Lalobear the lab goes by the calcium/magnesium ratio. Mine started at 10.5 and is now 7.33 with the ideal being 6.67. Mine have really improved since giving up fruit or anything sweet for that matter. What was your cal/mag ratio?
They also look at the potassium level since it is necessary to transport glucose(sugar)across the cell membrane. When potassium levels are very low, a cellular low blood Sugar condition(hypoglycemia)is also present. This was written directly in my summary report from the lab. Mine started at 1 and has only risen to 2 so this also confirms their interpretation.
You can read up on the ratios for cal/mag here.
The Basic Mineral Ratios
Calcium/Magnesium (Ca/Mg) Ratio:• Referred to as the blood-sugar ratio
• Normal ratio is 6.67:1
• Calcium is required for the release of insulin from the pancreas
• Magnesium inhibits insulin secretion
• Magnesium is necessary to keep calcium in solutionTrends Associated with the Calcium/Magnesium Ratio:
12+ Severe Sugar and simple carbohydrate sensitivity
10 - 12 Hypoglycemia
6.67 - 10 Good
3.3 - 6.67 Good
3 - 3.3 Hypoglycemia
1 - 3.3 Severe Sugar and simple carbohydrate sensitivity
My zinc has been 18, 19 and 18
Copper 1.1, 2.8, 1.2
My levels of copper only jumped once and then dropped down to a low level again.
Zinc/copper 15.83, 6.43, 15
So I am showing a copper deficiency or unavailability
Trends Associated with the Zinc/Copper Ratio:
16+ severe copper deficiency or bio-unavailability of copper
8 - 16 copper deficiency or unavailability
4 - 8 copper toxicity
2 - 4 severe copper toxicity - excessive breakdown, emotional instability, zinc deficiency problems such as impotence, slow healing, loss of taste, smell, appetite, and hair loss.
Factors which may Modify the Interpretation of the Ratio:
• A zinc loss can artificially raise the zinc level
• A copper level less than 1.0 often indicates a hidden copper toxicity
• Cadmium toxicity can elevate the zinc reading