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Iodine Supplements May Be Too Much of a Good Thing

Iodine Supplement

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  • The American Thyroid Association (ATA) has issued a warning about the risks of too much iodine from iodine, potassium iodide and kelp supplements
  • Ingesting more than 1,100 mcg of iodine per day (the tolerable upper limit) may cause thyroid dysfunction, according to the ATA, but many supplements may contain iodine in amounts that are up to several thousand times higher than the tolerable upper limit
  • Iodine is a vitally important nutrient that is detected in every organ and tissue; along with being necessary for proper thyroid function it may also play a role in diseases ranging from fibromyalgia to cancer
  • Iodine deficiency is believed to be widespread in many parts of the world, but the best choice to optimize your levels is likely via iodine-rich foods like toxin-free sea vegetables, spirulina, raw milk and eggs

By Dr. Mercola

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) has issued a statement warning about the risks of too much iodine, especially from iodine, potassium iodide and kelp supplements.


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