6 gms last night and nothing. Anyone have some ideas?
Me either. It was way too much for me and too expensive to fool around with. I'm looking at iodine on Iherb now. I was also reading hat other thread about iodine but was unable to find the dosage. Any suggestions?Yes, I found the same w/ ribose. It coincided w/ a drastically bad time in my illness. I'm not game to try it again.
I posted the section below on my iodine thread, but I think it bears repeating. In short, yes, you can (and probably should) supplement with iodine, with testing not particularly important before starting. Best to start at a lower dose however (approx. 2-3 mg/day), and build up from there. 12 mg is a good goal, as that's a good maintenance dose. If you can tolerate more (as much as 50 mg / day) so much the better. -- Also, I've seen MANY references to iodine helping people sleep better.Can you take it without testing? What link?
I think that this number may be an overestimation. I've read this in so many places on the web but studies like this one suggest that actual consumption is more like 1-3 mg/day.Oh - and the Japanese consume 12.5mg daily in diet.
This is still probably more than the average American living in the goiter belt is getting, but a long ways from 12.5 mg.Japanese iodine intake from edible seaweeds is amongst the highest in the world. Predicting the type and amount of seaweed the Japanese consume is difficult due to day-to-day meal variation and dietary differences between generations and regions. In addition, iodine content varies considerably between seaweed species, with cooking and/or processing having an influence on iodine content. Due to all these factors, researchers frequently overestimate, or underestimate, Japanese iodine intake from seaweeds, which results in misleading and potentially dangerous diet and supplementation recommendations for people aiming to achieve the same health benefits seen by the Japanese. By combining information from dietary records, food surveys, urine iodine analysis (both spot and 24-hour samples) and seaweed iodine content, we estimate that the Japanese iodine intake--largely from seaweeds--averages 1,000-3,000 μg/day (1-3 mg/day).
Typically you see the selenium recommendation in articles about using iodine with Hashimoto's. Supposedly, it can protect the thyroid from the iodine and reduce the TPO antibodies.So where does that fit?
I don' t have thyroid issues either (that I'm aware of). I wonder if @GracieJ has thyroid issues and that is why she said to take iodine with selenium?But it's also worth noting that I do not have Hashi's or a major problem with hypothyroidism so someone else may feel differently based on their own situation.