Iodoral® & Iodine – High Potency Iodine/Potassium Iodide Supplement

Iodoral® is a tablet form of Lugol solution.

Iodine is an essential element. Although its main function is in the production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland, other organs in the body have a need for iodine in order to function normally.*

Several studies have demonstrated a need for iodine intake.*(1,2) The minimum amount of iodine determined in these studies is equivalent to 0.1 mg/kg body weight/day.* For example, for a 50 kg woman, the daily amount of iodine would be 5 mg.* The thyroid gland needs iodide to function properly. The original study done 80 years ago in adolescent girls used 9 mg iodide daily.*(3)

During the early 1900’s, the iodine/iodide solution called Lugol solution was used extensively, effectively and safely in medical practice, for both low activity and above normal activity of the thyroid gland. The recommended daily intake for iodine supplementation was 2 to 6 drops of Lugol solution, providing 12.5 to 37.5 mg total iodide. That amount was mentioned as lately as 1995 in a book on Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Here is a video by Dr. Jorge Fletchas, M.D., explaining the importance of Iodine

Iodoral® may promote healthy thyroid function, supports your weight management efforts, encourages healthy breasts, ovaries, uterus, and prostate. It may help balance your metabolism, increases energy and reduces fatigue, boosts your immunity and helps you feel better.

You can read more about Iodoral here

More About Suggested Use:

The suggested daily amount is 1-4 tablets/day as recommended by your physician. Work closely with your physician while on the Iodoral® program. Report to your physician any history of thyroid surgery and/or radiation, chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s), and any previous problem with your thyroid. Before starting Iodoral®, your physician (He/She = He) will order blood tests for hematology, blood chemistry and thyroid functions.

Ingestion of iodine and/or iodide has been associated with certain complaints. If you experience any of the following, stop ingesting Iodoral® and contact your physician:

Acne-like skin lesions in certain areas of your body
Headache in the frontal sinus
Unpleasant brassy taste
Increased salivation and sneezing
If you experience any unusual symptom since starting on Iodoral®, contact your physician.

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