|2317||I've only been using Iodine for a few weeks, one drop a day, then two, working my way up to five.
The day I took five drops, my throat swelled a lot. It was hard to swallow.
I ramped back down to 1 drop a day, and I am considering getting a Hashi's antibody test if someone can tell me whether you can have Hashi's and have never been Hyper. 6 year ago
|2328||I was put on iodine therapy (Iodoral) by a holistic physician, for my severe hypothyroid condition. After a year on the iodine supplement, I had no change in my condition. 6 year ago|
|2408||not yet, i am still detoxing. 6 year ago|
|3796||after the 2nd day, i was extremely tired,lethargic. my brain felt foggy and i was very emotional. i stopped taking 4 year ago|
|4533||Not as yet. 3 year ago|
|5246||There's no option for "I don't know"
I don't know if I have any health benefits at this time. I'm expecting to have a feeling of more energy as mentioned by one of the researchers. He seems to say that it will be obvious, but I haven't noticed any notable increase in a feeling of energy. 31 mon ago
|1454||More energy, better eyesight. Most significant was considerable relief from chronic lower back pain. 6 year ago|
|1456||Cognition, energy, sleep, hormone-balancing 6 year ago|
|1458||A feeling of energy, happiness, increased libido, less dandruff and dry skin. These havent been constant though and have been intermittent with detox symptoms. 6 year ago|
|1461||better vision, improvement of mood, slight weight loss, less breast tenderness, softer breasts and skin. 6 year ago|
|1465||Sharper vision, menatl clarity, smoother/softer skin, loss of body fat 2% 6 year ago|
|1468||After several (3-5) skipped periods, and while severely underweight (critically) recovered my cycle immediately. 24 hours, immediate. My physician believes it was also very likely the Lugols.
CNS/SNS improvements - dramatic. Prior to Lugols I was the passenger in another person's body. My physical impairments are not nessarily improved by Lugols - any improvements on that front could be attributed to other protocols - easily.
But somehow I am back in the Driver's Seat. ONLY since Lugols. My undertakings otherwise since July 2006 have been volumous/extensive (natural and pharmaceutical) yet were unable to accomplish this.
6 year ago
Sleep is amazingly sound and deep. 6 year ago
|1488||A lowering of thyroid meds/softing of my skin. 6 year ago|
|1491||I'm still early in my iodine use (I've been using it for about 3 months) but it's definately chelating. 6 year ago|
|1497||Less pain with menstruation; more deep sleep & many more dreams; more arousal for sex; detoxicing 6 year ago|
UTI is gone
6 year ago
|1513||energy, memory, helping my low thyroid. 6 year ago|
|1514||Improved eye sight and digestion.
Reduced 'belly fat'. 6 year ago
|1515||Increased mental capacity and clarity 17 mon ago|
|1520||signs of detox
increase in body temperature
improvement in vision
improvement in joint pain
improvement in post nasal drip 6 year ago
|1541||increase in clairvoyance; increased mental acuity; less tension of moods 6 year ago|
Improved skin texture/condition
Improved sleeping patterns
Improved energy level
Decreased pain associated with autoimmune disorder
Decreased hair loss
Decreased cravings 6 year ago
|1555||skin--liver spots gone or greatly reduced in size
heart palpitations greatly reduced and at times eliminated
liver-less pain after eatting
6 year ago
|1557||Specifically I have used it to remove a mole.
My other use is ongoing and my goal is to
reach sufficiency although it may take me many
months since I am only painting a few drops
a day. 6 year ago
|1564||Sleeping better, mental sharpness, less hunger. 6 year ago|
|1566||Increased energy, mental clarity, overall feeling of "well-being". Find myself less moody, irritable, sad - seem to be in a good mood all of the time. Muscle tone increasing, sleep better, need less sleep overall. Feel like the world has opened up and there are a lot more options available to me - almost like I had some type of tunnel vision going on before the iodine supplementation. 6 year ago|
|1568||Better sleep, less difficulty swallowing, some sinus improvement 6 year ago|
|1570||I can get up in the morning without tiredness, I am more alert, have more energy, my brain fog is going away, the plugged feeling on the left side of my head is going away, my depression is lifting and I feel happier and have hope. I have been sick for a long time and I am getting well. 6 year ago|
|1581||I have FBD. In my time(3 months) using iodine I have seen my cysts soften & lose form. My breasts have also gotten much softer & I have lost a full cup size. I also have a feeling of alertness and well-being. Mind/body intent/action seems to be right on...Vision is better, Iodine seems to "wake up" all of the senses. 3 year ago|
|1584||Fibrocystic breasts have become less lumpy, more like normal tissue. 6 year ago|
|1596||I just wanted to note that I have been taking very little iodine and only sporadically for the past few weeks. that is the sum total of my "iodine supplementation." Still, I think it is detoxifying me and lubricating my body somehow. 6 year ago|
6 year ago
|1612||I don't have to supplement with expensive therapeutic doses of pro-biotics to manage the candida. Drinking kefir a few times per week is sufficient.
