Iodine is an essential trace mineral needed in the body for a variety of functions, including: Support physical and mental development* Promote healthy thyroid function* Assist production of hormones to help promote metabolism* Promote a normal body electrical balance* Iodine, along with other trace minerals, once had a natural system to supply and replenish the soil of the earth. Wind carried iodine over the earth from the ocean, and rain deposited the iodine and other trace minerals into the soil. There they were absorbed, providing nourishment to the plants that grew in the soil, the animals that ate these plants, and ultimately to humans, whose diet included both plants and animal products. However, the amount of iodine in the diet varied depending upon the amount absorbed by the soil. As far back as the early 1900s, windborne iodine was depleted by the time it reached the mid-United States. This region became known as the Goiter Belt, forcing the U.S. government to promote iodine as an essential nutrient to be added to milk and, ultimately, salt. Use of iodized salt has limitations. Certain iodides are not well-tolerated by everyone. Too much potassium or sodium iodide can potentially produce toxic reactions, such as heart palpitations, skin rashes and stomach disturbances. Excess potassium or sodium iodide can depress the thyroid as well as disrupt the body's delicate electrical balance. Our Iodine formula, one recognized by many nutritionally-aware doctors and health-food stores, is well-known for its support for optimal thyroid health, promoting a healthy metabolism, and helping to restore the electrical balance of your body.*. Made from non-toxic iodine ammonium iodide and vegetarian glycerin, its easily absorbed and assimilated. Another potential use of our iodine formula is to help prevent or counteract radioactive iodine poisoning caused by nuclear fallout.* Bottle size is 1 ounce
Suggested Use: Take 10 drops in 1 ounces of water.