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Iodine against Thyroid Disorders

Iodine is used to make thyroid hormones and protect against thyroid damage

Iodine - Researcher Dr. Guy Abraham has observed several cases of thyroiditis and hyperthyroidism that have been corrected by the simple replacement of iodine. For more than 100 years, high doses of iodine have been known to benefit both hypothyroidism (underactivity of the thyroid gland) and hyperthyroidism (overactivity of the thyroid gland).

–   Thyroid hormone production - dietary iodine is rapidly absorbed by the intestinal tract, chiefly as iodide, and is then transported by the blood to the thyroid gland. There, iodide is oxidized to iodine and combined with the amino acid tyrosine to produce mono- and di-iodotyrosines (MIT and DIT). Further conversion results in the formation of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), taking place in the thyroid epithelial cells.

–   Protective against H2O2 damage - high TSH produces hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which together with iodide is used to form thyroid hormone (TH). A lack of iodide may produce oxidative stress by increasing levels of H2O2 (since the H2O2 has not been used to produce TH).

Iodine increases the production of thyroid hormone back to normal in hypothyroidism

Iodine therapy allows the sluggish thyroid gland to resume normal production of thyroid hormone – resolving the problem.

–   Use iodine/iodide in preference to thyroid hormone supplementation - Unfortunately, the mainstream medical treatment prescribed for hypothyroidism and goiter is T4 hormones, instead of simply supplying the missing iodine. Also, although T4 hormones deal with thyroid enlargement (hypertrophy), they do not reduce the risk of hyperplasia (increased cellular reproduction rate ) when the thyroid is iodine-deficient, whereas high-level iodine supplementation decreases both thyroid enlargement and cancer-risk.

Abraham, The concept of orthoiodosupplementation and its clinical implications. The Original Internist, 11(2):29-38, 2004

–   Synthetic Thyroid Hormone Supplementation significantly increases Breast Cancer Risk

Thyroid Replacement Hormones

Iodine can provide the solution to hyperthyroidism

Sufficient iodine prevents damage to TPO enzyme, which would otherwise lead to stimulation of TH production - With an iodine deficiency, there will not be enough substrate (i.e. iodine) for thyroid cells to produce iodinated lipids. Lack of iodinated lipids, such as É—-iodolactone, results in a loss of the 'brake' in the pathway to oxidize iodide, which may result in a temporary production of too much hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which can damage the enzyme TPO.

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) stimulates cellular mitochondrial energy-production, which produces H2O2 as a by-product. With sufficient iodide, this H2O2 is employed in the organification of iodide to iodine to make TH via thyroid peroxidase enzymes (TPO). Without the iodide substrate, the excess H2O2 is able to damage TPO, leading to TPO antibodies stimulating the TSH receptors and proliferating the hyperactive cycle.

Damaged TPO can lead to Thyroid Disorders

An 80 year-old study used 9 mg iodide daily to control goiter in adolescent girls

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