Iodine's primary role is to support a healthy thyroid gland by activating the production of thyroxine, a hormone that is needed throughout the body for energy production. About 50 to 60 percent of the body's Iodine is stored in the thyroid gland, the rest is distributed throughout the body, especially in ovaries, breast and prostate tissue, muscles, and blood. Women require higher Iodine amounts during periods of puberty and pregnancy.
Iodine plays an important role in many of the body's functions. It helps to support:
- Thyroid hormones, which control proper body metabolism that can influence energy production and body temperature
- Thyroid function, which influences the adrenal glands
- Healthy reproductive function
- Nerve and muscle function
- Cellular oxygen use
- Healthy hair, skin, and bones
- The breakdown of fats and proteins
Iodine can become depleted when one is exposed to heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum and bromide.
Cold hands and feet, fatigue, sleeping all the time, brittle hair, dry skin, increased blood fats, inability to concentrate, heavy periods, occasional bowel irregularity, hoarseness, and delayed reflexes.
The diagnosis of Iodine deficiency is based on tests indicating low levels of thyroid hormones or a high level of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH).
About the concentrate: One drop of Eidon’s Liquid Iodine Concentrate is 75% of the US RDA. This gives you the ability to increase your dose to much higher levels, when necessary, and at a much more affordable price.