Zinc To Copper Ratio

Zinc To Copper Ratio

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Using the zinc to copper ratio is a much more effective method  of evaluating zinc and copper ratings than considering either a single copper or zinc level alone.

The zinc to copper ratio (Zn/Cu ratio) is associate with certain physical symptoms. The symptoms of high, copper excessive and/or low zinc deficiency include:

  • Acne
  • Depression
  • Detached behavior
  • Eczema
  • Emotional instability
  • Fatigue
  • Menstrual difficulties
  • Premenstrual Syndrome – PMS
  • Reproductive problems
  • Prostatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Skin problems
  • Slow wound healing
  • Spaciness

Trends Associated With The Zinc To Copper Ratio:

  • Greater than 16 – severe copper deficiency and bio-unavailable copper
  • 8 – ideal
  • 4 to 8 – copper toxicity
  • 2 to 4 – severe copper toxicity which means excessive breakdown, emotional instability, zinc deficiency, problems such as impotence, slow healing, loss of taste, smell, appetite and hair loss.