Lugol's Iodine Solution is one of the most effective iodine supplements.
Lugol's Iodine (also known as Lugol's Solution) was developed by French physician J. G. A. Lugol, who first made the mixture of iodine and potassium iodide in water as an antiseptic and disinfectant. Since then, it is considered the safest source of the element iodine — important for optimum thyroid function and for blocking out unhealthy forms of iodine.
Lugol's Iodine Solution is usually taken transdermally — through the skin. It is available in both 7% and 15% strengths.
|7%||3.48mg iodine + 5.25mg iodide per drop (1/20ml)|
|15%||7.55mg iodine + 11.25mg iodide per drop (1/20ml)|
Suggested use: Apply 1-4 drops onto the skin for transdermal use. (Dropper is included separately.)
Internal use: Only take internally after consulting a healthcare professional.
Max dose: Once daily for three weeks.
Ingredients: Distilled water, iodine, potassium iodide. (Contains no additives.)
Warnings: Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding or have thyroid problems.
7% Lugol's Iodine - buy 6+ and the unit price will be reduced by 15%,
15% Lugol's Iodine - buy 6+ and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.
Food supplement name: Lugol's Iodine Solution - 7% & 15% concentrations
Used nutritionally for: Thyroid support
Available sizes: 50mL in both 7% & 15% concentrations.
Directions: Apply 1-4 drops onto the skin for transdermal use. (If taking orally, please do so under supervision of a health practitioner.)
Contraindications: Do not take if hypersensitive to iodine or potassium. Also avoid for the following conditions: active tuberculosis; goitre; high amounts of potassium in the blood; kidney disease with reduction in kidney function; chronic inflammatory skin disease marked by blisters; pregnancy; a progressive disease of the thyroid gland; Urticarial Vasculitis; TB involving the lungs.
Allergens & potential side-effects: Contains iodine and potassium. Always check with a tiny amount on the skin first if unsure.
Dietary information: Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
Suggested combinations: Combine BioBran for full immune support
Dropper Included: Dropper is supplied with every bottle. Remove the cap and put dropper in. However, do not store for long periods with dropper inserted as the iodine oxidises the dropper bulb over time.
Potassium Content: Some individuals on a low-potassium diet may be concerned about taking Lugol's Iodine as it contains potassium. However, we are talking very small doses here: 1.75mg potassium per drop in the 7% solution and 3.75mg of potassium per drop in the 15% solution. By comparison, foods considered LOW in potassium (recommended for example for those with kidney issues) have many many times more potassium per serving. So it is very unlikely that the potassium levels in Lugol's Iodine will pose any problems.