Not sure if MRP addresses these questions but it's an important aspect of being a dude. Testosterone isn't in the sidebar and didn't see any posts on it.
Me 34, wife 32, married 3.5 years, together 7
5'10", 185 lbs, 11% BF, BP 175, BSQ 220, OHP 130, DL 250, BBR 150
Self employed artist, on the road for 1-2 weeks a month.
Most of my life I've struggled with risk taking. In general, I'm very pragmatic, slowly upwardly mobile by being financially conservative, good discipline and habits, never rattling the sabre but making maneuvers behind the scenes. I can't grow a full beard but neither can my dad or either grandpa (tho grandma has a healthy stache). I've been reasonably fit my whole life but I seem to hit a wall with gains. I've been taking Rogaine for 4 years and Propecia for 3 years, hair looks good and didn't feel side effects from that.
I'd read about low T from yall and decided to get tested. I did the ZRT home test (4 vials of saliva and 9 dabs of blood) and mailed it in.
Saliva was 92 pg/ml. Says the range is 44-148 pg/mL depending on age.
Blood test was 408 ng/dL. Their range says 400 - 1,200 depending on age, average for a 34 should be north of 600.
I've read that there isn't a right amount of testosterone, but that there's an optimal amount for each man. Personally, I don't feel I have enough. If this is where my levels are after 2 years of consistent diet and lifting, then god only knows how low I was before. Curious if any other men here have taken the test, and how they approached optimal levels. Did you take the natural way, lifting, diet, etc. or did you supplement, inject, topical, etc?