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  • testosterone levels help?

    Can you help me interpret these numbers:

    testosterone 886 ng/dl ... ref range [348 - 1197]

    free testosterone (direct) 10.8 pg/ml ... ref range [6.8 - 21.5]

    male, early 40ties, 6'3'', this was measured after 6 month cut from around 202 to 176 lbs (around 10-12 bf%).

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    did you have a previous test for a base-line?
    As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

    – Ernest Hemingway

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    • #3
      No, this is first time I tested testosterone levels.

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      • #4
        ...congratulations, you have the testosterone levels of a teenager! Now get off the internet and go put them to good use...hebs

        ps...a 'cut' can raise SHBG levels, so that may account for the lower (but perfectly normal) freeT levels.

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        • #5
          ^^^^^^^^^^^^hahaha!
          As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

          – Ernest Hemingway

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          • #6
            Ya! It means you have highly optimal Testosterone levels so keep doing what you're doing lol.

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            • #7
              Thanks all for the clarification. I was mostly confused about the free cholesterol as I've read it should be around 2-3% of the total cholesterol...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nursultan Tuyakbay View Post
                Can you help me interpret these numbers:

                testosterone 886 ng/dl ... ref range [348 - 1197]

                free testosterone (direct) 10.8 pg/ml ... ref range [6.8 - 21.5]

                male, early 40ties, 6'3'', this was measured after 6 month cut from around 202 to 176 lbs (around 10-12 bf%).
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                • #9
                  Those numbers are very good


                  Now, put it to good use

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Nursultan Tuyakbay View Post
                    Can you help me interpret these numbers:

                    testosterone 886 ng/dl ... ref range [348 - 1197]

                    free testosterone (direct) 10.8 pg/ml ... ref range [6.8 - 21.5]

                    male, early 40ties, 6'3'', this was measured after 6 month cut from around 202 to 176 lbs (around 10-12 bf%).
                    How did you get these numbers? Did your doc do them as part of an annual or is this something for which you had to ask?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Nursultan Tuyakbay View Post
                      Can you help me interpret these numbers:

                      testosterone 886 ng/dl ... ref range [348 - 1197]

                      free testosterone (direct) 10.8 pg/ml ... ref range [6.8 - 21.5]

                      male, early 40ties, 6'3'', this was measured after 6 month cut from around 202 to 176 lbs (around 10-12 bf%).
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sam321 View Post
                        How did you get these numbers? Did your doc do them as part of an annual or is this something for which you had to ask?
                        Yeah, part of the check after dropping weight for 6 months. I got distracted by bad cholesterol results (discussed in another forum post), so only now got around to analyze the rest of the report. Everything seems fine except cholesterol, but after checking with cholesterol specialist even that is fine as it seems these days they don't make fuss anymore about higher levels.

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                        • #13
                          The thing is, Testosterone is created from cholesterol, we need it. Just like Estrogen is created from Testosterone, we need that too in balance.

                          I don't understand why we were ever told to eat a low'ish fat diet and keep low cholesterol when it's been known since the beginning of the century we need cholesterol to manufacture Testosterone. It's like the higher ups are deliberately trying to turn us soft by cascading down through doctors to recommend low cholesterol.

                          What were your cholesterol levels and what were the recommended ranges showing?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by WestCoastFire View Post
                            The thing is, Testosterone is created from cholesterol, we need it. Just like Estrogen is created from Testosterone, we need that too in balance.

                            I don't understand why we were ever told to eat a low'ish fat diet and keep low cholesterol when it's been known since the beginning of the century we need cholesterol to manufacture Testosterone. It's like the higher ups are deliberately trying to turn us soft by cascading down through doctors to recommend low cholesterol.

                            What were your cholesterol levels and what were the recommended ranges showing?
                            Here is the thread with the numbers http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117652.html

                            Testosterone levels were taken at the same time as the higher cholesterol numbers. So maybe higher cholesterol has helped with OK testosterone numbers despite the weight loss during the 6 months before doing bloodwork.

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                            • #15
                              The numbers seem to correlate with more testosterone in regards to cholesterol! The thing with that is too, we also need adequate amounts of Selenium to actually create Testosterone in the first place. We also need adequate amounts of Zinc to block too much Testosterone being converted to Estrogen.

                              Weight loss, or lower body fat also correlates with higher Testosterone, so I guess the stars were aligned lol.

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