Iodoral® is a tablet form of Lugol solution. One 6.25 mg tablet of Iodoral® supplies an amount of total elemental iodine comparable to one half the average daily intake of this essential element by mainland Japanese.*
Administration of iodine/iodide in liquid solution is not very accurate, may stain clothing, has an unpleasant taste and can cause gastric irritation. Iodoral® is a precisely quantified tablet form containing 5 mg iodine and 7.5 mg iodide as the potassium salt. To prevent gastric irritation, the iodine/iodide preparation is absorbed into a colloidal silica excipient, and to eliminate the unpleasant taste of iodine, the tablets are coated with a thin film of pharmaceutical glaze.*
|Serving Size: 1 Tablet
|Iodide (as potassium salt)
Other Ingredients: Micosolle® Blend (potassium hydroxide, silicon dioxide, magnesium sulfate heptahydrate, polysorbate 80, citric acid), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vegetable Stearins, Pharmaceutical Glaze.
Take one tablet per day or as directed by a physician.
The suggested daily amount is 1-4 tablets/day as recommended by your physician. Work closely with your physician while on the Iodoral® program. Report to your physician any history of thyroid surgery and/or radiation, chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (Hashimoto's), and any previous problem with your thyroid.
Iodine is an essential element. It primarily supports the thyroid gland, but other organs in the body have a need for iodine in order to function normally.* During the early 1900s, the iodine/iodide solution called Lugol solution was used extensively, effectively, and safely in medical practice, for both low activity and above-normal activity of the thyroid gland.*
Several studies have demonstrated a need for iodine intake.*(1,2) The minimum amount of iodine determined in these studies is equivalent to 0.1 mg/kg body weight/day.* For example, for a 50 kg woman, the daily amount of iodine would be 5 mg.* The thyroid gland needs iodide to function properly.
Warning for all Iodoral® Formulas: If pregnant or nursing, consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if you have an iodine sensitivity, or if you are taking anti-hypertension or anti-thyroid medications. Discontinue use if you develop swollen salivary glands, stomach upset, or skin rash.