I received my bottle of Lugols yesterday and the dosage amount says 1 drop in 8 oz. of distilled water 2 times per week if you weigh 150 lbs. or less. My question would be...How have all the larger doses (anything over the label recommendation)been established? I'm on Armour Thyroid for hypothyroidism and had started using the Iodine paint method until I received my Lugols to make sure I was getting enough iodine. It was (the painted iodine)disappearing within 2-3 hours the 1st 2-3 days and it never did last 24 hours. Do people take probiotics some time during the day to restore friendly bacteria if the Iodine cleanes out bacteria? I've read a lot of the posts on this forum and I'm trying to increase my healthy regeme by adding LugolsIodine to my other healthy practices. Wisdom is always welcomed.