I read in some places that high doses of Iodine can reduce LH which stimulates the testicles to produce testosterone. Some people on here were complaining about having missing periods as well. So can idoine reduce sex hormones? One of the reasons why I am taking it is to increase testosterone as I know it helps with estrogen dominance. Any help thanks.
I was going to take Tamoxifen, a Breast Cancer drug, to raise my fsh and lh and thus testosterone because it blocks estrogen from binding to the breasts and hypothalamus. But I figured I would try Iodine first since it may help with estrogen dominance.
See these people on here are talking about 'halides' all the time, and I don't care about that. I care about feeling good and getting my testosterone levels up. If Iodine won't do that then why do I need to take outrageous dosages? I either feel a good benefit or I don't. As of now I am not feeling anything and was doing better with just taking my Armour Thyroid, but I will give the 50mg a chance with the companion nutrients. However I feel like it is just reducing my thyroid output like it did last time I took 15mg of iodine (I have labs to prove it unlike the people on here providing anecdotes). I also feel a difference...like my thyroid is getting sluggish again. I will wait and see...if I start gaining weight again like I did last time then I am stopping this because obviously my body doesn't need/want it.
When i started Iodine protocol(300mg), my libido did go up(3-4months ago).
Still also.. Every time i take it(iodine, 300mg) i get this libido surge lol
Remember that Iodine can make you deficent in nutrients, especially with high doses, so supplementation is a must.
Ted from earth clinic wrote it improved libido in both sexs and the female clients actually got pregnant while on it.
Also i remember him saying that there were results in men complaining about testicle pain. And was resolved by masturbation.
also gave it to her boyfriend and worked. I dont stalk you that much LOL (excuse:eager learner!)
been using it for 3-4months along with iodine. It works with iodine and without iodine. Borax that is.
Zinc every second day with some copper.
I know that if you have high cortisl levels it would make you harder to improve your T-score. Fixing that, fixing your Adrenals. High cortisol levels make it harder to improve your T-Score, reducing stress.
Holy Basil, Licorce ROOT etc
I can't find the link atm,but there was a guy who used SSKI for a year 600mg high dose. He said his sexua| energy improved massively and never tires!
He was also saying that the reason why mens penis are getting smaller and womens breasts are getting bigger is a lack of iodine.
Also High on Water, recently wrote increase in body mass weight. more toned and firmer. That was relate to Testosterone hormones adjusting to be where they should be.
hopefully it was what you wanted to hear! :)
**edit also about "halides" post you said.
I think these so called "halides" your talking about are actually blocking your libido or your T-score.
There is a basis... it's hard to avoid halide poisoning in the world we live in. So unless you've gotten them out (or you've just been lucky enough to live in the middle of a crystal clean rainforest your whole life)-they're there.
This is an interesting discussion. My partner is trying to get off TRT right now and I've been wondering if Iodine therapy would help him.
Can halides block natural testosterone production? He's had low T ever since his teens.
"Why is it that the old-timers took 700mg/day for their entire lives and never had problems like I now do? Well, my theory is that the old-timers, and the present-day Japanese, had/have stronger thyroid glands due to their iodine-rich environments from the womb on out into the world. There was also limited exposure to halogen-class metals to weakend the thyroid in its' developmental stage which would account for this. In the same manner, testosterone levels and penis sizes keep going down while breast sizes keep going up as we march forward in time."
Thank you albaover; you are doing good; glad you are posting at the forum!
I can confirm that libido has increased in myself and to keep my boyfriends on my level I give them Borax in addition to iodine. LoL
Iodine is needed to make every single hormone in the body.
Periods has normalized for me and loads of other women here at the forum. But it take some time; I would at least give it a year. For me, that was hypo T I had periods every 21-23 days. It is now 27 days, only one day from the perfeckt 28 I used to have.
- in a transient phase everything can get worse; this is a little different from person to person; and a little difficult to predict.
The most successful cases I know of are the ones that have done the full protocol for some length of time.
