Iodine Article Summary
Iodine is an essential trace mineral that is required for a number of critical bodily processes including proper metabolism, brain and bone health, and thyroid function.
There is an epidemic of iodine deficiency that’s causing many people to suffer from a host of chronic health conditions, including breast cancer.
The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for iodine in the U.S. is a mere 150 micrograms (mcg).
Dr. Guy Abraham, MD, says that iodine can be safely consumed at levels up to 100,000 times higher than the government’s RDA. However, a more realistic amount for daily maintenance that Dr. Abraham recommends is 12.5 milligrams (mg) per day.
If you supplement with iodine, do NOT ingest the standard iodine tinctures sold at drug stores. Forms of iodine considered safe to swallow include potassium iodide, Lugol’s iodine solution, and Nascent iodine.