Iodine - The Misunderstood Nutrient


“Iodine is the most misunderstood nutrient. After 12 years of practicing medicine, I can say that it is impossible to achieve your optimal health if you do not have adequate iodine levels. I have yet to see any item that is more important for promoting health than iodine.”- Dr. David Brownstein



Iodine Deficiency – A Worldwide Epidemic

Normally iodine is found as 2 molecules of iodine paired (stuck) together and this is called “I2”. This form of iodine is difficult for the body to process and use correctly. As a result doctors in that past have used potassium iodide in combination with I2 to supplement iodine with some success. 

In fact iodized salt is table salt in which potassium iodide is added in small amounts. 

The problem with potassium iodide is that it can cause an inflammation in the thyroid known as thyroiditis. 

Many doctors are reluctant to supplement with iodine due to this risk. It is however clear to all doctors that there is an epidemic of iodine deficiency throughout the world and in fact iodine deficiency is the leading cause of mental retardation in the world. 

America is no exception regarding iodine deficiency. Many Americans avoid salt or are using natural salts that do not contain extra iodine. The soils in which plants are grown are deficient in iodine leaving our foods depleted in this essential nutrient.


What is Iodine?

Not all Iodine is the same, throughout this article we will be referring to Nascent Iodine


Iodine is a trace element that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Iodine is an essential component of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). 


Thyroid hormones regulate many important biochemical reactions, including protein synthesis and enzymatic activity, and are critical determinants of metabolic activity. They are also required for proper skeletal and central nervous system development in fetuses and infants.Because the body does not make this mineral, it can benefit from the iodine effects that come with taking Miracle Products Nascent Iodine.


Iodine deficiency prevention begins with ensuring you take the proper amount of iodine each day. The thyroid gland needs iodine to make hormones. If the thyroid doesn’t have enough iodine to do its job, feedback systems in the body cause the thyroid to work harder. This can cause an enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), which becomes evident as a swollen neck.Other consequences of not having enough iodine (iodine deficiency) are also serious. Iodine deficiency and the resulting low levels of thyroid hormone can cause women to stop ovulating, leading to infertility. 


Iodine deficiency can also lead to an autoimmune disease of the thyroid and may increase the risk of getting thyroid cancer. 

Some researchers think that iodine deficiency might also increase the risk of other cancers such as prostate, breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer.


What is Iodide?

Iodide is the ion form of iodine, occurring when iodine bonds with another element, such as potassium. Dietary iodine also occurs naturally as an iodide, such as potassium iodide or sodium iodide, (the kind typically placed into salt). 


According to Dr. David Brownstein, author of Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It, iodide, as a salt, is not a very efficient way of getting iodine into the body. Brownstein referenced a study in which he stated that consuming milk and bread (with iodide in it) was a far superior way of getting iodine into the body, than iodide in salt. 


- Iodineis the element found on the periodic chart. However, the molecular form, which consists of two atoms of iodine stuck together, is not found in nature. 


- Iodide is the salt, which could for example, be iodine combined with calcium or potassium, and can be found in seaweed sources and mineral deposits.


Current information regarding the nutritional facts about iodine can be found in the National Institute of Health Iodine Fact Sheet, online at https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iodine-Consumer


Or you may access information for health professionals at https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iodine-HealthProfessional.


Lack of iodine causes a spectrum of disorders:


  • Goitre
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Various auto-immune diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Lung disease
  • Dermatological problems 
  • Candida and other microbes
  • Irritable bowel
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Hyperactive disorder
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Mental retardation
  • Cretinism
  • Fibrocystic breast disease

Iodine deficiency can cause breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer, and lung cancer. 

Lack of iodine could also affect your I.Q. as much as 15 points!  

“Iodine deficiency we get is partly a result of toxicity from Fluoride and Bromine. 
Bread has ten times more Bromine in it than it used to and the sources of Fluorine are nearly ubiquitous today. So who does not need Iodine? I find that nearly everyone needs more than they are getting.” – Dr. Garry F. Gordon

"Iodine is utilized by every hormone receptor in the body. The absence of iodine causes a hormonal dysfunction that can be seen with practically every hormone inside the body." - Jorge Flechas, M.D

"If there is enough inorganic, non-radioactive iodine in our bodies, the radioactive fallout has nowhere to bind in our bodies. It will pass through us, leaving our bodies unharmed. It is important to ensure that we have adequate iodine levels BEFORE this fallout hits.” 
-Dr. David Brownstein. 


