A 24 Hour Load test (Gold Standard) will give you a very accurate read and the level of body sufficiency allowing you to be able to dose with iodine more specifically.

If the excretion of iodine is over 90% of the loading dose it shows iodine sufficiency. A high % excretion can also indicate a bromide toxicity or a NIS (Sodium symporter) issue where the iodine cannot be absorbed effectively and the body excretes it all. A strong case history needs to be taken into consideration when assessing any lab results.

Under 90% shows deficiency.  A urinary Spot Test will indicate dietary intake but not body sufficiency.

– Without iodine the thyroid cannot work properly at all – the thyroid influences every cell in the body and 98% of the western population is iodine deficient
– Iodine deficiency has been related to breast cancer
– Iodine helps prevent lumps and cysts (PCOS, breast lumps, thyroid nodules/lumps)
– Iodine is involved with every hormone in the body. There are lots of iodine receptor sites on the ovaries, breasts and thyroid in particular
– Iodine works in the body to kill parasites, fungal and yeast overgrowth much as it does when you use it on your skin for infections of any type
– Iodine helps to detox the other damaging halides (bromide, fluoride, chloride) and heavy metals like mercury and cadmium
– Iodine increases stomach acid which in turn helps you to digest your protein better and kill off bacteria entering your body through your oral passage, helping with gas and bloating
– Iodine helps the utilisation of sugar in the body for fuel, including in the brain, therefore increasing brain function, cognitive function and energy levels
– Every hormone in the body needs iodine
– It helps the cell to differentiate and is the most influential nutrient on apoptosis

24 hour urinary collection

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