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Potassium Iodate Powder
- Source Of Iodine
- Proper Function Of Thyroid Glands
- Keep Body At Normal Temperature
Potassium Iodate is a compound that is a mixture between Potassium base and Iodic acid. The supplement is meant to be taken to replenish deficient individuals with their necessary daily allowance of Iodine.
You may be familiar with Potassium Iodate as it is used all the time in the manufacture of iodized salt. About 60mg of the chemical are sprayed on every ton of salt. This can also be found as an ingredient in disinfectants and deodorant as well as some types of medication.
Iodine is needed in order for the Thyroid glands to function appropriately. These glands control the flow of certain very important hormones throughout the body, and without Iodine, the hormones will be incorrectly produced as Iodine is one of the essential ingredients that goes into these hormones. Far from merely controlling some nondescript hormones, the Thyroid controls metabolism to some extent, aids in the conversion between food and energy, keeps human growth and development in check, and it helps to keep body temperature at normal levels.
Not taking the correct amount of Iodine daily may result in Iodine deficiency which can then result in Hyperthyroidism. This causes the Thyroid to grow and expand in trying to keep up with the body’s demand for hormones. This could cause the development of a goiter that will be very visible on the body. Hyperthyroidism symptoms include a reduction in mental capabilities, depression, fatigue, dry or itchy skin, muscle cramps and pains, leg swelling, and heightened cholesterol levels.
If this disease continues untreated it may result in puffiness of the eyes, decrease in body temperature, heart rate reduction, general heart issues, and accumulation of fluid in or around the lungs, which can be very dangerous. In its most severe forms, Hyperthyroidism may even lead to a special kind of coma.
If a woman has Iodine deficiency while pregnant, this may significantly diminish the mental capabilities of the infant once it is born, along with speech problems, problems with movement, stunted growth, and general apathy (which is never a good sign in children). In essence, Iodine deficiency will lead to mental retardation in children. In fact, Iodine deficiency is generally thought to be one of the most common and preventable causes of brain damage. It can even lead to stillbirth and miscarriage if symptoms are severe in the pregnant women. Should this deficiency be corrected, studies have shown that children are more likely to survive.
A general American diet will have the necessary daily values of Iodine to function well, but in developing countries it has been found that about 30% of the population is subject to Iodine deficiency.
Health Benefits Provided by Potassium Iodate
Potassium Iodate is mainly used as a way of supplying the body with much needed Iodine. It is a much more important chemical than most people realize and is quite important for sustaining normal functioning and health.
Serving Size & Timing
This supplement is meant to be taken in servings not to exceed 3mg per day. This should be measured using only an accurate milligram scale, nothing more. Otherwise you may risk an overdose which could be potentially fatal considering the level of toxicity of Iodine.
Supplement FactsServing size: 3 milligrams
Serving per container: *
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value**|
|Iodine 2 mg||1333%|
|Potassium < 1mg||<1%|
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
Sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, gluten or additives
As a dietary supplement, take 3mg daily or as directed by physician. Because only a small amount is needed, measure with a milligram scale only.
INGREDIENTS & FURTHER INFORMATION
Potassium Iodate Concentration
This supplement is made up of more than 99% Potassium Iodate and has no extraneous fillers of any kind present in it.
Potassium Iodate Side Effects
As long as suggested amounts are adhered to, this supplement should be fine, but it does have its share of possible side effects associated with it nonetheless. This supplement has the potential to result in rash, headache, respiratory problems including coughing and wheezing, overactive Thyroid gland, weight loss, stomach upset, heat intolerance, irritability, and unnatural thickening of the skin, particularly the skin located on the face.
There are a few conditions that may not work so well with Iodine supplements unless specifically told to take supplements by a doctor. If you have any of the following conditions, please speak with a doctor before taking Iodine. These include: Hyperthyroidism, Iodine sensitivity, Autoimmune Thyroid disorder, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, or an enlarged Thyroid.
If you are taking Amidarone, Lithium, Warfarin, or any medications designed to treat Hyperthyroidism, do not take this supplement without express permission from a doctor to do so. In fact, it is best to talk with a doctor before even considering taking this supplement no matter your state of health.
Taking a supplement such as this could be potentially dangerous for someone that is not sure that they need it, so it is always best to discuss this with your healthcare professional before taking it.
*NOTE: 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.
**DISCLAIMER: There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary.