A Testosterone and Diet Experiment
Can diet changes turn me into
Wolverine?
Maximilian Gotzler
QS Europe Conference Amster...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
It started with a winter funk
“It was a clear day, and
yet there seemed a...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
My biomarkers were in the normal range…
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
…but they were far from optimal
•  Low Vitamin-D
•  Low Testosterone
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
Testosterone is the primary anabolic hormone
•  Present in both men and
w...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
Testosterone is the primary anabolic hormone
•  Present in both men and
w...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
Overhyped or underrated?
„Are you kidding? It‘s
freaking awesome! I‘m
bec...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
Overhyped or underrated?
„Are you kidding? It‘s
freaking awesome! I‘m
bec...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
Let’s find out with a change in diet
•  70% fat and proteins
•  High in h...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
Let’s find out with a change in diet
•  70% fat and proteins
•  High in h...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
The diet only worked with carbs
Low-carb High-carb
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
Why are carbs needed?
•  Carbs help balance
anabolic and catabolic
proces...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
Why are carbs needed?
•  Carbs help balance
anabolic and catabolic
proces...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
One month with frequent tests
High!
Normal!
Low!
Risk Ranges! pg/ml!
> 27...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
One month with frequent tests
High!
Normal!
Low!
Risk Ranges! pg/ml!
> 27...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
Only about 2% of Testosterone is active
Can be tested in saliva
T = Testo...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
Only about 2% of Testosterone is active
Can be tested in saliva
T = Testo...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
Free T fluctuated significantly
High!
Normal!
Low!
Risk Ranges! pg/ml!
> ...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
T increased after a good night of sleep
High!
Normal!
Low!
Risk Ranges! p...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
T increased after a good night of sleep
High!
Normal!
Low!
Risk Ranges! p...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
Stress and sleep did influence my T-level
24.5 pg/ml
60.2 pg/ml
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
Free T fluctuated significantly
High!
Normal!
Low!
Risk Ranges! pg/ml!
> ...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
Extra cholesterol did not increase T
High!
Normal!
Low!
Risk Ranges! pg/m...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
Extra cholesterol did not increase T
High!
Normal!
Low!
Risk Ranges! pg/m...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
Mood was better on days with high T
High!
Normal!
Low!
Risk Ranges! pg/ml...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
Mood was better on days with high T
High!
Normal!
Low!
Risk Ranges! pg/ml...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
For me, testosterone is…
…a very good indicator and important
ingredient ...
Health upgrades with biomarker analytics
www.biotrakr.com
Wanna improve upon your
biomarkers?
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
How it works
29
Easy Dry Spot Test at
home
Analysis and visualization
on ...
Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014
Thank you
Reach out!
max@biotrakr.com
Tel.: +49 160 964 77329
…and come t...
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  1. 1. A Testosterone and Diet Experiment Can diet changes turn me into Wolverine? Maximilian Gotzler QS Europe Conference Amsterdam– May 10, 2014
  2. 2. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 It started with a winter funk “It was a clear day, and yet there seemed an intangible pall over the face of things, a subtle gloom that made the day dark, and that was due to the absence of the sun.” - Jack London in “How to build a fire”
  3. 3. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 My biomarkers were in the normal range…
  4. 4. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 …but they were far from optimal •  Low Vitamin-D •  Low Testosterone
  5. 5. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 Testosterone is the primary anabolic hormone •  Present in both men and women •  Made from cholesterol •  Affects mood, lean body mass, and sexual function •  Is affected by diet and lifestyle Hypothalamus- Pituitary- Testosterone- Axis (HPTA)
  6. 6. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 Testosterone is the primary anabolic hormone •  Present in both men and women •  Made from cholesterol •  Affects mood, lean body mass, and sexual function •  Is affected by diet and lifestyle Hypothalamus- Pituitary- Testosterone- Axis (HPTA)
  7. 7. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 Overhyped or underrated? „Are you kidding? It‘s freaking awesome! I‘m becoming Wolverine.“ - Tim Ferriss in “The 4-Hour Body”
  8. 8. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 Overhyped or underrated? „Are you kidding? It‘s freaking awesome! I‘m becoming Wolverine.“ - Tim Ferriss in “The 4-Hour Body”
  9. 9. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 Let’s find out with a change in diet •  70% fat and proteins •  High in healthy fats •  Foods rich in B-Vitamins, Magnesium, Vitamin E and Zinc •  Vitamin-D •  Cod liver oil
  10. 10. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 Let’s find out with a change in diet •  70% fat and proteins •  High in healthy fats •  Foods rich in B-Vitamins, Magnesium, Vitamin E and Zinc •  Vitamin-D •  Cod liver oil
  11. 11. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 The diet only worked with carbs Low-carb High-carb
  12. 12. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 Why are carbs needed? •  Carbs help balance anabolic and catabolic processes •  Athletes need carbs to counteract fatigue and overtraining •  But: Carbs also increase SHBG, which binds active T Graph from a recent article by Gil Blander, Founder of InsideTracker
  13. 13. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 Why are carbs needed? •  Carbs help balance anabolic and catabolic processes •  Athletes need carbs to counteract fatigue and overtraining •  But: Carbs also increase SHBG, which binds active T Graph from a recent article by Gil Blander, Founder of InsideTracker
  14. 14. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 One month with frequent tests High! Normal! Low! Risk Ranges! pg/ml! > 27! 8.8 - 27! < 8.8! 27! 8.8! 2014! Free Testosterone (blood serum)! April! X! X! X! X! X! X! X!
