Hi all, I had my bloodwork done about a month ago and my hematocrit level was 42 which is on the low end of normal.
I’m a vegetarian and have been for about 4 years, and have managed to see stable or increasing power output over that time. I do monitor closely to ensure I get at least 1.4 grams of protein per kilo body weight.
I’m wondering how much my vegetarian diet may be holding me back as meat consumption has been linked to increased hematocrit levels.
I’m wondering if anyone has had success increasing their hematocrit(without EPO) and if they saw associated performance gains.
I welcome any science or ‘bro science’ the community can offer.