What is written here is full of untruths. You mentioned one-- this claims
that other iodines (not their proprietary Iosol) can cause Hashi's oh but
not their kind. Well that's just advertising to get people to buy their
product, based on the lies about iodine that are still taught in med
school. These people are selling a product and tailoring their statements
to do so.
>The Iosol Iodine Quality Difference
>Iosol Iodine is a proprietary iodine formulation that has been in
>widespread use since 1945. I am often asked what the difference is between
>this iodine supplement and others, and many have asked what the source of
>the iodine is that is used in Iosol.
>Iosol Iodine is in my opinion the premier iodine supplement on the market
>today. This is because of the superior water solubility of the iodine.
>This feature makes free iodide readily available for your body to use.
>There are two sources of iodine in the Iosol formulation. One is from kelp.
We have discussed at length that kelp is not necessarily the safest source
of iodine due to heavy metal pollution of the oceans.
>Iodine in kelp is naturally in the form of potassium iodide. However,
>potassium iodine is not very soluble in water and may be difficult for
>your body to easily use.
This is completely false. Potassium iodide is highly soluble in water,
that is where you start when making Lugol's. YOu dissolve the potassium
iodide, then add the iodine crystals which take a while to
dissolve. Iodine crystals do NOT dissolve in water, unless potassium
iodide is present first. That is how Lugol's was invented.
>For example, if you get liquid potassium iodide on your clothes it causes
>a permanent stain of red. If you get Iosol Iodine on your clothes the red
>will evaporate out in a few minutes or readily come out with washing.
This is wrong. Potassium iodide is clear. Elemental iodine is red. Iosol
washing out is of no import but may mean it has less elemental iodine.
>In fact, potassium iodide has been shown to congest the thyroid gland when
>taken in high doses and is how Hashimotos thyroiditis was first discovered
>(Japanese citizens consuming too many sea vegetables). This is why I don't
>use potassium iodide.
This has been shown to be totally false, as Joan already mentioned.
>During the production of Iosol, iodine is extracted from kelp and made
>into pure iodine crystals. This is not potassium iodide, rather it is an
>unbound form of iodine.
They start off saying kelp yields potassium iodide, now they say it yields
>The second form of iodine used is ammonium iodide, a form that readily
>dissolves in water. These two forms of iodine are combined in a
>proprietary manner in a base of vegetable glycerin.
>Ammonium iodide is a combination of the mineral iodine and ammonium (NH4).
>This is a synthesized compound, not derived from a food source. It has
>superior bioavailability as the iodine readily disassociates from the
>ammonium upon exposure to water, producing a free iodide ion exactly what
>your body would like to use in metabolism.
This may be true, but potassium iodide is also super soluble in water.
I've spent enough time on this. imo, They are just using ammonium iodide
so they can charge more money for it, since Lugol's is something anyone can
make. Regardless, their nonfactual statements are troublesome and
contribute to confusion about iodine. Personally, I'm sticking with sources
that specialize in clarifying iodine, not muddying the waters.
>Some people think that ammonium (NH4) sounds like some sort of toxin,
>compared to potassium or sodium iodide. This is far from the case. As
>different from ammonium, ammonia (NH3) is an irritant gas with a pungent
>odor. Anhydrous ammonia (meaning no water in the ammonia) is the third
>most synthesized chemical in the U.S., with one-third of it used by the
>farming industry as fertilizer and animal feed. The ability to fix
>nitrogen in some type of compound is vital to the growth of plants and
>crops. Many household cleaning products use ammonia in the form of NH3
>On the other hand, ammonium is a primary source of nitrogen for humans. It
>is involved in many cellular chemistry reactions necessary for health. As
>dietary protein is metabolized ammonium is produced. The liver converts
>any extra ammonium to urea, which is easily cleared through the urea
>cycle. The amount of ammonium in Iosol can act as a nutrient in normal
>cell metabolism or it can readily be cleared by the liver. The amount of
>ammonium in a dose of Iosol is trivial compared to the amount of ammonium
>produced in routine protein metabolism.
>The bottom line is that Iosol Iodine is a very safe and effective form of
>iodine to use as a dietary supplement. In my experience over the past
>twenty years it has routinely produced outstanding results.
>What is the dose of Iosol Iodine?
>The most commonly used dose of Iosol Iodine is 1 drop of the preparation
>in a few ounces of water, taken once a day. Each drop has 1.8 mg of iodine
>or 1200% of the governments recommended daily value. If you would like to
>get only 100% of the daily value then take 1 tsp of a mixture of 1 drop of
>Iosol Iodine in 2 ounces of water; however, most people like taking more
>Adequate iodine tends to keep your head more awake during the day, helps
>support your energy level, and helps you warm up (if you are cold).* Many
>people take 1-5 drops of Iosol Iodine per day, using enough to feel warmer
>and more energetic. While this can be taken all at once in the morning,
>some like to split the dose and take some in the afternoon as well.
>Some people find that taking iodine every day really helps to support
>metabolism. Others find that they only need to take it once or twice a
>week. Regardless of the dose used or frequency of the dose, the goal is to
>notice energy support. And if you are too cold, another goal is to warm
>up. Iosol Iodine is one of the best nutrients for natural thyroid support,
>especially helping those who are cold to warm up and get on track.*
>Caution: We have received numerous reports of people taking 25 mg to 50 mg
>of potassium iodide-containing supplements each day, typically in the form
>of Lugols or Iodoral. I do not support the use of this protocol as the
>form of iodine used is inferior and the chance of congesting the thyroid
>with insoluble potassium iodide is elevated - a needless risk to take for
>any person trying to improve their health. I have never had any trouble
>helping people balance thyroid function on far less iodine intake,
>especially when synergistic thyroid support nutrition is used.
>Ingredients & Dosage
>Directions: Typical dose is 1-5 drops per day, mixed in a small amount of
>water. Use enough to help warm up and sustain energy. Each drop of Iosol
>Iodine contains 1.83 mg of iodine.
> > > >
> > > > I am painting 5% lugol's on my breast. It is quite irritated. After
> a couple of weeks, my skin always peels off. It is quite painful when
> applying on the new skin. The 5%lugol is too strong for breast painting?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Jen
> > > >
> > >
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