Took the iodine test; it absorbed in 6 hours. Repeated it twice, in different locations…same results. Purchased potassium Iodide tabs, it says to take 1 a day. Is this enough? Once my levels are normalized what positive effects would this most likely have?
Jacki in Minnesota
I would take as directed for a week or so and only then consider a more therapeutic amount. Be aware that you can get too much iodine, but it will be evidenced by one or more of the following: metallic taste, mouth sores, swollen salivary glands, diarrhea, and in more severe cases, vomiting.
As for the benefits of iodine, they are many as it is an essential trace mineral. Iodine helps to metabolize excess fat and is crucial for physical and mental development. It is also required for the prevention of goiter and a healthy thyroid gland, which is critical for a proper and healthy metabolism. Iodine deficiency in children can manifest itself as mental retardation. It has also been linked to breast cancer and obesity.
I would try the iodine test periodically and see if the absorption time is increasing.
Ben in Utopia