Alternative natural source of iodine for thyroid radiation protection
This is for informational purposes only. We all hope that this does not ever happen. However, it is always better to be prepared. As this post is being written, there is a run on iodine pills in Europe thanks to everyone’s dear friend Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (mom must have had trouble coming up with an original middle name). So, this article will show other sources to get your iodine besides taking pills should the need arise.
We have written many articles about seaweed over the course of 10 years including:
5 Creative and Beneficial Uses for Seaweed Powder
How to Incorporate Health-Boosting Seaweed Into Your Diet
Seagate Seaweed and Radiation Testing update
Seagate Seaweed and Japan’s Fukushima Radiation Discharge
A 10 gram serving of Seagate Seaweed contains 120 mcs (micrograms) of iodine. For healthy individuals without a thyroid condition, the recommended daily allowance for adults 19 years and older is 150 micrograms and the upper limit is 1,100 microgram per day. For most people, iodine is an essential mineral helping to regulate the thyroid. However, persons with a thyroid condition should first consult with their health care professional to determine their limit of iodine consumption.
The theory is that if you take enough “good” iodine, there will be no room left in the thyroid for any “bad” or radioactive iodine. That radioactive iodine should then simply pass through the body and get excreted via the kidneys. It is not recommended that you take iodine in advance, prophylactically, until exposure is imminent.
Other Benefits: Seaweed is one of the primary sources of nutrition for ocean life. Seaweed is an excellent source of iodine, fiber, minerals, protein, and chlorophyll (10mg/100 grams), is rich in antioxidants and represents up to 10% of the diet in several Asian countries. Seaweed is an excellent cleanser, digestive aid, detox. nutrient and source of calcium and iron. This product has a very pleasant marine flavor and smell.
Other iodine sources:
Iodine is found mainly in animal protein foods and sea vegetables, and to a lesser extent in fortified foods like breads, cereals, and milk.
- Seaweed (nori, kelp, kombu, wakame)
- Fish, shellfish (cod, canned tuna, oysters, shrimp)
- Table salts labeled “iodized”
- Dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt)
- Beef liver.
2 thoughts on “Sources of Iodine to protect the thyroid from radiation”
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How is your shark cartilage free of toxins or is it? If you’re no longer fishing for sharks who is your supplier now?
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Again my only concern is toxins in the shark cartilage and how you mitigate that. Is it a problem? I see your sardines and anchovies do not a pose a toxin concern. Is the fish fertilizer you use free of ocean toxins as well?
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Evan hasn’t worked here in over 10 years.
Regarding your questions –
1) The cartilage and bone do not concentrate toxins in the shark. While most sharks are contaminated, this occurs in their fatty tissue, liver and meat. We have analyzed this over the years. It is not a concern.
2) Orders of 6 or more bottles receive a 10% discount. There are also products on Buy 1 Get 1 free. You would have to check the website to see which ones are currently on special.
3) The fish fertilizer is composed of either anchovies or sardines, depending upon what is available. Nothing in the oceans is completely free of toxins, even at very low levels. However, processing fish at the bottom of the food chain like sardines, minimizes the problem.