Iodine is a nutrient present in, and essential to, all cells and organs within our body and is particularly important in regulating the thyroid gland. With lifestyle choices like veganism and soil being less iodine-rich, it can be difficult to consume enough iodine through diet alone. With research showing that roughly 2 billion people have iodine deficient diets, it’s clear that these factors affect our intake.
Iodine can be important in many ways for our body, such as:
Supporting Thyroid Health: Our thyroid glands are responsible for regulating many processes within our body, such as the production of the hormone thyrotropin. If you do not consume adequate levels of iodine, thyrotropin hormones are not produced properly, possibly leading to hypothyroidism. This can leave you feeling lethargic and could make it difficult to control appetite and weight.
Metabolic Control: If hormones are unbalanced, your metabolism could suffer by becoming either over-active or under-active. By ensuring your iodine consumption is sufficient, you could have greater control of your appetite and lose weight, as well as have greater control over mood swings.
Growth and Cognitive Function: Children that are deficient in iodine could suffer from growth problems and cognitive development complications. Iodine can help support the immune system and ensure hormonal balance, meaning your child’s body could have a much better environment for cultivating growth and development.
Body Detox: Our body’s natural way of expelling toxins and excess calories is through sweat. With iodine deficiency, hormone levels within the body could be imbalanced, possibly messing with sweating as the body’s natural detox process. By ensuring iodine levels are sufficient, your body can expel toxins much more easily.
Hair and Nail Strength: The thyroid gland plays a part in the growth and strength of all parts of your body. Therefore, by ensuring the thyroid gets all the iodine it means, your hair and nails could start to grow stronger and faster, as well as improve the condition of the skin.
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Recommended dosage: Take 1 capsule daily with sufficient food and liquid.Item number: VV-VITA-116