"Thank you albaover; you are doing good; glad you are posting at the forum!"
i was actually quiet nervous posting what i did, but now i got a RR i feel totally awesome. But i don't really deserve it cause i was too chicken to post it. Had to get my little sister to click Send LOL
Then i chased her around the house for 10mins until she tired! LOL
"I can confirm that libido has increased in myself and to keep my boyfriends on my level I give them Borax in addition to iodine. LoL"
You do realize you are citing stuff that is involved in SELLING iodine? It isn't any independent organization/university/etc. that is saying that. My grandpa is 95 and very healthy and never took Lugol'sIodine and still doesn't today. Like I said...I will keep taking the 50mg till the iodoral is done, if I haven't noticed a benefit then I am going to brush high dose Iodine off as crack science.
I am citing stuff that works. I am trying to help you! and the rest of us are. I would say how rude you are but at the same time i feel sorry for you too. Cause i understand your fustration and your attitude/agressiveness. Your demanding and negativity. I can relate. We are all here to help you! remember that please! :)
As bad as your low Testosterone is. People are sicker then you and dying everyday. Doctors don't care. They want 10minute patients, in and out. Thats horrible, i understand, i saw lots last year, to the point where i screamed at the doctor and told him off for thinking that i wasn't sick even tho i was sick, my tounge was fury white coated, dizzy, lost 10 kilos, felt like death 24/7 everyday! WHAT DID THEY DO? recomend Depression tablets. I was horrified, i thought my life was over, until i saw the word Iodine. Iodine gives hope, strength, patients and more love, well, thats what i recieved as a blessing! Then i met GinaGirl and that was another blessing! another post for that soon!:)
We leave in a busy world where money comes first.
Who can afford being sick today? no one. Lives too quick.
Any one that takes Iodine must be REALLY sick and desperate, i believe. You realise that when you do get really sick. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A QUICK CURE! NO QUICK CURE FOR testosterone. IT WILL JUST COME BACK SOONER OR LATER! floppy and loose and wrinkly.
If your not sick(which is impossible cause all the halides into today society are everywhere), well thats okay too, cause iodine, treats everything head to toe, inside and out with companions as listed on this site. Your grandpa "95" years old. Thats great, awesome, something that everyone would love to live too! But i would love to live to 60 WITH full of energy, beauitful skin, libido with a good heart, lots of LOVE and patience and POSTIVITY then LIVE to 95 and be a cranky old barstad -excuse me, not saying your grandpa is. But majourity of oldies i see as i go to the "Retirement Village" every second day to help my Dads parents, are, LIKE THIS, PARKISONS and DEMENTIA they both have. My dads dad, my Grandfather, a Vietnam war veteren. MY DAD CHANGES HIS NAPPIES, HOW AWFUL :(. I WOULD WANT TO DIE THEN MY SON CHANGE MY NAPPIES. IODINE GIVES LIFE BACK, BELIEVE IT OR NOT. FACT.
But they also didn't live in our ever changing environment FULL of halides i might ADD.
Yes they did have Fluriode and Bromine but i believe to a certain extent. Hitler and Joesph Stalin, TSK TSK, naughty. Oh and government, another day for that LOL.
Also imagine what the diseases they are having at that age, its going to become quicker too us, happen faster to us.
Its a forum that when the doctors don't help you or don't get any better. People start using the net until they find something that gives them hope. I cried when i saw the word Iodine and also curezone.com/GINA, call me crazy, something about it clicked too me. It was like when i saw this beautiful girl the other day. Tremors, heart beating quickly and breathless like completion LOL.
I hope you don't give up on Iodine. As i and many others are in your same position or well have been. Angryness, attitude and upset and you will probably kick your self years to come.
So please, until you completed a few months on Iodine with the companions*. Come back and rant. But you first you must give it time! Patience!
There is also people on here that need more help then you, then you complaining about your Testosterone levels. Cancer, canidida, diseases, Hypo-T, Adrenal fatigue.
I also mean that in a nice way, no disrespect btw.
But we will help you or do the best we can.
All the best,
ALSO as my mentor and friend Ginagirl said, "PUSHING LIKE A DRUG PUSHER CAUSE IT WORKS LOL"
"Always remember that If you don't let it get to you, the worst thing that happens to you just MIGHT be the best thing for you. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come."
- Kelechi Opara
MY fav movie, well one of them. Rudy. All about keeping at it!
