Thursday, April 7, 2016
(Product Review) B4B Lugol's Liquid Iodine
Iodine deficiencies are frequent in this country, and this is important to those of us with thyroid issues. I bought the B4B Lugol's Liquid Iodine 2% Solution 2 fl. oz. Thyroid Support Supplement from Basics4Balance because I know that more iodine is needed in my diet.
The recommended daily amount of iodine is 12-13mg, and this product when taken as directed only provides about one mg which is only a small portion of that, so should be safe for anyone as a starter dose.
This Lugol's Solution is made in North America, rather than from China, and is legally authorized for human consumption in the USA. The directions say that you should put 1 drop into 7 drops of water, and then take 2 drops of this new solution you created. This is a good place to start, but depending on how deficient you may be, as well as your sensitivity to the product, you could take about 4 or 5 drops to get your daily requirement. Just be aware that if you start developing any type of detox symptoms such as runny nose or headache, you should back off the amount because you may be taking too much. Personally, I knew that my levels were low, so I started right out with one drop and had no problems.
I guess that for those who need to mix up a few drops at a time and only take part of the mixture, this could be a pain, but for me it works out well. Since my levels are low, I can't say for sure how well this would work for others, but since this product provides such a only a small portion of your daily iodine requirement, I would guess that taking a full drop shouldn't be a problem for most adults. I would think that trying this, and dropping back if detox symptoms occurred would probably work better for most of us than measuring drops and saving the rest of the spoonful of the mixture to be spread out over the next few days.
Again, I am not a medical professional, and this is only my opinion. If in doubt, you might want to consult your doctor first, but I doubt that the amount is enough to cause you any harm. I do like that this bottle contains 2 ounces of iodine, which should last for quite a while if taken only a few drops at a time. I generally add a couple of drops to a small glass of water in the morning, and this works well for me.
Although I got this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes.