Iodine is one of the most important minerals in the body, and one of the safest!
Iodine is found in every cell and without adequate levels, life is not possible.
Iodine helps us utilize our proteins properly. Thyroid hormones increase protein synthesis in virtually every body tissue and increases oxygen consumption.
Signs of Iodine deficiency are-swelling in the front of the neck or a Goitre slow metabolism resulting in weight gain, feelings of tiredness, sluggish and weak, hair loss and dry flaky skin, feeling colder than usual, sweat less, slow heart rate, dizzy and fainting, trouble learning, heavy or irregular periods, and in babies stunted growth and underdeveloped brains.
Lugol’s Solution is a mixture of 5% Iodine, 10% Iodide in 85% water
Dosage-2 drops a day.
Test to see if deficient in Iodine- Put some lugol’s solution on your forearm. Spread it in so it does not drip off. If the stain is gone within 1 hour, you are very low. Gone in 3 hours, low. Gone in 5 hours, good. Gone in 10 hours, then you have very good levels.