Just wondering if anyone with cold hands has taken Kelp supplements (contain Iodine)? It's something to try to rule out Iodine deficiency.
"Chronically dry and cracking lips could be a sign of Iodine deficiency. You wonít find this in a textbook, and thereís no research to back me up on it, but I have seen Iodine correct dry lips virtually overnight. The first time I noticed it was in my former assistant who used to drink all the bottled water in the office in a futile attempt to moisten her lips. When I found out that she also happened to be cold all the time it occurred to me that she might need iodine. Sure enough the day after she took her first iodine pill she told me her lips felt smoother. She continued to take it every day and, a few weeks later, she also commented that she wasnít as cold any more. Since then I have seen similar results many times.
If your lips are not particularly dry, but you experience recurrent cracking and even bleeding at the edges between the upper and lower lips, you have a well-known and researched sign of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) deficiency."
I'm super new here, just started supplementing with Lugols iodine solution orally 10 days ago. I started with 91.25mg dose and for the past 5 days I've been on 127.75mg. I am taking a multivitamin containing selenium and vitamin C. I consume adequate amounts of salt.
I have read such a lot about iodine supplementation but I haven't really read anything about people taking a higher dose such as I am and not getting any detox symptoms whatsoever. Is this normal? Should I keep upping the dose until I feel something? Literally I have no negative symptoms.
Necessary to say I live a generally clean and healthy lifestyle and I don't have any health issues at all (apart from ongoing potential parasite in gut situation after living for long in India in the past). I am supplementing iodine for maintenance of health and because I have been vegetarian/vegan for a long time and NOT eating seaweed so figured I would be quite deficient.
Any advice so welcomed about this, because I cannot find anything out about it elsewhere! Thank you!
Thanks, I really needed to hear this. I know most of my concerns are irrational, but itís just ver...
Thanks, I really needed to hear this. I know most of my concerns are irrational, but it's just very frustrating to get results and feel so good and then go back to feeling bad in such a short span, especially since I was in pretty severe pain yesterday (pain is thankfully mostly gone today).
I guess I'm just being too impatient about getting this cleared up because the thought of living with this condition for the next 15-20 maybe even more years is ... not appealing to say the least.
Thanks both, I am already taking magnesium glycinate 1000mg a day and a host of other supplements,...
Thanks both, I am already taking magnesium glycinate 1000mg a day and a host of other supplements, I am nearly 60 so I am not sure progesterone would help me. I was not in any way blaming Iodine for this, I only felt that it was one of the triggers that exposed a weakness I had, having probably been hypothyroid for many years but other than feeling the cold and having low blood pressure/pulse I had good energy levels, which I still have now. It's a complicated thing for me to get my head round which is why I keep asking questions. I expect to get my thyroid panel results next week which I have done privately then I can hopefully decide which way forward. I am being careful as I do not know how good my heart is, there is a lot of heart disease in my family and I think I may have inherited the tendency although my recent ECG was ok. The UK is rubbish for getting help with this sort of thing, wish I lived in the USA. Once again thank you all for your helpful comments.
username7414, ... ... Getting a headache (or other unusual side effects) from taking ALA suggest...
Getting a headache (or other unusual side effects) from taking ALA suggests that you are mercury toxic. Please look into the Cutler mercury chelation protocol. I recommend joining the "Andy Cutler Chelation Think Tank" group on FB.
What is the best Iodine to supplement with? Lugol's, Nascent Iodine or Atomidine? Is Atomidine just another brand of Nascent Iodine? I see that Nascent Iodine is quite expensive compared to Lugol's and Atomidine.
You seem to understand how to troubleshoot this already. Eliminate the most likely suspect, keep e...
You seem to understand how to troubleshoot this already. Eliminate the most likely suspect, keep everything else the same and steady, see if the symptoms go away. If you're wondering about the Lugol's, don't take it in the morning but take everything else just the same. Don't add or subtract, else the confusion grows. If you don't have the symptoms when you don't take the Lugol's, you may need to start it at a much smaller dose and build up. Many have needed to do just that.
