Iodine Health Benefits

The thyroid gland needs iodine to produce the body hormone thyroxine, which regulates the release of energy in the body. Iodine is mainly found in the thyroid glands and is an indispensable element for the body metabolism. Without it, a person gains weight and is fatigued. On the other hand, with hyperthyroid, a person loses weight and is hyperactive.

shellfish is rich in iodine

Iodine Health Benefits:

  • Iodine prevents the development of simple goiter.
  • Iodine plays a role in the development of hair, fingernails, skin and teeth.

Symptoms of Iodine Deficiency: People lacking in iodine may have an enlarged thyroid gland called goiter.

Daily Requirements:

  • Infant: 25 to 45 mg.
  • Children: 50 to 100 mg.
  • Adults: 110 to 150 mg.

Iodine Rich Food: Seaweeds, onions, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, fish, shellfish, and other seafood.

Note: Trace minerals; use only under doctors guidance.


About Len Carpio

The majority of articles I publish are focused on health. I’m very interested in using natural remedies as they enhance the bodys’ ability to heal itself and have no harmful side effects. I became interested in natural remedies when I met a Gerson therapist, who told me that in Gerson therapy they use “ live food” (organic vegetable, fruits, etc) to cure their patients. For the body to fight different illnesses, our immune system should be strong. In Gerson therapy they promote the supplementation of healthy and nutritious “ live food” for the body to fight disease, repair and regain its strength. I hope you will enjoy and learn from reading my articles. Have a good day and lets all be healthy :)

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