The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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Radioactive Bone Scans - Will Lugol’s Protect Me?

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by Jigsaw, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Jigsaw

    Jigsaw Senior Member

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    Hi,

    Am due to have a radioactive bone scan, which uses a radioactive tracer to highlight any areas of bone undergoing changes common to the progression if bone cancer.

    I can’t find out exactly what the radiotracer is, and am wondering if my daily dose of c.75mg Lugol’s iodine will afford me any protection.

    Thoughts, anyone?

    Thanks,
    Jigsaw X
     
  2. PatJ

    PatJ Forum Support Assistant

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    According to this article:
    "Potassium iodide can provide important protection for one organ from radiation due to one radionuclide. It can only provide protection for the thyroid gland from an intake of radioiodine. It doesn't have any value in protecting other organs of the body or in providing protection from radiation from other radioactive nuclides."

    The article goes on to explain why. The CDC has information about this as well.

    Miso has been shown to have protective effects against radiation and some forms of cancer in mice according to this study.

    A couple of excerpts from the study:
     

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