Supplemental Sources of Iodine (into the milligram range)
Supplemental Sources of Iodine
The body needs iodine
to make thyroid hormones (in addition to other important functions).
Needed iodine must come from
dietary sources or iodine
supplements, such as those mentioned here. The form of iodine in supplements depends
on the actual supplement.
Lugol's Solution Iodoral ® (by Optimax)
Iodoral® is Dr. Abraham's high-
potency, precisely quantified tablet form of Lugol's solution.
One tablet contains 5 mg iodine and 7.5 mg iodide
as the potassium salt. To prevent gastric irritation, the iodine/iodide preparation
from 5% Lugol's solution is absorbed into a colloidal silica carrier, and to eliminate
the unpleasant taste of iodine, the tablets are coated with a thin film of pharmaceutical
1 Iodoral tablet is equivalent
to 2 drops of Lugol's Solution
Super Saturated Potassium Iodide (SSKI)
1 drop SSKI contains ~50mg
SSKI provides a high dose source
of consumeable iodide. E.g. to be used to protect the thyroid
before radio-active iodines are swallowed, to protect against radiation fallout
and for use in other life-threatening situations
SSKI can be used externally
SSKI is not normally used as a daily
nutritional supplement (which requires much lower amounts) Iodine Tincture
Iodine tincture contains elemental
Iodine dissolved in ~45% alcohol /55%water .
Since elemental iodINE does not dissolve well in
water, 2.4% (by volume) sodium or potassium Iodide is added to aid dissolution.
Tincture is brown in color.
Elemental iodine is obtained from
brines containing iodine. Either natural brines or brines
from oil wells
Usually sold in 2-7% strength
Sold labeled "FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY".
Used as a first-aid antiseptic, but be warned - it stings! Prolamine Iodine®
(by Standard Process)
Organic form of iodine.
1 Tablet contains 3 mg Iodine (20 x U.S. RDA). Some studies (at least
with fibrocystic breast disease) show Iodoral® to be more effective than Prolamine
Iodine®, others find Prolamine Iodine® equally effective with all conditions. Triodide®
(by Scientific Botanicals)
Contains the same dose of iodine
and iodide as in Lugol's solution. However, this supplement combines
iodine with the sea vegetable bladderwrack. Sea-Aloe Gold®
Special Formula for those with prolonged
protein deficiency or GERD. When gut absorption of iodine is
low due to prolonged protein deficiency. www.SeaAloeGold.com contains a mix of the
Sea Minerals along with organic Aloe Barbadensis Miller (200:1) to soothe and promote
a rapid healing of the gut epithelial tissue, plus promoting absorption of iodine
up to 7X more than water. Product is also fungicidal, viricidal, and bacteriacidal.
It is beneficial in GERD cases where stomach iodine reserves are low and the gastric
mucosa inflamed, the aloe proves to be very healing and soothing to the epithelial
lining of the stomach while also promoting iodine accumulation. Organic Iodine
Contains: 15mg iodine /capsule
kelp and potassium iodide) + 400mg L-Tyrosine. Iosol
Contains iodine extracted from kelp
and made into pure iodine crystals, and ammonium iodide synthesized from iodine
and ammonium (NH4). Ammon ium
is different to ammonia (NH3), it is a form with superior bioavailability because
it readily dissolves in water.
1830 mcg (1.83 mg) iodine /drop Kelp Tablets / Powder
Common iodine supplement
Kelp usually contains high levels
of bromine, a goitrogen. Also many souces are contaminated
Very low dose iodine.
Usually only supplies microgams close to RDA Nascent Iodine
(aka Magnascent, Atomide or Detoxified iodine)
Atomic iodine (iodide,
I- ) in liquid form. This negatively
"charged"state is held by the atom until diluted in water and consumed, whence it
gradually loses energy over a 2- 3 hour time span.;
Produced by: reducing
iodine to a 1% concentration in 100% ethyl alcohol, it is then electromagnetically
transmuted (while being suspended in a wet bath containing a mild acid solution)
into the atomic state;
(microgram) iodine content.
Similar content in food sources Pharmaceutical Sources
Amiodarone, Cordarone, Pacerone, Iodoquinol, Yodoxin,Vytone
Povidone and Betadine
Forms of Iodine from Natural Sources
Sodium periodate (periodate is the anion IO
Seaweed (e.g. wakame, nori, mekabu)
/ Algal Phytoplankton
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