The Health Benefits of Iodine:


  • Preventing Iodine deficiency
  • Preventing Radiation exposure
  • Preventing & supporting the Thyroid 
  • Regulates hormones 
  • Increases metabolism 
  • Boosts energy levels 
  • Supports and maintains detoxification 
  • Supports immune system function 
  • Fights infections (natural antiseptic) 
  • Protects cells and tissues 
  • Supports brain function and increases IQ 
  • And MANY more healthy benefits!


Every Cell In the Body Contains and Utilizes Iodine


Thyroid (50 mg) 3% 
Fat (700 mg) and Muscle (650 mg) 70% 
Skin (if deficient you cannot sweat out toxins and generally have dry skin) 
20%The body can hold up to 1500 mg 
The Thyroid can only hold up to 50 mg 


Use by the Thyroid

The human thyroid has an iodine “trap” which captures iodides and holds them until they are converted into triiodothyronine (T3) and its prohormone, thyroxine (T4). 

T3s and T4s are shortened references to two very important hormones that are produced by the thyroid gland to regulate the body’s metabolism. This is only one of the uses of iodine in the body.


Iodine Is Natures Antibiotic

Though it kills 90 percent of bacteria on the skin within 90 seconds, its use as an antibiotic has been ignored. 

Iodine exhibits activity against bacteria, moulds, yeasts, protozoa, and viruses; indeed, of all antiseptic preparations suitable for direct use on humans and animals and upon tissues, only iodine is capable of killing all classes of pathogens: gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, mycobacterium, fungi, yeasts, viruses and protozoa. Most bacteria are killed within 15 to 30 seconds of contact.

“Iodine is by far the best antibiotic, antiviral and antiseptic of all time”. 
– Dr. David Derry


Iodine is a Pillar against Infections!

No Virus, Bacteria Or Parasite Has Been Shown To Be Resistant To Iodine

"Iodine offers a serious and potent replacement for much of the antibiotics that are literally destroying people’s lives and can be used safely with children. Parents, who chose not to dose their kids with dangerous vaccines will be glad to know that iodine can be very effective against a host of viral infections that medical officials insist threaten children. Nature and evolution have given us an important nutrient to control pathogenic life forms and we should use it and trust it to protect us in ways that antibiotics can’t." – Dr. Mark A. Sircus AC., OMD, DM


“Iodine has many positive therapeutic actions. It is a potent anti-infective agent. No virus, bacteria or parasite has been shown to be resistant to iodine therapy.” – Dr. Brownstein. 

 “After we understand that iodine is an excellent antiviral, antibacterial, anti fungal, mold and yeast agent we begin to glimpse the catastrophic mistake made for substituting pharmaceutical antibiotics for iodine. Antibiotics do not kill yeast but they certainly can kill people on occasion. Not only do some antibiotics increase the risk of sudden cardiac death but sometimes they lead to liver compromise and failure. Despite the ever-widening use of antibiotics the National Center for Infectious Disease and the Centers for Disease Control announced that the U.S. death rate from infectious disease increased by more than 50% between 1980 and 1992, making it the third leading cause of death.” – Dr. Mark Sircus 

 “Though it kills 90 percent of bacteria on the skin within 90 seconds its use as an antibiotic has been ignored. Iodine exhibits activity against bacteria, molds, yeasts, protozoa, and many viruses; indeed, of all antiseptic preparations suitable for direct use on humans and animals and upon tissues, only iodine is capable of killing all classes of pathogens: gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, yeasts, viruses and protozoa. Most bacteria are killed within 15 to 30 seconds of contact. Iodine is by far the best antibiotic, antiviral and antiseptic of all time." – Dr. David Derry Dr. Derry  

He goes on to say that iodine is effective “for standard pathogens such as Staphylococcus, but also iodine has the broadest range of action, fewest side effects and no development of bacterial resistance.” – Dr. David Derry Dr. Derry

 “There is a world of difference between using an antibiotic – anti-life substance – and a antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal substance like iodine, which is life serving because it is a basic and most necessary nutritional substance.” – Dr. Mark Sircus


