How to Safely Supplement with Iodine?
How to build up tolerance to taking large enough dose of iodine to ward of radiation.
How to Supplement with Iodine?
Most people are so contaminated with bromide*, fluoride, and chlorine that they need help from high dosage of iodine these days.
Bromide toxins, resulting in bromide acne, is seen with increased bromide intake and bromide containing medications. Bromide is a competitive inhibitor of iodine and is used in many food additives and is ubiquitous in the environment, being a major component in brominated flame retardants and pesticides.
With iodine deficiency running rampant, it is imperative to have clear understanding of iodine supplementation before supplementation with iodine.
The majority of the population has unbalanced thyroid with 80% of those suffering from underactive thyroid. See symptoms below.
In both cases it can be dangerous to start using iodine supplements without taking the following precautions.
Look for side effects and adjust
Take selenium, vitamin C, and salt
Do a spot iodine urine test and get it interpreted by a health care professional
Note: we have previously recommended the iodine-loading test, however the Naturopaths we now work with tell us that the iodine-loading test is not accurate enough and that the spot test is quicker, more accurate and more economical.
It is important you start slowly when taking iodine supplements. Dr. Clark Lugols, for example, contains 1.78mg per drop. If you or your health-care professional have determined that you have a perfectly healthy thyroid, start taking one drop per day together with your daily supplementation of selenium, vitamin C, and possibly a dose of salt, see dosages below.
Continue this supplement schedule unchanged for 3 weeks, if you do not feel any side effects, see below, increase your dosage up to 3 drops (5.34mg) per day prior to taking larger dosage of 12.5mg to 50mg per day.
For safety, we recommend that you have a spot iodine urine test done, even if you and your health-care professionals think you have a perfectly healthy thyroid function. And, of course, if you have any doubt of its state of health, it is imperative you do the spot test before any supplementation with iodine.
Testing involves collecting urine immediately upon arising in the morning to use in what is called a spot test. Stop supplementing with iodine 3 days prior to taking the spot test.
We sell iodine supplements to help you maintain an already healthy state. Should you suspect you have an unbalanced thyroid please contact your health-care professional who has a good holistic understanding on adrenal and thyroid functions.
Most Important Bromine Detox Supplements
- Selenium: 200 mcg
- Vitamin C: 1000 mg
- Salt: Ό teaspoon in water (if you can take salt)
Possible Side Effects From Detoxing Bromine When Taking Iodine Supplements:
- Mood swings
- Skin itching
- Metallic taste
- GI problems
Allergy to Iodine?
Most people if the do have an iodine allergy are allergic to the iodine in radiological contrast dyes, not inorganic iodine or iodide, like in supplements. The iodine/iodide allergic people can usually be cured using the Neuro-Modulation technique.
Symptoms of An Unbalanced Thyroid
- Most common in women
- Puffy face
- Puffiness under eyes
- Increased sensitivity to cold weather
- Rough, cold, and dry skin
- Hoarse voice
- Poor concentration
- Heavier than normal menstrual periods
- Tingling sensation in legs and arms
- Unexplained weight gain
NOTE: There may be no symptoms exhibited.
The above symptoms can associate with the most common type of thyroid disorder and can lead to Hashimotos disease.
- Bulging eyes
- Thin face
- Swelling of neck
- Sudden weight loss, even when appetite and food intake remain normal or increase
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat or pounding of the heart
- Nervousness, irritability, tremor
- Excessive sweating
- Noticeable change in menstrual patterns
- Increased sensitivity to heat
- Change in bowel pattern, especially more frequent bowel movement
- Enlarged thyroid (goiter), which may appear as a swelling at the base of the neck
- Fatigue, muscle weakness
- Difficulty sleeping
- Pain or discomfort in the neck
- The above symptoms can associate with overactive thyroid that can lead to
- Graves disease
*Notes: Bromine in formal oxidation state are called bromides
Bromide Dominance A National Health Crisis
Radiation in Water
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