Iodine with Kelp 2oz.
Iodine is a critical mineral for thyroid health and metabolism. Kelp is a natural source of Iodine and delivers supportive phytochemicals along with the mineral. It is indicated for hypothyroidism (low thyroid) as well as goiter caused by deficient iodine intake. It can help to improve energy levels and speed up metabolism.
RDA: 150 – 290mcg (higher end if pregnant or lactating)
Goitre occurs in iodine deficiency, iodine deficient regions “Goitre belt”
Some of the highest mountains: Andes, Alps, thousands of years of erosion means no iodine, places far from seacoast.
Iodine is a negatively charged salt. Most of it goes to the thyroid. Most of the salts tend to absorb through the brush border. Goes through the blood to the Thyroid. The Thyroid “traps” the iodine, incorporates it into thyroglobulin, which is then broken down to make thyroid hormones.
Whatever the thyroid does not use, the rest goes out through the urine. We need Vitamin A for proper utilization of Iodine.
Uses/Function: Production of thyroid hormone, Thyroid function, Brain development (As the fetus is developing, it needs sufficient iodine for proper development. Maternal deficiency results in mental retardation aka cretinism.)
Deficiency may also contribute to miscarriage, preterm birth
Prevention of uptake of radioactive iodine.
Deficiency: Goitre, Hypothyroid → cold, slow, damp, stagnant, metabolism is deficient, weight gain, poor memory, mental function, headaches, decreased ability to resist infection, Dry hair, thin skin, cramps, non-cancerous breast changes, fibrocystic breast changes connected to low thyroid hormone levels, healthy skin, hair, nails, increased risk of Cardiovascular disease.
Excess supplements can lead to skin rash
Iodine used as an antiseptic
Anything from the ocean → seaweeds, shellfish, fish, etc. Kelp, Bladderwrack, Prunes, etc.
1 drop delivers 150mcg Iodine and 2mg Kelp. Take 1 drop once per day in a little water in the morning.
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