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J.Crow's Lugol's Iodine Solution, 2 oz, Twin Pack (2 Bottles)
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Equivalent to USP or Higher 2 oz Dropper Bottle. Calculating Number of MG's of Iodine and Iodide per Drop of LUGOL'S 2%: Each VERTICAL "metric" drop (= 1/20 ml) is approximately 1.0 mg of iodine and 2.0 mg of potassium iodide. The Iodide portion of Potassium Iodide is about 75% so that is 1.5 mg. Therefore the total Iodine plus Iodide is 1.0 + 1.5 = 2.5 mg and 2 drops is about 5.0 mg's of iodine/iodide (2.0 mg iodine, 3.0 mg iodide). Compared to iodine and potassium iodide tablets, J.CROW'S Lugol's Solution offers big savings. Approximately 1200 vertical drops per 2 oz. container. To use as a water purifier add 3-6 drops per liter of water. Made from premium ingredients, the iodine used in J.CROW'S Lugol's Solution is derived from mined crystals from 320 million year old natural brine deposits two miles beneath the earth's surface in Western USA (one of the few places in the world where such deposits exist). Not made from shellfish. The water used is distilled, pure, New Hampshire spring water. Always fresh. Does not expire. Store at room temperature out of direct sunlight. No need to refrigerate. Be safe. Accept no substitutes. Keep J.CROW'S Lugol's Solution of Iodine on hand. #1 Best Seller. Trusted Original Since 1829. Low Heavy Metal Verified. USA Sourced.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 1.57 x 0.79 x 2.36 inches; 4.23 Ounces
- Item model number : J.Crow's 2 Pack
- Date First Available : April 28, 2017
- Manufacturer : J.CROW'S
- ASIN : B00E3B49R2
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,773 in Health & Household (See Top 100 in Health & Household)
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The doctor does tests every few months, and my thyroid is now almost back to a normal function level.
Most people think that we get enough iodine from using iodized salt; but that is not true at all. A lot of the iodine evaporates before we even use the salt.
Not only that, most doctors tell their patients to cut down on salt, especially seniors like me; so seniors are probably the most iodine deficient group in America today. I have started using natural Himalayan sea salt, which is much healthier than chemically-processed salt we buy in the grocery store, and added the iodine supplement.
Even though I have not changed my diet to speak of otherwise, and I am in my 70's, I have increased energy, and also have been losing weight and regaining muscle tone.
I also absolutely recommend listening to Dr. David Brownstein talk about the importance of iodine and thyroid health. He has several videos on Youtube. Some of them are not the best listening quality; but the information is vital.
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So I went on a cruise that had a wine/sushi bar. I could not eat the sushi because of the rice, but was introduced to sashimi, which is raw fish without the rice. Wow, within hours, my neuropathy receded to the point where I could feel my fingers. And the effect lasted for a day and half. So I ate a lot of sashimi. The doctors (all of them) thought it was impossible. And you can only eat so much fish, so I started to try to figure it out. Fish oil was useless! Then I found out that there is lots of iodine in raw fish (cooks out in cooked fish). So I tried this product, at the 2% concentration. One drop a day in a glass of water.
Now I can touch type, which I am doing now. But the real story is the other "old age" changes that also occurred.
1). Greatly diminished Ulnar Neuropathy.
2). Loss of arthritic pain in hands (remember the hip replacements driven by arthritis)
3). Loss of extreme dry skin that was resistant to moisturization.
4). Return of my hair color to beard and hair
5). Dry mouth at night completely gone
6). Elimination of night blindness. I can drive again after dark!!! And keep the lights off for nocturnal bathroom visits.
7). One trip a night to the bathroom, using my new Ninja skills.
8). Full restoration of other "skills"
Hey, it's your life, live it.
I have been taking J. Crow's Lugol's 2% for ~2 years, going through 8 of the 2oz bottles in that time. I have done all sorts of things with my diet and lifestyle to bring down my weight and increase my energy and I have changed dramatically what and how I eat, but I never stopped taking Iodine (with mineral salt and water!!!!) and I have been on a consistent, although frustratingly slow weight loss path. No matter how or what or when I eat and whatever digestive or inflammation issues arise, I am always steadily losing weight since the introduction of Iodine. It has been SLOW, but it has been GENUINE weight loss as well. Apparently there are muscles and tendons and veins under my skin...who knew? Nothing else has ever worked this consistently for me. I have had absolutely no weight fluctuation since I started on Lugol's; it has been a slow, steady loss of weight the whole time.
