High Dose vs Low Dose Iodine for Thyroid Patients (Which should you use?) - Dr. Westin Childs | Thyroid & Health Supplements That Work

High Dose vs Low Dose Iodine for Thyroid Patients (Which should you use?)

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High Dose vs Low Dose Iodine for Thyroid Patients (Which should you use?)
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https://www.restartmed.com/high-dose-iodine/

I get a lot of questions regarding how safe iodine is if you have thyroid problems. Tons of people out there wrongly believe that iodine is harmful if you have any sort of thyroid disease.

The truth is that iodine can be incredibly helpful, especially for those with thyroid conditions.

My experience suggests that as long as you use iodine correctly (and sometimes with other nutrients such as selenium) it is perfectly safe and even beneficial.

But how much should you use?

There are 3 main categories of doses that I go through in this video.

The first includes low dose iodine:

– Low dose iodine includes doses ranging from 150 to 170mcg per day. Low dose is great for sensitive patients and most thyroid patients but it lacks the ability to replete storage levels because it only impacts what your body needs day to day.

The second includes high dose iodine:

– High dose iodine (doses ranging from 6mg to 12.5mg per day) is much higher than the RDI/RDA but it allows you to replace the stores of iodine in your body and it also can almost instantly improve thyroid function (in some people) due to displacement of bromide/fluoride/chloride on thyroid hormone.

The third includes very high doses or mega doses of iodine:

– Megadoses include doses higher than 12.5mg per day. At this point, I have no recommendations for using doses this high as I don’t believe the benefits outweigh the cons.

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I’m Dr. Westin Childs and I focus on thyroid health, hormone balance, and weight loss. I write about thyroid disorders, weight loss, insulin resistance, estrogen/progesterone balance on my blog. I truly believe that hormone balance is the key to managing your weight, your mood and your quality of life which is why I’m so passionate about it.

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This video is not intended to be used as medical advice. If you have questions about your health please consult your physician or primary care provider. Dr. Westin Childs goes to great lengths to produce high-quality content but this is NOT a substitute for medical care.

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