Iodine is a necessary nutrient that your body requires to produce thyroid hormones. You need to also supplement Selenium when taking iodine. You don’t need a lot of either one.
Iodine at 200-500mcg daily is sufficient. Selenium should be in the form of Selenomethionine, dosed at 100-200mcg daily.
The Iodized salt is worthless. Get a Kelp supplement or pure iodine supplement. You could get Lugol’s Iodine as that contains both Iodine and Potassium Iodide. They serve different purposes in the body.
Aha. I guess the experts from the WHO are wrong then.
'Two RCTs, 6 non-RCTs, 20 quasi-experimental studies, 16 cohort studies, 42 multiple cross-sectional studies, and 3 studies with mixed designs were included.
This review showed that iodized salt has a large effect on reducing the risk of goitre, cretinism, low cognitive function and iodine deficiency. ’
Didn’t test for antibodies this time but a few years ago I did, when I discovered I was subclinical hypo.
I was already on decline without it being due to antibodies (like you can see from the results below), so I’m pretty sure it’s not now either.
But that’s the thing though. The purpose of those studies were for what you listed (goitre, cretinism, low cognitive function and iodine deficiency [how do you determine iodine deficiency anyway - no goitre?]).
It is “what is the right dosage to prevent those things (namely goitre)?” That was the frame, not "what is the optimal dosage of iodine for all around well being AND to keep t3 at the right levels (which automatically means all around well being). But then again, you could also ask, what determines the right level of t3?
The studies’ aim were not to reverse or prevent hypothyroidism. They were mostly to prevent goitre.
Also, could you link those studies you mentioned if you don’t mind? Google is not pulling them up. Or maybe I’m entering the wrong search phrases.
So you’re hypo. You don’t know if it’s Graves or something else at the moment. There is a very small amount of iodine needed to provide normal function, and you are most likely getting more than that. So the question is, do you want to take iodine every day, or Levoxythrine? Either was it’s still something every day, and either way you are probably going to end up on Levoxythrine at some point. The Levox is actually going to let your body proceed pretty much normally, doing it’s own conversion and using it as it needs it. Iodine is a little like adding nitrous to a bad engine when you go supraphysiological.