The pinworms and hemmorhoids are under control. My lungs seem to be clearing. I feel very, very strong, need less sleep. 6 year ago
|1616||Breasts are soft, not lumpy anymore 6 year ago|
|1619||better skin, less dry, better sleep, slightly better eyesight, clarity of thinking. 6 year ago|
|1638||1.no more chronic headaches
4.withstand the cold more now
5 year ago
|1652||Not as cold, more energy 6 year ago|
|1666||increased physical (muscle ) strength
feeling increased well being
6 year ago
|1668||feel better....still too early give details. 6 year ago|
|1915||Noticed my fingernails have turned in a positive way. Used to have thin, easily torn nails. Now, I have nice hard nails. Theyre growing out beautifully and now rival any acrylic/fakes Ive ever used. In fact, they look fake themselves theyre getting so long. By the way, I use the "detoxified" iodine from Phil. 6 year ago|
|2236||Better sleep, less pain
I have been able to discontinue all diabetic medictions, high blood pressure medication, and antidepressants, with iodine and alkaline diet, this with 2-3 months on iodine.
Much better appepite control 6 year ago
|2238||Increased energy, better mood, hair stopped falling out, better digestion 6 year ago|
|2286||Biggest benefit has been a huge, steady feeling of well being. 6 year ago|
|2329||I am without thyroid and ovaries and first iodine loading test showed me to be severely iodine deficient. 6 year ago|
|2336||I have been ill for most of my life. I grew up with fluorides, both in the water and given to me by the dentist. I swam in chlorinated water for many years. I have hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. I have RLS, FMS, CTS, IBS, Asthma, Medullary Sponge Kidney. My childhood was miserable and no one caught it, certainly not any doctor.
I found the internet and the thryoid groups on Yahoo. I found out about iodine, read about it, and decided to get some iodoral. I felt I needed it to crowd out the fluorides and chlorine in the water here (Chicago, IL). I have had no side effects, unless you count feeling 80% better as a good side effect. I have a long way to go, but I know that iodine has been instrumental in my recovery. 6 year ago
|2338||more energy, a slight raise in temperature 6 year ago|
|2343||increased energy RIGHT AWAY, happier, more fun- more energy with my little children, like night and day! 6 year ago|
|2345||elimination of hypothyroid symptoms, more strength and stamina. increased sense of well being. 6 year ago|
|2347||My holistic M.D. found me to be iodine deficient, upon evaluating my hyperthyroid condition. He has me taking Iodoral, which is an iodine/iodide supplement. Gradually my T3, T4, and TSH levels became more and more normal. After over 2 years, they are well within the normal range. Yes, it is a comprehensive program, so Iodoral is not the only thing I take. I have been able to reduce the daily amount I take. And the hyperthyroid symptoms have subsided. 6 year ago|
BREAST CYSTS, STABBING PAIN IN BREASTS AND FEET, YEAST INFECTION, CANDIDA, COLDS, FLU, STOMACH ULCERS
I was prescribed iodine as a teenager when I had Graves Disease (GD). I had to take 15 drops per day. I did this for two weeks. It did not help GD at all but it didn't kill me which was important to know when later I discovered iodine was useful for getting rid of breast cysts and possible other cysts. Although I never had breast cysts myself, a couple of friends did and when they used kelp which has lots of iodine, their cysts immediately stopped hurting and soon went away.
