Not ready to start drinking this stuff? Understandable! A lot of people start trasndermally for a couple of reasons. Our body is able to absorb transdermal applications quickly, some people apply it directly to cysts or other issues.
The only important part
When we take iodine, internally or by applying to our skin, it is very wise to have several other nutrients on hand. These extra nutrients help our body process the new iodine we’re about to get, and help us clean up the mess it’s going to make. I’ve gone into each of these in detail here Supporting Nutrients. I included several extra in this list, but the important ones are Vitamin C, Magnesium, Selenium, and Unrefined Salt. The extra ones I include should only help most people’s detox process.
Using Lugols on the skin
Lugols-define can be applied directly to the skin but some people may have irritation if they do not dilute it enough. I do fine with a few drops of 2% directly on my skin. Lugols is pretty dark and stains the skin with a barf kinda color for anywhere from a few hours to a day or so.
Using SSKI on the skin
SSKI-define is clear and contains only potassium iodide. Our body is able to use some of this and convert it to iodine but most people recommend Lugols-define so we get both forms.
Jimmy over at 3rdi has a rollerball with a blend of stuff that helps us absorb it. The rollerball makes application much easier, especially on the go. Check it out here
Checking for deficiency
Some people think applying Lugols-define and seeing how quickly it absorbs is a good way of checking your iodine levels but there are too many factors. Even proper tests can report false iodine levels. We are bombarded with toxins from various angles for years, decades and generations, applying some iodine to our skin for a few days is not going to instantly open our cells back up and allow us to get any type of useful reading.