IT IS ESTIMATED THAT OVER 90% OF THE U.S. POPULATION IS IODINE DEFICIENT AND UP TO 74% ARE SEVERELY IODINE DEFICIENT!
Based on clinical findings and national studies (NHANES I, 1974, and NHANES II, 2000) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designed to assess the ongoing health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States.
Iodine is involved in immunity, metabolism, energy production, fetal and early childhood cognitive development, and hormone production as well as in conversion of carcinogenic estrogen and progesterone hormone metabolites, heavy metal and radiation detoxification, and more.
Two ounces of liquid Lugol's Iodine.
Lugol's Iodine Liquid in the 2 oz Dropper Bottle is different from Lugol's Iodine PLUS. The liquid is a Lugol's solution of iodine and iodide with some of The Gift to help improve the absorption of iodine and iodide. Tissues in the body use one form - iodine or iodide - preferentially over the other. A Lugol's solution has both forms. Choose Lugol's Iodine PLUS capsules for other ingredients that support iodine metabolism such as extra selenium or zinc, especially if you are NOT taking another Mother Earth Labs product with these ingredients already included. One dropper pull (filling the pipette about halfway) is about 12.5 mg iodine/iodide per serving. Liquid should be added to pure water to take. Then, it should be followed by a four to six-ounce glass of pure water. Liquid is often preferred for those starting an Iodine product because it can be started slowly. It is also preferred for those who do not need the 12.5 mg/day contained in each capsule. 10 drops is approximately equal to 6.25 mg Iodine/Iodide. A 60-day supply at one dropper pull (1 ml) per day.
90 capsules of Lugol's Iodine PLUS
Lugol's Iodine PLUS capsules contain iodine PLUS additional ingredients such as extra selenium and zinc that support Iodine metabolism in the body. Each capsule contains 12.5 mg iodine/iodide per serving. Take capsule(s) with full 8oz glass of pure water. A 90-day supply at one capsule per day.
IMPORTANT: Lugol’s Iodine PLUS capsules include Lugol’s Iodine PLUS other additional ingredients that support iodine metabolism in the body such as Selenium and Zinc.
The Lugol’s Iodine Liquid is a Lugol’s Iodine solution of iodine and iodide and is generally recommended for those needed less that 12.5 mg/day of iodine and/or who are also taking a Mother Earth Labs supplement that includes iodine support ingredients such as selenium and zinc.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
According to experts - Drs. Abraham, Brownstein, and Flechas - who have tested iodine levels in over 35,000 patients:
Approximately 90% of the U.S. POPULATION IS IODINE DEFICIENT!
(urinary clearance of less than 90%)
AND Over 72% of the U.S. POPULATION IS SEVERELY IODINE DEFICIENT!
(urinary clearance of less than 40%)
Iodine deficiency is such a serious problem and so critical to maintain or restore good health.
WE HOPE YOU WILL TAKE JUST A MOMENT NOW TO LEARN MORE.
Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
Brain fog, memory loss, confusion, lack of mental clarity
Lower than 98.6 body temperature
Sparse outer third of eyebrow
WHAT DOES IODINE DO?
There are many ways iodine deficiencies affect our health: LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT A FEW OF THEM.
SUPERCHARGING ENERGY PRODUCTION AND FIRING UP METABOLISM
A BRIEF HISTORY
Iodine has been used by medical practitioners for 200 years and was once considered the universal medicine. It has only fallen by the wayside in the past 50 years. Iodine was shown in the early 1900s to be able to treat goiter, a common problem away from the coasts where people typically have significant iodine deficiencies.
In Michigan and Ohio, studies conducted in the early 1920s on school children showed 40% had enlargement of the thyroid gland or goiter. It was found that treatment with just a small amount of iodine caused goiters to go away. And, by 1928, there was a 75% reduction in goiter in the area.
Adding iodine to table salt was a result of these studies.
But goiters are still around today. And iodine is used throughout the body, not just the thyroid!
CAN IODIZED SALT REALLY PROVIDE ENOUGH IODINE?
The amount of iodine in iodized salt is not sufficient for total body needs.
