BioTE Iodine Plus 12.5 mg (180 Capsules)
IODINE deficiency is occurring at epidemic rates across the United States. The consequences of iodine deficiency are severe: mental retardation, lowered IQ, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), infertility, thyroid problems, and cancer of breast, prostate, ovaries, thyroid and uterus. There is no doubt that this deficiency is responsible (at least in-part) for the epidemic of cancers of the breast and prostate as well as thyroid disorders. Clinical experience has clearly shown that it is impossible to treat these disorders as well as other chronic illnesses such as autoimmune diseases without ensuring adequate iodine intake.
For more than 100 years, iodine has been known as the element that is necessary for thyroid hormone production. However, it is rare to see any further mention of iodine's other effects. Iodine is found in each of the trillions of cells in the body. Without adequate iodine levels, life itself is not possible.
Iodine is not only necessary for the production of thyroid hormone, it is also responsible for the production of all of the other hormones of the body. Adequate iodine levels are necessary for proper immune system function. Iodine contains potent antibacterial, anti-parasitic, antiviral, and anticancer properties. Iodine is also effective for treating fibrocystic breast and ovarian cysts.
How much iodine do I need? The best way to ascertain how much iodine you need to take is to figure out the body's iodine status. Iodine levels can be checked in the blood, serum or urine. Most adults will do well taking iodine in the range of 25-50 mg/day. Children need lower doses and can be dosed appropriately based on their size.
The best results are found by using iodine as part of a comprehensive regimen that includes balancing vitamins, minerals, and hormones.