Lugol's Iodine Stories
Are you deficient and dismissing your symptoms as "normal"?
Lugol’s Iodine Details
Did you just ask - Why do I need iodine?
We have had many of you come back with testimonials of improved health from
taking this iodine over the last several bulk buys. Many did the skin patch test and
were amazed to find that Dr. Brownstein’s findings of deficiency applied to them too!
The web site on the iodine bottle label gives simple skin patch test instructions for
testing for deficiency at home. If you didn’t try this last time – you should!
PLEASE take time to read this one page before you decide if you should order some.
Lugol’s Iodine Product statement:
Lugol's taken internally in addition to replenishing the thyroid, also brings amazing relief and a calming, soothing, peaceful state to anxiety and a manic stage. It destroys the viciously harmful stomach bacteria, (especially salmonella), against gas, bloating, indigestion, heartburn. Doomed are harmful bacteria and parasite eggs. It is 100% safe (except if allergic) to take regularly, but only use as needed. Lugol's iodine is old-fashioned iodine and years ago was used for treating various illnesses. It has a distinctive trait - it hangs up on everything. In the stomach, it attaches to vicious salmonella, bacteria, parasite eggs and they are doomed. The thyroid is the organ most capable of absorbing iodine. Pathogenic microorganisms, the primary cause of
disease, are made weaker and most are killed as they pass through the thyroid, provided, it has its normal supply of iodine. Clinical studies show that very few people have enough iodine in their thyroid to function optimally. This deficiency has occurred in the 20th century because of chlorine in drinking water, the alteration of natural food sources and modern farming practices. Aggravating the problem is that the body does not conserve iodine, therefore, we must get a regular supplemental intake to maintain optimal health. The role of the thyroid gland has been understood for some time now. Although conventional medicine places emphasis on its contribution to regulating the body's metabolism, and equally important role is
its contribution to the immunological health and body. You would get 3.125 mg of iodine out of a vertical drop and 6.25 mg out of a horizontal drop (that’s 2.5 mg iodine, 3.75 mg potassium iodide). In a 2 oz. bottle you would get roughly 250 drops. The solution will go right to the bloodstream by passing the digestion process also liquid is more controlled and you can get more uses out of it. You can apply it to the skin or take it orally.
Now how about a few quick testimonials found online:
I bought one bottle of this and used it for several months... just 2 drops a day. Next trip to the doctor he lowered the strength of my thyroid pills... (after 5 yrs on the same strength) If I increase the Lugols maybe I can get off the pills altogether. I just decided to take it slow to make sure I don't get too much. To those
who complain about the taste... NOOOO don't take it by itself. You can put a few drops in almost any drink, even water, and you won't taste it. I usually take mine with my morning coffee. As a side benefit, did you know that iodine can be used to make dirty water safe for drinking?+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
I searched hypothyroidism on the web, and one of the things that popped up was iodine. I read the various articles about it, and decided to order it. I decided to take 5 drops (12.5 mg) each day and see if I noticed any effects. I experienced much more energy and alertness immediately after starting. But the real surprise for me was the vast improvement of some skin conditions I've had for many years that my
dermatologist prescribed medication for, but could only slow the progression. The itching stopped immediately, and the patches of thick and callused skin on one of my palms started showing improvement, as did the eczema patch on one knee.
It's been three weeks now, and the eczema patch on my knee, which had grown to over 5 inches in diameter, is now less than 2 inches. It has changed from a maroon color to a normal skin color, and is still shrinking each day. The problem on my hand also appears to be heading toward full resolution.
I'm dumbfounded! How could my doctors overlook something as
simple as a nutritional deficiency? I've worried about this
condition and spent considerable money over the years trying to
control it since I was told that was the best I could hope for.
Something is terribly wrong with western medicine for something
like this to occur.
Update: For the last 15 years I've had four toenails that looked
terrible due to toenail fungus. Over a year later, you can see in
the nails where I began taking the iodine; new growth looks
healthy and normal. At the present growth rate, the bad part of
the nails should be totally gone within a few months. Iodine
reduces CANDIDA & FUNGUS!
I have had symptoms of low thyroid most of my life but the lab
tests were always within "normal" limits, so I was never treated to
relieve the symptoms. I have been taking Lugol’s iodine- 2-3
drops 5-6 days a week for several months. My energy is up, my
skin is clearer, and I am able to keep the 35 lb weight loss
without counting every calorie.
I have a number of hypo symptoms but am not interested
in going on conventional medicine. Having taken Lugol's
for about two weeks I find my low basal body
temperature has gone up from mid-96s to 98.6 (what a
cliche!) Also, the ice-cold feet I bothered my husband
with at night have normalized. I also find that insomnia
that was keeping me up until four a.m. or later has abated,
now I'm getting tired around ten p.m. Just know that iodine
requires self-education. There are studies suggesting it
can harm you, and studies suggesting that most of us
are being harmed by iodine deficiency (women in
What about nuclear radiation protection?
What about OD Concerns?
With the Japan tsunami mess still fresh in memory, and
knowledge that the west Michigan lake shore nuclear
reactor is one of the oldest in the region and has been
repeatedly closed for safety concerns, and with nuclear
weapons a regular topic in foreign news, should we think
about some simple, cheap, easy precautions? Maybe. If
it costs $9 per family member – is it cheap peace of mind?
And maybe makes some health improvements too? Is it
money well spent? Maybe.
Are there concerns and is research available? YES!
Concerns are typically expressed by medical doctors
without sufficient knowledge of iodine. But there are
doctors who are very well researched in this area.
One of which is Dr David Brownstein, MD. He has
done extensive research and has lots of case history
study to back up his statements.
He says in his book that 80 to 90% of Americans are
significantly deficient in iodine, and that the
supplementation in salt is woefully inadequate and
that many health conditions can be improved or corrected
with the addition of iodine in the diet. Specifically Lugol’s
iodine (a specific solution that includes Iodine and
potassium Iodide to improve absorbency and
effectiveness). He suggests lab style urine tests to
determine and adjust dosage, but other researchers
suggest a simple skin test that can be done at home by
anyone is easy and sufficient.
Simply put some on you skin, and allow it to soak in (5-10
min) then see how long the amber stain on your skin lasts.
It should last 24 hours, but most find that it is gone in less.
You are deficient.
(A very common symptom in Michigan, which is known to
be part of “the goiter belt region”)
Pills are also available in Lugol’s solution, but the liquid
form allows you the flexibility of oral or topical use, and
use on anyone – even those who don’t easily swallow
pills. And this Lugol’s is sooo much cheaper than the pills!
So, want to try it? Want some today? You can try to find
in at your local pharmacy. It used to be common to find
iodine tincture which is not Lugols and therefore not for
oral consumption and likely less absorbable, but still
But after trying several pharmacies and asking
pharmacists, I came home zero results for Tincture or Lugols!
That’s right, that tincture that used to be common for a first aid kit has been
replaced with Neosporin and Benadryl (both drugs with
toxicities.) and the trace element so vital to your glandular
system function is missing from the shelf!
Lugol's Solution Contains:
4% Potassium Iodide,
94% Distilled Water
You can find it here on our web page in a 2 oz dropper bottle and an 8oz refill bottle.
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