This solution of Lugol’s Iodine is prepared at 2% concentration, from a mixture of Potassium Iodide (KI) and elemental Iodine (I2) . Each amber bottle has either 25 or 50 mL of 2% Lugol’s solution – which can be diluted to the desired concentration prior to use. This provides the solution at 26 mg/mL of triiodide anion (I3 –), the active water soluble form of nascent iodine.
Elemental iodine is a halogen and thus a fairly strong oxidizing agent. The use of this chemical in concentrated form may result in chemical burns or lesions – even at 2%, this is still concentrated enough that it should be diluted prior to internal consumption. To determine whether you personally are deficient in iodine – a simple patch test can be conducted with this Lugol’s solution.
Apply a small amount of 2% Lugol’s solution to a cotton ball and swab onto a small area near a pulse point on your inner arm (about 2 inch area). This should turn the skin orange. Your body will absorb the iodine at a rate where the patch gradually disappears over 24 hours. If the patch disappears faster, you may consider increasing your consumption of iodine.
A chemist might suggest that 2-4 drops in a glass of water or juice, once per day, should be enough to support your immune system and protect you from radiation. Citric acid cuts the flavor of the iodine – a little lemon juice in the water is easy. Calcium, Magnesium, Selenium, Vitamin D, B vitamins, and Omega fatty acids are all synergistic with iodine in metabolic systems.
Iodine is a well known topical germicidal agent effective against a wide spectrum of organisms including bacteria, fungi and protozoa. Iodine is normally available as solutions, alcoholic tinctures and iodophors. Iodine has bactericidal activity, e.g. a 1% tincture will kill 90% of bacteria in 90 seconds, a 5% tincture in 60 seconds and a 7% tincture in 15 seconds.
Another function of Lugol’s iodine is for use as a protection from iodine radioactivity. The release of nuclear radiation from Fukushima and Chernobyl includes the release of radioactive iodine – this airborne contaminant can be breathed in under normal conditions. When your body is saturated with the amount of iodine that it requires, there is no reason for it to hang on to the new iodine – you breathe out the radioactive form. When your body is deficient, then the radio-iodine remains, where it can emit and cause damage at a later time.
Dr. Donald W. Miller published Extra-thyroidal Benefits of Iodine in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 11 Number 4 Winter 2006. In this article, he writes ‘In addition to being an essential element in thyroid hormones, iodine has many biological functions. The recommended dietary intake of 100-150 mcg is perhaps 100 times too low. Potential benefits of higher amounts include enhancement of immune function and reducing the incidence of breast cancer.’
By accepting this product, you agree that neither the producer, seller, distributor, nor any intermediate handlers will be held responsible for any damages or injuries brought about by the use of this product. You agree that you have the knowledge and experience to safely handle this material. DO NOT TAKE LUGOL’S IODINE IF YOU ARE ALERGIC TO IODINE. IT CAN BE FATAL!!! If you have thyroid challenges, please consult a medical professional before using this product.
Namaste’ … doc
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