I have used iodine for other ailments such as when I came home from the hospital with a major case of yeast infection and subsequent candida. I cannot say with certainty that it helped or it did not help. The yeast infection or all the antibiotics to which I was subjected seemed to be causing a problem in my colon and a lump or nodule near my rectum. Sometimes, it felt like I was sitting on a marble. Because of this, I began taking the iodine as I believe that iodine helps get rid of many other cysts and growths. Again I cannot prove it. I never saw a doctor about the lump near my rectum because I was afraid of what they might try to talk me into such as surgery or scare me more than I was already. The lump did seem to subside as I didn't feel it all the time. This began about 7 years ago and I'm still here.
I took the iodine because I felt it couldn't hurt even if it may not help. I was careful not to overdo but when I took more than 15 drops per day I noticed a tingling in my fingers so I stopped taking if for a while. The lump in my rectum has either disappeared or subsided because I never feel it. My stool, however, still comes out flattened somewhat as though something is in the way. I don't feel sick and have no other problems with my colon or rectum.
I don't take iodine on a regular basis but I do if I catch a cold or a flu. I do a lot of natural things to prevent the miseries of a cold so I can't say it is the iodine alone that helps me but I rarely have a cold and when I do I don't suffer with it as much as when I did not use all my natural remedies.
At one point in my life, I had stabbing pains in my feet and breasts and I believe the kelp stopped them.
I was a caregiver to an elderly man. He drank several rum and coke every day. He told me he had had ulcers in his 60s and I asked how he got rid of it. It was before they knew ulcers was caused by a parasite or pathogen of some kind. He told me that he took 5 drops of iodine in a glass of water or milk in the morning on an empty stomach and he ate nothing for about 30 minutes. His ulcers left and did not return even though he continued to drink alcohol throughout this time. He also mentioned that he used the iodine "trick" for various things like colds,flu etc. He told me that his mother-in-law who was 20 years older than he had had ulcers and was scheduled to have 2/3 of her stomach removed when he told her of using iodine for his own ulcers. She used the iodine in the same manner as he and she never had to have the surgery as her ulcers left never to return and she lived into her nineties.
The iodine used in the above examples was the ordinary topical iodine you find in the drug store but the food grade iodine in health food stores would probably have been better.
It's too bad we can't underline or highlight these comments to make it easier to see which ailments I am talking about since this was a rather long explanation.
6 year ago
|2380||intestinal motility increased when I started taking 12.5 mg Iodoral per day.Puffiness above my eyes seems to have diminished. Skin seems much softer. I am sleeping better. My body is warmer. I have always been physically cold. 6 year ago|
|2403||I no longer have allergy attacks, I sleep better, have more energy and feel that my cognitive function has improved. 6 year ago|
|2412||Lessening of physical ambient pain and swelling 6 year ago|
|2671||Benefits experienced were not anything I had not been making improvement/progress on so it was hard to determine if the iodine was solely responsible. 6 year ago|
|2684||Immediate effect - more energy, better concetration, and also slowly getting rid of an inflamation I've had for a long time 5 year ago|
|2717||Overall wellbeing. Mental acuity. Energy. Skin tags and other skin things seem to be disappearing. 6 year ago|
|2719||I've been using iodine supplementation since August 10, 2007. I started with 1 drop/day the 1st week and then 2 drops/day for 2nd week. Then I started doubling the daily doses on the third week and each week thereafter. At 12 drops twice dailyI started noticing quite a bit of hair fallout; so went back to 1 drop per day and will continue this as long as my iodine supply lasts. I've been on 1 drop per day for the past 2.5 weeks and still have a lot of daily hair loss.
During this time I have been treating a large mole looking object on my cheek with a drop of iodine daily. After 2.5 months my mole(?)is gone, but have quite a large looking scar, which I believe will eventually fade.
