Why does my iodine bottle say external use only?

It’s rather common for people to receive their iodine and run into this question.

After reading and ordering, we get the bottle and it says something about only using it on our skin or it says “talisman only”.

So what does this mean, can we consume this stuff or not?

Unless our bottle of iodine has a standard supplement label on it with a recommended dosage, it likely hasn’t been produced in a monitored and regulated facility. Lugols iodine that is produced outside of a regulated facility may actually use the same exact raw materials and may create the same level of quality final product, but its just about impossible to know without testing the product ourselves.

On my page whyiodine.com/iodine-buyers-guide/ I explain how there are only a handful of sources of iodine and as long as the source is reputable we should be fine.

I also mention how there are only a handful of sources of iodine with actual supplement labels, like Miss Lizzy’s as one example.

Sooo, can I consume this stuff or what?

I can’t tell you it’s safe to consume a liquid you ordered from a person on the internet.

But I’ve consumed a handful of various “brands” of lugols or other blends of iodine from various sources on the internet.

A lot of others have consumed lugols from sources that say talisman only or some other similar wording. As long as we’re ordering from a source we see others using for consumption, we should be fine.

Continue reading

I explain a bit about the common various forms of iodine here  whyiodine.com/which-iodine

How I add iodine to water to consume it whyiodine.com/faq/consume-iodine

Browse a few common brands/blends of lugols for sale whyiodine.com/iodine-buyers-guide/

Calculate how much each drop contains at dropulator.com

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