Iodine is a chemical element which the body can’t make so it must be obtained come from the diet. Most foods contain very little iodine unless it has been added during processing, which is the case with salt.
The thyroid gland needs iodine to function properly and make hormones. Your thyroid gland creates triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4)‚ which are hormones that are responsible for managing how your body utilizes fats and carbohydrates. These hormones may also work to support mental health and fertility‚ as well as growth and development in children.‡
Organo Iodine Drops by Progressive Labs promotes healthy thyroid functioning with 200 mcg of iodine per serving. The iodine in this liquid supplement is derived from potassium iodide‚ which is a good source of the element.‡
Iodine is likely safe for most people when taken by mouth at recommended amounts. Iodine can cause significant side effects in some people. Common side effects include nausea and stomach pain, runny nose, headache, metallic taste, and diarrhea.
In sensitive people, iodine can cause side effects including swelling of the lips and face (angioedema), severe bleeding and bruising, fever, joint pain, lymph node enlargement, allergic reactions including hives, and death.
Large amounts or long-term use of iodine are possibly unsafe. Adults should avoid prolonged use of doses higher than 1100 mcg per day (the upper tolerable limit, UL) without proper medical supervision. In children, doses should not exceed 200 mcg per day for children 1 to 3 years old, 300 mcg per day for children 4 to 8 years old, 600 mcg per day for children 9 to 13 years old, and 900 mcg per day for adolescents. These are the upper tolerable limits (UL).
Warning: If you are pregnant or lactating woman, have any health conditions, or are taking any medication, make sure to consult your healthcare provider prior to use.
‡ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.