Iodine is an essential trace mineral necessary for the production of the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4). Although approximately 80% of the dietary intake of iodine is sequestered by the thyroid gland, other tissues concentrate iodine as well. They include salivary glands, the stomach mucosa, the choroid plexus, the mammary glands, prostate tissue and the ovaries. In fact, every cell in our body has iodine receptors.
After the thyroid gland, the tissues that concentrate iodine the most are: the breasts, prostate, salivary glands and the stomach. Research has shown that iodine deficiencies are associated with increased rates of cancers in the above-notes tissues. Iodine is also needed so the stomach can produce sufficient amounts of hydrochloric acid needed for digestion.
However, iodine is found lacking in the typical western diet to the point that medical testing has shown that 95% to 98% of Americans are very deficient. Consequently, as a result of decreased iodine status, sufficient thyroxine cannot be produced by most people, negatively impacting thyroid function and the function of other tissues as well. Other ongoing studies are showing that iodine supplementation can reduce the risk of many cancers such as breast cancer, cancer of the ovary and prostate cancer.
Additionally, as another example, published information suggests iodine/iodide supplementation helps to maintain healthy estrogen hormone ratios.
Our bodies use two types of iodine: Iodine and Iodide. IODIZYME-HP supplies 2.5 mg of elemental iodine and 3.75 mg of potassium iodide per 1/2 tablet. This product is the only Iodine supplement that I have found that supplies the body with both types of Iodine.
SPECIAL NOTE: Studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1976 stated that using thyroid hormone prescriptions (like Synthroid, Levoxyl and even natural desiccated thyroid preparations) WITHOUT adequate Iodine intake can increase the chances of breast cancer and possibly other cancers as well.
ALSO SEE: IODINE
** Each 1/2 tablet supplies:
Potassium Iodide 3.75mg
Total Iodine/Iodide 6.25mg
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Stearic acid (vegetable source), magnesium stearate (vegetable source), silica and food glaze.
RECOMMENDATION: One half (1/20 to one (1) tablet each day as a dietary supplement or as otherwise recommended by your healthcare professional.
CAUTION: High dose iodine products should only be used under the direct supervision of a healthcare professional that is licensed to diagnose and treat.
CONTAINS: 120 Tablets
CODE #: 1737
NDC #: 55146-01737