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Herbalist in Toronto makes Lugols solution.



Even if you don't make your own, this will give you a better understanding of what it is, what it does, how to use it and how to tell if you need it.

It is done in two parts;

Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znqe...ure=plpp_video

Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znqe...ure=plpp_video


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This is going to come in handy and I've always wanted to try. So, I will soon, thanks.
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I am going to watch the videos now but i dont want want to make my own, i just want to buy some Lugols Iodine to supplement with, is this something that can be found in pharmacies or i have to order it from the internet?
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You may be able to find it in pharmacies in your country, but not here in the USA. The percentage strength will determine how much you take orally. I get the strongest at 15%
I get mine here, from Eucador.

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I am going to watch the videos now but i dont want want to make my own, i just want to buy some Lugols Iodine to supplement with, is this something that can be found in pharmacies or i have to order it from the internet?

I supplement with the tablet version: Iodoral. I buy the 90 tabs - 50 mg - and cut into quarters. The one bottle of 90 that I purchased for $49.99 lasts for quite awhile. I am sure to have some Brazil Nuts for selenium before- and take Vit C much later in the day.
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Brazil nuts have shown to be selenium deficient in some. How to know if you are getting the selenium you need?

Lugols iodine 15% is 7.3mg per drop.
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I am going to watch the videos now but i dont want want to make my own, i just want to buy some Lugols Iodine to supplement with, is this something that can be found in pharmacies or i have to order it from the internet?
Ebay has some 7% Lugol's iodine for $11 an ounce,( I bought some and like it) and an ounce goes a long way..
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Brazil nuts have shown to be selenium deficient in some. How to know if you are getting the selenium you need?

Lugols iodine 15% is 7.3mg per drop.

There is much to learn about selenium. http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/selenium/


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Supplements are a great way to ensure proper selenium intake, but there are differences among them. Selenium comes in many forms. Most selenium supplements are selenium yeast, selenomethionine, selenite and selenate. Selenite and selenate are both inorganic forms of selenium and have an absorption rate of about 50%. This unfortunately, increases the chance of selenium toxicity. For this reason alone, organic forms of selenium, such as selenium yeast or selenomethionine, are safer and are more readily absorbed. In fact, organic forms of selenium are the only way to raise serum levels of selenium within the body. This is attributed to their bioavailability. When using organic forms of selenium, current research shows that doses up to 1600 mcg a day were well tolerated with no signs of toxicity although most experts recommend upper tolerable limits to be 400-600 mcg a day. Selenium yeast does have a higher absorption rate, (about 60-70%), than that of selenite or selenate. Yet some manufacturers simply add inorganic selenium to yeast products, so caution is necessary when taking such products. In addition, those with candida issues may want to avoid yeast type supplements as their specific symptoms could be compounded. Of the selenium supplements, selenomethionine has the best bioavailability with an absorption rate of 90%. It is organic and yeast free. When compared with other selenium supplements selenomethionine proves to be the most applicable and safest for long-term therapeutic use.


The beneficial nature of selenium supplementation cannot be underscored. For most, 200-400mcg of selenium will prove to be sufficient. Those with amalgam fillings or those supplementing with iodine may need more. As with most supplements, selenium can have toxic effects when used in excess. Symptoms of selenium toxicity include diarrhea, hair loss, brittle nails, and other gastro-intestinal upset. To reduce the risk of toxicity it is recommended to start with 200mcg working toward the upper tolerable limits of 400-600mcg of organic selenium. Careful and proper supplementation with selenium is a wise decision for those who suffer thyroid and auto-immune disorders as it works to correct imbalances in thyroid functioning and immune response.
In my case, not one doctor wanted to treat the multi-nodular goiter - just operate. That was in 2006. My goiter was upscanned, FNA'd, ultrasounds - and all was inconclusive. I do know I felt better immediately when I began the Iodoral. Major budgetary cuts forced me to try to find other ways to supplement, but I now understand it was a nutty way to supplement.

Back to supplement purchasing for me.
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This is going to come in handy and I've always wanted to try. So, I will soon, thanks.