I cannot possibly say what other things may be aiding me, but Iodine was a distinct change from the multitude of other health-promoting changes I made. I would also recommend something like a Clearly Filtered water filter and perhaps the very easy-to-read books by Dr. Brownstein. I refuse to recommend anything to anyone, because of how variable our conditions and tolerances are, but I am recommending Iodine to you, because it is the most impactful, but subtle change I've made to my diet.
I started out at 3-5 drops just to be safe and worked up to 10-12 or sometimes 15, going up or down to see if I noticed anything, but I have been at a steady 20 drops for a few months now. It seems like everyone will have a different tolerance and need, so play it safe, and good luck. I hope you benefit like I have.
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- The only reason you should be taking this as a daily supplement is if you are doing extended fasts (going more than 24 hours without eating), or if your diet doesnt have enough iodine, or you have a diagnosed condition and your doctor told you to. Even then you should always question your doctor and do your own research. Most of them just do what they're told in school and never question it. If you do have to supplement long term, it is recommended to use no more than half a drop in the morning and half a drop later in the day or evening, TRANSDERMALLY only (on your skin). There is about 6300mcg per drop according to the Weston A. Price foundation in Lugol's iodine and the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance for an adult male is ~150mcg. The body can only absorb about 10% of the amount of Lugol's iodine you put on your skin in the span of 48 hours if you dont wash, depending how much the body requires.
- It is ALWAYS best to get your iodine from food sources, like our ancestors and animals have been doing for millions of years ever since we left the sea. Sea salt is a good way to do so. For example, I eat two pounds of beef per day with sea salt and some heavy cream or yogurt or raw milk cheese or some eggs. I do not need to supplement iodine. I'm also getting all the required selenium from this diet, which is essential for the body to synthesize thyroid hormones.
You should refer to the U.S. National Institutes of Health: Office of Diatery Supplements page for the RDAs and google how much iodine you're getting from your diet https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iodine-HealthProfessional/
- Also research the relationship between Iodine and Selenium.
- Taking too much iodine can lead to hypothyroidism.
In a study of >200 Chinese adults, subclinical hypothyroidism was more common in those supplemented with a 400 mcg iodine tablet than in those given placebo.
Japan: A comparison of individuals with negative thyroid antibody titres living in coastal regions versus noncoastal areas of Japan showed that people from areas in which iodine-rich seaweed is abundant have an increased prevalence of hypothyroidism (12.1% versus 2.3%).43 Finally, a small study in Japan found that consumption of seaweed was positively associated with an increased risk of papillary thyroid cancers in postmenopausal women (HR [hazard ratio] 1.71, 95% CI 1.01–2.90).4
Wolff Chaikoff effect
Excess iodide leads to inhibitory molecule production. These inhibitory molecules are more effective at decreasing thyroid hormone production than increased iodide is at increasing thyroid production. Normally, people adapt to increased iodide by down regulation of the iodide transporter (NIS). If they don’t adapt by this downregulation, a continuous reduction, through the inhibitory molecules, leads to hypothyroidism.
Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2014 March ; 10(3): 136–142. doi:10.1038/nrendo.2013.251.
– decrease in expression of the NIS [sodium–iodide symporter present on the basolateral membrane of thyroid follicular cells] occurs by 24 h after exposure to excess iodine –
– ... observed a transient reduction (lasting ~24 h) in the synthesis of thyroid hormones in rats exposed to high amounts of iodide administered intraperitoneally
– ... thought to be at least partially explained by the generation of several inhibitory substances (such as intrathyroidal iodolactones, iodoaldehydes and/or iodolipids) on thyroid peroxidase activity
– Administration of iodine to patients with severe hyperthyroidism or thyroid storm is efficacious, as it results in an acute decrease in the release of thyroid hormones.
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