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can you use iodine supplements safely assuming you can at all?


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#1 ironfistx

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 08:20 PM

Background - I've been having GERD type symptoms and difficulty swallowing recently.  I found a lump below my adams apple a few weeks ago which changes when I swallow.  For the last year I have been eating lots of kale and lately found out I have been using sea salt with no iodine, and avoided milk for about a year.  Really I think my iodine consumption was low.


I researched and found when you have a goiter, if it has been under a year or so, you can fix it with iodine supplements sporadically.


I checked into iodine.  I found the daily recommended value is 150 micrograms per day.


I looked for supplements and found some that range from 100% to 8,666% per pill.  Doesn't that quantity kill thyroid function with a lone dose?????


Secondary - every thread I've seen about this topic goes like this:  Opening post:  "hey guys, iodine supplements are awesome, I feel wonderful."  After this, you get to a post that is like "hey guys, I think I messed up my thyroid function."


Have been eating eggs and using iodized salt recently.  Comments according to anyone who has experienced this earlier?

#2 Phoebus

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 09:03 PM

I would not take any iodine supps without first getting my Thyroid hormone levels checked. Once you do that, you can proceed as necessary. But not before. 


Also if you get the iodine drops instead of the pills you can dillute them down to very low levels of iodine. 

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