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Iodine verses iodide

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Gary1001, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. Gary1001

    Gary1001

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    I recently changed from using Lugol's iodine to just potassium iodide.

    I noticed quite a large positive difference.

    I could only tolerate small amounts of Lugol's before an adrenaline rush. While with iodide I can take larger amounts (15mg) with positive results such as temperature and more energy.

    I've found a couple of rat studies that show different t4 and t3 levels depending on the source.

    Has anyone else noticed something similar?
     
  2. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    Isn't the Lugol's the one you paint on your skin and see how long it takes to absorb? How do you know how much to take of the other?
     
  3. Gary1001

    Gary1001

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    You dose as you would any other oral iodine. From my personal experience, I have notice a large difference between elemental iodine supplements verse bonded iodine such as potassium iodide.

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    Different tissue responses for iodine and iodide in rat thyroid and mammary glands.
    Eskin BA1, Grotkowski CE, Connolly CP, Ghent WR.
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    Abstract
    This research describes the effects of short-term elemental iodine (I2) and iodide (I-) replacement on thyroid glands and mammary glands of iodine-deficient (ID) Sprague-Dawley female rats. Iodine deficiency causes atypical tissue and physiologic changes in both glands. Tissue histopathology and the endocrine metabolic parameters, such as serum TT4, tissue and body weights, and vaginal smears, are compared. A moderate reduction in thyroid size from the ID control (IDC) was noted with both I- and I2, whereas serum total thyroxine approached the normal control with both I- and I2, but was lower in IDC. Thyroid gland IDC hyperplasia was reduced modestly with I2, but eliminated with I-. Lobular hyperplasia of the mammary glands decreased with I2 and increased with I- when compared with the IDC; extraductal secretions remained the same as IDC with I2, but increased with I-; and periductal fibrosis was markedly reduced with I2, but remained severe with I-. Thus, orally administered I2 or I- in trace doses with similar iodine availability caused different histopathological and endocrine patterns in thyroid and mammary glands of ID rats. The significance of this is that replacement therapy with various forms of iodine are tissue-specific.

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    The thing I'm surprised about it there is not much discussion from the health practitioners regarding difference responses to iodine forms.
     
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