Nascent Iodine

Available under several brand names, nascent iodine is sometimes referred to as:

  • Atomic Iodine
  • Monatomic Iodine
  • 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. I have yet to see any science that shows this working any better than other, much less expensive iodine. Any claims made by nascent are using standard iodine information.

Unlike Lugols iodine, Nascent does not contain potassium iodide.

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%, it seems like a great way to start slowly. Kelp, or watered down Lugols 2% may still be a better route.

If we know we’re sensitive to new nutrients or supplements, nascent is likely a better way to get started with iodine.

Nascent is one of a handful of forms of iodine, but don’t allow these different forms to overwhelm you, any of them are better than nothing as long as we’re using the other nutrients in The Iodine Protocol. But at some point, you may want to read about the differences and benefits of Lugols. Learn more about the other forms at

I use a company called Organixx for Nascent Iodine and a few other supplements, like their magnesium. When I’ve purchased their magnesium, they have offered a 50% discount on their nascent iodine which is a great deal Shop Organixx Nascent Iodine

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March 3, 2023

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