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Quick Guide to Iodine and Its Significance

The original Lugol's Iodine 5% formula from the 1800s

  • Based on a 5% Iodine mixture in a 100ml volume.
  • For every part of iodine, there are two parts of Potassium Iodide.
  • 5% Weight/Volume: In 100ml, 5g of Iodine and 10g of Potassium Iodide.

The Importance of Iodine for Thyroid Function

  • An essential component of thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).
  • Regulates metabolism, growth, and development.
  • Helps maintain proper iodine levels for healthy thyroid function.

Iodine Deficiency

  • Affects around 2 billion people worldwide as of 2021.
  • The leading cause of preventable intellectual disabilities in children.
  • Can lead to goiter, hypothyroidism, and other developmental and growth issues.

Thyroid Medication Synthetic Product

  • Used to treat hypothyroidism.
  • Restores normal metabolism and alleviates symptoms.
  • Dosage is adjusted based on blood test results and response to treatment.
  • Normally taken for a lifetime.
  • Hard to get off of.

RDA for Iodine (Recommended Dietary Allowance)

United States & Canada:

  • 150 micrograms for adults
  • 220 micrograms for pregnant women
  • 290 micrograms for breastfeeding women

Adding to the confusion

  • With bloodwork, thyroid numbers (T3) (T4) (TSH), will provide some clarity as to your thyroid health.
    It is not a confirmation that you are iodine deficient.
  • Most labels on Iodine supplements, you will see disclaimers like "This product is not to treat or cure..." or "For talisman use only."
  • The sale of the chemical iodine (grey spheres in the video) is controlled. By regulating the sale of the chemical iodine, the aim is to stop illicit activity.
  • Availability of pure iodine is affected by wars and nuclear accidents.

Taking Lugol's Iodine in high doses

  • There is no scientific evidence to support the use of Lugol's solution for any medical condition other than iodine deficiency.
  • While some online protocols may suggest high doses of Lugol's solution, this can be dangerous and potentially harmful.
  • It's crucial to avoid blindly following online recommendations and seek guidance from a healthcare professional.

In conclusion, the key takes are

  • While iodine is essential for thyroid function, taking too much can lead to adverse effects such as hyperthyroidism or thyroiditis.
  • That's why it's essential to follow the RDA guidelines.
  • If you are considering to take Iodine in higher doses, consult with a healthcare professional.
  • By following the guidelines above and making informed decisions, you can ensure that you maintain proper iodine levels and support your overall health.

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