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.
- 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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