This is made to the same formula as the original first made by the French physician J G A Lugol in 1829.
The formula:5 grams Iodine, 10 grams Potassium Iodide, 85 grams demineralised water.
A function of Iodine in the human body relates to clear thinking. Iodine is linked with normal cognitive function. This is the process in the brain responsible for memory, attention, learning, reasoning, and decision making. Not only does Iodine play an important role in the brain, it also contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function.
It is well established that the Iodine content of the thyroid gland is dependent upon the Iodine available in the food and water intake of the individual. If the Iodine intake is low, the gland is deprived of the element it needs to do its work.
If you are having problems with your thyroid, contact your healthcare professional. They can provide thyroid function tests which can identify the cause of your problem.
Other Iodine Benefits
Iodine contributes to the normal growth of children
Iodine contributes to the maintenance of normal skin
How much Iodine ?
Below is information regarding Iodine. You should however consult a health/holistic practioner for guidance.
Everyone needs different amounts of Iodine based on their bodies ability to utilize the nutrients as well as the level of toxic halides they are exposed to each day.
If you are dealing with a serious health condition, your dosage will need to be higher than if you were using Iodine for good health maintenance.
Maintenance – Doctors expert in Iodine are now beginning to believe that 50mgs is the minimum dosage required
Pregnancy/Lactating Mothers – Iodine is important for both mother and baby. 12.5 mgs per day is the recommended dose. The Iodine will alter the taste of the milk, so if the baby refuses the breast, reduce the amount of Iodine used.
Cancer – Cancer is a result of mutated cells. Iodine is critical for the P53 gene which is known as the 'keeper of the genetic code'. Without Iodine and Selenium the P53 gene will not function properly to eliminate abnormal cells (such as Cancer) from the body. Cancer patients can take 50-300mgs a day.
Nutrients to take with Iodine.
Vitamin C. 2,000 – 5,000mgs a day
Selenium. 200 – 400mcg a day
Unrefined salt. 1/2tsp a day
Magnesium. 200 – 400mgs a day