  15. 15. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 One month with frequent tests High! Normal! Low! Risk Ranges! pg/ml! > 27! 8.8 - 27! < 8.8! 27! 8.8! 2014! Free Testosterone (blood serum)! April! X! X! X! X! X! X! X!
  16. 16. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 Only about 2% of Testosterone is active Can be tested in saliva T = Testosterone Only 2% is free and 98% is bound SHBG-bound T (Sex-Hormone Binding Globulin) 60% Free T 2% Testosterone fractions in the blood of a healthy male Albumin-bound T 38% Increases with age, thus reducing active T
  17. 17. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 Only about 2% of Testosterone is active Can be tested in saliva T = Testosterone Only 2% is free and 98% is bound SHBG-bound T (Sex-Hormone Binding Globulin) 60% Free T 2% Testosterone fractions in the blood of a healthy male Albumin-bound T 38% Increases with age, thus reducing active T
  18. 18. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 Free T fluctuated significantly High! Normal! Low! Risk Ranges! pg/ml! > 27! 8.8 - 27! < 8.8! 27! 8.8! 2014! Free Testosterone (blood serum)! April! 20.8! 33.0! 24.8! 13.9! 24.5! 60.2! 44.8! 13.0! 25.2! 32.3!
  19. 19. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 T increased after a good night of sleep High! Normal! Low! Risk Ranges! pg/ml! > 27! 8.8 - 27! < 8.8! 27! 8.8! 2014! Free Testosterone (blood serum)! April! 20.8! 24.8! 13.9! 24.5! 13.0! 25.2! 32.3!
  20. 20. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 T increased after a good night of sleep High! Normal! Low! Risk Ranges! pg/ml! > 27! 8.8 - 27! < 8.8! 27! 8.8! 2014! Free Testosterone (blood serum)! April! 20.8! 24.8! 13.9! 24.5! 13.0! 25.2! 32.3!
  21. 21. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 Stress and sleep did influence my T-level 24.5 pg/ml 60.2 pg/ml
  22. 22. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 Free T fluctuated significantly High! Normal! Low! Risk Ranges! pg/ml! > 27! 8.8 - 27! < 8.8! 27! 8.8! 2014! Free Testosterone (blood serum)! April! 20.8! 33.0! 24.8! 13.9! 24.5! 60.2! 44.8! 13.0! 25.2! 32.3!
  23. 23. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 Extra cholesterol did not increase T High! Normal! Low! Risk Ranges! pg/ml! > 27! 8.8 - 27! < 8.8! 27! 8.8! 2014! Free Testosterone (blood serum)! April! 20.8! 33.0! 13.9! 60.2! 44.8! 13.0! 32.3!
  24. 24. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 Extra cholesterol did not increase T High! Normal! Low! Risk Ranges! pg/ml! > 27! 8.8 - 27! < 8.8! 27! 8.8! 2014! Free Testosterone (blood serum)! April! 20.8! 33.0! 13.9! 60.2! 44.8! 13.0! 32.3!
  25. 25. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 Mood was better on days with high T High! Normal! Low! Risk Ranges! pg/ml! > 27! 8.8 - 27! < 8.8! 27! 8.8! 2014! Free Testosterone (blood serum)! April!
  26. 26. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 Mood was better on days with high T High! Normal! Low! Risk Ranges! pg/ml! > 27! 8.8 - 27! < 8.8! 27! 8.8! 2014! Free Testosterone (blood serum)! April!
  27. 27. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 For me, testosterone is… …a very good indicator and important ingredient for a good day… …but it didn’t turn me into Wolverine.
  28. 28. Health upgrades with biomarker analytics www.biotrakr.com Wanna improve upon your biomarkers?
  29. 29. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 How it works 29 Easy Dry Spot Test at home Analysis and visualization on your Biotrakr profile Personalized recommendations and cutting-edge health advice
  30. 30. Maximilian GotzlerQS Europe Amsterdam 10/05/2014 Thank you Reach out! max@biotrakr.com Tel.: +49 160 964 77329 …and come to my office hour at 3PM :)

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