I had doubts about Lugol;then switched to detoxified Iodine
and recently came back to Lugol
Well- detoxified Iodine
(similar to magnascent iodine) does give you instant energy boost contrary to Lugol
which effects are longer to manifest
However detoxified,nascent,etc iodines are very expensive.And no 4-5 drops per day will NOT do..
Some manufacters states that 1 drop of their detoxified iodine,etc..= 200 mcg or 400 mcg per drop..
So in order to get 25 mg of Iodine
or more these iodines become very expensive..
I have found that you need 25 mg of iodine in order to keep herpes zooster in check and more;and yes it does help to diminish herpes zooster outbreaks..
You still have to be aware not to consume products that have a L-argine(nuts,etc..) content
I am taking Lugol
5 %.. If you are in the US I would advise you to try getting the Lugol
iodine from Alpha Omega Labs situated in Ecuador-they can only ship it in 1 oz
quantity but you can have it in 7% strength
Also consider getting the original Hoxsey
formula that also contains iodine..o
They will also tell you that the ORIGINAL LUGOL formula was at 15 %.Strength of Lugol does matter.And no,taking 2 drops of 2% Lugol is not equivalent to 1 drop of 4% Lugol,as the chemistry of iodine does not work that way..
Note-My herpes zooster problem - I am using + 25 mg of iodine per day on the affected area and it is in regression.
Additional benefits- next to cold flu,sinus free, no constipation etc..