iodine

Iodine

(as Potassium Iodide)


Iodine by definition is: grayish-black in color. Seaweed has about a thousand times more iodine than all other foods. When used in the human body it serves as a medical tracer, for thyroid disease diagnosis, and therapy against Goitre. Goitre- abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from under-production or over-production of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet.


BENEFITS OF HAVING ENOUGH IODINE

  • Prevents Goitre
  • Controls the basic metabolism and oxygen consumption of tissues
  • Regulates the rate of energy production and body weight for proper growth
  • Improves mental clarity and promotes healthy hair, nails, skin, and teeth

DEFICIENCIES OF IODINE MAY LEAD TO

  • Anemia, fatigue, lethargy
  • Slow pulse, low blood pressure
  • Tendency towards obesity
  • A serious deficiency may result in high blood cholesterol and heart disease