I also take cholesterol reducing drugs but have recently reduced the amount as my blood cholesterol have reduced below the required level which I put down to extra exercise and improved diet. I have read that these drugs can reduce test because the endocrine glands which produce testosterone feed on cholesterol. Do you know if there is any truth in that?
>Have you tried tyrosine or Mucuna Pruriens (a source of L-Dopa)?
I have some Mucuna Pruriens and again perhaps take one cap per week. I have been following advice from Mark Wilson who recommends taking a different test booster each day to some extent. I tend to take DAA, Tribulus and HGW more often (perhaps 4 days a week) and the others one or two days. I also take Milk thistle as a liver cleanser on my off days.
Good work on getting the cholesterol down. From a quick look it does seem that the statin class of drugs used in cholesterol reduction do negatively impact testosterone in a significant portion of men. The mechanism you mentioned seems pretty likely, and reading that men on this class of drug can go hypogonadal blows my mind - I’d rather the high cholesterol! Given this, look into clomid and again talk to your doctor. Failing that, keep up a good intake of Vitamin D3 (2,000IU - 5,000IU I’d suggest).
Keep up with the exercise, ideally heavy lifting as it will help naturally boost testosterone, and get off the statin class of drugs as soon as it’s appropriate.
Since things like L-Dopa and tryosine are not directly acting (they’re just building blocks) I’d say its fine to have them regularly, with only occasional breaks, I don’t think they’d cause significant change in terms of neuron downregulation for instance. Changing up your testosterone booster daily sounds more frequent than needed, but it’s a good idea still, and if its working for you that’s what counts.