Iodine Synergy™ contains 10 mg of potassium iodide for supporting normal thyroid function, including balanced production of thyroid hormones and the health of breast and prostate tissue.
Potassium iodide is a weak salt and easily splits apart in the gut, leaving free iodide ions to join together forming I2 Iodine. The selenium in this product works synergistically with iodine to support the normal conversion of T4 into T3, and supplies antioxidant protection to the thyroid gland.
Supplement Facts Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Amount Per Serving: Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) 10 mg Selenium (as Selenomethionine) 40 mcg
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, rice flour.
Made with Non GMO ingredients. Does not contain gluten.
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take one capsule per day, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Notice: Color, size or shape may appear different between lots.
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Iodine is needed to make thyroxine, thyroid hormone (T4), and selenium is needed to convert T4 into the active thyroid hormone, T3. Research suggests that supplementation of iodine can lead to selenium deficiency. Selenium was included in Iodine Synergy to prevent this and to supply the needed cofactor for T3 synthesis. Supplementation of iodine without selenium is not recommended.
Why is iodine deficiency common in the United States? We first need to note that the body produces no iodine, and there is no organ other than the thyroid that can store large quantities of iodine. In some areas of the US, including mountain regions, the Mississippi River Valley, the Ohio River Valley, and the Great Lakes regions, the soil has always had a very low iodine content. But even in other areas of once iodine-rich soil, over farming has frequently depleted this iodine content. Hence, we no longer get adequate iodine via the plants we consume. To compensate for this, iodine was added to salt, bread, and milk. Today iodine is no longer added to bread or to milk, and the amount of iodine added to salt has steadily declined over the years. (There is approx. only 77mcg of Iodine in 1 tsp Iodized salt). All of these factors contribute to the current prevalence of iodine deficiency in the United States.
Is there enough Iodine in our iodized salt? When people go shopping for salt they will notice there is iodized salt verses regular salt. This is also true for sea salt that is plain sea salt verses sea salt with iodine. There is more iodine in iodized table salt than there is in plain sea salt, which contains very little iodine to start with. Quite frequently we see articles in the local press showing that there is a high amount of iodine in salt and we need to reduce the total amount of salt because of the potential damage from iodine. However, during the last National Nutritional Survey called the NHANES III from 1988 - 1994, the study revealed that 15% of the U.S. adult female population suffered from iodine insufficiency where this was defined as a urine iodine level 60 meq per liter. Another misconception that is out on the market is that high consumption of iodized salt helps prevent iodine deficiency. The fact is that iodized salt contains 74mcg of iodine per gram of salt. The purpose of iodization of salt was never meant for optimal iodine requirements by the human body.
Can I use seaweed purchased from the grocery store to supplement my body with iodine? Seaweed sold in the United States has a tremendous variation in the amount of iodine content. In Japan, the average Japanese eats around 13.8 mg of iodine per day with the vast majority of that iodine coming from seaweed that has been specifically grown and cultured to maximize iodine trapping in the seaweed.
Can Iodine be used while a woman is pregnant? In Japan, the average Japanese woman is eating 13.8 mg of iodine per day while the average American woman consumes 100 times less iodine per day (approximately 0.138 mg per day). Iodine is important in the first three years of life from the development of the fetus inside the womb until two years after birth. In the development of a child's IQ, it would be very advantageous for the mother to supplement her diet during pregnancy and, if she is nursing the child, for the first two years after pregnancy.
Effect of daily ingestion of a tablet containing 5mg Iodine and 7.5mg Iodide as the potassium salt, for a period of 3 months, on the results of thyroid function tests and thyroid volume by ultrasonometry in ten euthyroid Caucasian Women. Guy. E. Abraham M.D., Jorge D. Flechas M.D., and John C. Hakala R.Ph., The Original Internist 9: 6-20, 2002
Iodine sufficiency of the whole human body Guy. E. Abraham M.D., Jorge D. Flechas M.D. and John C. Hakala R.Ph., The Original Internist 9: 30-41, 2002.
Effect of daily ingestion of Iodoral Guy. E. Abraham M.D., Jorge D. Flechas M.D. and John C. Hakala R.Ph.
The Wolff-Chaikoff Effect: Crying Wolf? Guy E. Abraham, M.D.
The safe and effective implementation of orthoiodosupplementation in medical practice. Guy E. Abraham, M.D., The Original Internist, Vol. 11, No. 1, March 2004. Pages 17-36.
Origin of the word CRETIN Guy E. Abraham, M.D., Jorge D. Flechas, M.D.
The Safe and Effective Implementation of Orthoiodosupplementation in Medical Practice Guy E. Abraham, M.D.
The Concept of Orthoiodosupplementation and its Clinical Implications Guy E. Abraham, M.D.
Serum Inorganic Iodide Levels Following Ingestion of a Tablet Form of Lugol Solution: Evidence for an Enterohepatic Circulation of Iodine." Guy E. Abraham, M.D.
A Rebuttal of Dr. Gaby's Editorial on Iodine Guy E. Abraham, M.D., David Brownstein, M.D.
Evidence that the administration of Vitamin C improves a defective cellular transport mechanism for iodine: A Case Report Guy E. Abraham, M.D., David Brownstein, M.D.
Validation of the Orthoiodosupplementation Program: A Rebuttal of Dr. Gaby's Editorial on Iodine. Guy E. Abraham, M.D., David Brownstein, M.D.
The saliva/serum iodide ratio as an index of sodium/iodide symporter efficiency. Guy E. Abraham, M.D., D. Brownstein, M.D., and J.D. Flechas, M.D.
10/19/2012 Iodine Synergy caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Donna from Louisiana.
These capsules were recommended by my doctor, and since taking them, I do feel more energetic. I am taking these in conjunction with other medication. I think they all work together well.
it's working the way it should
5/9/2012 Iodine Synergy caps by Designs For Health (DFH)4
Reviewed by Sue from Huntington Station, NY.
lab numbers are where they should be. Thank you.
6/29/2011 Iodine Synergy caps by Designs For Health (DFH)4
Reviewed by jess from california.
this has really helped with my energy!
1/30/2010 Iodine Synergy caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Ruth Boerger from San Francisco, CA.
I take this product along with Thyroid Synergy. I'm quite happy with the combination of both products.
4/12/2009 Iodine Synergy caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Carola from Phoenix.
I started taking this product when my weightloss had stalled for several weeks. There was no problem with my thyroid, at least according to the blood tests. Within one week of taking the capsules my weight started coming off at an average of 2 lbs per week and I had changed nothing else, I already ate a good diet.
1/12/2009 Iodine Synergy caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Nancy from Estero, Fl.
I am very much pleased with this product.
I don''t have the problems with this as I did with another product. Thank you.
9/26/2008 Iodine Synergy caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by lori from Auburn,ca.
this product was what I was looking for. It addressed all the problems I was having. I feel like my old self again.