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CF Study - 4 week mark

This morning was my 4 week visit to see my progress with the Antioxidant study.  I can't say I feel any better on them regularly, but definitely don't feel worse.  I feel like I have a bit more energy :)

We did the typical blood work, PFTs, arm ultrasound and max performance test.  I think I maxed out where I did last time.  I felt good during and after the workout.  One thing I wanted to share was on the PFTs.  While my FEV1 and FVC were about the same, they did a DLCO test.  

Per Wikipedia:
 DLCO or TLCO (diffusing capacity or transfer factor of the lung for carbon monoxide (CO),[1]) is the extent to which oxygen passes from the air sacs of the lungs into the blood. Commonly, it refers to the test used to determine this parameter. It was introduced in 1909.[2]


My scores were better this time around!  I had a 10.06 when I previously was close to a 13!  What exactly those numbers are, I don't recall, but I'm just happy its better (lower means better)!!

I'll continue the antioxidants daily for another 4 weeks and do what I did today all over again!

These are my Antioxidants - 1 of each per day

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