Iodoral is all natural and contain only two ingredients both iodine -based. They are Iodine and Potassium Iodide. Numerous studies show that iodine deficiency leads to hypothyroidism; an increase in iodine usually soothes the problem. Iodine must be paired with Vitamin A to actually work within the thyroid properly. You can take Iodoral until your thyroid functions normally. Iodine cures hypothyroidism a leading cause of weight gain. I hope I have answered your question.
Hi Diana, no Iodoral is not vegetarian. It is an iodine supplement. Iodine is a chemical element needed for a healthy body. However, the body doesn't produce iodine on it's own and therefore needs a supplemental source such as Iodoral. You can read more about Iodine's health benefits at this website--www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/35.html.
My Dr recommended 12.5, which is one pill. I have seen folks talk about ramping up to higher doses over time, but I don't know where they get that information. Likely one of those iodine research books getting hyped these days.
Generally, too much of a good thing is a bad thing.
I specialize in thyroid disease and iodine deficiency. Every one of my patients with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis takes 12.5 mg of Iodoral with 200 micrograms of selenium daily. Hashimoto's is the number one cause of hypothyroidism in the US followed by iodine deficiency.