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any foods interfere with the absorption of iodine?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created June 19, 2010 at 11:33 AM

i'm about to start taking iodine from iodoral tablets. any foods interfere with iodine absorption? can i take the tablets on an empty stomach?

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thank you for your long reply. i appreciate it.

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on June 19, 2010
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Here is a list of foods that may interfere with iodine uptake: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goitrogen#Goitrogenic_foods It should be noted that these foods are goitrogenic generally only when raw, so cooking lightly can suppress goitrogenic activity.

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on June 20, 2010
at 12:44 AM

One of the things that can compete with the uptake of Iodine/iodides is another halogen-group element bromine. Some of the beneficial effects of Iodine/iodide (and thus Iodaral) is to drive the bromines out of your cellular processes and fat storage.

Bromine (from Greek: ?????????????, br??mos, meaning "stench (of he-goats)") {had to put this in, just had to}

BVO (brominated vegetable oil) and potassium bromide are two of the most common sources, but they are almost never found outside of (heavily) processed foods, sodas, mass-produced breads, bromine-based disinfectants, and BFR (brominated Flame Retardants).

Heck, bromine is just not found in the food supply unless we put it there during processing, or let our food supply be contaminated.

See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brominated_vegetable_oil

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_bromate

However, since you have already gone mostly Paleo, and are not eating factory bread, citrus-flavored soft drinks or energy drinks, or the like. RIGHT?!?

For a deadly and amusing take on it, I would like to point you at: http://www.grist.org/article/2010-05-10-health-risks-of-potassium-bromate-maybe-not-so-fringe/

If you also want heavy science links to more information:

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers: human tissue levels and toxicology. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15369322

This is a good introduction to where bromines stick in our tissues if we do not avaoid them or drive them out with iodates/iodines.

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"Iodoral is the Lugol's formula in tablet form especially designed to avoid gastric irritation."

http://www.quackcenter.com/iodoralresults.html actually has positive things to say about Iodoral.

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thank you for your long reply. i appreciate it.

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