Malaria:

“I talked a few months ago to a missionary in Africa who was using iodine (in the atomic or detoxified form) to successfully treat malaria. My own children have recently had bad coughs and it is iodine, not dangerous over-the-counter cough medicines I reach for.” – Dr. Mark Sircus“There is a world of difference between using an antibiotic (literally an anti-life substance) and an antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal substance like iodine, which is life serving because it is a basic and most necessary nutritional substance.” – Dr. Mark Sircus

Sunkar A. Bisey a Hindu scientist was suffering from malaria in the early nineteen-hundreds and quinine provided no benefit. His life was in jeopardy and a Hindu doctor, hoping to save the life of India’s greatest inventor, brought a few doses of a Burmese preparation (made from seaweed) that had proved useful in treating chronic malaria in Burma. 

The effect was electrical for Bisey as he immediately improved, regaining his health in a month. He set out to research the contents of the seaweed solution and ended up producing the compound now known as Beslin or atomic iodine. 

Atomic iodine is iodine molecules broken down to individual atoms, which is the exact form that the body needs to make thyroid hormones. If iodine is not in the atomic form the molecules of iodine first need to be broken down and that of course takes energy.

Malaria was treated with 20 drops of nascent iodine in a half glass of water given 4 or 5 times during the first day and then going to 10 drops of nascent iodine 4 times a day for 3 more days. A slide study of the blood shows that the malaria is gone from the body. 

Dr. A. Regnault, said in 1901 that it was becoming a matter of general recognition that the quinine-series of drugs (commonly used for malaria treatment) is of service only during certain developmental periods of the disease.It is understood that the toxins progress with great rapidity just at the time of the division of the parasites. 

In order to eliminate these toxins, Dr. Regnault suggested the use of iodine and potassium iodide. The results were reported as being remarkable in that not only were the attacks aborted, but the action on the fever itself was arresting and immediate with chills, vomiting and malaise disappearing rapidly.


Syphilis, Skin Lesions, and Chronic Lung Disease:

“At 6 grams daily iodine has been used to cure syphilis, skin lesions, and chronic lung disease. From a larger physiological perspective, it is important to realize that the thyroid is only one gland of many glands and tissues that needs iodine. Other glands/organs/systems with high iodine uptake are the breasts, ovaries, cervix, blood, lymph, bones, gastric mucosal, salivary, adrenal, prostate, colon, thymus, lungs, bladder, kidney, and skin. Iodine is found and used in every hormonal receptor in the body.” – says Dr. Gabriel Cousens  

Few doctors realize that iodine can be taken internally in large quantities and that it will have the same effect internally as it does on external surfaces.

When we look at the fact that the entire focus of vaccines is anti-viral, that bacterial infections are becoming more threatening and more antibiotic resistant, that cancer is always accompanied by and or is a fungal yeast infection, we might begin to realize how iodine can again become a doctor’s best friend.


Cancer:

Dr. Brownstein says,The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer sometime during her life is now one in seven. The single most important nutrient to halt this progression is iodine. Inadequate breast iodine levels have been associated with the development of breast cancer in both animals and humans, while iodine supplementation has been shown to cause cancer cells to shift into apoptosis or programmed cell death. I have no doubt one of the reasons we are seeing such an epidemic of breast cancer is due to iodine deficiency.” 


Brownstein has tested almost five thousand of his patients in his practice, and found the vast majority, over 95 percent, to be deficient in this essential mineral.


Iodine in the body helps regulate cell division – especially in breast, uterine, ovary and prostate glands. 

Iodine is like the referee that helps cells know when they should stop dividing and die as they would in a normal life cycle. Without iodine, cells can begin to multiply rampantly as a cancer. 

Some cancers (and fibroids) have been shown to reverse when iodine deficiency is addressed, disintegrating from the centre of the tumour out. 

Why? The iodine begins to do its work of regulating the cells’ division and life cycle. The cells begin to die off as they should and the cancer cannot sustain itself.


Iodine in the body helps regulate cell division – especially in breast, uterine, ovary and prostate glands. 

Iodine is like the referee that helps cells know when they should stop dividing and die as they would in a normal life cycle. Without iodine, cells can begin to multiply rampantly as a cancer. 

