The HDL, on it’s own, represents how well your liver is producing the useful and healthful HDL-cholesterol. But if you have high TG, your HDL usually drops. Conversely, as you move toward a healthier metabolism, your TG will reduce and your HDL will go up. The ratio between the two is important.
The Blood Code Reference Ranges
Optimal range: 0.5–1.9
Some insulin resistance: 2.0–3.0
Significant insulin resistance and heart disease risk is found at ratios >3.0
TG:HDL Blood Code Calculation
This ratio, like HOMA-IR, requires U.S. standard measurements; therefore you must convert into U.S. standard units.
HDL: mmol/L to mg/dL: multiply by (x) 39
TG: mmol/L to mg/dL: multiply by (x) 89