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Most kitchen cupboards in the United States probably contain a box of iodized salt. Most salts sold in supermarkets display on the label, "This salt supplies iodine, a necessary nutrient." But do you know why the iodine in salt is added? Tiny amounts of several different iodine-containing salts are added to table salt since the common American diet provides very little. Iodized Salt can be damaging though. (more…)

Iodine is essential for a vibrant and radiant body. It's important to the body in many ways, including supporting immune system function, metabolism, and even cardiovascular health.[1] Furthermore, it's estimated that more than half of the U.S. population suffers from insufficient levels of iodine. Iodine is a major contributor to the function of your thyroid gland,[2] especially in the creation of T3 and T4 hormones,[3] which are important for regulating metabolism.[4] Let's look at some of the iodine supplements on the market and how they compare. 1. Nascent Iodine Nascent […]

The health benefits of iodine have been known for years. But where does a person start? Is all iodine the same? What does it even do? Whether you regularly supplement with iodine or have yet to begin, this webinar is for you. Dr. Group will explain exactly what iodine is, why it's essential for good health, and how to enjoy its benefits immediately. In this webinar, you'll learn... The relationship between iodine and the thyroid gland Why iodine is necessary for a healthy metabolism and hormone levels The importance of […]

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 […]

A "cherry on top" is always a good thing — that famous saying means something great is now even better. That’s certainly the case if you’re talking about an acerola cherry. "I’ve been using acerola for many years, both in raw and supplemental form. Acerola could be the most underrated tropical fruit out there," says Lina V., a doctor from Sofia, Bulgaria. "It’s a superfruit with a high concentration of vitamin C." This tart-flavored cherry grows in the tropics but has become a popular supplement of late, whether in powder […]

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