Health Benefits

Iodine regulates the Thyroid gland, helps fat metabolism.

It may facilitate the body’s absorption of carbohydrates and the conversion of Beta-Carotene to Vitamin A.

Therapeutic Uses

Hypothyroidism, goitre, cold hands and feet, obesity, weight loss, cognitive deficits, infection, breast hyperplasia, fibrocystic breast disease, mastalgia, ovarian cysts, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, impaired growth, deafness, dry eyes, dry hair, dry skin, cancer, ADHD, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, healthy nails, learning and intelligence, basal metabolic rate (BMR).

Antagonist: Fluorine may displace Iodine from the body, intense exercise (due to iodine being excreted via perspiration), pasteurization destroys 20% of the Iodine content in food, goitrogen foods – cabbage, brussels sprouts, legumes, tea and cassava as these foods interfere with iodine absorption.

Dietary Sources

Starch Foods
Protein Foods
Herbal Source

A Guide to Minerals Found Naturally in Food

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