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Helps with the body's metabolism and growth spurts.
IN THE BODY
The body has no problems taking in Iodine. When there is too
much, it is simply discarded in the urine.
Without the proper amount of Iodine in the body, the possibility
for hypothyroidism, goiter
and cretinism are greatly increased. Lack of Iodine is also
thought to be a reason for
fibrocystic breast disease.
Natural forms of Iodine can be found in soil, salt, dairy
products and seafood. The amount of Iodine in food depends on
where that food is grown.
- Women and Men 150 mcg
- During pregnancy 175 mcg
- During lactation 200 mcg
Acne, a loss of thyroid hormone secretion and enlargement
of the salivary glands are all
possibilities when an excess amount of Iodine is taken.
Treating fibrocystic breast cancer and deficiency problems are
proper uses of Iodine
supplements. Topical Iodine is often used as an antiseptic.
You should consult your doctor before taking any Iodine
if you are dealing with cardiac diseases, acne, heat cramps or
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