The iodine in this little tincture comes from the organically grown seaweed known as bladderwrack. It is an excellent source of iodine. Iodine is a trace mineral that is required to make thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland regulates the metabolism of just about every cell in the body. A lack of thyroid hormones can interfere with the body’s ability to burn fats, protein or carbohydrates. This powerhouse tincture is a great way to get iodine without having to chew on seaweed!
Ingredients: Each ml contains 100 mcg of iodine from 200 mg of organically grown bladderwrack thalluses (Fucus vesiculosus). It is a 1:5 thallus extract in a non-medicinal base of 40% gluten-free grain alcohol and purified water, with organically grown licorice root as a natural flavour enhancer.
Recommended Use: Iodine supports the function of the thyroid gland and prevents iodine deficiency.
Directions: For best results, take iodine on an empty stomach, which means about 15 minutes before a meal or snack, or at least 1 hour after.
Adults 18 and over: take 2 ml, 3 times per day.
For best absorption, squirt the tincture under your tongue and hold it there for a few seconds, then swallow. If you want to remove the alcohol, add the dosage to a half cup of freshly boiled water. The alcohol will evaporate off. Let it cool, and add honey or a splash of juice to make a yummy, thyroid-supporting drink!
Caution: Iodine has no known cautions or contraindications. But always talk to your healthcare practitioner if your symptoms hang on or get worse!