Iodine News

Problems with Iodine Supplements

By Linsey McLean | Biochemist

A lot of people are talking about how the price of Iodoral® inorganic iodine has gone up A LOT in recent months, and how its not as available through usual suppliers. There have been manufacturing difficulties for Iodoral® inorganic iodine along with a short supply of raw elemental inorganic iodine on the world market for all iodine supplement manufacturing companies.

Since the Fukushima disaster, the world demand for iodine supplements has skyrocketed, along with the price, and short supply. Many governments are recommending iodine supplementation to their populations. Unfortunately, the U.S. has not yet.

Not to worry. Many are finding a higher quality iodine supplement to replace Iodoral® inorganic iodine and even Lugol's inorganic iodine in their daily regimens. New Iodine™ has proven to be a more cost effective, natural and more bioavailable supplement for people’s needs.

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You Mamas Taking Iodine?

By Wendy Sue Swanson | MD, MBE, FAAP | Huffington Post

A new policy statement from The American Academy of Pediatrics finds that many women, including up to 1/3 of pregnant women, may have low levels of iodine, putting them at risk for iodine deficiency. This is especially important for breastfeeding and pregnant women, as iodine is essential for thyroid function that supports fetal and newborn brain development.

I had no idea that the salt used to make most processed foods lacked iodine, that the majority of prenatal vitamins didn't provide iodine and that the number of women who may have a deficiency was so large. I'm not alone; when I polled my Mama Doc Facebook community, most moms and many doctors also commented this was a newsflash. Here's more on the new American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations

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