Blog — Iodine Deficiency

How to Assess Iodine Deficiency

Posted by Ben White on

Dr. Allison Smith September 28, 2018 I’m excited to do this practical piece on iodine therapy because I field a lot of questions on the matter of assessing iodine status, implementing the right iodine supplement, and monitoring that therapy. Iodine performs some crucial roles in the body, but it never acts alone. Therefore, to assess iodine deficiency, it’s imperative to test iodine and its partners - selenium, iron, magnesium, zinc, B6, cortisol, and glutathione. To assure optimal outcomes, it’s also important to check for endocrine disruptors like bromine, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic. Iodine's Relationship to Health If you do an online...

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How to Treat Iodine Deficiency: Guide

Posted by Ben White on

To start a regimen of iodine supplementation should be based on a detailed nutritional, physical, and laboratory assessment. Once the need is established, some clinicians go straight for supraphysiologic dosing while others may implement a diet rich in sea vegetables to get the job done. How do you decide where to start? The first step is understanding the different supplement forms of iodine. Supplementation Iodine exists in several oxidative states in the body which perform vastly different actions. That said, there are a couple of forms of iodine to understand before starting to prescribe iodine. A working knowledge of these forms is...

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