Iodo-Vite Lotion® offers an easy to use alternative for those who wish to add a few milligrams of iodine to their current daily intake and for those who want part of their vitamin D dosage delivered transdermaly.
Iodine is stored in your fat tissues, liver, heart, salivary glands, stomach cells, the parts of the eye that deal with aqueous fluid and intraocular pressure, and even in specific brain cells that are related to Parkinson?s disease. The second largest concentration of iodine in the female body is in the breasts. To give you an idea of how much iodine your body needs, the breasts require larger amounts of iodine than the thyroid! The same is true for the other endocrine glands, the prostate, stomach, and white blood cells.
Iodine is absorbed well through the skin. For decades, naturopathic physicians have recommended topical applications of tincture of iodine when they observed symptoms of iodine deficiency. These symptoms include:
Is a cause of deafness and mental impairment of children and is caused by an iodine deficiency during pregnancy. Cretinism causes severe hypothyroidism in the fetus interfering with development.
- HYPOTHYROID (underactive thyroid)
An underactive thyroid typically causes fatigue, hypertension, depression, hair loss, hoarseness, dry skin, constipation, cold intolerance, concentration difficulties, muscle cramps, menstrual problems, poor memory, inability to concentrate, weight gain, nervousness, infertility, irritability, bone thinning, and autoimmune disease, such as thyroiditis (Hashimoto?s or Grave?s).
Iodine supplementation can activate the thyroid to help relieve these symptoms. Iodine helps the thyroid increase the production of hormones where necessary. Iodine-seeking enzymes that attack thyroid membranes can be normalized when they get the iodine they need.
- POOR DIGESTION
Many organs need iodine, but can?t absorb it until the blood measurements reach very high levels. The stomach and salivary glands are two such organs, but they can?t take up iodine in any significant amounts until the blood level reaches 100 times what the thyroid needs. Most people do not produce enough stomach acid as they grow older. Research shows that low gastric acidity can be caused by iodine deficiency, since iodine promotes stomach acidity.
- FIBROCYSTIC BREAST DISEASE
Is believed by some authorities to affect more than 40% of
Women. Iodine has been shown to be one of the simplest and fastest natural remedies to help correct this condition. Some women report improvement within days.
David M. Derry, M.D., Ph.D, a research physician and author of the book Breast Cancer and Iodine: How to Prevent and How to Survive Breast Cancer", states ?If we take into account microscopic, undetected forms of fibrocystic breast disease, up to 90 percent of women manifest this form of unhealthy breast cell formation. Derry adds that, based on his experience, as little as a few milligrams of iodine daily will help reverse this condition.? The western diet and even most
supplements do not provide sufficient amounts of iodine to deal with this condition.
For more information on iodine & breast health go to the following two websites
Research suggests that some breast cancers may be an iodine deficiency disease.
Iodine Alters Gene Expression in the MCF7 Breast Cancer Cell Line: Evidence for an Anti-Estrogen Effect of Iodine
- BREAST, OVARIAN, AND SKIN CYSTS
In addition to helping breast cysts, iodine also has a healing effect on ovarian cysts, and skin cysts when rubbed in right over the cyst.
- DEMENTIA AND GLAUCOMA,
Iodine is found in large amounts in the brain (including the parts of the brain associated with Parkinson?s disease) and the ciliary body of the eye, a possible factor in glaucoma.
National Health & Nutrition Survey (NHANES) showed that iodine levels in the United States have declined 50% while thyroid illness, breast, prostate, endometrial and ovarian cancers have increased.
The World Health Organization (WHO) claims that iodine deficiency is the world?s greatest single cause of preventable mental retardation. 72% of the world?s population is affected by iodine deficiency.
RDA for Iodine
- Adult Males & Females = 150 mcg/day
- Pregnancy = 220 mcg/day
- Lactation = 290 mcg/day
- There are some conditions related to iodine deficiency that can only be corrected with a much higher intake of iodine (50 ? 300 times the RDA).
- Also contains Vitamin D
- Helps maintain a healthy skeleton.*
- Maintains calcium & phosphorus homeostasis through hormonal-like actions.*
- Regulates cell differentiation & cell proliferation.*
- Protects against the build-up of calcium in other soft tissues. Low vitamin D levels increase the likelihood of calcium build-up in fatty plaques in the arteries. The higher the level of vitamin D the less likely it is that calcium will build up in the blood vessels.*
- Helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels.*
For additional extensive information, read the book ?Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can?t Live Without It.? By David Brownstein. M.D.
DIRECTIONS: Apply 1-2 pumps once or twice daily to various parts of the body, or as directed by your healthcare provider.
This product may be used for both men and women.
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