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iodine and thermogenesis

Commented on April 08, 2014
Created April 07, 2014 at 5:13 PM

I've been taking dips in the ocean 3-5 times a week 20mins each for a couple weeks now.

After taking 4 drops 2% lugols (6mg or so) I've noticed that I was *less* able to handle the cold 58deg water for a couple days... now back to normal after 3 days, actually I believe I am more cold adapted

anybody experienced something similar?

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on April 08, 2014
at 11:13 AM

is that crow's lugols.

I reckon their numbers are wrong & 1 drop 2% is actually 2.5mg, or more specifically 1mg iodine & 1.5mg iodide (from 2mg potassium iodide)

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on April 08, 2014
at 10:33 AM

I'm not exactly sure, but I dilute a drop of Lugol's 2% in a 4oz bottle of water, shake that up and take about a tablespoon a day. If you overdo it, iodine has a negative effect and you'll get hypothyroid like symptoms after a while. At first there's an absorption phase, then you go hypo, then you get diarrhea to get rid of the excess after a few days. It's a U shaped curve. I did have one day that I had one drop in water, and I felt like a roman god for the entire day. Couldn't repeat it the next day sadly. :)

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on April 07, 2014
at 08:23 PM

what's your iodine intake (roughly)?

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on April 07, 2014
at 07:53 PM

Could be - your thyroid controls your ability to resist cold. When it functions better, you can handle the cold better. One of my post-paleo-diet-superpowers is being able to go out in 40'F weather with only a thin polo shirt and no jacket.

Eda2d0ee1547f50fa0d36d84178a8a69

on April 07, 2014
at 08:23 PM

what's your iodine intake (roughly)?

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on April 07, 2014
at 05:52 PM

Not sure about cold adaptednessing yourself.

A personal anecdote: I feel warmer after I supplement iodine, I would buy that it ups your thermogenic output although I've never seen anything on the issue.

If you're experiencing a lack of ability to tolerate cold after supplementing iodine, maybe it's raising your skin temperature so that drop between your skin and air temperature is more dramatic, making it seem more unpleasant. That ofcourse is just through the lens of my own experience, I don't even fully understand what you're trying to say in your post. :D

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