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Iodine Dosing and Comparison Chart
Which iodine supplement is best for you? Compare Lugol's Iodine with White Iodine.
|Modified Lugol's Iodine 2%||White Iodine|
|Iodine per unit||2.12 mg/drop||3.4 mg/drop|
|Other per unit||0.24 mg/drop Sodium||1 mg/drop Potassium|
|Amount per bottle||Approx. 720 drops||Approx. 1500 drops|
|For approx. 10 mg of iodine take||5 drops||3 drops|
|For approx. 20 mg of iodine take||9 drops||6 drops|
|For approx. 30 mg of iodine take||14 drops||9 drops|
If you take iodine on a prolonged basis you may experience side effects. Consult a healthcare professional about prolonged usage.
As a Dietary Supplement
Iodine is a trace element that plays a vital role in hormone regulation. While small amounts are found in the stomach lining, salivary glands, and the blood, the majority of ingested iodine is utilized by the thyroid gland, where it helps to maintain energy levels by ensuring optimum use of dietary calories.*
Maintaining thyroid function is vital to many life sustaining processes within the body. The thyroid takes part in regulating body temperature, metabolism, reproduction, and growth.*
The immune system also benefits from sufficient iodine in the diet. Iodine stimulates the activity of antioxidants, which work to curb the damaging effects of free radicals, and acts as a defensive measure against disease formation.*
Regular Use: Take ½ drop per day. Put 1 drop in a glass of water and drink half.
Intensive Use: Take up to 12 drops in ½ glass of water. For repeated intensive doses consult a qualified healthcare professional and ask about an iodine loading test.
As a Veggie Wash
It is paramount to eat clean produce. Rinsing with water alone is not enough when it comes to washing the fruits and vegetables you buy at the market. Fruits and vegetables are potential sources of food-borne illness. Take extra care in washing organic food that is often fertilized with manure as well as all fruits and vegetables that are eaten raw. Lugol's iodine has been used for decades by travelers to foreign lands to wash their fruits and vegetables.
Veggie Wash Directions:
Place 2 quarts (2L) of water in a bowl and add 1 dropper full of Lugol’s to make an approximately 12 ½ ppm iodine solution. Add 2 droppers full of Lugol’s to make an approximately 25 ppm iodine solution.
Completely submerge produce for 1 minute or more. Agitate food well. Rinsing is optional. DO NOT SAVE the water for later use. It will lose its potency and color. Add more Lugol’s once the water turns clear.
The CA Health Code states that the 25 ppm concentration qualifies as a sanitation solution for restaurants and is as strong as a 100 ppm chlorine solution.*
As a Stomach Saver
Always keep in mind that Lugol’s is a natural stomach support and defense. When needed, mix 12 drops of Dr. Clark Lugol’s Stomach Saver in ¼ cup of water. After 1 hour drink another dose if needed. If food poisoning or discomfort becomes severe or persists for more than 24 hours, consult your healthcare professional.*
Don’t let food poisoning run its course. Don’t let H. Pylori and other unwelcome guests that can cause more damage.*
Spilled Your Lugol’s?
If you spill Lugol’s and discolor your fingers or countertop, clean it up with Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and water.
DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO IODINE
As with any dietary or herbal supplement, you should advise your health care practitioner of the use of this product. If you have ulcers, gallstones or are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, you should consult your health care provider prior to taking this product. The use of this supplement is not intended to treat any disease, and does not claim to cure or prevent any disease.
Interaction with Medication and Other Supplements
If you are taking medications, you should check with your physician or pharmacist prior to using our products. You can also get drug interaction information from one of the many sites on the internet. Search for: Interaction with Medications, Supplements.
Note Regarding Children
Please do personal research and consult with your health care professional before giving any supplements to children. Suggested use is typically designed for adults and may be higher than you would give to a child.
Consult with Your Healthcare Professional
Please do not use the directions as a substitute for the advice from your health care professional. We are not responsible or liable for any actions or diagnosis made by you based on the instructions. We encourage you to consult with your health care professional, do personal research, and check all our ingredients against a reference book before consuming this product.
*Disclaimer Notice: Our statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat cure, or prevent any diseases. Please note that reference to Dr. Clark protocols or production methods does not imply that our products can be proven to be any better than other similar products when using US government approved science. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please read full disclaimer here.
Iodine (as Granular Iodine (2%) and Sodium Iodide), Deionized Water
As a dietary supplement take up to ½ drop per day. Put 1 drop in a glass of water and drink half of it, or take as directed by a healthcare professional.
Take up to 12 drops in ½ glass of water. If food poisoning or discomfort becomes severe, consult a physician.
Do not take if allergic to iodine.
Store at room temperature. Keep out of reach of children.