Calcium To Potassium Ratio
The calcium to potassium ratio is referred to as the “thyroid ratio” because both calcium and potassium have a vital role in regulating proper thyroid activity.
This ratios does not correlate with blood thyroid tests because hair analysis is a tissue test. Often blood tests will be normal but a hair analysis will indicate an impaired thyroid function. Sometimes symptoms of hypothyroidism may be evident but the hair test was so hyperactive thyroid. For the purpose of nutritional rebalancing it is prudent to follow the hair analysis indication.
The ideal calcium to potassium (Ca/K) ratio is 4/1.
Calcium to potassium ratio of less than 4.1 indicates increased thyroid activity. If I were Glen is one of the major clients which regulate the metabolic rate in the body. A hyperactive thyroid is associated with a fast metabolism. When the thyroid and adrenal ratios are not normal efficiency of energy production in the body decreases. Just like an engine that is turning too slow or too fast and power output declines.
Symptoms of reduced thyroid activity include:
- Cold hands and feet with a tendency to feel cold
- Decreased perspiration
- Dry skin and dry hair
- Tendency to gain weight
- Tendency towards constipation
Symptoms of overactive thyroid include:
- Oily hair or skin
- Occasional tendency towards frequent bowel movements or diarrhea during times of stress.
- Sweating, excessive
Trends associated with calcium to potassium ratio:
- 32 or more – extremely low thyroid – energy is less than 20%
- 16 to 32 – very slow thyroid activity – energy at 30%
- 8 to 16 – moderate favorite activity – energy at 50%
- 4 – 8 – mild, slow, thyroid activity – energy at 75%
- 4 – ideal – energy at 100%
- 2 to 4 – mild to fast thyroid activity – energy at 75%
- 1 to 2 – moderate fast favorite activity – energy at 50%
- Less than 1 – extremely fast favorite activity – energy less than 25%