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 Posted 8/8/2014 7:37:38 AM
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Transpower, I knew this but at least I have listened to you to some extent. You have influenced my thinking on this in the right direction at least. I will monitor closely. Just a question: have you shared in this Forum some of your blood test results? You are aggressively supplementing and this might be useful for many here. I do not recollect you did it.
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 Posted 8/8/2014 7:33:11 PM
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albedo,

I remember I am and was also taking 400mg of naproxen (NSAID) daily - Aleve gel caps, a few weeks prior and up to the day before my blood tests last week. So that may have also influenced my positive CRP scores.  I had this sudden bout of crippling pain in the joints of my hands that I think is attributed to my inflamed, infected root canal tooth (i.e. focal infection theory).

After this is cleared up and I'm off the NSAID, I want to retest my CRP taking just the AKBA boswellic acid supplement alone and see what my CRP score is.

But anyway I do have some fascinating information on boswellic acid I will share.

I have a busy weekend so maybe Sunday or sometime next week I will sit down and write.

-Tom

P.S. Are you taking DHEA supplement? or anything that could be raising your T levels? Good work albedo. I think you're older than me and you have a better testosterone score than me!


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Yes, I've shared my blood test results in the past.  I take them in April (LEF) and November (my doctor's lab); I'll post some of the November results when available.
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 Posted 8/10/2014 11:57:56 PM
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Tom. (8/9/2014)

P.S. Are you taking DHEA supplement? or anything that could be raising your T levels? Good work albedo. I think you're older than me and you have a better testosterone score than me!

Tom, as per my original post "... I think I could accomplish this with an extremely low supplementation (2x25mg per week) but I am sure the most important factor has been an increase in my strength training shown to increase this hormone...". 25mg per week is no science and almost homeopathic. So I attribute the good result to something else. You have a good review paper on DHEA here: http://www.addisonssupport.com/Documentation/mayo.pdf


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 Posted 8/11/2014 6:19:15 PM
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Albedo, 

My DHEA level appears to be within the normal range

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) - Range: 0.630 - 4.700 ng/mL   My Test: 2.330

Good article. I respect the Mayo Clinic. The conclusion though was that DHEA is not essental for life as an adult. Subjects with little or no circulating DHEA levels do not have shortened lifespans.

What is the purpose for supplementing?

-Tom

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Tom,

I agree but there are also several reports positive on DHEA supplementation also on healthy human subjects (such as HERE on cognition, free version is also available) so it is not black and white. Likely, DHEA is not the "miracle" longevity hormone touted time ago, yet it is important for health.

I started a topic HERE on DHEA supplementation where I also posted one of the best posts I have seen in this Forum (from dr. Alicia, never saw her around here again I guess) which I found particularly wise. I think you need to check your male hormone panel and work on DHEA only if you find big abnormalities. There is plenty on this hormone circulating and work on your testosterone levels if too low and you are symptomatic.

I do not think there is any need for supplementation in your case and you are already working on your testosterone levels. In my case I always was uncomfortable to be hugely out of range on the DHEA for my age match even if other hormones were not too bad. I suffered for many years of forms of chronic stress and anxiety and I felt my DHEA was reflecting that. I tried several paths with the due caution because of my prostate condition and seem to have reached some kind of equilibrium.


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