Iodine is an element that’s required for the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones. Since the body does not produce iodine on its own, it needs to come from dietary sources—and striking the right balance is key. Inadequate levels or overconsumption of iodine can lead to or worsen thyroid disease, as well as cause other significant health concerns.
Why is Iodine so important?
Iodine is one of the most important minerals required by the body for healthy cellular and complete metabolic function. Breast tissue, the uterus, the ovaries, the thyroid, the brain and the prostate depend on iodine. But typical intake levels for most people are not optimal.
Iodine supplementation can be life-changing!
Why Increase Iodine Intake?
- Healthy Metabolism and Weight Management Support
- Increased Energy
- Improved Libido
- Breast Health
- Prostate Health
- Increased Immune Function*
In our family, if we have been around crowds or plan to be around several people, we take Iodine supplementation. We also start taking iodine any time we have the slightest scratchy throat. Even if we think we have been around too much dust or our allergies start acting up, we have found that by fortifying our body with Iodine we decrease our risk of these things turning into an infection.
Also, we have found in our family that if we start taking our iodine when we first feel a cold or flu coming on it will considerably decrease the length of time we are sick. Instead of having a 2-week flu, we may just have a 3-day flu.
I don’t mean to make any medical claims by sharing my story but just wanted to share why and how iodine supplementation has helped our family.Continue reading