Radiation Poisoning Treated by Iodine?

Is iodine good to take against radiation in the daily atmosphere?


Dr. Brownstein, renowned expert in treatment of iodine deficiency addressed this problem recently in his Blog.

Individuals who are iodine deficient, will take up radioactive iodine in larger amounts compared to someone who is iodine sufficient.

Dr. Brownstein, in his clinical experience, has found that a dose safe for the majority of people is Iodoral (Optimox) or Iodozyme HP (Biotics) tablets which contain 12.5mg of iodine. He suggest the iodine intake be slowly built up to 50 mg. for those individuals who has been diagnosed with iodine deficiency.

Two drops of Lugol’s solution equals 12.5mg of iodine will result in a 95% decrease in radioactive iodine uptake by the thyroid gland.

I hope this answered your question.

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It's 5 drops, not 2.
by: Dave

Because iodine is used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, in August 2007 the FDA decided to restrict the concentration of iodine that may be sold over the counter (ref. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lugol%27s_iodine, near the bottom). Therefore the strength of Lugol's iodine is only 40% of what it used to be, and five drops are now required to equal one regular Iodoral tablet.


It is my understanding that this concerns Lugols solution greater than 2% iodine.

The intent was to regulate this chemical which can be used to manufacture controlled or illicit drugs. This would include the production of methamphetamine, a psycho stimulant.

One fluid ounce (30 ml.) of Lugols iodine solution at 2% is exempt from this regulation.

There is a higher concentrations of 5% Lugol's iodine regulated by the FDA. The supplier of this product is restricted to one bottle per sale/transaction.

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