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Lugol's solution (iodine supplement)

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by ihastemples » February 14, 2009 at 7:28 pm #112378

Hai,

I’m assuming since most people in the West are iodine-deficient, somebody here surely addresses this issue.

Can Lugol’s iodine be harmful if I have a thyroid disorder? Isn’t it like too much (it’s many-many times over RDA)? Did somebody die? Surely every nutrient has its limits, too much of everything is potentially hazardous (if we were to provide some parallels).

Does anyone use Lugol’s solution and how do you feel about it?

Edit: damn, wrong section.

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by crzyakta » February 14, 2009 at 8:35 pm #112381

I heard its ok…though too much iodine for some1 prone to acne is not good…so it might have an effect on hairloss too

potassium iodide is not the best form…from my own research into this last year, a cold water kelp would be your best bet…different kelps have different amounts of iodine…some have ALOT more than others

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by ihastemples » February 14, 2009 at 8:42 pm #112382

Well, you’re always gambling when you take kelp, as it can be contaminated. I’ve read that most of it is, actually. If there’s a reliable unconventional brand, then okay. But I’m not familiar with it.

Thyroid contributes to the process of hair growth and iodine regulates its function.

But what problems do you suggest it might cause in people who are prone to acne? Like, the actual acne?

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by jdp710 » February 14, 2009 at 9:51 pm #112385

I personally take lugols iodine for overall health but I never noticed increased hair growth or helping to prevent hair loss. With that said, I do believe it’s essential to be in the best of health. If you’re worried about toxicity you might look into painting some on your feet as opposed to ingesting it.

Here’s two interesting quotes:

“In Mexico, some people have used iodine as a means of preventing baldness. One woman used iodine for years as a preventive measure against baldness. She used it as a rinse after washing her hair. Another woman told me to “cure” a bald spot by dabbing iodine on the bald spot or area of thinning hair. After a while, a crust will form. Eventually, beneath the crust fine hairs will start to grow. She said it can take about three months to see the results. I don’t know if this would work with men. It’s something I’ve heard about”

“my hair grows much thicker and quickly.”

These are 2 testimonials from earthclinic. I’d recommend to read more testimonials on iodine supplementation here

Also,

“Iodine also detoxifies the body by removing mercury, fluorides, chlorides, and bromides.”

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by Saber28 » February 14, 2009 at 11:25 pm #112391

I take Iodoral for my Iodine/Iodide supplementation. I noticed a hell of a difference when I ran. About 2-3 days after I started Iodine / Iodide supplementation, I didn’t get exhausted as easily. Like I had the lungs of an 18 year old again.

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by jdp710 » February 15, 2009 at 1:09 am #112400

another testimonial for alopecia areata

“”Barb from Auckland, New Zealand writes, “Alopecia Areata is bald spots that occur all of a sudden on your scalp. I dab it on once a day on bald spots for a week to a fortnight – and then forget about it (if I can) and hope So far it seems to start the growth of hair again. It changes the scalp texture from red and irritable back to normal scalp. Within 6 weeks to 8 weeks usually spot is covering with little hairs. The iodine may even help the fatigue that comes when your hair falls out too – when a bald spot is occurring I tend to get deathly pale and feel exhausted.”

“Iodine foot painting is safer and often done only weekly. There is hardly any reaction of this unless it was done more than 4 days in a row. The best way to use iodine (Povidone Iodine) is externally and allow iodine absorption transdermally. This way you DON’T have to worry about iodine tolerance since this is absorbed rather slowly. In fact the iodine they sell in drug stores cannot be used for internal use since the solution is often an alcohol which is toxic to the body anyway. By applying to the skin, the alcohol will evaporate leaving whatever iodine it is to be absorbed. Ted”

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