First developed by a French physician in 1880 named Lugol who originated a solution which contains iodine in a solution of potassium iodide. This solution has become known and used ever since as a recognized standard for dietary Iodine supplementation.
Common Iodine Uses
Iodine is commonly known to have a major effect on thyroid function, being a main component of the thyroid hormone thyroxine. However, Iodine has many other effects, from controlling the effects of oestrogen on breast tissue to protecting against the effects of radioactivity.
Iodine has always been a huge advantage for those who want to lose weight. Iodine is the main component of thyroxine, the thyroid component which controls metabolism. As metabolic rate controls the amount of “fuel” burned by the body for energy, iodine deficiency can result in a decreased metabolic rate, hence the supplemental advantages in weight.
Function of Iodine in the Human Body:
1. The mind simply works better when the body is supplied the iodine it needs.
2. Iodine is one of the best oxidizing catalysts diminishing storage of unwanted fat.
3. Thyroid gland stores iodine from the blood passing through it every 17 minute
4. Anti Pathogen like colloidal silver
5. Blood cleansing
6. Accelerates weight loss
7. Balances glandular functions particularly the thyroid
1. Eating foods which analysis has shown are particularly rich in iodine. Among these are: all food out of the ocean, radishes, asparagus, carrots, tomatoes, spinach, rhubarb, potatoes, peas, strawberries, mushrooms, lettuce, bananas, cabbage, egg yolk, and onions.
2. Painting a small area of the body with tincture of iodine.
3. Taking preparations known to be rich in iodine. One of these is cod-liver oil. Another is Lugol’s solution of iodine. Still another is kelp.