Iodoral (90s) #241


Amount:  90 Capsules
Potency:  12.5 Mgs, 5mg iodine, 7.5mg iodide (as potassium salt)

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General Information
Iodine is an essential mineral providing the raw material required by the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones. In addition, other organs require iodine in order to function normally.

During the early 1900’s, the iodine/iodide solution called Lugol solution was used extensively, effectively and safely in medical practice, for both low activity and above normal activity of the thyroid gland. The recommended daily intake for iodine supplementation was 2 to 6 drops of Lugol solution, providing 12.5 to 37.5 mg total iodide. That amount can be referenced in the 1995 book on Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Many investigators have shown convincing evidence for the need of adequate iodine intake.*(6) Japanese women living in Japan consumed a daily average of 13.8 mg total elemental iodine and some research suggests this is an important factor for their relative health.*(6) In the 1960’s, one slice of bread in the USA contained the full RDA of 0.15 mg iodine. Over the last 2 decades, iodine was replaced by bromine in the bread making process. Bromine may block thyroid function and may interfere with iodine in the body.

The RDA limits for vitamins and minerals were established after World War II. One of the last essential elements included in the RDA system was iodine, established in 1980 and confirmed in 1989.  The RDA for iodine was based on the amount of iodine/iodide needed to prevent goiter, extreme stupidity and hypothyroidism, however, the optimal iodine requirement of the entire human body has never been studied. Therefore, the optimal amount of this element for physical and mental wellbeing is unknown. Based on demographic studies, the mainland Japanese consumed an average of 13.8 mg daily and they are one of the healthiest people on planet earth.

Rationale For This Formulation
Administration of iodine/iodide in liquid solution (Lugals) is not very accurate, may stain clothing, has an unpleasant taste, and can cause gastric irritation. Iodoral® is a precisely quantified tablet form containing 5 mg iodine and 7.5 mg iodide as the potassium salt. To prevent gastric irritation, the iodine/iodide preparation is absorbed into a colloidal silica excipient, and to eliminate the unpleasant taste of iodine, the tablets are coated with a thin film of pharmaceutical glaze.*(10)

SUGGESTED USE: Take one tablet per day or as directed by a physician.

Additional information

Weight .1 lbs
Dimensions 1.625 × 1.625 × 3 in


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