Why is high Potency Iodine Supplement and Supplying Elemental Iodine and Iodide (Lugols-Solution) so important for our Patients?
Iodine is an essential trace mineral and necessary for the production of thyroxine (T4). Although 80% of the dietary intake of iodine is sequestered by the thyroid gland, other tissues concentrate iodine as well. They include salivary glands, gastric mucosa, mammary glands, ovaries and the choroid plexus. If iodine is missing because of low intake we will have a serious problem not only in the function of the thyroid, but in other organs, especially in the immune- & hormone-system
Iodine is often found lacking in the typical Western diet. Consequently, as a result of decreased iodine status, sufficient thyroxine cannot be produced, negatively impacting thyroid function immune- and hormone-system and the general repair ability. The use of oral iodine/iodide for instance 2 drops Lugols-Solution in a cup of tea, can aid in circumnavigating this issue. Interestingly, published information suggests iodine/iodide helps to maintain healthy estrogen ratios as well a healthy immune and hormone system and can help detoxify the body from toxic elements. Therefore, 2 drops of Lugol solution daily can be very helpful and healthy.