Iodine

First discovered in kelp, Iodine is a very important mineral that dates back to 1812. It was extracted and named “iodine” because of its violet color. The term “ion” is the Greek word for violet.

Benefits

A naturally occurring substance, Iodine is a crucial part of the thyroid hormones that monitor the body’s energy levels. Iodine is actually food because it nourishes the thyroid gland.

Iodine, though essential, is only needed in trace amounts.

Organic Iodine, Iodine Phosphate, has the following benefits:

  • Normalizes and regulates metabolism.
  • Relieves pain of Fibrocystic breasts.
  • Protects against toxic effects from radioactive materials.
  • Acts as a natural antiseptic.
  • Helps metabolize excess fat.
  • Aids physical and mental development.
  • Supports the thyroid gland

Deficiency

Iodine deficiency symptoms include:

  • Goiter
  • Hypothyroidism– chronic fatigue, apathy, dry skin, intolerance to cold, weight gain, and thyroid enlargement.
  • Weight fluctuations, especially weight gain.
  • Swollen salivary glands.
  • Breast cancer for women.
  • Mental retardation for children

Pregnancy

In pregnant women, Iodine deficiency could result in the child being born affected by dwarfism, also known as neonatal hypothyroidism. It is imperative that pregnant women take adequate amounts of organic Iodine.

It is reported that one out of fifty pregnant women is diagnosed with hypothyroidism during pregnancy. Also, six out of every one hundred miscarriages are associated with thyroid hormone deficiency during pregnancy.

Synthetic Iodine

While Iodine is found as a natural source in seaweed, most table salt is fortified with synthetic Iodine. Just like white table salt, synthetic Iodine is an inorganic substance and cannot be properly digested or absorbed by the body. This can create serious health problems because it is so unnatural. This can be prevented with organic nutrition to ensure optimal health and well-being.

Synthetic Iodine should be avoided at all costs. High does of inorganic Iodine may aggravate acne and interfere with hormone activity. Many pharmaceutical varieties of Iodine contain radioactive tracers that travel to the thyroid gland and harm the organ.

Western medical pharmacists know these drugs with radioactive tracers are harmful. They emit radiation and cause radiation poisoning. Pharmacists often prescribe Potassium Iodide to offset the effect of the radioactive tracers in certain thyroid drugs.

More than 12 million Americans suffer with Thyroid Disease. However, most of these 12 million individuals aren’t aware that they have the disease.

Synthroid

Many people with thyroid disorders have been prescribed Synthroid. Synthroid cannot successfully help the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is mainly comprised of Iodine and thus requires Iodine to repair it when damaged by disease.

Healthy Alternatives

Natural food sources of Iodine include:

  • Garlic
  • Asparagus
  • Lima beans
  • Mushrooms
  • Sesame seeds
  • Spinach
  • Turnip greens
  • Swiss chard
  • Summer squash
  • Soybeans

Herbs containing Iodine include:

  • Irish Moss
  • Iceland Moss
  • Blue-Green Algae
  • Bladderwrack
  • Dulse
  • Kelp
  • Red Marine Algae
  • Chlorella
  • Spirulina
  • White Oat Bark
  • Red Raspberry Leaf
  • Black Walnut Hulls

Natural sources of Iodine from Seaweed are the richest sources and are helpful in increasing and enhancing the production and secretion of breast milk for women.

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Related Questions

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    Q: 10 years ago I had iodine radiation treatment, because I had an overactive thyroid, and was told that the iodine treatment would shrink my thyroid gland. After the treatment I developed hypothyroidism. I have been on Synthyroid medication every since. What herbal product do you recommend that I take for my under active thyroid? Because my thyroid is not producing what a normal gland produces.

    A:

    We recommend you first perform the Full Body Cleanse. After completing the cleanse, as a daily regimen take the Thyroid Aid and iodine Formula.  

    Please take the time to read our Thyroid Gland article. 

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    Q: I have Graves disease. I was treated with radioactive iodine, which caused me to have Hypothyroidism. I take Levothroid everyday which is suppose to put in my body what my thyroid gland would have done. I want to purchase the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE, which has magnetic strips to place on the neck for normal functioning thyroid gland. Will this cleanse get my thyroid back to normal or will I have to continue taking the medication?

