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Old 02-07-2011, 09:54 AM
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Default What Type of Iodine to Take?

And how much to take?

Dr. Miller suggest:
Iodine – 12.5 mg/day – two drops of 5% Lugol’s solution (5 cents/day) or one Iodoral tablet (26 cents/day)
Iodine taken in doses 100 times the RDA (100–150 micrograms/day) has important extrathyroidal benefits.

Anyone else? Is there an Amla pill (great source of vitamin C) equivalent to iodine?

Dr. Mercola suggests NOT taking lugols

http://communities.mercola.com/forums/t/103239.aspx

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Here's the section in question:
Please avoid using Lugol’s solution or iodine, as that can actually worsen your thyroid condition.

The fact that your thyroid only transports iodine in its ionized form (i.e. iodide) is straight out of the textbooks. Your thyroid reduces iodide (I-) into iodine (I2) for use in formation of thyroglobulin. Your body doesn’t utilize iodine directly. It has to split the I2 into two I- ions, which is an oxidative reaction that causes oxidative stress.

Iodide transporters are located in other areas of your body besides the thyroid gland, including your breasts and colon. One family of iodide transporters is called the sodium-iodide symporter, and the other is called pendren. Dr. David Brownstein (see below) discusses the sodium-iodide symporter but doesn’t mention pendren. However like all ion transporters they too require a charge in order to move a molecule across the membrane, which means iodine must be in its ionized form.

It’s possible that some may see good results using Lugol’s for some afflictions, but according to autism expert Catherine Tamara, in her experience it is very clear that children with autism, and their mothers, do fine with iodide, but not necessarily with iodine.

For more information about the research that makes me question the recommendation for iodine and Lugol's solution, please see these studies:

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Old 02-07-2011, 11:15 AM
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Large clinical studies have proven that Lugol's formulation of iodine, which consists of both iodine and iodide, is not only safe in very large dosages, 50mg or more, but also cures. If Mercola is saying otherwise, he should be questioned on it. Or is he one of those iodine-phobic doctors.

Like amla for vitamin C? Yes. Move to Japan. Your normal diet would provide an average of 12.5. Otherwise, you can get Iodoral, which was used in those clinical studies I just mentioned. Iodine is an element. Some would prefer to consume iodine from a natural source, like black walnut hulls or seaweed, instead of extracted. But iodine is iodine. In the presence of ascorbic acid, it becomes iodide.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:19 AM
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Large clinical studies have proven that Lugol's formulation of iodine, which consists of both iodine and iodide, is not only safe in very large dosages, 50mg or more, but also cures. If Mercola is saying otherwise, he should be questioned on it. Or is he one of those iodine-phobic doctors.

Like amla for vitamin C? Yes. Move to Japan. Your normal diet would provide an average of 12.5. Otherwise, you can get Iodoral, which was used in those clinical studies I just mentioned. Iodine is an element. Some would prefer to consume iodine from a natural source, like black walnut hulls or seaweed, instead of extracted. But iodine is iodine. In the presence of ascorbic acid, it becomes iodide.
no, it seems mercola, like anyone who suggests supplements knows the benefits of iodine and suggests taking it. i just found that link talking about lugols iodine where someone claimed mercola said do not take it.
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:21 AM
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What about algae supplements?
The Japanese consume around 12,000 micrograms of iodine because of the algae they eat.

Are there any good algae supplements?
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:50 AM
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what about thyroid complex pills?
http://www.nutritionaltree.com/revie...d-complex.aspx

they have iodine in them from kelp...plus b vitamins....
would this be better than just taking kelp supplements or iodine supplements?
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