i find it fascinating that the Iodine project hit upon 50mg as the basis for their tests and treatments. it seems to me that if one is going to "go gonzo" on the high dosage that you might as well find the sweet spot. in the face of all of these factors for those who dont cozy right up and respond "normally" to the added iodine, even the docs say that INCREASING THE DOSE is one of the ways that efficacious uptake of Iodine can be achieved.
lets face it, 100mg is truly the minimum daily requirement of Iodine in most american environments. it takes that much to overcome the chemical gradient that the other halogens create.
now another missing ingredient in uptake can be vitamin C. most people know to take at least some of that already or ingest foods high in C and other antioxidants. the problem is not enough iodine. 50mg has proven itself over and over as an underpowered challenge to halogen imbalance.
bottom line - take 100mg minimum to start with. the tests are, as most tests go, not worth a lot. i believe they serve the doctors with the "empirical evidence" they need to proceed and that has nothing to do with the real world. everybody needs iodine. iodine makes everything work better.