Iodine is absorbed by the thyroid gland and supports the formation of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones have the ability to cross cell membranes, thereby supporting all cells of the body. In the cell, they promote metabolic function by enhancing mitochondrial activity and enzyme synthesis, especially in tissues and organs such as muscle and the liver.
Potassium iodide is also used to protect the thyroid gland from taking in radioactive iodine that may be released during a nuclear radiation emergency. Radioactive iodine can damage the thyroid gland. It works by blocking radioactive iodine from entering the thyroid gland.
Pure Encapsulations Iodine is from potassium iodide. Iodide is derived from salt brine. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from pine cellulose. Each capsule typically contains 74 mcg potassium.
|Serving Size: 1 vegetarian capsule |
Servings Per Container: 120
|Amount Per Serving|
|Iodine (as potassium iodide)||225 mcg|
|Other Ingredients: hypo-allergenic plant fiber (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)|
Dosage and Use:
- 1–2 capsules daily, in divided doses, with meals.
Caution:If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Taking iodine in amounts greater than 1,100 mcg per day should be monitored by a health-care professional. Sensitivity reactions to iodine include angioedema, fever, joint pain, lymph node enlargement, eosinophilia, rash or thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Pure Encapsulation iodine supplements are not designed nor recommended as support against radioactive fallout. Consult your physician for more information. Iodine may be contra-indicated with thyroid medications. Individuals may require thyroid hormone monitoring. Consult your physician for more information.
- If pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your physician before taking this product
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not exceed recommended dose
1. Office of Dietary Supplements: Iodine
2. MedlinePlus: Potassium Iodide
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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