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Iodine is a naturally occurring element necessary for human growth and metabolic function. Its chemical symbol is I and its atomic number is 53 on the Periodic Table of Elements. It is one of the rarer earth elements necessary for life. Most of the earth's iodine can be found in the oceans. Iodine and IodideLength: 2 minutes What Is Elemental Iodine? In nature, iodine exists as elemental iodine or as an iodide. Elemental iodine is two iodine atoms bonded together. In this form, iodine should never be ingested or applied […]

Potassium Iodide is a white, odorless chemical compound made up of 76% iodine and 23% potassium. You might also see it represented by its chemical formula, KI: K for potassium and I for iodine. As a supplement, KI exists in tablet or liquid form. Potassium iodide’s most well-known use is in radiation emergencies when it’s taken to flood out the radioactive iodine with a stable, safe iodine form. Healthcare providers also use potassium iodine during surgeries or as a topical skin treatment, and individuals may use it as a nutritional […]

Candida is a type of fungus (or, more specifically – yeast) that can cause fungal infections like candidiasis, candidemia, and oral thrush.[1] Dozens of species of candida are known to affect humans and Candida albicans is the most common.[2, 3] When the immune system functions normally, Candida is kept in check and exists harmlessly in the skin or mucous membranes like those of the gut and vaginal area. It’s even among the organisms that newborns acquire during natural birth, nursing, or from food.[4] However, a compromised immune system, and other […]

Is there a connection between zinc and testosterone? Consider the case of sales manager Tom P. from Milwaukee, WI. As his 50th birthday approached, Tom felt a mixture of pride and concern. He was in the best shape of his life thanks to regular sweat sessions at the gym and a plant-based diet. He was at the top of his game professionally. Yet something wasn’t quite right. Tom was getting sick a lot. He didn’t have much of an appetite. He had a cut on his hand that was taking […]

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You likely don't give much thought to your prostate — until it starts to cause concern. If you’re a man advancing in age, you might notice common signs of an enlarged prostate gland. These include changes to your flow of urine, waking in the night to urinate, or frequent urination. You may feel like you can’t empty your bladder fully, that urination is not complete, or that the stream stops and starts. An enlarged prostate may also affect sexual activity. Prostate issues range from minor inconveniences to serious life-threatening illnesses. […]

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