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Iodine is Important but a New Study Shows Too Much Causes Problems

Iodine

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  • While there is evidence iodine levels are decreasing in the United States, you need to be very careful about taking it in supplement form, as this has been linked to health problems
  • Taking too much iodine has been linked to the development of subclinical hypothyroidism, which may increase your risk of heart problems
  • Toxin-free sea vegetables and spirulina are among the best natural dietary sources of iodine in food

By Dr. Mercola

Iodine is a vitally important nutrient that is detected in every organ and tissue. Along with being essential for healthy thyroid function and efficient metabolism, there is increasing evidence that low iodine is related to numerous diseases, including cancer.


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