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iodine supplementation types and amount

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created November 16, 2011 at 12:18 AM

Just wondering what type and amount people recommend for iodine supplementation. I have tried to be fastidious with seaweed but I am not happy with my consistency and I'm not sure what kind of dose I am getting.

I know you should start at a low dose and slowly bring it up. But I'm not sure what that looks like.

Does anyone have recommendations as far as brands, doses, and protocols.

I probably eat seafood about once a week. I also don't have a specific issues I am trying to address with iodine. Though my GF has tested at slightly low thyroid levels and she would also trying this supplement.

Thanks

724f95667e2fbe903ee1b4cffcae3b25

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on November 16, 2011
at 03:33 AM

thanks for the extra info it's all been very helpful

724f95667e2fbe903ee1b4cffcae3b25

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on November 16, 2011
at 03:32 AM

thanks guys I am getting a better idea of what I need to do.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on November 16, 2011
at 03:28 AM

Paul Jaminet (aka the other Paul) gives a plan for the moving slow thing that Stabby mentions. You can see it in my first link in the iodine part of the chart.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on November 16, 2011
at 03:10 AM

agreed on the Paul Jaminet site. i use it all the time.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on November 16, 2011
at 02:56 AM

you can read about Iosol here: http://www.tpcsdirect.com/iodine-story.php here: http://www.wellnessresources.com/products/iosol_iodine.php & here: http://www.byronrichards.com/index.php/thyroid_leptin/entry/what_is_iosol_iodine

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on November 16, 2011
at 02:52 AM

after 2 or 3 days of potassium iodide (even as small as 150mcg per day), my throat started feel sore or swollen & i felt a bit "flu-ey". If i stopped the potass iodide these symptoms would go away, usually with 24 to 48 hrs. The Iosol solution is approx 50% iodine & 50% ammonium iodide (no potassium iodide). Other ingredients listed=Glycerine (Vegetarian).

724f95667e2fbe903ee1b4cffcae3b25

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on November 16, 2011
at 02:34 AM

when you didn't tolerate it well what were your symptoms? Also do you know what the difference the two you have tried are?

724f95667e2fbe903ee1b4cffcae3b25

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on November 16, 2011
at 02:32 AM

@WCC Paul: Thanks that seems like a lot of supplements they are recommending but it's good to know about the selenium connection. @Stabby: Yeah I have heard about the need to slowly up the dose and definitely plan on being conservative with it myself.No need to cause a problem where there isn't one.

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on November 16, 2011
at 01:58 AM

Yes exactly that. The key is to move slowly to avoid potential problems. Just because somebody could start with lots doesn't mean everyone can.

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on November 16, 2011
at 01:56 AM

Start low and be careful! That's all you need to do. 250mcg is good, it's more than most people get, and it isn't likely to produce problems

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47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on November 16, 2011
at 01:55 AM

Have a look at Paul Jaminet's recommendations for supplementation on his website:

Supplement and Food Recommendations

He gives you some concrete recommendations for quantity and also some recommendations for particular brands to buy.

You should also look at this page, which discusses the connection between iodine and selenium that Daz just alluded to:

Iodine and Hashimoto???s Thyroiditis, Part 2

And some links from there.

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

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on November 16, 2011
at 01:58 AM

Yes exactly that. The key is to move slowly to avoid potential problems. Just because somebody could start with lots doesn't mean everyone can.

724f95667e2fbe903ee1b4cffcae3b25

(45)

on November 16, 2011
at 02:32 AM

@WCC Paul: Thanks that seems like a lot of supplements they are recommending but it's good to know about the selenium connection. @Stabby: Yeah I have heard about the need to slowly up the dose and definitely plan on being conservative with it myself.No need to cause a problem where there isn't one.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on November 16, 2011
at 03:10 AM

agreed on the Paul Jaminet site. i use it all the time.

724f95667e2fbe903ee1b4cffcae3b25

(45)

on November 16, 2011
at 03:32 AM

thanks guys I am getting a better idea of what I need to do.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on November 16, 2011
at 03:28 AM

Paul Jaminet (aka the other Paul) gives a plan for the moving slow thing that Stabby mentions. You can see it in my first link in the iodine part of the chart.

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543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on November 16, 2011
at 01:41 AM

personally, before i started supplementing with Iodine, i made sure i was getting enough selenium first (in my case mainly from supps. currently 225mcg selenium per day from supps in various selenium forms)

i then started on mcg doses of potassium iodide, but did not seem to tolerate it well, so i stopped.

then i started on 1 drop of Iosol (1,830mcg) per day which i had not adverse reactions to. i currently take 2 drops Iosol (3.66mg) per day (tho can vary between 1 & 3 drops per day for no particular reason).

i actually built up to as high as 10 drops of Iosol (18mg) per day with no adverse reactions. but now higher doses don't seem to make much difference, maybe my iodine stores are now replete.

724f95667e2fbe903ee1b4cffcae3b25

(45)

on November 16, 2011
at 03:33 AM

thanks for the extra info it's all been very helpful

724f95667e2fbe903ee1b4cffcae3b25

(45)

on November 16, 2011
at 02:34 AM

when you didn't tolerate it well what were your symptoms? Also do you know what the difference the two you have tried are?

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on November 16, 2011
at 02:52 AM

after 2 or 3 days of potassium iodide (even as small as 150mcg per day), my throat started feel sore or swollen & i felt a bit "flu-ey". If i stopped the potass iodide these symptoms would go away, usually with 24 to 48 hrs. The Iosol solution is approx 50% iodine & 50% ammonium iodide (no potassium iodide). Other ingredients listed=Glycerine (Vegetarian).

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on November 16, 2011
at 02:56 AM

you can read about Iosol here: http://www.tpcsdirect.com/iodine-story.php here: http://www.wellnessresources.com/products/iosol_iodine.php & here: http://www.byronrichards.com/index.php/thyroid_leptin/entry/what_is_iosol_iodine

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