Same thing on my stomach...an ugly, serious, irregular looking mole that showed up 2-3 years ago. I'm still treating it & predict I'll have it gone in another 2-3 wks if lucky. It's taking longer...don't have a clue why, but must be something different than what was on my cheek. 6 year ago
|2727||Improved monthly breast soreness and lumps. Also, before I started supplementing with iodine I had pain in my left armpit and arm (lymph related, which is now completely relieved:) 32 mon ago|
|2799||I have experienced far fewer infections since supplementing with iodine. Also I have felt more my old self as well since using iodine. 6 year ago|
|2923||not sure exactly, but I know my body likes it. I feel good while taking it. 5 year ago|
|3218||more energy 5 year ago|
|3241||Iodoral (TSH levels were in "normal range"). Also recently diagnosed with an enlarged thyroid (had ultrasound to confirm size). Was still having major symptoms, inability to swallow, low energy, low body temperature, brain fog, pain and tenderness. Began supplementing with combined Potassium Iodide (SSKI) and Iodine as Lugols (5%). Began with 1 drop and worked up to 1/2 a dropperful. Also supplemented with SSKI separately in mineralized water (about 7 drops) when hands felt cool to the touch. I have been doing this for about 90 days. My body temperature is now within the "normal range" at least part of the day. Neck is still swollen, but swallowing meds is much easier and swelling has decreased slightly. Also, I have other auto-immune issues and have been treated with Sameto for Lyme. I "herxed" awfully the fisrt time I tried using Sameto. This last time I was able to take up to a 1/2 a dropperful all at one without building up after being on the Lugol's without "herxing". Have noticed that I also recover quicker when the office passes around a flu bug since being on the Lugol's. 5 year ago|
|3663||possible ecreased energy, less fog 5 year ago|
|3696||I just wanted to feel better, needed more energy. 5 year ago|
|3714||Prolamine Iodine from Standard Process - much softer skin, sleeping more soundly at night; Magnascent Iodine - more energy; KCL - not sure yet; affecting menstrual cycles to the positive 5 year ago|
|3805||Maintains healthy thyroid which is necessary to me. 4 year ago|
|3924||energy,alterness 4 year ago|
|3937||It help to clear up stubborn tinea on the feet, but in the process it experienced severe reaction on the feet. Could not wear shoes and socks. So severe that I had to go to work with sandals which had to be removed. 4 year ago|
|4054||only day 8,taking ONE drop in a full glass of water on an empty stomach...then i wait about half hour and eat.
I do feel slightly more energetic and am optimistic that the iosol will get the thyroid up and running again.
I am also taking a form of levoxyl .75mg,which i liken to PEZ candy for it's "effectiveness". Next dose up had me to wound up,this dose keeps me moving but i felt like i was going through life walking underwater,never mind the continuous hair loss,etc.
Minimum does of iosol has made a difference and I'm not curious to find out what 2 drops does. 4 year ago
|4102||Slight increase in energy, no more ovarian cyst pain. 4 year ago|
|4158||Gosh, too many to list. Mental acuity. Energy. 4 year ago|
|4165||I went to weight loss clinics and was given thyroid meds along with everything else they gave for 20 years. The last 5 years of the 20 years I paid for the thyroid meds only from the clinic. The government stopped clinics from giving thyroid without a blood test. I had to wait for 6 months before a blood test. I had great depression for several months. I had a blood test and doc said not low enough to give thyroid meds. I had a saliva test and it was deficient. I took the natural meds from a naturopath but it was so expensive and had to take them 3 times a day, I quit. I started gaining weight right away when I was originally unable to get meds and I have gained 90 lbs. How can I get thyroid meds. Regular Docs don't believe in the saliva test. 4 year ago|
|4168||Increased libido 4 year ago|
|4186||overall I feel better and have more energy when I take iodine supplement 4 year ago|
|4246||Complete remission of FBD, no more hypothyroid symptoms, increased energy, increased ferritin levels in the liver, improved eye sight, lowered blood pressure, balanced blood sugar levels, better skin condition, improvement in joints , great improvement in psoriasis. 4 year ago|
|4308||very new to Lugol's but increase in mental clarity 4 year ago|
|4365||After reading that a trace of iodine was needed for breast health I bought and started to take a few drops of liquid kelp. I suffered from occasional breast pain. I am on my second bottle in over a year and only take it once a month if I remember. I keep it in my refrig and have NOT had any breast pain since. 4 year ago|
|4610||Increased energy-day 2 3 year ago|
|4689||Kills yeast infections. Makes you feel horrid right after taking it, but better in the long run. 3 year ago|
|4885||When I worked as a swimming instructor a few years ago I painted Iodine on the tops of my thighs (under my board shorts.) This seemed to help me from the side effects from all the chlorine in the pool. 3 year ago|
