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Iodine: 10 Benefits for Thyroid & Health

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Posted on 11-01-2017

Iodine is a trace element that must be replenished from our diet. Running low on it for long periods of time will result in Iodine Deficiency.

1. Improves Cognitive Abilities

It’s been shown that those with an impairment in cognitive function are brought up to speed on their Iodine levels there is an improvement that goes along with it. For those of you that have noticed a drop in your cognitive abilities, it’s time get your Iodine levels checked out.

2. Detoxes Fluoride

Toxic fluoride accumulates at the same receptor sites as Iodine and when you are low on iodine, fluoride will grab any open sites and build up in your the body over time.

3. Improves Metabolism

Your thyroid is the major organ for regulating your metabolism, and if your Iodine levels are low, you will an underactive thyroid, and sluggish metabolism. By supplementing your Iodine levels to an adequate levels and you should see an increase in your metabolism.

4. Protects Thyroid

Every day we’re bombarded by plastics, foods, drinks that expose us to free radicals. These attack the thyroid. Having adequate Iodine protect the thyroid from free radical damage.

5. Balances Hormones

Low Iodine can lower your level of T4, which regulates other hormones. You may experience low libido, chronic fatigue, thinning of hair and any number of symptoms.  

6. Improves Hair Growth

Iodine has been linked to the health of the hair, and hair growth. Thinning hair may be a sign that you may be running low on Iodine.

7. Increases Energy Levels

Not getting enough Iodine each day sets you up for not having as much energy as you would otherwise. This is because it helps with proper thyroid function, and this is a big factor in whether you feel up and ready to go, or if you feel lethargic and like you need more rest.

8. Provides Protection from Radiation

In Japan doctors are also using it to help patients recover from radiation treatments.

9. Protects from Pathogens

Iodine has a similar effect as antibiotics while not damaging healthy gut bacteria.

10. Protects Against Cancer

In a process known as apoptosis, Iodine helps the body kill off cells that could end up leading to cancer. This is one of the most important reasons to get your Iodine levels checked at your next doctor visit, or even to schedule a particular visit to have all of your vitamin and mineral levels checked..

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