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.
The average daily Japanese consumption of iodine ranges from 5,280 to 13,800 mcg of iodine, over 25 times more iodine than Americans and Europeans due to their daily consumption of sea vegetables etc., and they have reduced rates of many chronic diseases.
They also enjoy the No. 1 lowest obesity rate in the developed world, including the lowest rates of cancer, and they live longer and healthier than everyone on Earth.
THE THYROID GLAND
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that is normally located in the lower front of the neck just below the Adam’s apple. The thyroid’s job is to make thyroid hormones, which are secreted into the blood and then carried to every tissue in the body.
Thyroid hormone helps the body use energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working as they should.
All organs and tissues in the body seem to be affected by thyroid hormones. A few additional, well-documented effects of thyroid hormones include:
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.
Central nervous system: Both decreased and increased concentrations of thyroid hormones lead to alterations in mental state. Too little thyroid hormone and the individual tend to feel mentally sluggish, while too much induces anxiety and nervousness.
Reproductive system: Normal reproductive behaviour and physiology is dependent on having essentially normal levels of thyroid hormone. Hypothyroidism in particular is commonly associated with infertility.
Cardiovascular system: Thyroid hormones increases heart rate, cardiac contractility and cardiac output. They also promote vasodilation, which leads to enhanced blood flow to many organs.
Growth: Thyroid hormones are necessary for normal growth in children and adults.
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.
Thyroid Imbalances can cause the following symptoms
- inability to tolerate heat
- irritability or nervousness
- muscle weakness or tremors
- sleep disturbances
- vision problems or eye irritation
- dry, coarse skin and hair
- weak nails
- frequent, heavy menstrual periods
- hoarse voice
- inability to tolerate cold
- weight gain
- cold hands and feet
- WHITE IODINE
- The following is a list of white iodine’s many uses.
Hair Loss (alopecia areata)
White Iodine can be applied directly to the scalp for the treatment of alopecia areata, hair loss. Apply White Iodine directly to the affected area once per day and you should see results in a few weeks of application.
White Iodine can be applied to the tip of the fingernail and just underneath at the tip. This is for the treatment of fungal growth but will also strengthen weak or brittle fingernails.
First Aid and Antiseptic uses
White Iodine can be used as an antiseptic and applied topically to cuts and abrasions etc. It will not stain your clothes like brown Iodine, although it says that it is white it is actually colourless and clear.
With the addition of bromate and other Halides to our food supply and our water systems, which have interfered with the body’s ability to absorb and utilise Iodine, giving rise to the possible need to supplement your iodine intake.
Please Note: Do not use on your scalp if you have your hair dyed as it could react with the dye causing a discoloration of your hair.
Please note that the above list is for information purposes only and it is strongly recommended that you do your own research and consult with your GP before starting taking any new supplements internally.