|4945||Reduction and almost elimination of entire body pain, especially feet legs back and neck, increase in body temperature from 95.7 to 98.6. Brain fog, extreme fatigue, dry skin especially heels all gone! 3 year ago|
|5018||My hair is growing faster, it is smooth and silky, and it doesn't fall out anymore! 3 year ago|
|5134||My hair isn't falling out near as bad. I have been on 12.5 for almost 2 months. 2 year ago|
|5194||I am sleeping better and feel all over better 32 mon ago|
|5236||Fibrocystic breasts are now clear of cysts and pain-free. 31 mon ago|
|5303||I started on Iodoral about two weeks ago before I started taking the supplement I was very sick. Every time I have my Thyroid tested it is normal. I took a quiz online at Dr. Brownsteins site and it said I was in the severe range for Hypothyroidism. The improvement is amazing. I was always a tired nervous wreck. In the morning it took all I had to go to work. I was becoming a recluse not wanting to go anywhere or do anything I just wanted to sit at home in my room. I was starting to get scared because I couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. I could go on and on. Iodoral has been a miracle for me. 29 mon ago|
|5487||Helping give me energy due to low iodine. 22 mon ago|
|5536||I was told I would have to take thyroid medication but went for upping my iodine intake quite a lot and also taking ashwaganda. I have not had any problems with swelling or weight gain as my doctor said I would if I did not go on pharmaceuticals. 19 mon ago|
|5557||I suspected that I had/have some type of fungal infection sometime around Christmas 2011. I had already been dealing with sinus infections since February of that year. I guess they were multiple infections, or maybe they were all the same. Regardless I saw my PCP countless times in 2011 starting in February. Through the month of June I saw him at least once a week for sinus infection, eye infection with or from the sinus issue and some strange pain in my ankle that seemed VERY related to how my nose/eyes were doing. In less than 5 months I had taken 3 rounds of antibiotics an 3 rounds of prednisone (2 for random but related rashes, and 1 for poison ivy). The meds helped but never got rid of it all. The rashes would go away but not for long. I'd still itch and smaller patches of rashy skin would break out for a week or two. I started looking into natural medicine in September because I figured the underlying culprit to all my symptoms was viral. By December I had formulated a plan to boost my immune system. I was hoping to ease any sinus symptoms by strengthening my immune system and possibly figure out how my heel/ankle pain was related. I won't go into detail here but suffice it to say I tried every mega vitamin, mineral, and herbal out there to kill pathogens and/or boost the immune system. I had mega detox reactions to go with each and every one. I tried iodine for a short period in there but I wasn't very knowledgeable on it and didn't make it a priority in my research. After 3 months, I had finally done enough research and began using iodine religiously. I noted a difference RIGHT AWAY once I was using a decent dose. I have more energy, feel less lethargic/generally unwell, and feel happier (maybe only because I feel so much better or maybe because there's some sort of antidepressant type of effect??) I've also noticed that my breasts feel softer - not like skin softer but softer on the inside. I remembered after noticing tat effect that I was once told by my ob/gyn years ago that I had fibrocystic breasts and to not be concerned about any lumpiness. The lumps seem to be what have disappeared. What I had used before must have been too small. Within two weeks I had learned to add magnesium, and selenium. I am SOOO much better. I rely on iodine for everything internal and external. I am currently taking mostly SSKI with 25mg iodorol. This is just my latest trial to find what works perfectly for me. I have used nascent iodine, lugols 5% and later 2%, iodorol alone, SSKI alone, and now my little SSKI w/ iodorol combo. 17 mon ago|
|5598||I started using J.Crow's Lugol's Solution 2& 1 1/2 years ago. I had low energy and was always cold in the winter and had gained weight without a change in diet. (My diet is healthy) I started with 4 drops a day and increased to 6 drops a day a month later. There was a fairly quick change in my energy level, and in a few months (don't recall how long, it was a slow process) my body temperature had leveled out so that I am more even-temperatured. I still need to bundle up with the cold, but I don't need to wear as many clothes, and don't always feel cold. I am mid-50's and when I started using Lugol's I hadn't had a period for 3 years. It had no effect on the weight I had gained. 15 mon ago|
|5747||I had been using potassium iodide for a while last year to control allergy reactions to pollen. I live in Florida, so need to control my allergies twice a year. I was working well. Then last fall I visited family in Massachusetts, just in time for the cypress nuts to bloom and I reacted badly to the pollen. I did not have any potassium iodide with me. I was going home in a couple of days, so just suffered with it.