There are 77 micrograms (ug) of iodine per gram of salt. Average intake is five grams per day of salt, which would be 385 ug (micrograms) per day of iodine. Urine tests actually show lower, primarily because iodine in iodized salt is only about 10% bioavailable. Medical school teaches iodine in salt is adequate. Sea salt, which many people now use, contains very little iodine. Current RDA is 150 to 220 ug/day which was developed in 1924 from findings of goiter prevention studies. This RDA is only the amount that helps prevent goiter. This amount is typically not sufficient for the entire body's needs. This amount is inadequate to help prevent cancer. The body needs 100 times of the RDA alone to produce iodolactone, which is required for normal cell apoptosis.
The thyroid alone needs five to seven milligrams (mg) a day of Iodine and is first in line for iodine from the diet (that was milligrams NOT micrograms). So five to seven milligrams is equivalent to 5,000 to 7,000 micrograms, the current RDA is a fraction of this (150 to 220 micrograms). Just in terms of how much the thyroid gland needs alone, the thyroid needs over 31 times the RDA amount of 220 ug, micrograms of iodine per day! Breast tissue and reproductive tissues require a similar amount. Without adequate iodine, breast and other reproductive tissues can develop fibroids. Every tissue in the body requires iodine too.
Clearly the current RDA is likely not enough:
Many healthcare practitioners now use 12.5 mg daily as the current standard for adult supplementation. BUT, it is important to work with your practitioner to determine your needs. Iodine does have contraindications, especially for patients who may have developed autoimmune thyroid disease. Iodine testing is an important tool to help determine an individual's iodine level.
DID YOU KNOW?
Chlorinated water, bakery products, flame retardants, and other dietary and environmental issues reduce our body's ability to use iodine?
Chlorine, Fluorine, and Bromine compete with iodine in the body.
On the periodic table of elements, iodine is in a group called Halogens. Fluorine, chlorine, and bromine are in the same halogen family. Iodine is lower on the table, which means that the elements above iodine in this group are much more reactive and actually compete with and displace iodine. Fluorine, chlorine, and bromine are all three more reactive than iodine. They are more electronegative than iodine, so they will win on binding sites and even displace iodine.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Fluorine, chlorine, and bromine compete very strongly with iodine. Chlorine is in our water and so is fluorine. Our bakery products and carpets are now very high in bromine. Chlorine, bromine, and fluorine compete with iodine-binding sites on thyroid hormone. When this occurs, the thyroid hormone does not function as it does when iodine is in place. It creates a state of thyroid deficiency called secondary hypothyroidism. So even though you may have adequate thyroid hormone according to test results, because it is brominated, the iodine-binding sites have bromine instead of iodine, and the thyroid hormones do not work like they should in your body! Chlorine and fluoride in water also compete with iodine and do the same thing. Hypothyroidism leads to many serious health issues, and obesity, too.
Fortunately, iodine supplementation will increase urinary secretion of fluoride, chlorine, and bromide. These elements, fluoride, chlorine, and bromide, are toxic to our bodies. Take care to drink pure water and eat non-brominated bread in order to greatly decrease your toxic exposure.
MOTHER EARTH LABS' LUGOL'S IODINE PLUS CAPSULES FORMULA IS NOT YOUR ORDINARY LUGOL'S IODINE SUPPLEMENT.
A LUGOL'S SOLUTION PROVIDES BOTH FORMS OF IODINE: IODINE AND IODIDE
The entire body uses iodine and iodide, not just the thyroid. Various tissues and organs are designed to concentrate large amounts that are necessary for their normal structure and function. Conversely, low iodine levels are associated with autoimmune thyroid disease, breast cancer, thyroid cancer, goiter, and fibromyalgia, as well as cysts and nodules of the breast, thyroid, and ovaries.
(Both types of iodine are needed in the body - breast and prostate tissue prefer iodine and thyroid tissues prefer iodide - and both types are available with a Lugol's solution. Other types of iodine formulations have not been shown capable of providing this type of tissue-specific support).
And, Lugol's Iodine PLUS Capsules also contain these important additional ingredients:
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