ok. that was about the 2% lugols from jcrows.
"8 x 2.5
yep, i get 20. if the drops are the right size. actually, 20 drops is one ml. a graduated pipette on the dropper would be nice."
there are two different "20's" there. 8 drops of 2% is 20mg. the proper size of each drop should be so that 20 of those drops is equivalent to one milliliter.
again, lots of confusion here simply because of overlapping terms, etc.
for example: we talk about each drop of regular 5% lugols containing 6.25mg of iodine. that number is the iodine content of that amount of lugols and has nothing to do with how much is naked elemental iodine an how much is iodine hidden in the molecules of potassium iodide. the formula for lugols is 10% KI and 5% I2. so in 100ml of lugols there is 10 grams of KI and 5 grams of I2. this is not 15 grams of iodine. there are 7.5 grams of iodine in 10 grams of KI, so that 100ml of lugols actually contains 12.5 grams of iodine total. the other 2.5 grams of dry weight material in the solution is potassium.
so when i say to take 100mg of iodine a day i am talking about the iodine content of lugols. the 6.25mg per drop number is the same as the 12.5g number for 100ml of lugols. it does not reference the volume of the lugols or the potassium content of the solution.
is anyone still with me?