By the time I got home, my sinuses were completely impacted, muscus had backed up behind my ears and my ear drums were beginning to rupture. I was actually deaf at this point with the only sounds I could here being the blood being pumped through my body (which makes a non-stop whosh-whosh sound). The potassium iodide was not working against this extreme condition that I was in. So, I went online to find a stronger iodide/iodine solution ... and discovered the Iodine project and all the information about iodine deficiency. Since I had many of the symptoms, plus I read that it reduces mucus production I went to Amazon and order Lugol's 2% Solution.
It arrived here within 2 days on Oct 23 at 3:30 in the afternoon, and I took my first dose of 12.5mg. The pressure behind my ears started to ease up ... and the bleeding from my right ear stopped. However, 3 hours later I could feel the pressure start to build ... so I took another dose. I continued with this dosage every 3-4 hours until my head cleared and the pressure behind my ears ceased (although it was still there, it was not uncomfortable) and I could hear again, which was 3 days. And other than my sinsus/ear problem, I felt wonderful. I hadn't felt that good in decades.
Since I am 64, I reduced my iodine intake to 50-75mg daily ... I still take it 4 times a day since that seems to work well for me. And I monitor how my body is feeling and 50mg seems to be the best for me most of the time. However, some days I take a little more because I feel I need it. This I can tell because I begin to feel pressure behind my ears.
In the middle of December when visiting my daughter in North Florida, the camphor trees were releasing their pollen and my head started to fill up again. So I increased my dosage of Lugol's again. Following the same pattern, I used the condition of my sinses to measure how much iodine I should take. I ended up taking over 100mg daily while I was there just to ease the muscus accummulation. When I got home, I continued that dosage as the palm trees in my area of central Florida were releasing their pollen. So far, Lugol's iodine is the easiest, cheapest and fastest way I have found to control my allergic response of producing enormous amounts of muscus.
I have noticed other improvements, other than the general feeling of well being that I have. I can move easier, my body feels more flexible, I have fewer aches and pains ... especially muscle pains from stremuous physical work (I am doing a lot of home improvement projects) ... and muscle cramps at night (they seemed to be a result of the same stremnuous work that proudced the muscle pain). Rubbing iodine right on the skin over the muscles releases any pain I feel and generally (but not always) stops any cramps during the night.
10 mon ago
|5781||clear mind 8 mon ago|
|5805||I experienced increased energy and motivation, better cold tolerance, and believe I have contracted far less sickness than I used to contract prior to supplementing with oral Iodine/Iodide. I have also used Iodine topically on a variety of skin conditions with favorable results. 7 mon ago|
|5856||My goiter started to shrink. 6 mon ago|
|5886||I have been taking 50 mg of iodine for the past 6 months. For five months I experienced weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, headaches and sinus problems. I knew to expect a detox reaction and so was able to persevere. Taking the supporting nutrients and sea salt helped I'm sure. I am delighted to say that it feels like I may be coming out the other side. I experienced what I think may have been a healing crisis, a bad cold with swollen glands and sore throat. It lasted for 3 days, and when it was gone, I no longer woke up with morning head aches and congestion! Sooo interesting!
A sense of well being..I think that sums up the health benefits I am feeling at this point of my journey. I know detox will continue but I will come out the other side and I am excited. 5 mon ago
|5923||Taking iodine orally for the last 2 1/2 months has given me more energy, warmer skin that tans easily, better mental acuity, better digestion, less constipation, better vision and a zest for life that I haven't had for many years. It's amazing. Nothing I've ever done for my health has made improvments to so many body systems. 4 mon ago|
|5936||I've experienced more energy, regulated body temperature, clearer skin, better memory and rarely get sick. 75 days ago|
|5954||Not sure, I just started. 63 days ago|
|5983||Lump in throat reduced within a week, less digestive issues (gallbladder pain), better sleep. 20 days ago|