There are two sources of iodine in the Iosol formulation. One is from kelp. Iodine in kelp is naturally in the form of potassium iodide. However, potassium iodine is not very soluble in water and may be difficult for your body to easily use. For example, if you get liquid potassium Iodide on your clothes it causes a permanent stain of red. If you get Iosol Iodine on your clothes the red will evaporate out in a few minutes or readily come out with washing. In fact, potassium Iodide has been shown to congest the thyroid gland when taken in high doses and is how Hashimotos thyroiditis was first discovered (Japanese citizens consuming too many sea vegetables). This is why I don't use potassium iodide.
During the production of Iosol, iodine is extracted from kelp and made into pure iodine crystals. This is not potassium iodide, rather it is an unbound form of iodine.
The second form of iodine used is ammonium iodide, a form that readily dissolves in water. These two forms of iodine are combined in a proprietary manner in a base of vegetable glycerin.
Ammonium iodide is a combination of the mineral iodine and ammonium (NH4). This is a synthesized compound, not derived from a food source. It has superior bioavailability as the iodine readily disassociates from the ammonium upon exposure to water, producing a free iodide ion exactly what your body would like to use in metabolism.
Some people think that ammonium (NH4) sounds like some sort of toxin, compared to potassium or sodium iodide. This is far from the case. As different from ammonium, ammonia (NH3) is an irritant gas with a pungent odor. Anhydrous ammonia (meaning no water in the ammonia) is the third most synthesized chemical in the U.S., with one-third of it used by the farming industry as fertilizer and animal feed. The ability to fix nitrogen in some type of compound is vital to the growth of plants and crops. Many household cleaning products use ammonia in the form of NH3 plus water.
On the other hand, ammonium is a primary source of nitrogen for humans. It is involved in many cellular chemistry reactions necessary for health. As dietary protein is metabolized ammonium is produced. The liver converts any extra ammonium to urea, which is easily cleared through the urea cycle. The amount of ammonium in Iosol can act as a nutrient in normal cell metabolism or it can readily be cleared by the liver. The amount of ammonium in a dose of Iosol is trivial compared to the amount of ammonium produced in routine protein metabolism.
The bottom line is that Iosol Iodine is a very safe and effective form of iodine to use as a dietary supplement. In my experience over the past twenty years it has routinely produced outstanding results.
Let's be clear here. I am not lying. Are you referring to the description I posted directly from the web site link?
I am concerned about the form of Iodine I am taking. Does anyone know if it is safe in high doses? I realize many are taking potassium Iodide without any congestion and I will go to that form but had been taking this kind without any issues (trying to find something that works with Hashi's). Just wanted to know the answer to that question.
Hashi required Mercury, taking only Se without REAL Chelation will force the Se to bond to Hg, but this means that eventually it will drop the Hg since it can't produce a permanent bond.
This leaves Se in positive charged state, those expressions alone are bad enough: http://homeoint.org/books/boericmm/s/sel.htm
I've learned a lot over the years from Byron Richards over at Wellness Resources. But he is no fan of large doses of iodine, especially potassium iodide. This also is on the website --
"Caution: We have received numerous reports of people taking 25 mg to 50 mg of potassium iodide-containing supplements each day, typically in the form of Lugols or Iodoral. I do not support the use of this protocol as the form of iodine used is inferior and the chance of congesting the thyroid with insoluble potassium iodide is elevated - a needless risk to take for any person trying to improve their health. I have never had any trouble helping people balance thyroid function on far less iodine intake, especially when synergistic thyroid support nutrition is used."
That being said, I have used Iosol in the past. For all I know, I still have the rest of the bottle in the back of my cupboard. I did not do well on it, even with just 4 drops. Naturally, the more I took, the worse I felt. From my experience, it didn't fit well with my body. On the other hand, I've done very well with upwards of 150 mg Iodoral and several hundred milligrams of potassium iodide. I used Iodoral because the Lugol's bothered my stomach.
Is Iosol safe in high doses for you? Maybe. I just don't know. The bulk of our experience is with Lugol's, Iodoral, and potassium iodide or SSKI. Occasionally some have posted about using Iosol, so you might search on Iosol within this forum to see if anything resonates with you.
thyroid is the least of the problems concerning iodine. thyroid is easy. i had my thyroid recovering without any iodine. but when i heard Iodine would chelate fluoride from a post by V, well, that and wombats FBD started all this. i was in to get rid of fluoride. that takes a hell of a lot more than 25mg of any form of iodine.
went to the eye doctor the other day. she said she doesn't see the usual cloudiness in the back of my retina associated with getting old and being my age. she said it was bright and shiny back there. got me some new ernest hemmingway designer frames, too.
oxygenate, hydrate, flush, cleanse, sweat, soak, fast, eat raw basically the top ten forums at curezone. it goes a lot faster if you take Iodine and those minerals and thyroid glandulars. but you cant neglect the basics. thats why i am grateful that Iodine came last. i never would have learned the others like i did. iodine is not a drug, even though it can be used as one. KI is just food, like salt.