Seeking Health Optimal Iodine supplies high-potency, milligram amounts of iodine, a trace mineral that is essential for the maintenance of normal thyroid function. Adequate amounts of iodine are needed by the thyroid gland to synthesize thyroid hormones, which are the body’s primary regulators of metabolism and are important for normal growth, development, body temperature, and heart rate. Iodine may also be needed to help support numerous other tissues including the mammary glands, gastric mucosa, thymus, salivary glands, choroid plexus, kidney, joints, and arteries. 90 veg caps
Over the last thirty years, Americans have greatly reduced their iodine consumption and consume nearly 100 times less iodine than the Japanese. Currently, recommended dietary intake (RDI) levels of iodine are set at 150 micrograms (mcg) daily. However, increasing scientific evidence suggests that higher intakes in milligram (mg) amounts, such as those consumed in the Japanese diet, may be needed to achieve whole body sufficiency. Whereas typical dietary supplements supply iodine in microgram amounts, Optimal Iodine supplies 6.25 mg per capsule to provide a convenient way to supplement iodine in milligram amounts.
To facilitate biological activity, Optimal Iodine provides several different forms of iodine, including molecular iodine and two forms of iodide. Each of these forms is well-absorbed and has shown benefit in different ways. Iodide is the most common supplemental form of iodine. Iodide is selectively accumulated by the thyroid gland and has been shown to have antioxidant properties that can help protect eyes and brain cells against oxidative damage. On the other hand, although molecular iodine is not as commonly found in dietary supplements, it is favorably accumulated by the mammary gland and has been reported to be superior to iodide in supporting breast health in women.
Optimal Iodine can be taken to help support normal thyroid function and the needs of numerous tissues throughout the body. Optimal Iodine is free of common allergens including milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten, corn, yeast, and soybeans.
Note: Children under 18 and individuals with a thyroid disorder such as a thyroid tumor, goiter or hypothyroidism should avoid iodine supplements.
Suggested Use: Take one (1) capsule daily with food or as recommended by a health care practitioner
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Dr. Ben Lynch, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Seeking Health, is a naturopathic physician. While majoring in Cell and Molecular biology at the University of Washington, Dr. Ben took a trip through the South Pacific and Southeast Asia that changed his outlook on traditional medicine, and his life.
During this trip, Dr. Ben hiked through the forests, mountains and coasts of Tasmania, worked a cattle ranch in the Outback of Australia, and volunteered with Mother Theresa in Calcutta. He lived in Fiji with a family having no electricity or plumbing, experienced the Himalayan Mountains of Northern India, worked a fruit orchard in New Zealand, and returned to America with an impression of a different form of medicine than he had ever experienced with his mainstream medical education.
This profound experience led Dr. Ben to Bastyr University, and he studied the Mind-Body Connection, Environmental Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Epigenetics.
Dr. Ben saw the huge need for people to obtain foundational nutrients, and Seeking Health was born. Without foundational nutrients, biochemical dysfunction occurs and causes symptoms. Doctor after doctor and person after person do not understand the absolute requirement for our bodies to have the tools to maintain function.
“If one supports their bodily systems, especially their digestion and mental health, with pure, highly absorbable, well-formulated nutrients, the ability to remain healthy and vital significantly increases. We want your foundation rock solid and we provide the tools to do so.”
-Dr. Ben Lynch, founder of Seeking Health
Seeking Health believes that the root cause for many health conditions and supplements stem from ineffective digestion, environmental exposures, poor diet, and lack of a healthy social outlet and inlet.
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Cost Per Serving: $0.16
Brand: Seeking Health
Delivery type: Vegetarian Capsule
Contraindications: Children under 18 and individuals with a thyroid disorder such as a thyroid tumor, goiter or hypothyroidism should avoid iodine supplements.
Made In: Canada
Serving size: 1 capsule
Servings per container: 90
|Iodine (2.5 mg as molecular iodine, 2.5 mg as sodium iodide, and 1.25 mg as potassium iodide)||6.25 mg||4167%|
Cellulose, vegetarian capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water), silicon dioxide, and L-leucine.
Take 1 capsule of Optimal Iodine daily with food or as recommended by your health professional.
Do not use if full-bottle shrink wrap is broken or missing. Store in a cool, dry place (59-85 degrees) away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.
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