"Do you hear me clear enough?"
For me I felt better with my thyroid meds+around 7mg of Iodine from kelp granules. But I bought iodoral because I do believe Iodine has a therapeutic benefit...but 50 mg may not be therapeutic...FOR ME. Just because some web site that obviously is biased has an anecdote about iodine doesn't mean I will believe it...I am being open minded but I won't give into this cult mentality of extreme dosing without proof. Other than stories or biased doctors (Guy Abraham). Obviously iodine is helpful, but is it helpful at 50mg? I feel like it isn't but will give it a shot thanks for your responses.
Are you taking the companion supplements, doing the salt flushes, supporting the liver with milk thistle and/or NAC?
Detox symptoms can whip your butt and sometimes overwhelm you -- but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
If your testosterone is low, why not get some bio-identical topical from an MD to boost it? Have you looked into pregnenolone to support your adrenals? It does help. Pregnenolone has stopped my hot flashes completely and that horrible ache in my thighs. I've found that because my adrenals are bad, I need 300mg to do this though.
retinoid. Don't ever give up. Keep researching until you please.
As trapper said. "Do you want to pull your tooth out slowly with lots of pain or pull it quick and with less"
I can't tell you that my infected fungus on my toe nails are healed. Or my coated tounge full of fungus, disappeared. As i have no evidence. But trust me, i wouldn't be sitting on this pc of mine talking to you telling you lies. JUST FOR FUN! cause i feel like it lol! :)
As the girl that i am crazy about at the moment said once to me a while ago that hit me hard:P get it? just joking lol
But seriously she said,
"It will open your eyes. Be prepared for your world to change for good."
I was on Iodine when she said, and being negative towards it until she said that too me, coincidence? maybe? but i needed that.. especially when she said it!
If you had fungus in your mouth that means you have something really wrong with your body. The two usual explanations is antibiotic use or AIDS or long term immune suppression (chemo, prednisone, etc.). It isn't caused by halides.
If these don't apply to you then you probably didn't have fungus in your mouth.
Well my experience with 25-50mg daily dosage for about 4 months was a cure for dandruff which I had since I was a child. Not a cult member but this did it...there is no other explanation. My money situation does not allow me to buy enough for large daily dosage but every 3 days I take 25 mgs and my hair/scalp has retained its health after battling with dandruff for 45 years. I know this is just another anecdote, but enough anecdotes add up to data.
I do believe Iodine in certain quanitites has beneficial effects...when I took Iodine in kelp I felt a lot better. I also had an acne flare up (the only detox symptom that I have ever had as well as my eczema getting worse). I don't have any detox symptoms now...just feeling a little sluggish. I know it has benefits...and I will continue to take like 7mg indefinitely a day, but not 50mg. I will wait till I am done with this bottle and keep taking the selenium, b complex, vitamin c and then will go back to taking like 7mg most likely.
When I started Iodine I took it low and slow for half a year, not much happened. I had major health issues.
I felt had the choice to fly high or drop it all together; I had not this forum to help me back then, so I was quite nervous about the high dosages.
I made the right choice and had a terrible three months of detox.
Since then I have had 3 terrific years, with minor health issues.
Hello Ginagirl, What is considered for you High doses??? Im heading to 50 mg possibly next week, im doing already 36 mg roughly a day of Iodines plus complements( Sunbathing, vitamin B complex from Brewers yeast, magnesium chloride hexahydrate transdermal, 2 brazil nuts, red korean ginseng, a bit of grape seed oil, turmeric 3 X a day + "a hanful of chinese beetles from chinese medicine for the whole health, LOL ). what do you suggest to me, head to 100mg sooner???? or 50 mg wil do the job??? Plus i have ordered 250 gms of borax from UK, following your long and good advice on boron, and a cartoon with 96 serving sizes of 5 mg of boron each tablet... How much Boron can i start with, to complement with Iodine???? I would love comments along my journey... any help will be very much grateful accepted...
You do realize that 50mg is not "high dose" right? I did not begin to notice any difference until I went up to 100mg - body temperature is beginning to come up - was 97.4 in the early evening - now is 98.2. Still low but keep taking more and becoming more and more cognitively clear and energetic.