Some cancers (and fibroids) have been shown to reverse when iodine deficiency is addressed, disintegrating from the centre of the tumour out. 

Why? The iodine begins to do its work of regulating the cells’ division and life cycle. The cells begin to die off as they should and the cancer cannot sustain itself.

If iodine is so crucial in the body, why hasn’t there been more research studies published? Dr. Brownstein believes that because iodine cannot be patented there is no incentive for the drug companies to perform the research.


Sixty patients with a variety of cancers were studied. All sixty patients were found to have serious iodine deficiency. – Dr. Jay Abrahams


Iodine Protects Against Heavy Metals, Chemicals, Toxins & Radiation:

Dr. Kenezy Gyula Korhaz states that iodine intake immediately increases the excretion of bromide, fluoride, and some heavy metals including cadmium, aluminum, mercury and lead. 

Bromide and fluoride are not removed by any other chelator or detoxifying technique. 

Iodine is our first defence in protection against chlorine, bromine and fluorine interference with cell membrane functions, which interfere with hormone release, nutrient uptake and toxin removal. 

The way this happens is that when iodine levels in the body are low, these halogens take over in iodine receptors, blocking hormone and nutrient transport and trapping toxins in cells. 

In our age of increasing radioactivity and toxic poisoning iodine is a necessary mineral. Radiation quickly damages the thyroid. 

With the amount of increased radiation in the environment (from Fukashima, etc.), thyroid cancer is one of the fastest growing cancers today (especially in children). Nascent iodine can help protect the thyroid by competing with radioactive iodine in thyroid receptors.

Download Bromide Detox Sysptoms PDF


Iodine Deficiency During Pregnancy

Iodine deficiency during pregnancy is serious for both the mother and the baby. It can lead to high blood pressure during pregnancy for the mother, and mental retardation for the baby. 

Iodine plays an important role in development of the central nervous system. In extreme cases, iodine deficiency can lead to cretinism, a disorder that involves severely stunted physical and mental growth. Not all prenatal vitamins contain iodine, but you can make sure you receive enough with help from Magnascent Nascent Iodine. 

Pregnant and nursing women need 220 to 290 micrograms of iodine a day, according to the Institute of Medicine. Tests on 60 brands of pre-natal vitamins that listed iodine as an ingredient on their labels found many fell short of the stated amount.


Our products promote iodine deficiency prevention; each 30ml supplies an individual with five months of the essential mineral. 


Is There Enough Iodine In Our Salt?

The purpose of iodization of salt was to prevent goitre and cretinism and was never meant for optimal iodine requirements by the human body. 

A common misconception is that high consumption of iodized salt helps prevent iodine deficiency. 

During this past decade iodine concentrations in table salt have been slightly modified to be within the new official limits: 20-60 mg/kg salt. Previously these concentrations were in the 40-100 mg/kg range though there have been reports that salt advertised as containing iodine actually had none.We also need to understand that refined salt is highly-processed; bleached, filtered, and stripped of other naturally occurring trace minerals. 

After this processing, chemicals are added to keep the salt from absorbing water and clumping up, and it is then iodized.

Dr. David Brownstein states, “Nobody makes a distinction between unrefined and refined salt. They ‘lump’ all salt together as a bad substance. This is a terrible mistake. There are two forms of salt available in the market place: refined and unrefined. Refined salt has had its minerals removed and has been bleached to give it the white appearance that we are accustomed to seeing with salt. It is the fine, white salt that is available at almost any restaurant or grocery store. Refined salt has been bleached and exposed to many toxic chemicals in order to get it to its final product. It has aluminum, ferrocyanide, and bleach in it. I believe this refining process has made it a toxic, devitalized substance that needs to be avoided.” 

Brownstein continues, “Unrefined salt, on the other hand has not been put through a harsh chemical process. It contains the natural minerals that were originally part of the product. Its mineral content gives it a distinct color. The colors of unrefined salt can vary depending on where it is taken from. This is due to the changing mineral content of the various brands of salt. It is the minerals in unrefined salt that provide all the benefits of this product. The minerals supply the body with over 80 trace elements needed to maintain and sustain health. Furthermore, the minerals elevate the pH (correct acidity) and lower blood pressure. Our maker gave us salt to use in our diet—unrefined salt—with its full complement of minerals. It should be the salt of choice. It is a vital ingredient that needs to be part of everyone’s diet.”


