The Goal of Iodine Supplementation
Not available anywhere else, our dietary iodine supplement of Lugol’s Iodine is an advanced version of original Lugol’s solution, famous for the maintenance and development of healthy mind, body, and immune system. With a ratio of 2.0 to 1.8, molecular iodine to iodide ion, our Super Lugol’s Iodine provides the blend of elemental and ionic iodine that reliable endocrine and fetal research has demonstrated to be effective to improve the outcomes of pregnancy, assure your baby of proper brain development and is simultaneously effective against breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon and other cancers.
Use 1-2 drops daily (approximately 250-500 micrograms) in any beverage or food – the amount necessary for both general health and a successful pregnancy.
Note that it is HIGHLY recommended to take iodine supplementation with selenium. Selenium is necessary for the body’s use of iodine. We recommend 200 micrograms of selenium daily, although the daily recommended intake ranges from 15 to 70 micrograms, depending upon age and circumstance.
The National Institutes of Medicine Guidance on Selenium (for physicians) states that “because of its effects on DNA repair, apoptosis, and the endocrine and immune systems as well as other mechanisms, including its antioxidant properties, selenium might play a role in the prevention of cancer. Epidemiological studies have suggested an inverse association between selenium status and the risk of colorectal, prostate, lung, bladder, skin, esophageal, and gastric cancers.”
We suspect this is because of selenium’s role in making iodine available throughout the body. Iodine cannot be converted to its usable forms without a small amount of selenium.
For more information on selenium, visit https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Selenium-HealthProfessional/ – and for more details on iodine visit the National Institutes of Health page for physicians at https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iodine-HealthProfessional/