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 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. Cap needs to be removed and dropper inserted.)
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.)
Contra-indications: Do not take if you have any thyroid condition or are on thyroid medication. Also, if pregnant or breastfeeding‚ please consult a health professional before taking this or any other product.
Side effects: None known provided thyroid is functioning normally.
Allergen information: A few people do have reactions to iodine on the skin, but it is not that common. Please check with just 1 drop first.
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.