Who Needs It? Who doesn't need it? Everybody needs iodine!
My family and I take an iodine supplement daily. Years ago we started supplementation after reading a book and testing our iodine levels called Iodine Why You Need it Why You Can't Live Without It by Dr. David Brownstein. This book is worth your time to read. Please go rent it from the library!
Listen to what page 21 says, "What Does Iodine Do?"
"For over 100 years, iodine has been know as the element that is necessary for thyroid hormone production. However, it is rare to see any further mention of iodine's other effects in the body. 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 responsible for the production of all of the other hormones of the body. Adequate iodine levels are necessary for the proper immune system function. Iodine contains potent antibacterial, antiparasitic, antiviral, and anticancer properties. Iodine is also effective for treating fibrocystic breasts and ovarian cysts. Table 1 lists some of the many benefits of iodine and some of the conditions that would benefit from adequate iodine supplementation. This book will review the many therapeutic aspects of iodine.
Approximately 1.5 billion people, about one-third of the earths' population, live in an area of iodine deficiency as defined by the World Health Organization. Iodine deficiency disorder can result in mental retardation, goiter, increased child and infant mortality, infertility, and socioeconomic decline. Iodine deficiency disorder is the most common preventable form of mental retardation known. "
If that doesn't make you want to read more than I don't know what will. Iodine is just that important!
Iodine supplementation should be started with caution though. Dr. Brownstein recommends testing your levels before starting any supplementation. He includes testing sites and prices for that too.
Click here for a link to Dr. Brownstein's website for more information.
We sell Lugol's 2% iodine solution here.