about lugol's iodine

About Iodine

Iodine is essential for good health

Iodine is an essential trace element that is vital for normal growth and development. Around 60% of the iodine in our body is stored in the thyroid gland. Iodine plays a very important role in the normal functioning of the thyroid gland, which secretes thyroid hormones that control the base metabolic rate of the body. In fact, without iodine, thyroid hormones could not be synthesized.

Iodine controls the functioning of thyroid glands in human body, which in turn has a significant influence on the metabolic processes in the body. The health benefits of iodine help in the optimal utilization of calories, thereby preventing its storage as excess fat. Other benefits of iodine are the removal of toxins from the body and assistance for the system in utilizing various minerals, like calcium and silicon.

Symptoms of Iodine Deficiency

Symptoms of iodine deficiency include frustration, depression, mental retardation, poor perception levels, goiter, abnormal weight gain, decreased fertility, coarse skin, chances of still birth in expectant mothers, constipation and fatigue. In severe cases, mental retardation associated with diseases such as cretinism, characterized by serious physical malformations, can be the result. According to WHO reports, iodine deficiency is one of the leading causes of mental retardation all over the world.

Sources of Iodine

Iodine is present in large quantities in both marine plants and animals, including shellfish, deep-water whitefish, and brown seaweed kelp, which can absorb iodine from sea water. Be sure to include abundant quantities of canned sardines, canned tuna, lobster, oyster, clams, cod, haddock, halibut, herring perch, salmon, sea bass, and shrimp in your monthly diet. Dulse, kelp, and seaweed also contain dietary iodine. Garlic, lima beans, Swiss chard, summer squash, sesame seeds, soybeans, turnip greens and spinach are rich in iodine as well. Iodized salt is another important source of iodine, and bakers regularly add iodine to bread dough as a stabilizing agent.

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To buy a 50ml bottle (as pictured) of the 15% solution which gives a combined iodine content of 12.65%, please click the button below.
The cost of each 50ml bottle is £14.95 with free second class postage.
Please Note: Orders for more than one bottle will need to be signed for.
EU Countries £18.95. Please allow between 2 - 4 working days for UK delivery. Up to 10 days for EU.

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