Iodine is an essential trace mineral found in the ocean and the soil. Since the early 1800s, chemists have isolated iodine to use medicinally when they recognized iodine’s direct effect on thyroid health. While not required in large amounts, it has a significant role in the body. It’s especially needed for healthy thyroid function.
Traditional food sources of iodine include seafood and seaweed, which is why those living away from the coasts may be deficient. An insufficient iodine intake may lead to an enlarged thyroid or “goiter.” Since scientists discovered a lack of iodine was the cause of goiters, the United States government has promoted adding iodine to salt to prevent deficiency. Iodized salt is now the primary source of iodine for Americans.
Iodine with Kelp is created using Potassium Iodide for easy uptake by the thyroid gland. Kelp is brown algae rich in iodine, and vitamins and minerals, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, niacin, riboflavin, and choline. This unique combination offers the trace mineral support the body needs for proper function.
Some of the researched benefits of iodine include the following:
- Supporting thyroid hormone production
- Reducing the risk of goiters
- Relieving other symptoms associated with low thyroid
- Supporting the immune system
- Supporting neurodevelopment in pregnancy
- Supporting cognitive function in children
- Serving as a disinfectant
- Protection from nuclear fallout
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Remember, the Swiss watch of the body’s systems is a delicate balance! For more information, to test your systemic functions, and to discover possible triggers, contact a Wellness Way clinic. We can help you understand how your body is functioning and the best ways to support it!