Getting Started

How much iodine do I take?

How much iodine do I take?

Somewhere along our journey of starting iodine, we’re going to come across a fundamental question. How much iodine do I take? This image with a list of variables to consider is just a fragment of the potential details that alter how much of which substances someone should and shouldn’t take. Due to these potential variables,…

Trans-dermal,  Iodine through the skin?

Trans-dermal, Iodine through the skin?

A lot of people start with trans-dermal application for several of reasons. Some apply it directly to issue areas to help that area of the body absorb more iodine, whether also consuming it internally, or not. Some people don’t even have specific areas to target with iodine, they just apply it to their skin til…

Patch Test

Patch Test

There is a method floating around the internet for a long time, and even several books talking about applying a small patch of iodine to our skin and judging how iodine deficient we are depending how quickly we absorb it. There are so many factors to this. So, the idea is that people applied Lugols…

Testing can only see so much

Testing can only see so much

Some people wonder if testing iodine levels before starting is important, and there are several questions that come up as to how the tests work. This page isn’t to deter anyone from testing, it’s just to share my opinion and some information on the situation. The most common method used to check iodine levels is…

24-hour urine loading test

24-hour urine loading test

Testing our iodine, or just about any other levels, is not easy. Our body is made up of trillions of cells that are made of and utilizing various nutrients every millisecond of every day. This is like expecting a national census to know exactly how many people there are. Without some seriously invasive measures, we’re…