Most years when I get my blood work from my physical I’m most eager to check the cholesterol, especially in the last two years since starting Soylent (This year 201 total, 111 HDL, 80 LDL… 4th year in a row with higher HDL than LDL).
As a runner and endurance athlete as well as being prompted by the extreme lethargy I felt after a “double red” blood cell donation a few weeks back I decided to take a closer look at my red blood cell and hemoglobin count…
It seems I’ve always been on the low side…
RBC (4.20-5.80 norm)
2016 4.16 (ten days after double red donation)
Hemoglobin (13.2-17.1 norm)
2016 12.7 (ten days after double red donation)
I can’t seem to find ferritin levels in any of these tests.
As an endurance athlete, I would guess higher RBC/Hemoglobin numbers would be beneficial…
As I seem to be consistently on the low side, should I consider an iron supplement?
I do get at least 2000kcal of Soylent (powder+2.0) every day.