Available under several brand names, nascent iodine is sometimes referred to as atomic iodine, monatomic iodine and atomidine. Nascent iodine is in an atomic form. This means it has an incomplete number of electrons, giving it an electromagnetic charge. According to some, this allows nascent to be absorbed and utilized easier by our body.
The issue I see with nascent is it’s too expensive for such a low strength iodine. I believe the cheapest I’ve seen nascent is still twice as expensive as the most expensive Lugols 2%. There are no studies to show nascent doing anything differently than similar forms of iodine.
I have not seen any stories of people switching from Lugols or SSKI to Nascent and finally finding healing. But I do see people saying Lugols started pushing detox for them after months of various doses of Nascent.
Most of the time when I see someone pushing Nascent, they seem to be profiting from it. Nascent has a much larger profit margin. Similar amount and strength of Lugols is about 1/3rd the cost of Nascent, which doesn’t leave much room for profit for the manufacturer or anyone else involved.
There is nothing wrong with nascent, but it does not seem to be worth the price. If someone already has a bottle or does not react well to even a single drop of Lugols 2%, I think it’s a great way to start slowly. Kelp, or watered down Lugols 2% may still be a better route.