Weight Gain Taking Iodine - Help!
Do you know the mechanism that would be causing me fast weight and fat gain in the abdomen when taking a liquid iodine supplement?
7 years ago as my peri-menopausal issues appeared, my thyroid took a dive and I was put on thyroid medication, synthroid at 125mcg per day (dosage increased over time from 100mcg)
I recently tried taking the liquid iodine (Trophic brand) at 12.5mg (2drops) 2x/dy. I only stayed with it for 2 weeks because of the weight gain, at 2 pounds a week, were not a desired or sustainable effect, when my weight and diet are healthy and stable (I am a nutritionist).
Doing the patch test, I absorb the iodine on my skin within a few hours, so know that I am deficient, but I did not expect this type of response to taking the liquid iodine.
Maybe too much too fast???
Any guidance would be appreciated as I would like to alleviate the symptoms-coldness, tiredness, sluggish metabolism, weak digestion-caused by this. I do a detox program 2x/yr and am working on a heavy metal detox currently.
I believe you were having detox symptoms causing the weight gain.
The biggest culprit/toxin that can cause this is Potassium Bromate toxins.
I suggest you cut back on the iodine and slowly build up again.