There are a number of potential reasons why your levels of iodine could be lower than they should be. If you need help getting your iodine levels up, this supplement is the perfect way to do so.
Dr Mercola's Iodine supplement uses potassium iodide, which is a stable form of iodine that is well absorbed. Plus, like many of Dr Mercola's supplements, Iodine is delivered in a “Licaps®” capsule instead of a soft-gel or other type of capsule.
The ingredients are tested before they go into the unique Licaps capsule and the advanced technology locks in the freshness so you get a product that isn’t rancid.
What Can Affect Your Iodine Levels?
There are many things you eat, drink, and are exposed to in the environment that may affect iodine levels.
Your iodine levels can be affected by exposure to:
- Bromine and bromides – These are used in baking and other products (baked goods that use brominated flour, plastics, soft drinks, pesticides, and more).
- Chlorine and chlorinated compounds – chloramines and bleaching agents may interfere with iodine utilisation in your body. Chlorine bleach is added to flour and chlorine is added to many municipal water supplies.
- Fluorides – One of the main sources of fluoride today is municipal water supplies. Certain water filtration systems can help remove this element which can affect your body’s iodine levels.
- Soy – Soy contains goitrogens. These substances can interfere with iodine metabolism. The best way to avoid this possibility is to not consume soy. I feel the media has way over-blown the health benefits of soy protein powder and soy milk.
So, practising healthy eating habits may go a long way to help with overall wellness and iodine levels available in your body