    A:

    YOU SHOULD READ OUR ARTICLE ON â€GRAVE'S DISEASE†LOCATED ON OUR SITE IN THE ARTICLES SECTION. THE TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE WILL GREATLY HELP YOU FOLLOWED BY TAKING THE THYROID FORMULA AND IODINE PHOSPHATE. THESE WILL KEEP YOU OFF THE HARMFUL THYROID DRUGS, WHICH ARE HARMING YOU DUE TO BEING TOXIC AND POISONOUS.

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    Q: A little more than a year ago I was diagnosed with Graves Disease (autoimmune hyperthyroidism). I had the radioactive iodine treatment to stop my thyroid from functioning (extreme hypothyroidism). Now I take Synthroid daily. Recently I was diagnosed with Genital Herpes (HVS 2). I am interested in doing the Full Body Cleanse followed immediately by the Anti-Viral Cleanse. I do not wish to be on the prescriptions for my thyroid condition or the Herpes outbreaks. What options do I have for thyroid hormone if my thyroid doesn't work and I stop taking the Synthroid? Also, is there a way to reverse what the radioactive iodine treatment has done to my thyroid?

    A:

    First perform the Full Body Cleanse followed by the Anti-Viral Cleanse. You would also benefit from The Female Cleanse and the 10 Day Candida Cleanse. Try our Thyroid Aid formula it contains Irish Moss and Kelp, which are naturally high in iodine. Iodine is beneficial for cleansing, toning, rejuvenating, nourishing, maintaining, and strengthening the Thyroid Gland. An impaired Thyroid gland can lead to a host of negative health problems.

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    Q: I have to remove my entire thyroid gland in about two weeks I have done all kinds of reading what supplements do you recommend that won't take away the effects of my regular meds now that I will be taking them for life. I will also have to have a calcium supplement, multivitamin, and possibly iodine supplement?

    A:

    YOU ARE GOING TO LET DOCTORS REMOVE AN ORGAN GOD SPECIFICALLY GAVE YOU FOR A PARTICULAR FUNCTION ON YOUR BEHALF????? I HAVE NO PRODUCTS THAT WON'T INTERFERE WITH YOUR MEDICATION BECAUSE HERBS CLEANSE ALL POISONS AND YOUR MEDS ARE 100% MAN-MADE POISONS AND NOT RECOGNIZED BY GOD WHO MADE THE HERBS FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS (REVELATIONS 22:2) AND FOR MEDICINE (EZEKIEL 47:12). YOU MIGHT WANT TO READ OUR ARTICLES â€THYROID GLAND†AND â€SURGERYâ€.

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    Q: I currently have Hashimoto's thyroiditis (autoimmune disease, diagnosed at 20 as a goiter) and am currently taking synthroid medication...I would like to discontinue this and go down an alternative healing route because I don't believe in drugs anymore....I'm interested in the thyroid supplements, especially those with iodine with seaweed. On Sunday I attended a Health Freedom Expo and saw a Chakra healer, who put his hands on my thyroid, asked me to inhale/exhale 3 times and said I was healed? Is that true? Also, muscular dystrophy runs in my family...I am scared to get tested and am afraid for my kids, and although I haven't been diagnosed with anything, I would like to know what supplements I should take to keep me healthy. I am also interested in your complete body detox cleanse--the herbalist told me that I could try the total woman cleanse.

    A:

    Dherbs Thyroid Formula, Electric Greens, and Iodine Formula will greatly help your thyroid condition!

    Start with the Full Body Cleanse, followed by Athletic Package. After finishing all cleanses, you should continue taking individual formulas. Formulas we would recommend for your issue are Brain Booster, MSM Sulfur, Vegan Protein, Athletic Boost, and Electric Greens Combo.

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    Q: What is the difference between the Iodine Phosphate Formula and Thyroid Formula?

