Iodine Production in the Body

If I take too much Iodine will my body stop producing it on it's own?


The body does not produce iodine and must depend upon outside sources from food and supplements to maintain the proper balance in the thyroid where the iodine is utilized.

The balance of iodine helps the thyroid produce hormones which regulate the entire body.

So, the answer is if you take too much iodine, the thyroid may start producing less hormones.

Its a balancing act to maintain the correct homeostasis. The correct homeostasis is guaged upon how you feel.

If you think you have an iodine overdose, called iodism, you may experience heart papiltations, metallic taste in mouth, increased salivation, and headaches.

This is easily corrected by lowering the iodine dosage.

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