Does iodine affect hair loss

Why am I losing my hair

A protein

Like little springs, these structures will be altered as the temperature changes.

The thyroid attempts to maintain the temperature so proteins can form properly.

Most thermostats in houses have a metal spring in them, and as the temperature increases in the room, the metal spring expands, which tells the air conditioner to turn on. As the AC runs, the temperature of the room decreases, which causes the spring to shrink, and the AC turns off.

The proteins and other similar components that our cells make all day are almost like little springs, and if the body temperature is incorrect due to the thyroid not functioning properly, these springs are put together wrong, because there are thousands of unexpected deviations.

So sometimes when someone finds what their body needs in order to run their thyroid properly, the temperature normalizes and the proteins now function correctly, so hair growth resumes. Other times, as we find nutrients that allow our endocrine system to begin functioning, we get a little out of balance as things start changing. This can be a good indication that we have other situations to look into, like stomach acid as one example.

Protein Metabolism

Our thyroid creates hormones that help regulate our metabolism. If our metabolism is attempting to run more cycles than it has protein available for, it might not focus on less important protein-based resources, like our hair. As we begin taking iodine, we might be able to metabolize a lot more cycles, which may increase our demand for protein. If we are not getting enough protein or our stomach acid is not able to break enough protein down, or we’re not getting protein from enough different sources, our metabolism may give up on things like hair again. Protein metabolism is possibly one of the most important focuses of health and life. Begin to read and learn more about the importance of stomach acid and protein digestion at

Hydrogen Peroxide

As our thyroid creates thyroid hormones, hydrogen peroxide(h2o2) is generated. There are various uses of h2o2 in our body, but it’s something that we want to have in a proper balance or it can potentially be damaging. We can run into an issue where we provide enough iodine which allows our thyroid to make hormones but doesn’t have the other required nutrients our body uses to reduce h2o2 back into water(h2o). This is one of a handful of reasons selenium is so important when we take iodine. This junction that reduces h2o2 back into water also carries out several other extremely important functions, which is why getting these nutrients in balanced amounts can be so important. Most of the hormones our thyroid created are converted into their active form at this junction, and some of our glutathione is activated/recycled here as well. Read more about this at

Iron Metabolism

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Our body uses iron to carry oxygen around our body. But oxygen and iron don’t usually play well together and can completely destroy things as strong as cars or buildings.

Using iron to carry oxygen is not simple or easy. A special protein called Ceruloplasmin is required but ceruloplasmin requires a lot of nutrients to be in balance.

which is made of 1046 amino acids


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