NOTE: Simple Mass Spectrometry is not enough to determine dosage and purity of tested substance.
Tests done with GC/MS, LC/MS/MS or HPLC methodes are considered much more reliable!
Sources: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Bloods taken after four weeks of Intex Pharma test-e300, only taking 300mgs total a week (150mg Monday,150mg Thursday).
Bloods were drawn 24hrs after injection.
Thoughts on the levels vs dosage?
++ for testing. While the level seems a little (and I mean a little) low I wouldn’t jump to conclusions as to the dosage from one blood test. Hormone blood tests are notorious for yielding different results even for the same individual under similar conditions from one test to another. This is especially true for immunoassay based tests. I assume you used the same lab for this test compared to the last test with the different lab? There are other factors which influence levels for example the carrier oil and solvents used can play a small part here.
So all that said.....Here’s the key question - how do you feel and how is your progress on your cycle. First answer the question in an absolute sense and then relative to when you were on the other labs test e.
Re your question on prolactin being raised due to raised estrodial. I’d say almost certainly the problem and one which you should get under control. Don’t treat the raised prolactin - it’s not high enough to warrant that. Get on an AI and/or get the AI dialled in and your estrodial under control (mid to upper end of the range is where you want it assuming you’re not cutting) and your prolactin should come down.
I'd say it's a bit underdosed, if you look at my other bloods pics.....I was doing Balkan 250mgs a week, exact same protocol (4 weeks in, bloods drawn 24hrs after injection etc). On Balkan 250mgs a week, I had a free test level of 1322.....compared to this test on 300mgs Intex Pharma being 1184.
Going off the comparison, I'd say the Intex test e is definitely not dosed at 300mgs.....probably more like 220 or 230mg.
You want to get what you pay for, we all do. But we don't live in a perfect world. Honestly it seems like pretty decent gear, be happy with it and adjust a little. I see guys on here complaining about all kinds of stuff. One was pissed about crashed gear, instead of contacting supplier he went right to the boards. Granted, you want quality, but crashed means it's real. Let's you know the SRC is legit and from what I see they make things right. I dunno, I'm tired today and ranting lol. And still sore from yesterday's workout after a layoff from injury. Be well bro.
300mg of testosterone should give you 1200 free test level. Properly dosed. Thanks for testing +1
My bad bro, I thought the general rule of thumb was x10.;seeing he's weeks into it, and 24hrs after his last injection, I'd have expected to see at least 1500. Frankly even higher being so soon after injection.
You maybe right brother. Times 4 is textbook what we are taught in school that factors nothing like the ones you said. Just a guidepost.
Yeah man, unfortunately these things are far from black and white. If he's self treating low testosterone, and not a great responder, it's definitely higher than any doctor will get him to with treatment. So many variables, but again, if low T, he should be feeling pretty good. + For labs
Depends on where you were before and how you respond. Frankly, I'd expect the numbers to be higher. You're reasonably 2-3 times a TRT dose. Gear may be underdosed.
Is my prolactin high because my estrogen is high?