Lugols Iodine Dosage

by Loran

I was interested in ordering your Lugol's Solution, but I'm a little confused about the dosage.

Another web page that I read suggested an intake of 10 drops of 5% Lugol's Solution taken 3 times per day for a viral infection. Is that too much?


Ten drops three times a day seems high to me.

As the Lugols Iodine page on this site sets out, you can take the iodine for your daily needs.

Dr. Brownstein suggests 2 drops of 5% iodine in an 8 oz. glass of water or juice in the morning, and then gradually increased to 50 mg. a day.

I have gradually built up my iodine intake to the 50 mg. a day using Iodoral, which has cured my goiter. I can not tolerate the taste of Lugols!

On the other hand, if you are ill, Dr. Brownstein suggests 8 drops of 5% iodine.

I hope this answered your question.

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Iodine questions
by: Kaci

In 2005, I had one side of my thyroid gland removed after 5 cm. goiter. I'm on 90 mg. Am.Thyroid. Dr. has been treating my exhausted adrenals the last two years and I'm better.

She started me on Iodine five months ago it made a huge difference with energy and weight loss.

I'm just not sure how much to take. I'm consuming Lugo's 2%- 4 drops daily (total 25 mg.).
Should I stay at this dose?

My 30 year old daughter has a marker in her breast for observation of a suspicious lesion. How much iodine should she take? She's of average weight.


You need to listen to your body for the amount of iodine to take.

Try slowly increasing up to 50 mg. Since you've been on the iodine for 5 months, try increasing every month with an additonal drop and notice how your body reacts.

Your daughter show follow the same slow approach per Dr. David Brownstein, noted expert in iodine therapy.

You and she may also want to take a look at Breast Cancer Choices showing that iodine has been treating breast cancer sucessfully.

Iodoral - Patch Test
by: Anonymous

I have been taking Iodoral for more than 2 months. When I do the patch test it only last 6 hours. How long does it take to get to the
24 hours?


First, I would need to know how much Iodoral you are taking daily. Secondly, we don't know how deficient you were originally.

Two months is not a long time to be on Iodoral. It has taken me over a year to gradually build the iodine back into my system.

Be patient. The only thing you have to gain is your health!

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