What is Iodine?
Iodine is a naturally occurring essential element necessary for human growth and metabolic function. Today we aren’t getting iodine, but our bodies still require it to assist in the formation of thyroid hormone in the thyroid gland. Thyroid hormone is composed of four molecules of iodine and one molecule of the amino acid tyrosine. Scientific evidence clearly shows that a lack of iodine can cause changes to the thyroid gland directly leading to poor function of metabolism and immunity. Iodine deficiency promotes free radical damage in the thyroid gland, directly stressing the health of the gland.
Why is Iodine needed?
Iodine is also needed to block various toxins from binding to and accumulating in the thyroid gland (fluoride, perchlorate, goitrogens in food). Problems with chemicals affecting the thyroid gland have been known for decades. A Russian study showed that general environmental pollution (of which the U.S. has plenty in every metropolitan area) significantly aggravates iodine lack (meaning pollution displaces iodine in the human body).
Each New World Health Brand iodine tablet is non-GMO, dye free, gluten free, and corn free. It is sourced from Chilean salt mines and/or deep-water wells.
This tablet is a slow dissolving product, designed for those who have trouble swallowing or for children over 5 years old.
Each Select Iodine Chewable 3.125mg tablet contains Molecular Iodine (1.25mg) and Potassium Iodide (1.875mg).