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. Something to keep in mind. Even a single…

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

This page is an attempt to put testing in general as well as several methods of testing into perspective. There are a handful of ways to test our levels of different nutrients and each have their pros and cons. Blood tests A great way to look at how blood tests work is to think about…