Iodoral is the pill form equivelant to Lugol's solution.
However, to get it into pill form, they add flow agents and binders which seem to cause issues for some.
Lugol's 5% iodine is a combination of 5% iodine crystals and 10% potassium iodide in distilled water.
This is the ideal combination because the body needs both iodine and iodide.
Iodide is the salt of iodine.
Iodine can diffuse into our cells, but iodide needs the NIS (sodium iodide symporter) to get it into the cells.
Some people have a defective NIS and need the companions to overcome this issue because the thyroid prefers iodide.
Iodine/iodide body preferences:
Thyroid needs 3% prefers iodide (50mg iodide)Lungs prefer iodideSkin needs 20% and prefers iodide (400mg iodide)Salivary Glands prefer iodideMuscles (650mg) and fat needs(700mg iodine) 70% Breast tissue needs 3-5 mg / day minumum and prefers iodineProstate prefers iodineStomach prefers iodineEntire body needs 1500 mg - 2gm total
Body's Daily Iodine Need:Thyroid needs 6 mg iodide /dayBreast needs 5 mg iodine /dayOther tissues needs 2 mg/day(adrenals, thymus, ovaries, hypothalamus, pituitary and others)
NIS locations:thyroidpancreasliversmall intestinelarge intestinesalivary glandsgastric mucosa lininglacrimalmammary glandsnasopharynxchoroid plexusCiliary body for dry eyes
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