Welcome to Ultrapure Solutions IODINE 101 where you'll find everything you need to know about Lugols Iodine Solution, Tincture of Iodine and Iodine in general also known as I2.
WHAT IS LUGOLS IODINE SOLUTION?
Our pure pharmaceutical grade 15% Lugol's Iodine solution is the Original Formula created by the French physician Jacques Lugol MD 1829. Iodine is recognized by the World Health Organizations List of essential medicines, and is considered by many as the most effective and safest medicine needed in our health system.
WHAT IS LUGOLS IODINE SOLUTION USED FOR?
Lugols Iodine is a medication and disinfectant used for a number of purposes.
Research has shown Iodine to benefit our energy levels and to improve our mental alertness and cognitive function, and it also helps in the metabolism of fats in the body. It helps the reproductive system, assists in nerve and bone formation, and helps produce full and shiny hair. It gives us a greater ability to tolerate cold, it strengthens the immune system and helps remove toxic chemicals and radiation from our system, and it even helps us in having a good night’s sleep.
Iodine is an essential trace element and an integral component of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones are required for normal growth and development of our bodies. Proper amounts of iodine are needed for growth of our brain. Iodine is linked with normal cognitive function, and the process in the brain responsible for memory, attention, clear thinking, learning, reasoning, and decision making.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE AN IODINE DEFICIENCY?
There is an easy way to find out if you are deficient in Iodine, simply do a Patch Test!
You must use only a weak solution for this so you would need to dilute the iodine 1 drop iodine to 6 drops water!
LUGOL’S IODINE PATCH TEST INSTRUCTIONS
- In the morning, after showering, find a cotton bud and paint a 3 inch by 3 inch square on the skin of your inner forearm, or on your abdomen, or on your inner thigh.
- Observe the colouration of the patch over the next 24 hours.
- If the patch has discoloured or faded significantly then you can conclude that you are deficient in Iodine. Take Lugol’s Iodine supplement!
- Repeat the Iodine Patch Test every 1-2 weeks.
CAN LUGOLS HELP ME LOSE WEIGHT
According to Google ‘iodine for weight loss’ is the most popular search term that brings people towards taking an Iodine supplement.
- Metabolism: Thyroid hormones affect your metabolic rate, which means how fast or slow your brain, heart, muscles, liver, and other parts of your body work.
- Carbohydrate metabolism: Thyroid hormones stimulate almost all aspects of carbohydrate metabolism, including enhancement of insulin-dependent entry of glucose into cells and increased gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis to generate free glucose.
DOES LUGOLS CONTAIN SOLVENTS OR CHEMICALS
Our Lugols Iodine is very pure. It is created using Pharmaceutical Grade potassium Iodide and Iodine crystals in pure distilled water. No chemicals or solvents are used in this process.
HOW MUCH IODINE DOES LUGOLS CONTAIN?
15% Lugols Contains the following:
Potassium iodide content – KI 5.08mg
Elemental iodine content – I² 2.54mg
Total Iodine Content 7.62mg
HOW MUCH IODINE SHOULD I TAKE?
We would suggest taking 1 drop per day only although many people take much more than this.
WHAT DO I DO IF I SPILL LUGOLS IODINE
Iodine will stain whatever it touches. The only thing I have found to remove the stain is Vitamin C powder. A vitamin C tablet may work also!
SHOULD I CONSULT WITH MY DOCTOR BEFORE USING LUGOL’S IODINE?
We recommend consulting with your Health Care Professional before taking any vitamin or supplement.
No information mentioned on our site is intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any medical condition. The knowledge contained on this website is for educational purposes only. We here at Ultrapure Solution cannot be held responsible for any misuse of our products.