Supplementing Iodine

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 24, 2013 at 3:40 AM

Just wanted to see people's feelings on this.

So, yours truly has been for many years has been dealing with symptoms that pointed to possible hypothyroid (cold feet/hands, cold intolerance, sluggish bowels, fatigue, thinning hair) and yet all my blood tests were 'normal'

Given my frustration I decided to try a little kelp supplementation. I took 2 kelp pills each with 325 mcg of iodine---650 mcg total.

I feel awesome and today I've been more awake and less painful/sluggish. I'm someone known for no energy and brain fog.

However, I know that excess iodine can wreak havoc on your thyroid as well. I'm watching for potential problems and I haven't noticed any swelling or anything. I'd like to continue this dose but am wondering if to be safe to halve it instead---considering I also do eat a fair bit of seafood and do sometimes use iodized table salt.

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on April 24, 2013
at 04:53 AM

don't supplement, eat kelp i'm sure you won't have ill effects from having a decent amount of kelp. Think about it, if you eat ridiculous amounts of green vegetables you're not going to od from the zinc or magnesium in the veggies.

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