I have been on the Iodine
protocol for about 2 weeks now. I am taking all supporting co supplements, except for the b vitamins due to my intolerance to them(mthfr a2198c mutation).
My problem with the protocol is weight gain and impotence. I am 23 years old and I have had issues with my erection in the past, but it feels dead as of right now. I can only contribute it to the iodine.
I do not feel cold, and my benefits have been great. I have no brain fog after eating anymore and that alone makes me want to continue and even up my dosage to 100 mg.
My problems I have been dealing with is low energy, brain fog, depression, brain fog happens after eating meals the worst. I feel my best fasting.
Does all this sound like detox symtpoms? I had bad anxiety at 12.5mg and i knew that was detox, but that subsided very shortly after taking that 12.5mg. From there I dont really have any neuro detox symptoms which is a great thing. However the lack of erection really bothers me.
My diet is clean and very paleo friendly. I eat most of my carbs from fruits due to the fact I have Klebsiella overgrowth and starches cause bad inflammation in my back. I am dairy, wheat, and grain free. I keep my carbs around 20% of my total, my fat is around 50-60% and protein is 20-30%. My meats are Antibiotic
free and usually grass fed. I only use Kerrgold Butter, Beef Tallow, Duck Fat, and coconut oil. My diet is limited, but according to chronometer my macros are usually well above the rda.
And thoughts/feedback would be greatly appreciated
Here's what I am taking atm:
Lugols 2% - 25mg
Selenium methionine - 400mcg
Magnesium - 650mg - night
Vitamin C - 1-2000mg
Calcium - 500mg - morning
Redmond Real Salt - 1-3 tspn
Activated Charcoal - 20 gm
Potassium Chloride - 1000mg