Surprisingly the majority of American’s are iodine deficient. Iodine is one of the most important minerals for the human body. Lugol’s solution (nascent Iodine) was created in 1829 by the French physician Jean Lugol. It was the go-to antibiotic.
A multitude of conditions can be traced back to an Iodine deficiency
- Birth defects
- Hair loss
- Heart disease
- Adrenal issues
- Brain fog
- Chronic fatigue
- Fibrocystic breast disease
- Polycystic ovaries
- Thyroid disease
- Low IQ
- Mental retardationAs pesticides, fluoride, bromide, chloride and other derivatives which are halides and toxic to the body have entered both our water supply and our soil, it has helped to create an iodine deficiency in the population. These chemicals actually block the absorption of iodine by the body.
Iodine is needed in all glandular tissue, any type of hormone-producing gland needs iodine to function this includes breast tissue, prostate, thyroid, and much more. Iodine is both nourishing and detoxifying to our cells. Any endocrine system disrupting chemicals such as glyphosate (RoundUp), birth control pills, estrogen, and other toxins can be regulated by iodine supplementation.
Thyroid disease is the most prevalent outcome of lack of iodine in the body. It often is accompanied by a cyst build up on the thyroid known as a goiter. These goiters form due to iodine deficiency. In many studies, iodized salt was given to these patients and the goiters would shrink and disappear.
If you have thyroid disease and you take Synthroid or Armour what happens is it helps to regulate the thyroid, but it also increases the need for iodine, which is already missing, two to three times over. If you are on thyroid medication and not supplementing with iodine your chances of getting cancer go up 30-40%.
Additionally, with the introduction of pharmaceutical antibiotics the pharmaceutical companies wanted to make money and since you cannot patent a natural substance such as iodine it was suppressed in order to boost sales of other antibiotics which were patentable. One major difference is that iodine doesn’t disrupt the positive bacteria in the bowels. Antibiotics kill off not only bad bacteria but good as well pushing you out of balance causing a need for probiotics to be taken.
Be aware we are not talking about the same form of iodine as you put on wounds that you get at the drugstore. That form, Potassium Iodine you can only take for a couple of weeks. It’s not a very good usable form for the body because of the attachment to the salt.
Long-term supplementation requires a nascent (atomic) form of iodine. This is more easily absorbed into the tissue. This information is applicable not only to humans but to pets as well. The only certified organic iodine available today is Organixx Nascent Iodine.
Dosage: 20,000 micrograms of iodine a day (approximately 3 drops) increase the urinary excretion of mercury, lead, fluoride, cadmium, arsenic, bromine, chlorine and other toxic substances. Iodine is the only known adaptogen that will regulate the pH in your body.
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