The use of iodine as a therapeutic aid dates back through the ages. Records from Chinese Medicine show they recognised it's importance and traditional use was focused on iodine’s role in the nourishment of the thyroid gland, which later became understood as for the production of T3 and T4 hormones and the regulation of metabolism. Nowadays, the understanding of iodine's roles in the body continues to increase and it's critical role in detoxification continues to be studied. More recently, the nuclear disaster at Fukushima brought iodine back to the fore because of it's ability to help protect the body from radioactive isotopes.
What is Nascent Iodine?
Nascent Iodine is a consumable iodine in its atomic form rather than its molecular form. It is an iodine atom that has an incomplete number of electrons. It is paramagnetic. What does that mean? Well, it means that the iodine atoms can hold an electromagnetic charge. While this all might sound a little like a flashback to chemistry class, the most important thing to understand is that Nascent Iodine has a huge energy release when consumed. 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.
It's worth pointing out that there are other forms of iodine on the market, ranging from food based supplements (often seaweed derived) through hormone filled medicines as well as other laboratory based formulas. Nascent iodine is different from these band it is designed for high absorbion rates.
Why is Iodine so important?
All the cells in your body contain and make use of iodine. It is concentrated in the glandular system of your body, with your thyroid containing the highest amount compared to any other organ. Significant amounts are also stockpiled in numerous other areas of the body including the salivary glands, cerebrospinal fluid and the brain, gastric mucosa, choroid plexus, breasts, and ovaries. Iodine deficiency is believed to be a primary cause of Ovarian Cysts, including Polycystic Ovaries and although everyone needs it, females typically have a higher need for it.
How soon will I feel the effects of Nascent Iodine?
Depending upon how short of iodine your body is, the effects can be quick. Those with Iodine deficiency often start to feel additional energy and a sense of balance returning after a day. Those taking it as a preventative or as part of a maintenance programme may have less conscious effects
How is Nascent Iodine used?
One drop provides 400mcg of iodine.
If using for additional energy and general improved health take up to 6 drops daily. Frequent small doses are more effective than larger amounts at less frequent intervals. Always take on an empty stomach. Most will find that it is important to build up gradually in order to experience the least amount of detoxification symptoms.