Dr. Tennant’s® Lugol’s Iodine Liquid contains 2% Lugol\\\'s Iodine solution which is 5mg of Iodine and 7.5mg of Potassium Iodide in purified water solution.
Iodine & Potassium Iodide – The body requires iodine & iodide (like in table salt). The thyroid gland primarily utilizes iodide while breast tissue primarily utilizes iodine. Different tissues concentrate on different forms of iodine, using a supplement that contains both iodide and iodine is preferable to using a supplement that contains only one form.
Iodine is the body’s first line of defense against infections. Iodine moves secretions from inside cells to outside cells so they can be used. It is critical to make thyroid hormones and to make stomach acid.
Note that iodine needs cofactors like zinc and selenium to work correctly. The “Plus” of Dr. Tennant’s® Lugol’s Iodine Plus Capsules are the additional factors that make iodine usable in the body. Cofactors are necessary. Supplementation of iodine alone will not provide desired effect.
Iodine is an element found in nature and often in foods. It is critical for life, optimal cell development and is used by the thyroid and many other organs in the body to regulate mood, temperature, metabolism, cardiac health and mental acuity.
When the body does not have enough iodine as a resource in one area (like glandular issue such as the thyroid), it will take what it needs from neighboring cells creating a deficit in those cells. This deficit causes impaired cellular regeneration and can play a critical role in the development of hormone regulation, immune support, energy regulation and autoimmune disorders at the cellular level.
When an adequate level of iodine is present in the body, hormone regulation, immune system function and cellular generation are made possible.