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How much iodine is too much?

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Old 07-17-2006, 10:07 PM   #1
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How much iodine is too much?

I am hypoT and have a blood sugar imbalance. When I was at the store today, I found a great multivitamin for diabetics. (It has a few extra supplements I have been using to help with blood sugar control already in the multivitamin!) The only thing is it has iodine in it as well. It is only a small amount (about 10% of the daily value - I can't remember the #mg). I just don't know how much iodine is too much if you are hypoT?? Should people that have thyroid imbalance not supplement iodine? Plus, I heard that thyroid meds have a nice amount of iodine in them already...not sure if that is true.

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Old 07-18-2006, 07:27 AM   #2
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Re: How much iodine is too much?

hi this is interestig i tried a kelp and iodine supplement but i heard that it isnt good for us hypos?????? anyone have a view on this, im not sure if i have a sugar imbalance i get shakey and have a choc biscuit but my diabetes test was ok?? how did you find out about yours love from kat p xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx

Old 07-18-2006, 09:29 PM   #3
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My doctor suspected a blood sugar imbalance and ordered a glucose tolerance test (GTT). It is a 2-3 hour test in which your blood is drawn every hour after drinking a glucose drink. Now that I found this out, I have to combine lifestyle changes for both conditions...which is difficult.

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Re: How much iodine is too much?

That tiny amount of iodine probably won't affect you, but it's impossible to say for sure. All you can do is take it and see how you feel.

If you have the autoimmune type of hypoT (Hashimoto's), large amounts of iodine will probably make you feel much worse... "large" amounts such as in that in kelp or other high-dose iodine supplements. If you don't have Hashi's and your hypoT is caused by something else, iodine supplementation becomes more iffy. Then it's value depends upon whether you are selenium-deficient or not.

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