; polyunsaturated fat is disastrous.
I think a good way to get the best of both worlds is to eat a diet with sufficient fiber and saturated fat, particular the shorter-chain triglycerides in coconut oil, butter, and cream (esp. from goat milk).
03-03-2009, 11:14 AM
03-03-2009, 12:25 PM
Therapeutic phelobotomy (giving blood) is a treatment option, but i'd really get the test done to evaluate the situation.
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12-31-2009, 02:22 PM
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