Use 1, 2, or 3 drops of our unique micro-nutrient Dietary Iodine Supplement to maintain general health, and especially when planning or when within a pregnancy, or post-partum. See “DIRECTIONS” for more details.
Iodine is necessary for life: yours and yours baby’s. It is the most powerful antimicrobial known to man. It is the ONLY antimicrobial necessary for life. It kills infectious disease organisms IN your body, ON your body, in the air, on surfaces, and on other animals. It is safe, within limits, as a dietary supplement central to life. Good clinical studies indicate that iodine helps reduce cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. It has been on earth since the dawn of time.
Clinical studies are clear about this. Here are features of iodine’s proven capability, taken as directed:
Iodine-sufficient mothers have smarter babies (10-25% higher
I.Q.) than iodine deficient mothers. The children of iodine-sufficient mothers show better general behavior in school; are less likely to have ADHD and autism.
Iodine-sufficient mothers are more likely to have babies born “at term.” This has substantial health benefits to the baby.
REDUCES DISEASE RISKS:
Term babies (babies born between 37 weeks and 42 weeks) have lower risks of ADHD, autism, and COPD (Pulmonary Disease), diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer in later life. Iodine deficient mothers have greater chances for a preterm ADHD/autistic baby who is more likely to have COPD, CVD, diabetes and cancer in later life.
Liquid Iodine Dietary Supplement
Adults: 1 drop/day provides 125-150 mcg (micrograms – a microgram is 1/1,000,000th of a gram, or 1/1000 of a milligram).
These are tiny amounts… but necessary for health for all humans and all mammals. The body holds about 20-30 mg (milligrams) iodine. If you are over 14 years old, the NIH and FDA suggest one drop (125 mcg) a day, no matter who you are, or what situation you are in. As always, consult with your primary care doctor. According to the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology:
New definitions of ‘term’ deliveries:
Early Term: Between 37 weeks 0 days and 38 weeks 6 days
Full Term: Between 39 weeks 0 days and 40 weeks 6 days
Late Term: Between 41 weeks 0 days and 41 weeks 6 days
Postterm: Between 42 weeks 0 days and beyond “Newborn outcomes are not uniform even after 37
weeks,” said Jeffrey L. Ecker, MD, chair of The College’s Committee on Obstetric Practice. “Each week of gestation up to 39 weeks is important for a fetus to fully develop before delivery and have a healthy start.” On average, a pregnancy lasts 40 weeks from
the first day of the last menstrual period. This determines a pregnant woman’s estimated date of delivery. Every week of gestation matters for the health of newborns. The last few weeks of pregnancy allow a baby’s brain and lungs to fully mature. Babies born
between 39 weeks and 40 weeks 6 days have the best health outcomes, compared with babies born before or after
Every single cell in your body needs iodine…a molecule or two. Cell replication cannot occur without it. Iodine is in all the body’s inter-cellular material also.
Every baby, fetus and person needs iodine. Brain development is retarded without enough. Mild deficiency can cause a 10%-25% I.Q. deficit. Two billion people are iodine-deficient. Deficiency cripples minds, bodies, families and national economies. Pre-pregnant and pregnant mothers should use 2 drops/day, or about 220-250 mcg – based on World Health Organization and National Institutes of Health guidance.
You can safely use somewhat more.
Consult with your doctor! (As a comparison, Japanese women intake about 25X this amount…and have 1/2 the rate of U.S. premature babies. ) Each 30 ml bottle (one oz.) contains enough iodine supplement for ≈600 days of normal adult use. This is 300 days for a pre-pregnant or pregnant mother. A nursing/lactating mother should have ≈3 drops per day (≈300-375 mcg). It can be taken any time of day, in any beverage. It is tasteless and odorless. “Drops” are not always regular, and amounts are often approximate. One drop usually = 0.05 ml (milliliters). This dietary iodine supplement is constituted so that 0.10 ml (two drops) delivers between 220 and 250 mcg of dietary iodine supplement. 3 drops will provide between 300 and 375 mcg. If you by chance take an extra drop or two, it is of no concern.
Your body will use it or excrete it (in your urine). Well-established clinical research – going back decades – shows that almost anyone can safely use up to 1,100 mcg/day (≈10 times the RDA) with no known illeffects.
Whether there is a BENEFIT for pre-pregnant/pregnant and nursing mothers to take somewhat more than the RDA is contested. Most authorities agree that 1,100 mcg/day is a safe upper limit, even when ingested on a regular basis. Some doctors recommend up to 10x this amount, but only take such amounts under a doctor’s care.