Just to save you some math;

Making a batch today. Because I lost my 'cheat sheet' I had to recalculate.


Tony does 32oz distilled water, 88 grams KI, and 44 grams Iodine.

1oz = 28ml, which is a small dropper bottle.

Dividing 88/32 = 2.75grams KI
Dividing 44/32 = 1.375 grams Iodine

He claims about 7% in his product.
I've upped my dosage based on Dr Brownstein's recommendation, so my supply is going away much faster.

Gonna make 56ml today.
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Doctor Wallach recommends 1mg of selenium per day.

As for Lugols iodine, I bought some 7% strength from ebay (good quality stuff) for $11.
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If you are buying Lugols Iodine and not making it:

Using 5% lugols Iodine gives you the opportunity to raise or lower the amount of drops you take as you desire without drastically changing the amount of Iodine like you would if your using a higher percentage iodine. A 7% Lugols is often recommended but I like the versatility of the 5%.
A 15% Lugols Iodine is available and makes economic sense if you by a one ounce bottle and cut it with distilled water so that you wind up with three ounces.

In Canada a person can buy Lugols in a variety of strengths and sizes, it is listed by Health Canada as a drug.
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At between 6 to 10 mg per drop, if one is taking even 12mg a day, which seems to be on the low side, you may not have to dilute your solution.

Remember to use distilled, deionized or RO filtered water if you do dilute.
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1) Doctor Wallach recommends 1mg of selenium per day.

2) As for Lugols iodine, I bought some 7% strength from ebay (good quality stuff) for $11.

1) That is triple of what Dr Brownstien recommends.

2) It's cheaper in Canada simply due to availability. The DEA is trying to make it unobtainable by claiming it's only use is for making meth, even though the Afghanistan war has been so successful that hardcore youths today are all doing heroin.
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I have his book: IODINE WHY YOU NEEDIT WHY YOU CAN"T LIVE WITHOUT IT 4th Edition

I have read that those with amalgams, may require MORE iodine. I believe he *Dr. Brownstein* takes 100 mg of Iodoral? I have been taking 50mg. Probably should do the test - I just don't have funds.
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One Poster: Replies 06/16/2010: Joe from Jupiter, Fl replies: "Bill: Thank you for your time and assistance. In follow up clarification: If we always mix the Iodine with Ascorbic acid then is it 100% converted to Iodide? If so, I will only be getting the thyroid functioning benefits and not the Iodine positives (prostate). By mixing it in water only with-out Vit C, I will be getting both sides of the Iodine benefits but will have to tolerate the taste. The other option is to take Iodine with Vit C for higher concentration of Iodide and paint Iodine on the bottom of foot for specific Iodine benefits: which is what your doing.
I thought vit c was to be taken AWAY from Iodine/Iodoral? Confused.



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A note on supplement timing; Some people choose to split their iodine dose as well as other supplements. It is ok to do this but some people are sensitive to the energy aspect of iodine and may not be able to sleep if they take after 2 pm. I don’t split my dose I take it with breakfast but I have on occasion taken it in the afternoon with no problems. I have heard of some people taking a dose with breakfast and another before bed so it is an individual thing. Some people feel the need to take antioxidants separate from the iodine at least 2-3 hours after the iodine. Others take them together. The debate is that vitamin C can turn elemental iodine into potassium iodide. If you mix lugol’s into a glass of high vitamin C juice you will notice the color disappear. Generally Iodoral is coated to go into the intestine so it may not really be an issue to take a vitamin C capsule with an iodoral pill as the vitamin C will dissolve in the stomach. I take my main mix of vitamins with a meal late afternoon or early evening so mine is split anyway but it is something to consider.
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Take ascorbic acid away from iodine of any formula. Basic chemistry 101 college classes prove the ascorbic acid will transform iodine into iodide. Both are good for you. Iodide is stored in the prostate and some other organs and tissue. The thyroid needs iodine, not iodide. So, in a health protocol, where you specifically need iodine to remain as iodine, keep it away from ascorbic acid. I would also recommend to keep it away from any antioxidant.
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