by Dr. Edward Group

Iodine is essential for a vibrant and radiant body. It’s a key player in our DNA, it boosts our immune system, stabilizes our metabolism, and even assists with cardiovascular health. [1]Furthermore, it’s estimated that more than half of the US population suffer from insufficient levels of iodine. Iodine is a major contributor to the function of your thyroid gland, [2] especially in the creation of T3 and T4 hormones, [3] which are important for regulating your body’s metabolism. [4] So what are some Iodine supplements available on the market, and how do they each stack up?

7 Foods Rich in Iodine That Will Support Your Thyroid Health

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1) Transformative Nano-Colloidal Detoxified Iodine, or Nascent Iodine:

This is a consumable form of iodine that holds an electromagnetic charge. It allows for a larger release of energy once consumed and is very similar to the precursor form of iodine that is converted into thyroid hormones. Because of this, your body is able to recognize and assimilate it very easily. Its unique structure and form allow it to travel through the body, quicker and easier than any other Iodine supplement available. Also, unlike all other liquid iodine supplements, it contains no alcohol in its solution.To me, this is by far the best iodine supplement to use and the one I recommend Detoxadine®.

2) Lugol’s Solution Iodine:

Contains 6.3 mg of molecular iodine/iodide per drop. This solution is one-third molecular iodine (5%) and two-thirds potassium iodide (10%). Studies show that the best form of iodine is one that includes molecular iodine (I2). It has been shown that breast tissue prefers this non-toxic mono elemental-based iodine. Lugol’s Solution has been shown to increase respiratory tract secretions and inhibit thyroid hormone secretion. One Malaysian study found that patients taking Lugol’s solution experienced a sharp decline in unwanted hormonal secretions during a period of ten days.

3. Povidone-Iodine

Povidone-iodine solution is typically used on the skin (topically) for wounds to prevent infection or deter harmful organisms. You’ll often find it in First Aid kits and in surgical settings, though it is not common as a supplement. Not many people take povidone-iodine orally, but a few use it as an antiseptic mouthwash. As a bonus, it may even promote normal cholesterol, particularly the LDL or “bad” variety.[5]

SEE ALSO about Iodine Medicine

4) Potassium Iodide:

Potassium iodide is typically available in tablets, with servings ranging from 0.23 to 130 mg. This closely-bound inorganic form of iodine is only about 20 percent assimilated into the body. Studies show that potassium iodide blocks the uptake of radioactive iodine in the thyroid gland, thus lowering the chances of developing thyroid cancer, particularly after radiation exposure.[6] Moreover, potassium iodide has been used in emergency treatments for hyperthyroidism (PDF).[7]

References (7)
  1. Miller DW. Iodine for Health. Lew Rockwell. 2006 August 14.
  2. Nussey S, Whitehead S. “The thyroid gland.” Ch 3 In Endocrinology: An Integrated Approach. 2001.
  3. Sircus M. Iodine Bringing Back the Universal Medicine. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.
  4. How does the thyroid work?” – National Library of Medicine.” Updated 19 Apr 2018. Accessed 19 Jul 2019.
  5. Study Finds New Iodine Mouthwash May Impact LDL Cholesterol.” [press release]. Business Week. 22 Apr. 2013. Accessed 19 Jul 2019.
  6. Iodine: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health.
  7. United States Department of Health and Human Services. Potassium Iodide as a thyroid blocking agent in radiation emergencies(PDF). Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Published Dec 2001. Accessed 19 Jul 2019.

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