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just ordered iodoral- any advice

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 24, 2010 at 10:39 AM

anyone out there taken iodoral (iodine supplemet)? rihard nickoley swears by it, but he also takes thyroid hormone, which i am not taking. if you are taking it or have taken it, what has been your experience?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 19, 2011
at 01:29 PM

This link is garbage. Sarah obviously can't read. Poison is in the dose and doses repeated to be harmful or letal are FAR beyond those used by Abraham (~13mg/day). See what she actually cited at: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp158-c3.pdf

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on June 01, 2010
at 02:29 PM

@Matthew, yep, turns out the skin test is bunkum on further investigation, I replied with some references in the comments and the author got very snippy at me! Still doesn't change the fact that ingesting oral iodine is not something to be taken lightly. You can really mess your thyroid up if you don't know what you're doing. I think of all supplements, iodine is one to really be cautious with. Iodoral ans the like are not equivalent to the seaweed eaten by the japanese, we don't have a lot of research on the subject to recommend 50mg doses, especially without close supervision from a doctor.

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on May 31, 2010
at 05:14 PM

The skin test for iodine deficiency is nonsense and made up by people trying to sell you iodine supplements. It is mostly depends on how fast the iodine evaporates from you skin. Also everything on that healthwyze site appears to be nonsense.

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on May 31, 2010
at 04:07 PM

thats not like those foot detox patches you sleep in right? the ones that get dirty from distilled water?

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on May 29, 2010
at 10:58 AM

If your ferritin is low, then T4->T3 conversion is compromised. See the article at Stop the Thyroid Madness http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/ferritin/

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on May 29, 2010
at 10:57 AM

Its important to titrate up to the full dose of 25 mg in iodoral. It will displace bromine and flouride and make you feel terrible. I am titrating up now and am at 15 mg and will be ready to start the iodoral I have in a few weeks.

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on May 27, 2010
at 08:58 PM

She tried the Synthroid briefly years ago, but never felt right on it. Then for a long time she used Armor Thyroid. About a year ago, however, some kind of problem developed with the FDA, and she would sometimes find that the pharmacy was unable to provide the Armour Thyroid. So she switched her prescription to a compounding pharmacy that makes her a capsule with real T3 and T4, plus Selenium and Zinc, and no fillers. She seems to be doing even better on that than the Armour Thyroid - it's interesting what those compounding pharmacies can do.

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on May 26, 2010
at 10:15 AM

thx dave. is your wife also taking porcine or synthetic thyroid hormone? Is she supplementing with selenium?

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on May 26, 2010
at 10:14 AM

i saw a hematologist- he said to supplement with 325 mg of ferrous sulfate 3 times a day for 6 months.

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on May 25, 2010
at 05:42 AM

Ambimorph, you're talking about edge cases, in which case a doctor should be consulted, not the internet.

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on May 25, 2010
at 02:28 AM

It seems plausible that sometimes eating normally is not enough to compensate for a lack that has developed. Until that lack is addressed with overnutrition, just getting it from food won't cut it.

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on May 24, 2010
at 10:57 PM

i could afford shrimp- but now with the oil slick i'm not. i will try anything slowly if it works. plus i'm anemic even eating lots of meat seafood protein. you don't have a period. you don't have your tubes tied. i'll take whatever works thx.

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on May 24, 2010
at 03:37 PM

Can you give us a background on iodoral? What does iodine supplementation do?

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58a55f0986b8f49a8bc5666e10492569

on May 25, 2010
at 03:56 AM

My wife is taking Iodoral - she does have a thyroid condition - it appears to be helping a lot. She has lost seven pound since starting with it, plus her thyroid numbers are perfect. I've been taking Lugol's iodine drops. My weight is down a few pounds as well. It's hard to tell, but my sinuses seem a bit better also. There is evidence that the body uses iodine not just for T3 and T4 involved in metabolism, but also to kill microorganisms, which are apparently helpless against it. Breast Cancer and Iodine is a fascinating read - the author points out that after the thyroid the breasts are the next largest users of iodine.

