It is estimated that 90% of the population is iodine deficient. The iodine added to table salt is way below our daily requirements.

Iodine is a critical nutritional medicine and nutrient that the body needs to prevent and treat health problems, from mild infections to cancer.

Iodine is responsible for the production of thyroid hormone, as well as other hormones in the body. Iodine can help to reduce hypothyroidism due to overuse of cell phones, laptops, etc.

Iodine is a natural antibiotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal. Surgeons swab the patient with iodine before surgery, and use it on surfaces, because they know it kills bacteria with no possibility of resistance. It kills within 15 to 30 seconds of contact! Iodine could be the answer to drug resistant infections in the future.

Iodine is indispensable in protecting against thyroid cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and prostate cancer because these glands concentrate iodine more than any other tissues. In a study of 60 individuals with various forms of cancer, every one of them was found to be severely iodine deficient.

Iodine also improves insulin sensitivity due to improved hormonal activity. The thyroid controls metabolism and the efficiency of your metabolism is directly related to that of your immune system. Low levels of iodine will impair immune function.

High doses of Iodine may be used to treat bedsores, inflammatory pain and wounds, skin cancers, and help with scarring. Gargling with 10 drops of iodine in a glass of water relieves sore throats in a few hours.

Iodine helps to rid the body of toxins, including some heavy metals, eg mercury and lead, as well as bromide and fluoride. Iodine is also used to counteract the effects of radiation therapy.

Iodine helps with energy production by enhancing ATP production and increasing oxygenation of the cells. This is directly related to thyroid function and the making of mitochondria to provide ATP energy in the cells.

The body pH is critical for optimal functioning of processes – the more alkaline you are, the more oxygen your fluids can hold and utilise. Thyroid cannot access iodine unless the body pH is perfect. Optimal oxygenation of tissues can prevent cancer cells from spreading, regulates enzyme function, improves mineral assimilation, improves brain and heart function. A combination of Sodium bicarbonate and Iodine will keep your cells at an optimum pH.

Seaweed is a good source of Iodine, and countries that have seaweed as a staple part of their diet display below average severe diseases, including cancer. We can supplement iodine with Lugol’s iodine (available in-store).

To test for iodine deficiency, a palm sized amount of lugol’s iodine is painted on to the skin. If it disappears in a few hours, then you need iodine supplementation. The stain will last 24 hours if you have sufficient iodine. For daily dosing, you can either apply to the skin as above, or take drops in filtered water to drink.

Iodine deficiency symptoms include: brittle nails, cold hands and feet, constipation, dry and scaly skin, headaches, impaired mental clarity, muscle cramps, fatigue, weight gain, reproductive difficulties

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