    A:

    Iodine Phosphate is derived of 100% seaweed, and is a concentrated source of dietary Iodine. Thyroid Formula also contains sea weeds but also contains a few land-based plants, i.e. White Oak Bark and Black walnut Hulls. Iodine Phosphate formula provides chiefly iodine whereas Thyroid Formula also provides iodine but also has herbs that have an affinity for the Thyroid Gland. Iodine Phosphate is more "nutritional" in nature and Thyroid Formula is more "therapeutic" in nature.
    This is the different between the two formulas.

    Product Links:
    Thyroid Formula
    Iodine Phosphate

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    Q: I write on behalf of a 30 year old female recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer(two nodules on each side of thyroid affecting voicebox),graves disease & PCOS. Current treatment for the thyroid/graves was tapazole with little or no improvement so the only option now is a thyroidectomy. She is a vegetarian, but consumes dairy and is allergic to Iodine. Reading the side effects related to the thyroidectomy is disheartening so needless to say an alternative method of treatment is being sought. Can you provide some insight or a course of action that can be taken?

    A:

    The diseases (and insight/solutions) are covered in detail in the following articles:

    Cancer: Causes and Remedies
    Thyroid Gland
    Iodine
    Dangerous Dairy

    I would recommend the person performs the Full Body Detox, followed by the 10-Day Electric Greens cell Food cleanse for starters. Her diet needs to become 100% raw foods/vegan! Very important! There is help for her in the alternative world of healing!

    Product Links:
    Full Body Detox
    10-Day Electric Greens Cell Food Cleanse

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    Q: I write on behalf of a 30 year old female, recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer (two nodules on each side of thyroid affecting voice-box), graves disease and PCOS. Current treatment for the thyroid/graves was tapazole with little or no improvement. Now the only option now is a thyroidectomy. She is a vegetarian, but consumes dairy, and is allergic to Iodine. Reading the side effects related to the thyroidectomy is disheartening, so needless to say an alternative method of treatment is being sought. Can you provide some insight or a course of action that can be taken?

    A:

    The diseases (and insight/solutions) are covered in detail in the following articles:

    Cancer: Causes and Remedies
    Thyroid Gland
    Iodine
    Dangerous Dairy

    I would recommend the person performs the Full Body Cleanse, followed by the 10-Day Electric Greens Combo Cleanse for starters. Her diet needs to become 100% raw foods/vegan! Very important! There is help for her in the alternative world of healing!

    Product Links:
    Full Body Cleanse
    10-Day Electric Greens Combo Cleanse

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    Q: I have a question for you. I love reading your articles and I was reading about the importance of iodine in a vegan diet. I am vegan and I'm scared I'm getting iodine and you wrote that seaweed would fulfill that need. Did you mean Sushi seaweed, the roasted nori kind? Or fresh seaweed? I haven't been able to find fresh seaweed anywhere, except for already prepared seaweed salad. Also, how would you suggest I use the roasted nori seaweed? In smoothies? Because by itself it does not taste good.

    A:

    No! Not fresh water seaweed. But seaweed sold in a health food store. One in a bottle. Try Dulse, Kelp, Spiriulina, or even Dherbs Iodine Phosphate formula.

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    Q: I have been suffering with thyroids for over a year now. I have taken the treatment of iodine to kill the thyroid. According to the doctor my blood levels are fine I don't need medication. I totally disagree. I don't sleep; my weight is up and down. Any recommendations? Thank you in advance.

    A:

    I would recommend the following formulas: THYROID FORMULA, IODINE PHOSPHATE, and ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD

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    Q: I had a allergic reaction to iodine iv for a ct scan my face swelled up and closed my eyes shut now I have a horrible rash and bumps over my once smooth skin - what to do for this rash and for focal fibroid in wall of uterus and cysts on ovaries?

    A:

    Inorganic (Un-natural) iodine is a poison like inorganic sulfur and that's why you skin broke out. I suggest you immediately perform the FULL BODY DETOX and use OZ OIL on the skin externally. For fibroid tumors, the answer is here: â€FIBROID TUMORSâ€

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    Q: I am taking Electric Green Cell Food Formula, Iodine, Vitamin C Formula, and Vitamin E. Does taking the first three give me all the vitamins, mineral, and protein I need on a daily basis?

