As I sit here writing this post while drinking my iodized water I'm realizing how beneficial iodine can be for my body.
By 1924 salt was iodized and sold nationally. Iodine was originally added to salt to prevent goiters. Which you get from lack of iodine.
Iodized table salt contains 74 mcg of iodine for every gram of salt. To get sufficient iodine you’d need to eat 168 grams of salt every day!
I personally don't use table salt. I purchase a celtic sea salt or a salt that is 100% organic and has never been processed.
- muscle cramps,
- cold hands and feet,
- proneness to weight gain,
- poor memory,
- depression and headaches,
- dry skin, and brittle nails.
Please consult your physician first to determine if iodine supplements should be added into your daily routine. First find out if you do have a specific condition that requires you to take iodine supplements in the first place.
The Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Mayo Clinic) explains that the problem with a thyroid conditions might not be a lack of iodine in your diet, but a lack of ability for your thyroid to absorb the iodine you are eating.
Taking more iodine supplements would not solve this problem.
Too much iodine can overload your body. The results of this may be:
- delirium and other short-term problems.
- permanent damage to your intestines and brain.
If you have any questions about iodine there are a couple books you should read.
- Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It by David Brownstein, M.D
- Iodine- Bring Back the Universal Medicine by Mark Sircus, Ac. O.M.D