I would love to go upto 15-16 drops a day. But the diarrhea beats me up. I have to be very cautios with Iodine. I never got front lobal headaches/ dark urine. But I did get DIARRHEA. And I was completely run down. Constipation is bad but diarrhea is no fun either. And hence I am doing 2 drops of Lugols. I know its a conservative dose. But I am playing it safe. I also do foot painting.
The need for Anti-oxidants is extremely imp in Iodine protocol. Iodine is oxidative and will create a lot of free radicals. Those free-radicals must b neutralized using anti-oxidants ( Vitamin C (sodium Ascorbate) and Selenium). Just adding lots of Vitamin C cleared a lot of my acne in forehead plus regulated my bowels. So I am pretty impressed with Vitamin C.
I have not yet been able to add Selenium. But I will do so very soon.....
All the best to you. As long as u are not having any detox symptoms from Iodine protocol, u dont need to worry abt anti-oxidants. Looks like u got tons of anti-oxidants already.