    A:

    You are taking all that you need, and getting 100% nutrition!

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    Q: I purchased Children's Elixir, Moringa Seed, Iodine, and Calcium extracts for my 6 month old son. I dont take him out that often, I need a Vitamin D Extract, or Multivitamin Extract. Do you think I need anything else, other than the products I mentioned above?

    A:

    The best thing for the child is Khemetian Gold (which is liquid), Moringa Extract, and Iodine Phosphate Extract. These are all liquid! you can find them on our site under "Children's Extracts."

    Article:
    CHILDREN'S EXTRACTS

    Product Links:
    Khemetian Gold
    Moringa Seed Extract
    Iodine Extract

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    Q: I suffer from low thyroid production and take a thyroid replacement (synthroid) I have been told that internal detox would flush this from my system, and not to do it. How would your product effect my medication?

    A:

    You would do well to read our "Thyroid" article on our site under "Articles" to get properly educated.

    Doctors don't heal! They push unnecessary drugs (all of which are harmful) and surgeries. What doctor has promised you healing or a cure for your thyroid condition? NONE and they never will! The human body can heal itself if you supply it with the necessary tools and building blocks and start thinking rightly. And this is what herbs can help you to do!

    The Full Body Cleanse will greatly help you improve the overall function of your body. Also, Thyroid Aid can contribute to optimal functionality of your thyroid gland.

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    Q: Your article on the thyroid gland seemed to have been focused on an underactive thyroid. What about people with an overactive thyroid gland. I recently purchased your thyroid formula. Will it help with an overactive thyroid?

    A:

    The same remedies offered in the "Thyroid" article apply to an overactive thyroid. They apply to all thyroid conditions.

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    Q: I would like to know what is I can take for my sinuses I have very bad problems with them, and there are not many over the counter medications that I can take cause I no longer have a thyroid gland. I would like to know what I can take to help lose a little weight, as well as what is that I can take to help me get pregnant, and I would need to know what I can take that will not hurt me being that I no longer have that thyroid gland in my body and I need a product to help improve my immune system... I have other questions but I would rather ask you them myself.

    A:

    We suggest you take SINUS FORMULA, MUCUS FORMULA, IMMUNE EXTRACT,  and THYROID FORMULA. These will greatly help you.

    Also, consider performing the Full Body Cleanse.  You should do this kit before taking the 4 individual formulas. The Full Body Cleanse can aid your entire system and greatly improve their function.

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    Q: I have recently had my whole thyroid gland removed due to cancer. My doctor has put me on Synthroid (150mcg) due to hypothyroid. I've gained about 20-25 lbs and I'm considering in purchasing your weight loss package ($165). However, I would like to know if you would recommend this product for someone like me with this kind of condition? Also, I've had several individuals and doctors tell me that my weight will not come off until my medication is at the right level and my body gets adjusted to the medication. Therefore, any diet and/or medication for weight loss will be ineffective. Please advise.

    A:

    You have a choice to make if you are still planning on taking medication (drugs) while taking herbs. If you are going to take herbs and drugs at the same time you are defeating the purpose. Herbs nourish and cleanse while drugs pollute and toxify. You have a choice to make.

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    Q: I am looking for a good nutritional supplement for my 3-year-old son. I saw both your IODINE EXTRACT and your MORINGA SEED EXTRACT reading they are the best for your child's overall nutritional need. Which one do you recommend?

    A:

    They both are best! You could choose either one. I'd personally probably go with MORINGA SEED EXTRACT, as my 18 months of age son loves Moringa Seed Extract.

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    Q: I just found your article on â€THYROID GLANDâ€. Very informative! So you answered my previous question in the article. However, I would like to know if I need to take both formulas and purchase seaweed as well? Thanks again?

    A:

    Yes, take both formulas. Seaweed is optional!

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    Q: I wanted to know if you had anything I could take to help me lose weight with my thyroid condition. I saw a product that mention thyroid but I was not sure if it would work for me since I no longer have thyroid gland.

    A:

    Both the THYROID FORMULA and IODINE PHOSPHATE formulas will work for you despite having no actual thyroid gland.