NAKA VEGETABLE IODINE DROPS 30ml
Iodine is a building block for the thyroid hormones T3 and T4. It is found mainly in the thyroid gland and is needed to produce thyroids hormones that stimulate the body's basal metabolic rate. It is important for burning fat and increase energy. The presence of iodine can make a tremendous difference in one's personality and eventually their body shape. Naka's Iodine Drops are derived from Kelp & Seaweed in a base of vegetable glycerin (The glycerin base in Naka's iodine makes it one of the best tasting on the market.) While too little Iodine can lead to an under active thyroid, too much can potentially be harmful. For this reason, Iodine sourced from seaweeds is recommended over inorganic sources such as potassium or sodium iodine.
Iodine (Potassium Iodide)..........1mg
(colloidal, derived from kelp and seaweed)
Other Ingredients: Ethyl alcohol, glycerine (vegetable), filtered water.
Take 5 - 10 drops in water or juice daily.
Potassium iodide is a salt of stable iodine. For the most part, we can get adequate amounts of stable iodine from the foods that we eat. Potassium iodide is a medicinal form of stable iodine.
Following a radiological or nuclear event, radioactive iodine is released into the air, and taken up through our lungs when we breathe. It can also contaminate local food supply and water supply and be ingested. Once present in the body, the thyroid gland will begin to rapidly absorb it/take it up. Potassium iodide competes with radioactive iodine at receptor sites. It fills these sites and prevents the thyroid from taking up any of the radioactive substance. Its action at these receptor sites lasts 24 hours, meaning the thyroid is unable to take up any iodine – stable or radioactive – during that time.
Often difficult to get from the diet, iodine is an essential trace mineral necessary for overall health. Your thyroid gland needs this mineral to manufacture optimum levels of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothryonine (T3). These hormones – based on iodine and the amino acid tyrosine – regulate your body's overall metabolism and also play a regulating role for other hormones produced by the body.
When there is not enough iodine present, your thyroid (located in the throat area) is unable to produce enough thyroid hormone causing weight gain, low energy, poor concentration (brain fog), depression, blood sugar fluctuations and other symptoms.
It is important to understand that potassium iodide does not protect the body as a whole from radioactive iodine, nor does it prevent any other body part from taking it up. It's actions are very specific to the thyroid. It has no effect on other radioactive elements, like cesium, nor the effects these elements may have on the body.
Infants and children are at the highest risk of developing thyroid cancer due to an accumulation of radioactive iodine. Infants who are breast feeding still need some sort of supplementation, as the breast milk will not contain enough stable iodine to protect the infant from exposure. It is recommended that adults (18+) take a dose of 130 mg (or two 65 mg tabs), children ages 3-18 years should take only 65 mg, unless adult sized (at this time the adult dose is recommended). Infants and children between 1mos – 3 years are recommended to take 32 mg. And newborns are told to take 16 mg.
A one time dose of potassium iodide is usually all that is recommended . If there is a threat that radioactive iodine will be in the environment for longer than 24 hours, public health officials may inform the public to take the supplement for a few days in a row. Please ask the advice of your local healthcare practitioner or public health agency. There are several health risks associated with high dosage or long-term dosage of potassium iodide, especially in infants and children, or those with a pre- existing thyroid condition. Taking more than is recommended for a longer period of time will not offer any more protection and may be putting these individuals at risk.
Iodine has become so difficult to get in the diet that staple foods like salt are now enriched with iodine. In the case of iodized salt the inorganic form of iodine is added. Natural, organic sources, such as those derived from the seaweeds kelp and bladderwrack are much more absorbable and easier for the thyroid gland to use that the inorganic (mined) sources used to enrich foods.
In a supplement form, iodine is usually derived from natural seaweed sources and is available in both liquid and capsule, or tablet, forms. The standardized types of these supplements contain a higher level of iodine and a consistent amount in each tablet – usually about 150mcg. This is the preferred form for clinical use in low thyroid conditions, while the un-standardized kelp is suitable for people in need of a daily supplement.
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