Dr. Tennant's Lugol's Iodine Plus
Lugol’s Iodine Plus (capsules) helps transport iodine to all of the cells of the body along with all 74+ macro & micro trace minerals and elements naturally carried by Fulvic Acid. Lugol's Iodine Plus also includes important elements necessary for proper iodine absorption such as Selenium and Zinc. For a highly concentrated form of Iodine in liquid form, check out Lugol’s Iodine Solution 2% Liquid Dropper formula.
Lugol's Iodine Plus utilizes a “cell-ready” super-concentrated fulvic acid to help supercharge absorption of both iodine, iodide, and the many trace minerals and elements included in this formula.
Selenium is the primary mineral responsible for T4 to T3 (thyroid hormones) conversion in the liver.
Zinc may be helpful in patients with low T3 and may contribute to the conversion of T4 to T3.
Clinical case studies by Drs. Abraham and Brownstein have shown that the administration of vitamin C can improve defective cellular transport mechanisms for iodine.
Fulvic Acid Trace Minerals and Elements
Fulvic acid molecules carry up to 60 minerals and elements, and help improve absorption and facilitate transport to cells.
Zinc, selenium, and iodine/iodide are essential in the conversion of carcinogenic estrogen and progesterone metabolites. Without these supporting nutrients, iodine metabolism can be impaired, and iodine supplementation efforts may not be as effective!
It is estimated that more than 90% of the U.S. population is iodine deficient.
Iodine is involved in immunity, metabolism, energy production, fetal and early childhood cognitive development, hormone production, heavy metal & radiation detoxification, and more.
Iodine is vital in creating thyroid hormones. Some symptoms of hypothyroidism are...
Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
Sluggishness, fatigue, or exhaustion
Brain fog, confusion, and lack of mental clarity
Body temperature fluctuations
Hair, skin & nail problems
Constipation & other digestive issues
Depression & Anxiety
Frequent muscle aches or cramps
Decreased libido & infertility
Fibroids & breast lumps
Abnormal or heavy menstruation
Heavy metal toxicity
There are many ways a lack of iodine affects our overall health, such as…
It supercharges energy production.
Iodine is required to synthesize thyroid hormones. These hormones regulate metabolism, oxygenation, and energy production. When we are iodine deficient, we lack energy and can feel sluggish.
Iodine fires up the metabolism for easier weight management.
Iodine helps prevent metabolic weight gain and helps maintain healthier weight and energy levels. Iodine can fire up the metabolism to burn calories more easily.
It promotes hormone balance.
Iodine helps regulate hormone production and balance estrogen production in the ovaries in females and adrenal tissues in men. Balance is key for disease prevention, as well as an overall sense of well-being.
Iodine helps with cardiovascular health.
Iodine supplementation can naturally reduce the amount of circulating cholesterol by helping to address one of the underlying causes of high-cholesterol: hormone imbalances and deficiencies.
It assists in building a strong immune system.
Iodine destroys viruses, bacteria, pathogens, molds, fungi, parasites, and malaria on contact. It also helps prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs).
It promotes mental focus, clarity, and memory.
Iodine can make us smarter. It promotes sharp thinking, mental focus, cognitive functioning, and helps eliminate brain fog in adults.
Iodine also helps with…
Normal fetal and childhood development.
Pregnancy and reproductive health.
Fibromyalgia and migraines.
Heavy metal detoxification.
Healthy nails, hair, and teeth.
The amount of iodine in iodized salt is not sufficient for the body’s overall needs. There are 77 micrograms (μg) of iodine per gram of iodized salt. An individual’s average salt intake is five grams per day, which would be 385 μg per day of iodine. Urine tests actually show lower levels than this estimate, primarily because the iodine in iodized salt is only about 10% bioavailable.
The thyroid alone needs five to seven milligrams (mg) a day of iodine and is first in line for iodine from the diet. That was milligrams, not micrograms; five to seven milligrams is equivalent to 5,000 to 7,000 micrograms. The current RDA for iodine is a fraction of this (150-220 μg). In terms of how much iodine the thyroid gland needs alone, it is more than 31 times the recommended amount of 220 μg per day! Breast tissue and reproductive tissues require a similar amount. Without adequate iodine, breast and other reproductive tissues can develop fibroids. Every tissue in the body requires iodine!
Check with your healthcare provider to make sure you should take an iodine supplement and that there are no contraindications in your case (such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis).
It is better to take Iodine in the morning.
Iodine can be taken at the same time as other products and with food.
Lugol's Iodine liquid should be shaken well before each use and mixed in water to take. Remember the liquid is a 2% Lugol’s Iodine product — it does not contain any support ingredients found in Lugol's Iodine Plus - Capsules.
Lugol's Iodine products should be followed with a full glass of pure water.
No need to refrigerate after opening.
Shelf life is more than two years (unopened).
The above information about iodine is provided for educational and informational use only. Nothing in it is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please always work with your healthcare provider when taking an iodine supplement and before starting any supplement program.
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