Iodine

Iodine is an important trace mineral that your body needs to perform a variety of functions. Without the right amounts of minerals in your diet, your health can suffer. Most people should be able to get all the iodine they need from a healthy, varied diet. However, with hectic daily life, sometimes you may need a little help. That's where our range of iodine supplements from the UK come in handy.

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Iodine Supplements UK

What Is Iodine?

Iodine is an important trace mineral that the body needs to function. According to the NHS, you need 140 micrograms of this mineral per day.

What Does Iodine Do?

Iodine is important for thyroid function. The mineral helps to create thyroid hormones which, in turn, help to keep cells and your metabolic rate healthy. Because of iodines vital role with thyroid health, a supplement may help to combat an overactive thyroid and reduce the risk of goiters.

Iodine is also important during pregnancy, as this mineral is linked to the brain development of a fetus. The mineral iodine is also associated with a healthy birth weight of babies.

In a liquid form, such as iodine drops, this mineral can also help to treat infections of mild cuts and scrapes. It is believed that iodine drops kill the bacteria in and around cuts (though this should not be used for deep cuts or animal bites).

Iodine Rich Foods

For most people, the amount of iodine needed can be consumed in a healthy diet. Iodine rich foods include:

  • Fish;
  • Shell Fish;
  • Dairy products.

You can get iodine from plants, such as cereals and grains, but the amount of iodine in plant foods depends on the levels in the soil where the plant was grown.

Iodine Defiency

Unfortunately, not everyone can get the amount of iodine that they need from their diet. For example, vegans may have trouble getting this mineral, and so need a reliable source of this mineral so that they are not deficient. For those that are unable to reach the amount needed in their diet, iodine pills, or iodine liquid, can help.

Iodine deficiency symptoms include:

  • Goitres forming, or swelling of the neck;
  • Hair loss;
  • Dry skin;
  • Fatigue;
  • Sensitivity to cold.

If you are concerned about the amount of iodine in your diet, speak to your doctor.

Iodine Supplements

If you need a little help getting iodine into your diet, we have a range of supplements available. Our range includes iodine tablets and pills, and nascent iodine drops. Taking an iodine supplement if you can't achieve optimum levels from your diet can help to keep your thyroid and brain healthy.

However, when taking iodine supplements it is important that you do not take too much. So be sure to read the instructions carefully and do not exceed the recommended dose. If you are concerned about your iodine intake, talk to your doctor.