I wish I was on maintenance. Even though I've been taking iodine for a couple of years, I'm not sure I was absorbing it very well for quite a while. Apparently I'm one of the ones that really needed salt for the sodium-iodide symporters, plus ATP cofactors for organification. I already had the vitamin C covered. Once those got on target, it felt as though more of the iodine was being used. Whenever I do a trial reduction, my body complains. So, at least for a while longer, I'll be on at least a couple hundred milligrams.
Thanks for posting that reminder about Dr. Brownstein. It's really easy for me to get carried away, when my own body's drive seems to be for higher amounts than 50 mg. It's just not necessary for everybody.