Because I am down the roads (another) 3 months, I have experimented with some supplements. I decided to post it, as it may (hopefully) contain some valuable info, if anyone ever may bump into this topic (while experiencing the same issues). What I lately found out was something regarding vitamin A (not the carotene one).
My Multi contains about 5000IU of vitamin A (3000IU is beta-carotene and 2000IU is Retinol).
However, I never took extra vitamin A, because I was scared of overdosing or experiencing side-effects. However, I took some cod liver oil (which also contains vitamin A, 3000IU). I already took alot of fish oils, so it shouldn't be the omega 3 affecting anything. The only difference, is the extra vitamin A in it. This would put me at 5000IU of retinol and 3000IU of beta-carotene (that's pretty much 8000IU, I still don't know if this is alot but I am scared of continuing this dose).
HOWEVER, the big difference is that alot of my acne has cleared up (not that it was bad, but I clearly had some pimples) over the past days. And it feels that the stuck feeling in my thyroid has become less too (altough I need to take the dose for a longer time to actually know if it's going to lessen that feeling, it might aswell be a placebo effect hehe. The pimples however really did clear up, as my skin also feels alot smoother now. Never thought this extra vitamin A would make that much difference.
It's so weird though. I am so sure that I get at least 400mg of magnesium daily, but I also work out heavily. On those days, I also apply topical magnesium oil. I take bigger doses orally and that would put me at 800-1000mg total (only on heavy workout days). The complex I am using right now is from Innate (http://eu.iherb.com/pr/Innate-Response-Formulas-Magnesium-300-Powder-4-7-oz-132-g/64716). U can find the info in the link, it's a blend of citrate, malate and glyicate.
Before this brand, I used the it's NOW one (used glycinate, but didn't like that one, so mainly citrate). Got some laxative effects on higher doses.
It's malate, so it might be less laxative and it has 500mg per serving. 100 doses per bottle, seems like a good deal right?? I don't know whether malate is a good source though, I read it was but could u confirm this for me?
Max you will need to take is 200mg, since the absorption is way higher than most pill forms of magnesium. But warning, these taste disgusting.
I can tell you for a fact, every time I stop taking iodine with salt I have major joint pain. I don't know why, I just know it happens. It makes my hands feel very stiff and if I go long enough without salt, I can barely move my wrists. The longer I go, the worse it gets.
From what I understand, Iodine releases toxins into the bloodstream, and salt is necessary to help flush them out. As far as your kindey stones, I have no clue, I've never researched that.
Hopefully I dont have worms lol - I've never craved ice cream in my life, even now!
I've only eaten ice cream like crazy two times in my life - Slurpees and Ben-and-Jerrys. I usually never even eat it. I ate the Slurpees everyday because I was trying to save money and 3 taquitos + a slurpee was a great deal. Then started eating ice cream everyday ONLY BECAUSE I wanted to find out which Ben and Jerrys flavor was the best lol.
And yea I have heard that low thyroid people crave ice cream, but couldn't find any link to metabolism. And the thing is - it only supercharges my metabolism WITH IODINE. Without iodine, it seems to work a little, but not nearly as effectively.
I still believe it has to do with the temperature, not the nutritional contents. When I switched from drinking a medium Coke with dinner, to drinking a Slurpee with dinner, the nutritional contents basically stayed the same - sugar, chemical flavors, dye.
Oh, goodness, the genetic thing was just a general comment. We all have genetic anomalies, and looking in from the outside doesn't always tell what's happening.
I had the same response to magnesium oil.
Sea salt is a nonprocessed salt, so, yes, it's good to use with your water. You just want to keep salt and water balanced so you don't feel dried up.
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Hard to say whether this is Iodine related or simply coincidental. What I do know is that bromine can exit the skin and cause all manner of reactions. If it is Iodine related, when you stay the course it will eventually correct itself.
I posted this a few days ago, but got no response.
I believe this is one of the greatest discoveries for people with low thyroid symptoms.
IODINE + ICE CREAM = MAJOR THYROID BOOSTER!
I have been taking Iodine off and on for the last 3-4 years, along with the co-supplements. When I first started taking it I lost a lot of weight and my face got A LOT less puffy (similar to the picture of this girl). At the time, I was drinking Slurpees everyday and I never thought the Slurpees could be related to the reduction in low-thyroid symptoms.
So off and on over the past 3-4 years, I continued to take Iodine and I never had the same effect as when I first started taking it. Then I randomly started to eat a tub of Ben and Jerry's ice cream every day (as a meal) for like 10 days and noticed the EXACT same effects as when I was drinking slurpees everyday - puffy face reduction, weight loss. So I've continued eating ice cream every day for about 30 days now and continue to see results.
My theory is that the cold temperatures somehow boost or help regulate thyroid hormones.
I have read that sugar is somewhat necessary for thyroid function and that "low carb" diets hurt thyroid function. However I do not believe the effect was caused by an increase in sugar because I already eat a lot of sugar and eating slurpees/ice cream every day didn't increase my daily sugar intake. (eg. I typically drink a Coke with my food - so I just replaced Coke with a Slurpee).
I usually take Iodine in the morning by itself (with real salt), then selenium/magnesium/b2/b3 at lunch, then ice cream for dinner. I do not take vitamin c.
KI is the molecule the body uses. the thyroid makes thyroid hormones with the iodine. yes, the KI molecule is broken up by the thyroid. T1, T2, T3, and T4 all designate how many atoms of Iodine they have in them in their names. KI, the molecule used to "iodize" salt, is broken aprt and recombined by the body all the time. it provides elemental Iodine to the places it is needed.
look at it this way. iodide, the salt, is just food. the elemental form as in Lugols is caustic, reactive, and corrective in nature. it is more like medicine. i still take iodine every day because i can, but is it necessary? probably not most of the time, especially in one who is iosdine sufficient, which can take 3 months or 3 years, depending on the condition of the person.
as for the lungs, KI is an expectorant, not an antibiotic. ozone directly into the blood is what i prefer for infections.
Many thanks, I think I would prefer to do that as I need support for this. What about taking a kelp tablet with just the RDA (iodine) in it, I read kelp is good for the adrenals - it is the one I used to take before I started on Iodine and it never gave me an issue.
Trapper (below) is right that you should cut down on the dosage. Ever hear the expression: Too much of a good thing? Salt is essential to our survival, but you can kill yourself with it if you ingest a cup or two in one sitting.
As to expense, you can make your own Lugol's cheaply and have enough left over to sell to friends and family for a lot less than they'd have to pay on line. Just Google "make Lugol's" and you'll see Tony's YouTube video. You'll have an initial cost--one of them being a postage scale to weigh the Iodine crystals. I think mine cost about $4 or $5.Your small investment will repay you. I made a batch of Lugol's about 2 years ago, gave some to friends and family and still have plenty for me.