With adrenal issues, know that both chromium and selenium lower cortisol. Your adrenal system needs to be strongest in the morning, and if you are depleting cortisol too much at that time, you can have a surge of adrenaline to replace the cortisol you need. This can definitely cause raised blood pressure and headache tension. It may be helpful to take these two supplements spaced out more, or to beef up your adrenal support.
Thyroidectomy (partial) and Iodine supplementation
I'm 47 years old female with thyroidectomy done 20 years ago. There is only 1/6 of my thyroid gland left. I'm taking selenium,b-complex,vitamin d,cod liver oil,magnesium,b-12, gluten free diet. I read somewhere my whole body needs Iodine not only my thyroid.
May I supplement with 1drop 1% Lugol's solution every day?
Docs told me don't. :-/
What do you think?
I found the answer! It was actually the Niacin supplement that was causing the ĒflushingĒ of my sk...
I found the answer! It was actually the Niacin supplement that was causing the "flushing" of my skin and is perfectly normal. Online suggestion is to start at 100mg/day until the flushing goes away for 3 consecutive days and then increase to 200mg and repeat. The goal is to build up to 500mg/day for best defense against radiation.
I hope this helps anyone who experiences the same issue with the Iodine protocol.
Hello! I am new to this site as far as posting goes, but have been here many times to read about certain things. I was brought to the site years ago concerning iodine supplementation. When I found out about iodine and the rampant deficiency most everyone has, I immediately started taking it. I didn't keep up with it on a regular basis and I am kicking myself now.
When I initially started taking it, I went through a lot of the detox symptoms, and when they got to be too annoying to me, I slowly slacked off (specifically eye floaters and the taste in my mouth.) Now, I am suffering the symptoms of hypotryroidism and it wasn't until last week when I started having difficultly swallowing that I realized my problem - not enough iodine!
I think my body has been telling me for at least six months that something was wrong, but I have been ignoring it thinking it had to be deficiencies in other things. (It very well may be also, I don't doubt that, but I also am a very regular vitamin and mineral taker.) I am very physically active, weightlifting etc, and that was what I was blaming the tiredness on. I've also been experiencing aches and pains (unexplained tennis elbow), spaciness, forgetfulness, moodiness, heavier monthly cycle, and recently I've gained weight, the list goes on. My difficulty swallowing, I couldn't ignore.
So, I have been taking 10 drops a day of a lugols solution for about 6 days now. My dose is at about 62 mg a day. I am doing all the co-supplements which I didn't do as dilligently years back when I was first introduced to iodine. I have the tast in my mouth but taking salt seems to help this. I am breaking out with a few pimples, but that is about it. Yesterday, my neck was very tender and I do feel a lump on both sides where my tyroid is - I have no doubt it is enlarged. I can't see that it looks much different than usual though, and I have had a sore neck here on and off for a little while before I realized my problem, but not this tender.
My energy levels are up some, but my swallowing is still annoying me and I get panicky every now and again. I can take pills fine, I can breath alright, it's just certain foods are hard to go down. Has anyone else been in this situation, and about how long should I expect this to go on before more results are noticed.
I truly believe I am on the right track, and I am so upset with myself cause I knew better to not be taking iodine regularly.
Brave? or just stubbornly determined. Hahaha! Trust me to be the random weirdo that gets hypo duri...
Brave? or just stubbornly determined. Hahaha! Trust me to be the random weirdo that gets hypo during a fast. Lol.
Yes I will defs jump onto the iodine. Then by the end of my 30 days I will re-assess where it's at.
12.5 days to go and I can only really afford to loose 460g (about a pound) a day - and no more otherwise I'll be again in the scary skeleton zone hehehe - eww. Can't understand why when I added quite a bit more weight to begin with I still end up bordering on the same deathly weight as last time. Hubs got his eyes on me and if I go even anywhere near last time he is intervening and terminating my fast (obviously a caring thing, seeing what I went through last time).
Praying I will go 30 days. So close! So trying to be as sedentary as I know how to be - which I'm not used to.