Iodine deficiency is widespread. Nutritionism is a danger, but so is doggedly trying to reproduce the diets of paleolithic peoples without supplementation, when we still have much to learn about those diets, when many of the foods used in those diets are no longer available, when we may be trying to recover from years of deficiency, and when modern life styles may increase our needs for certain nutrients. For example, I've written elsewhere about how bromine in soda, flours, etc. and water fluoridation increase our need for iodine.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 26, 2010
at 10:15 AM

thx dave. is your wife also taking porcine or synthetic thyroid hormone? Is she supplementing with selenium?

58a55f0986b8f49a8bc5666e10492569

on May 27, 2010
at 08:58 PM

She tried the Synthroid briefly years ago, but never felt right on it. Then for a long time she used Armor Thyroid. About a year ago, however, some kind of problem developed with the FDA, and she would sometimes find that the pharmacy was unable to provide the Armour Thyroid. So she switched her prescription to a compounding pharmacy that makes her a capsule with real T3 and T4, plus Selenium and Zinc, and no fillers. She seems to be doing even better on that than the Armour Thyroid - it's interesting what those compounding pharmacies can do.

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4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on May 31, 2010
at 02:11 PM

perhaps its not an iodine deficiency but excess goitrogens?

look at your intake of goitrogens, and see if you can limit or replace them entirely.

if you are cooking all your goitrogenic foods... check your caffeine intake(a thyroid suppressant). then increase your saturated fat intake.(a thyroid stimulator!)

and eat your iodine, as someone else posted, its really easy to find in Fish, Eggs, and other foods in more than adequate amounts poised to help your body absorb it better.

then, if you're still having issues...you can seek medical help.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 24, 2010
at 07:08 PM

I don't like it when the paleo community falls into the nutritionism hole. Stop taking supplements as much as you can, and just eat foods to compensate for the lack of nutrients. Need more fish oil? Eat fish. Need iodine? Eat some of these

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 25, 2010
at 05:42 AM

Ambimorph, you're talking about edge cases, in which case a doctor should be consulted, not the internet.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 24, 2010
at 10:57 PM

i could afford shrimp- but now with the oil slick i'm not. i will try anything slowly if it works. plus i'm anemic even eating lots of meat seafood protein. you don't have a period. you don't have your tubes tied. i'll take whatever works thx.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on May 25, 2010
at 02:28 AM

It seems plausible that sometimes eating normally is not enough to compensate for a lack that has developed. Until that lack is addressed with overnutrition, just getting it from food won't cut it.

Bbb993c8dacf76dd461703a82686c06a

(135)

on May 29, 2010
at 10:58 AM

If your ferritin is low, then T4->T3 conversion is compromised. See the article at Stop the Thyroid Madness http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/ferritin/

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 26, 2010
at 10:14 AM

i saw a hematologist- he said to supplement with 325 mg of ferrous sulfate 3 times a day for 6 months.

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A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

on May 31, 2010
at 02:45 PM

I'm researching iodine at the moment. See my question: Cysts from over supplementation.

http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/124.html

This article cautions greatly from taking oral iodine, and says that you should be able to get as much as you need trans-dermally. I am currently doing the patch test for deficiency as outlined in the article, if it disappears in 12 hours then you are deficient, mine went on 2 hours ago and is starting to disappear already! I must be very deficient indeed.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on May 31, 2010
at 05:14 PM

The skin test for iodine deficiency is nonsense and made up by people trying to sell you iodine supplements. It is mostly depends on how fast the iodine evaporates from you skin. Also everything on that healthwyze site appears to be nonsense.

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4183)

on June 01, 2010
at 02:29 PM

@Matthew, yep, turns out the skin test is bunkum on further investigation, I replied with some references in the comments and the author got very snippy at me! Still doesn't change the fact that ingesting oral iodine is not something to be taken lightly. You can really mess your thyroid up if you don't know what you're doing. I think of all supplements, iodine is one to really be cautious with. Iodoral ans the like are not equivalent to the seaweed eaten by the japanese, we don't have a lot of research on the subject to recommend 50mg doses, especially without close supervision from a doctor.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on May 31, 2010
at 04:07 PM

thats not like those foot detox patches you sleep in right? the ones that get dirty from distilled water?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 19, 2011
at 01:29 PM

This link is garbage. Sarah obviously can't read. Poison is in the dose and doses repeated to be harmful or letal are FAR beyond those used by Abraham (~13mg/day). See what she actually cited at: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp158-c3.pdf

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on May 31, 2010
at 02:03 PM

Iodoral works great. Is the only supplement I take.

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