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#31 zorba990

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 04:38 PM

The 1960's study was done poorly, they used dry seaweed when they should have used fresh seaweed that the people actually ate. That is the study that is referenced by quacks when advocating 12-18 even up to 50mg of iodine a day. A study in 2008 found that the average Japanese intake of iodine was 1.2mg from seaweed (upper tolerable limit for iodine is established around 1.1mg, sounds about right) Pointing to Japanese intake of iodine and arbitrarily saying that's probably why they love longer is no more conclusive than saying they probably live longer because they eat soy or sweet potatoes.

We eat dried seaweed all the time because it just tastes good (we live in Monterey). Get some calrose rice in the cooker, get your little strips of dried seaweed, make little rice rolls. This is my daughter's favorite snack, and often she just wants the seaweed to crunch on

 

Agreed, reminds me of the 'X culture drinks X cups of green/black tea a day'.

And it turns out they do - but they keep using the same tea bag.



#32 genereader

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 05:13 PM

My response to iodine puzzles me. 

 

I had a partial thyroidectomy nearly two decades ago, and have been on thyroid hormone replacement since then, so my thryoid function is fine.  Yet the iodine significantly helped me.  

 

If the thyroid is the main storage organ for iodine, perhaps removing the thyroid results in insufficient stored iodine for other tissues to call upon. (?)

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by genereader, 09 May 2014 - 05:30 PM.


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#33 motorcitykid

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 05:44 PM

The 1960's study was done poorly, they used dry seaweed when they should have used fresh seaweed that the people actually ate. That is the study that is referenced by quacks when advocating 12-18 even up to 50mg of iodine a day. A study in 2008 found that the average Japanese intake of iodine was 1.2mg from seaweed (upper tolerable limit for iodine is established around 1.1mg, sounds about right) Pointing to Japanese intake of iodine and arbitrarily saying that's probably why they love longer is no more conclusive than saying they probably live longer because they eat soy or sweet potatoes.

We eat dried seaweed all the time because it just tastes good (we live in Monterey). Get some calrose rice in the cooker, get your little strips of dried seaweed, make little rice rolls. This is my daughter's favorite snack, and often she just wants the seaweed to crunch on

 

I hear what you're sayin, but I don't think you hear what you think you hear what I"m saying, ya dig?

 

IMO, when it comes to iodine supplementation it's probably best not to wildly overdo it. 

 

Some of the longest-lived people on earth (the Okinawans) include iodine-rich seaweed as part of their regular diet - it doesn't seem to have had an adverse effect on their lifespan(can we agree on that?).

People who want an iodine fix could look at the Okinawans and say "eh, it probably won't kill me to eat some iodine-rich seaweed throughout the week and might actually have some benefit".   


Edited by motorcitykid, 09 May 2014 - 05:45 PM.


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#34 Duchykins

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 06:56 PM

 

The 1960's study was done poorly, they used dry seaweed when they should have used fresh seaweed that the people actually ate. That is the study that is referenced by quacks when advocating 12-18 even up to 50mg of iodine a day. A study in 2008 found that the average Japanese intake of iodine was 1.2mg from seaweed (upper tolerable limit for iodine is established around 1.1mg, sounds about right) Pointing to Japanese intake of iodine and arbitrarily saying that's probably why they love longer is no more conclusive than saying they probably live longer because they eat soy or sweet potatoes.

We eat dried seaweed all the time because it just tastes good (we live in Monterey). Get some calrose rice in the cooker, get your little strips of dried seaweed, make little rice rolls. This is my daughter's favorite snack, and often she just wants the seaweed to crunch on

 

I hear what you're sayin, but I don't think you hear what you think you hear what I"m saying, ya dig?

 

IMO, when it comes to iodine supplementation it's probably best not to wildly overdo it. 

 

Some of the longest-lived people on earth (the Okinawans) include iodine-rich seaweed as part of their regular diet - it doesn't seem to have had an adverse effect on their lifespan(can we agree on that?).

People who want an iodine fix could look at the Okinawans and say "eh, it probably won't kill me to eat some iodine-rich seaweed throughout the week and might actually have some benefit".   

 

 

No no, eating seaweed is a far cry from drinking liquid iodine.   Stuff like Lugol's is the only thing I was talking about in my original post.   That is all.


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#35 motorcitykid

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 09:09 PM

 

 

The 1960's study was done poorly, they used dry seaweed when they should have used fresh seaweed that the people actually ate. That is the study that is referenced by quacks when advocating 12-18 even up to 50mg of iodine a day. A study in 2008 found that the average Japanese intake of iodine was 1.2mg from seaweed (upper tolerable limit for iodine is established around 1.1mg, sounds about right) Pointing to Japanese intake of iodine and arbitrarily saying that's probably why they love longer is no more conclusive than saying they probably live longer because they eat soy or sweet potatoes.

We eat dried seaweed all the time because it just tastes good (we live in Monterey). Get some calrose rice in the cooker, get your little strips of dried seaweed, make little rice rolls. This is my daughter's favorite snack, and often she just wants the seaweed to crunch on

 

I hear what you're sayin, but I don't think you hear what you think you hear what I"m saying, ya dig?

 

IMO, when it comes to iodine supplementation it's probably best not to wildly overdo it. 

 

Some of the longest-lived people on earth (the Okinawans) include iodine-rich seaweed as part of their regular diet - it doesn't seem to have had an adverse effect on their lifespan(can we agree on that?).

People who want an iodine fix could look at the Okinawans and say "eh, it probably won't kill me to eat some iodine-rich seaweed throughout the week and might actually have some benefit".   

 

 

No no, eating seaweed is a far cry from drinking liquid iodine.   Stuff like Lugol's is the only thing I was talking about in my original post.   That is all.

 

 

Gotchya D. I thought we were kinda sayin' the same thing somewhere in between all our
 referencing ;-)
 



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Posted 10 May 2014 - 04:38 AM

:)

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 07:00 PM

Anyway, would be seaweed consumption on a daily basis enough for some proper iodine levels ? Where I come from the regular seasalt it is already iodised .


Edited by sevenTH, 14 May 2014 - 07:01 PM.


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Posted 23 June 2019 - 03:44 AM

I have a question regarding getting iodine from food. Say you eat eggs to get iodine, but then your body has to use up energy and increase your metabolism, possibly using up more iodine in order to metabolize the food and convert it into minerals. So if a person already has slow metabolism due to prolonged stress (which deplets iodine a lot), how will your body use the food and convert enough to iodine, to again boost your metabolism and fix your iodine levels? Good thing it has a half life of 8 days (iodine has), otherwise most of us would be dead and so it accumulates but very low amounts.



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Posted 10 July 2019 - 11:21 AM

I've been supplementing roughly 8mg of Lugol's iodine for 4 days, and on day 2 I developed a cold and a sore throat.

Could this be related to a bromide detox? or is it just a coincidence? There are a few bugs and viruses going around, and I have been going to the gym quite a lot recently, so it's possible I picked something up there.

If you were to put 8mg total iodine content (from lugol's) into 1 dl water and wash it around your mouth you'd probably cause significant tissue irritation in your mouth. In fact I've done similar  on purpose back when I had some gingival problems relating to bacteria. It's not very pleasant stuff. I think the povidone iodine is slightly milder, if comparing the pure forms, it doesn't burn as much on skin, but might just have to do with concentration I'm not sure.

 

I used to use the 15% lugol's for removing warts on my fingers, it's not the most effective way but it can work, similar pain issues as using stuff from the pharmacy like freezing warts or putting on various mild acids in dilution.


Edited by Keizo, 10 July 2019 - 11:21 AM.


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