200% iodine daily safe? which product would you choose?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 07, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Based on the results of my previous Morton's Iodized Salt post, and because one of the answers suggested that perhaps iodine sublimates and salt might not be a reliable source of iodine, I decided I wanted to start taking iodine supplements, and go back to tasty sea salt.

Questions: Is over 100% iodine safe?

Is 200% iodine every other day the same as 100% each day?

Though I'll probably pick up some at Vitamin Shoppe after work, which of these products seems best: (money no object since they are pretty cheap):




Thanks, Mike



on May 07, 2012
at 05:44 PM

Thanks for the link, but the geek-y IT guy in me really likes a more measured, controlled does in a capsule with a desiccator pack in the bottle to keep the moisture to a minimum.

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on May 07, 2012
at 05:26 PM

I sprinkle this on everything: http://www.vitacost.com/maine-coast-sea-vegetables-organic-kelp-granules-salt-alternative?csrc=GPF-PA-034529123735&ci_sku=034529123735&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw={keyword}



on May 07, 2012
at 04:26 PM

lately, I've only been having fish maybe once a week, and I have the impression that iodine is something you should have every day (e.g. why it's added to regular salt)



on May 07, 2012
at 03:59 PM

I'd keep it at 150mcg and use a plain potassium iodide supp, but that's just me. Why'd you wanna supplement it btw? You don't like shellfish :D?

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on May 07, 2012
at 04:30 PM

Japanese folks who eat seafood and sea veggies tend to get milligrams of iodine daily as opposed to the RDA which is in the micrograms (10-100 times less) range. I'd avoid supplementing with excess iodide, but if you could get it from whole foods, all the better.

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