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What Is A Good Insulin Level & How to Interpret Your Bloodwork

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In this episode you’ll learn what a healthy blood insulin level is, and how to interpret your blood results.

Only 12% of adults in America are metabolically healthy. That means that 88% of adults in America have some degree of metabolic dysfunction, or insulin resistance. 

Unfortunately, it’s very normal to not have optimal health. And just because you have “normal” numbers doesn’t mean you have optimal health. 

One study showed nearly 50% of people with heart disease have “normal” lipid panels by traditional standards. 

At Zivli, we advocate prevention before prescription and think it’s wise to reverse risk factors before they become disease. 

To help you become aware of your risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases such as insulin resistance, diabetes, and heart disease, we’ve partnered with a lab to offer an at-home fasting insulin test, and a more comprehensive cardiometabolic panel. 

Our Cardiometabolic test kit measures fasting insulin, HDL-C, Triglycerides, Hemoglobin A1c, hsCRP, VLDL-C, LDL-C, and total cholesterol.

To order one of these tests go to You can also use blood work obtained from your doctor, but you may not have all the values discussed here.


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Highlights From This Episode

[0:00] Topic Intro.

[0:29] Why “normal” bloodwork numbers are not optimal.

[1:28] How to check your insulin levels at home.

[2:02] How to download a free health assessment tracker form.

[2:40] Optimal levels for fasting insulin, fasting glucose, glucose after a meal, hsCRP, Hemoglobin A1c, Triglycerides, VLDL, HDL, waist circumference, HOMA-IR, and Triglyceride/HDL ratio.

[3:46] How to calculate your HOMA-IR for insulin resistance.

[4:34] How to learn more about joining Zivli.


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Resources From This Episode

>> Join Zivli

>> Freebie: Weight Loss Mindset Audio Training

>> Freebie: The Ultimate Food Guide

>> Test Your Insulin At Home

>> Health Assessment Tracker Form