Iodine is critical for human health, our bodies need it to make thyroid hormones.  The thyroid hormones regulate the body’s metabolic rate and promote growth and development throughout the body, including the brain. If there isn’t enough thyroid hormone circulating in the blood, the brain sends a chemical message to the thyroid gland, which then releases a measured dose of these hormones. If a person’s diet is too low in iodine, the brain keeps sending chemical messages to the thyroid in vain. In an attempt to make more thyroid hormone, the gland gets larger and larger. This overgrowth of the thyroid gland is called a goitre. An enlarged thyroid gland, or goitre, isn’t the only side effect of inadequate iodine in the diet. Other symptoms include dry skin, hair loss, fatigue and slowed reflexes.  Lack of iodine is a major problem in developing countries and is considered to be the world’s number one cause of preventable intellectual disability in children. Iodine is found in seawater, so any type of seafood is a rich source of this element, particularly seaweed (e.g kelp).

Despite coming from the ocean, sea salt is not a good source of iodine. Iodised salt is perhaps the most common source of iodine in the western diet and can provide enough iodine to avoid low thyroid activity.  However not everyone eats seafood, likes seaweed and then there are those of us who are following low salt diets. Nascent Iodine available from LL’s Magnetic Clay Inc on the other hand is consumable iodine in an atomic form rather than a molecular form. It is a highly bio-available, pure atomic iodine supplement in an energized state. This “charged” state is held by the atom until diluted in water and consumed, whereby it gradually loses energy over a 2-3 hour time span. During this time, Nascent Iodine is recognized by the body as the same iodine that is produced by the thyroid and is absorbed effortlessly by the body.

 

Reading up on the subject recently. I did not realise that the role of iodine in the body far surpasses what most thought, and is not only necessary for overall health, but a crucial component of the detoxification process. I love trying new things and wasted no time in doing so. The recommended dose is 1-3 drops in a small glass of pure water on an empty stomach up to 3 times a day. To help me keep track of the way my body reacted I kept a diary. I will add that I am on HRT and although I feel pretty good overall some days I am lacking in motivation and  just don’t feel right  suffering from a case of the “fuzzies/forgetfulness” slow reaction times which is quite deflating considering I follow a healthy diet and exercise every day. I didn’t tell anyone what I was up too either I wanted to see if people would notice a “change” in me.

 

DAY 1.

Taste is different yet not off-putting, tastes like it smells, like Iodine. I have come to realise that if it tastes a bit weird or even gross it is really good for you.

I noticed something stir within me on the first day, I could not quite recognise what it was but I did however feel like something was happening. Almost like the fog in my brain was thinking it may lift at some point. I wanted to start off slow so I only had 3 drops in the morning as I read somewhere if you have it after midday even though it only lasts 3 hours you might still be awake longer than usual.

 

DAY 3.

I am noticing a definite change in my energy levels. I feel like running even though I am not a runner ha! Rather than running though the house is spotless, dinner is cooked I am on to my 3rd load of washing and it’s only 11am. I am not experiencing and sleep problems and hubby has noticed a change in my overall mood. Still only having 3 drops in the morning and not telling a soul what I am up too.

 

DAY 5

I have not watched TV in 3 days, not that I watch much to begin with. I have swapped my 12 o’clock lunch break of a salad and Reality TV tapings for a quick bite to eat and more de

cluttering. That’s right de cluttering!!! I had to confess to my husband today what I have been up to in secret while he is getting ready for work he is on to me :)

 

DAY 6

Hubby is now starting his day with 3 drops too. My FB status reads like this………. “If anyone asks……..blame it on the Nascent Iodine” to which people are now enquiring what am I talking about. House is still clean and I have run out of things to do, the big pile of washing in the spare room that was out of sight out of mind is now put away. I am happier and more focused. I am even so happy with my results I am giving people 1ml pipette samples to take home and try for themselves.

 

FAST FORWARD…….I have now been taking Nascent Iodine for roughly 7 weeks now. I started to think the effects “wore off”  it was not so though. I had just gotten used to feeling so good. Having just got back from a 2 week holiday to QLD and deviating from my routine I  forgot to have my Iodine most days. I won’t be making that mistake again. I came home from a rather overindulgent holiday feeling the “fuzziest” unwell I ever have. Not only did the healthy eating go out the window but the exercise ceased. I am now 4 days back into the swing of things and feeling so much better for it. I now believe I was very depleted in my Iodine hence the feeling of so much energy I could burst. After a week or 2 it balanced out and I just felt “normal” with a chaser of motivation/happiness. I will continue to keep taking this for the rest of my life as hubby says “Happy Wife, Happy Life”

 

Want to get your hands on to some of this yourself Nascent Iodine is available from LL’s Magnetic Clay Inc in 2 sizes 30ml & 120ml you get roughly a 30 week supply in the 30ml if you take it like I did I will gladly pay $1 a week to ensure I feel good. I have done the Clay Bath Detox from them before and loved it, so if you are looking to detox I believe the 2 go hand in hand. Pop on over  to  CraftGossip and enter our Magnetic Clay Bath Detox Kit Giveaway  it closes 0n the 10th January. Follow LL’s on FB 

If you are looking for high quality high potency Iodine order from LL’s ! They also offer some of the highest quality Magnesium Oil, Bentonite Clay and Detoxing Clay Baths I have ever come across. Which is a great resource in today’s toxic world :)

 

 



By Nellie Lee Luhrmann




Comments

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  1. jules on January 7, 2012 8:41 pm

    If you suspect you are having thyroid problems get a super simple and cheap TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) blood test immediately to see if it’s over/under active or just right. The vast majority of Americans get enough iodine in their diet either through table salt or in processed foods. But please get a simple cheap standard blood test before taking any supplements and discuss it with your doctor first.

  2. Eva on January 23, 2012 11:11 am

    Jules, did you mean that the vast majority of Americans DO or DON’T get enough iodine? Because from every single article and book that I’ve read regarding iodine, Americans are amongst the most deficient in iodine in the world – because of our processed diets and the toxins in our water and environment.
    Our thyroid isn’t the only part of the body that benefits from iodine. They say that if more women took iodine supplements, the rates of infertility and ovarian cancer would go down significantly.

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