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Lugol's Iodine
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Salmoneye    Posted 09-20-2003 at 04:55:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anyone out there taking Iodine as a dietary supplement?

Lugol's Solution is 5% iodine, and 10% Ptassium Iodide in water and/or alcohol...1-2 drops in a glass of water twice a week...

Old time medicine that seems to have gone the way of the Dodo mostly...

Just read about it myself when looking for full-strength cider vinegar...

Aint the net a wonderment?

williamf    Posted 09-20-2003 at 15:01:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Most of the table salt in the grocery store has iodine added.
Years ago South Carolina's official nickname, for tourist attracting purposes, was "The Iodine State." High natural level, works its way into the food chain. The state's first TV station (still here, still number one in the state ratings) is Columbia's WIS, Wonderful Iodine State.
Way more than you wanted to know.

Nope...    Posted 09-20-2003 at 17:01:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Interested in any and all info...VT is high in Granite, so the soil is Iodine deficient...

The 'problem' with iodized salt seems to be a little known propensity of the Chlorine in 'sodium chloride' to affect the absorption of iodine due to "halogen displacement"...The members of the 'Halogen' group of elements tend to displace members of the same group with a higher molecular weight...The point being that Chlorinated water and table salt tend to negate the efficacy of Iodized Salt by their very nature...

Interesting...But way too techy for 8PM on a Saturday evening...

Les    Posted 09-20-2003 at 06:24:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Two of my wife's sisters live on Plum Island in Massivetaxes. They are within 10 miles of the Seabrook Nookyoular plant. I think them people are the onliest ones who take that stuff.
Being librulls, they think the place is going to go up like Chernobyl.
Actually, the other sister lives even closer. Hampton Falls, NH which is right next to Seabrook.
I like to remind them that more people have died in Ted Kennedy's car than in all the nookyoular plant accidents in this country.

Good point    Posted 09-20-2003 at 06:56:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was just kinda dumbfounded that tincture of 'Iodine' was in fact first formulated as a dietary supplement and not as the deadly 'poisonous' antiseptic that we all know...Some great info on its' use in cattle and horses in conjunction with cider vinegar...

NOTE:...This is only the preperation using elemental Iodine and Potassium Iodide...NOT the ones made with Sodium Iodide...

Iodine...It's not just for Goiter anymore...


Les...ROFLMAO!    Posted 09-20-2003 at 07:53:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Goiter, eh?

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