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:
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:
- Seaweed (nori, kelp, kombu, wakame)
- Fish, shellfish (cod, canned tuna, oysters, shrimp)
- Table salts labeled “iodized”
- Dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt)
- Beef liver.