I got a physical w/ some blood work done last month for an upcoming fight. Some numbers came up slightly off the Reference range provided within the labs. In which she said wasn't much to worry about since I'm an athlete (ex, RHR 51/min ,HDL 88, Glucose 75). She also noted that my liver enzymes where near to double the reference range.
AST 65 RR (11-36)
ALT 82 RR (22-61)
The doctor recommended I get more blood work & an ultra sound of my liver. She also asked me if I take steroids,body building supplements or drink beer excessively. No to steroids & only drink beer on weekends if I don't have a fight lined up. I do however cycle sport supplements depending on fight schedule (4-8 weeks on 2-8weeks off- Caffeine,BCAA,Beta alanine, cissus quadrangularis & Citrulin Malate).
The day of my physical
On the day of my physical I trained in the morning in somewhat of a fasted state(5g BCAA w/1cup black coffee & about a liter or more of water) training was 1 hour of hard sparring. My physical was 3hours after training. What is the current Paleo Hackers thoughts on liver enzyme AST/ALT? Also what about HDL? Now, from my current reading/researching I'm aware that exercise can elevate AST/ALT. Which I think morning training contributed to my labs. Does fructose elevate liver enzyme? Since I'm pretty high carb because of my sport(Thai Boxing), I'm assuming the fructose from fruits & honey contribute to these numbers as well. Can you recommend some paleo starches low in fructose? I do good with yams,sweet potatoes & white rice but bloat up & get gassy from white potatoes.
I been Paleo with a weekly "open meal" for roughly 4 years. When training for fights I stick to 16-20hr fast w/ water. Typical fight prep eating template-
2hours pre workout- 1cup white rice
1hour pre workout- 200mg caffeine, 6-8g cit malate & 3g beta alanine
15min pre workout- 10g BCAA
1hour intra workout- 2tbsp raw honey w/5g BCAA (this follows every hour. training is usually 2-3hrslong).
1st Post workout- 2-3 bananas for the commute home
2nd Post workout- 3g beta alanine, fist full of salad greens, 1-1.5lbs lamb or beef & 1-2lbs yams.