A protocol is simply a set of rules or a system to follow. Different iodine protocols are just different sets of nutrients in different doses for different lengths of time. Some protocols are better for certain people and others offer different scenarios for people in different conditions. I will use the most popular protocol as the example.
Dr. Browstein and others have tests tens of thousands of people and found that 96% are iodine deficient. These are supporting nutrients they recommended for most people to get back to iodine saturation.
- 50 mg of Lugol’s iodine
- 200-400mcg Selenium
- 200-400mg Magnesium
- 2,000-5,000mg Vitamin C
- 1/2tsp Unrefined Salt, preferably Grey Celtic
- Recommended but optional: Vitamins B2/B3 (ATP CoFactors) – 100 mg riboflavin and 500 mg no flush niacin, inositol hexanicotinate form
- Recommended but optional: Boron
This might look like a lot at first but it’s only a handful of nutrients that are very important for our health. When we start taking iodine, we need these extra guys on hand to help rebuild things as we heal.
It’s not a bad idea to get some tests run to see where your levels are. Not only will this help you develop your road to recovery, it might help you understand your body and how things make you feel better. Usually if someone is very sick, to the point of being bed ridden, they will work directly with a iodine proficient practitioner. Some people do not have access to this for various reasons and become their own health advocates, depending on their own knowledge and HTMA-define tests to heal themselves.
I personally follow the low and slow method ofstarting iodine, I see a few good reasons not to start at 50mg or higher, unless we have a major illness that requires iodine saturation to heal.
Watch my video to learn some interesting facts about iodine.