What is Nascent Iodine?

The word “nascent” means newborn. 

Nascent iodine is a special form of iodine that is made by taking molecular iodine, I2 and exposing it to a strong magnetic field. This separates the iodine into individual atoms that enter into the body and are used very easily. 

This form of iodine does not cause congestion in the thyroid gland like other forms of iodine and because it is very bioavailable, you will only need to take it in small amounts. 

The body can easily eliminate this form of iodine through the kidneys if you take more than your body needs and it is not toxic. 

It takes about 4-6 months for your body to be fully nourished with this iodine, and the iodine should be continued after this at the same dose.


Miracle Products Nascent Iodine Ingredients & Purity

The chemical purity is greater than or equal to 99.8%. 

This patented formula is derived from rock crystal. Iodine that is sourced from seaweed can contain impurities found in the ocean such as arsenic and/or bromine in quantities that are not desirable or healthy. 

It is a consumable form of nascent iodine and is not produced chemically. It is produced electromagnetically. For this reason, our product has a long shelf life and can be taken internally to provide nascent iodine to the body.

Miracle Products offers 100% Nascent Iodine in a base of organic grain alcohol. 

A 30 ml bottle of Miracle Products Nascent Iodine contains approximately 1100 drops. At 10 drops per day will last for over 3 months, compared to other sources of iodine which last only one month; makes our product very economical.

Nascent iodine is known in the scientific and medical communities, but not in a consumable form. There are at least three patents in the marketplace which reference using nascent iodine in various ways, but not as a consumable product. 

Our patent is the first and only patent for consumable iodine.Other non-consumable forms of nascent iodine have a very short lifespan and have limited uses. 

One process produces nascent iodine in an electrolytic bath for coating pacemakers, catheters, and other devices that enter the human body. The nascent iodine is produced in the electrolytic bath and coats the device to completely sterilize it. 

The other two patents involve producing nascent iodine for transdermal application by mixing chemicals to produce nascent iodine. These are very short-lived, as well, in their process. They produce a product for application on the skin as opposed to a nascent iodine dietary supplement.


Side Effects: 

1. Difficulty sleeping if taken late in the evening

Replenishing your levels of Iodine will increase your energy. Nascent iodine is safe to use, but too much taken too late in the day, can be stimulating enough to keep you awake.

2. Detoxification Symptoms

Iodine helps cell membranes to have an increased ability to expel toxins from the cell into the bloodstream; you may unleash enough exiting toxins to make you quite uncomfortable. 

For most people, an increased rate of detoxification causes no problems and is desirable, however for some people a rapid toxin excretion from cells and entering the bloodstream can be very uncomfortable. 

This is especially so if their elimination pathways are compromised or they are extremely toxic. 

Iodine helps to kill pathogenic (“bad”) bacteria and yeasts in your system and because of this it is advisable to start with a small dose of the iodine and to gradually increase in order to avoid a “detox” reaction. 

Detox reactions occur when these bad germs die suddenly and are released into the blood stream causing such symptoms as headache, fatigue and nausea. 

If you get a detox reaction it is harmless and all you will need to do is to stop the iodine for one day and to increase your water intake for a day or two, then resume the iodine at a smaller dose for a few days before increasing it again.

Remember to start at a very low dose and increase from there, always staying in your comfort zone.We have found that when taking a nascent form of iodine, therapeutic doses are much lower. 


Dosage

~ Nascent Iodine is best taken mixed in water only (not juice or other liquids) and on an empty stomach or taken 15 to 20 minutes before meals. 

~ One to three drops, three times daily is the label recommendation for Nascent Iodine maintenance.

~ Fill 100-200 ml water in a glass and using the dropper provided add the desired number of drops into the water.Drink the mixture within a few minutes. 

~ The mixture becomes activated when the iodine is dropped into the water and is active for the next few hours inside the body. 

~ Going from an iodine deficient state (which is the case for most people) to a state of having optimal levels of iodine in the body requires much more iodine to be consumed. 

~ If recommended by your healthcare professional for assistance with a chronic health concern take 5 drops three or four times a day or as instructed by your healthcare professional.

~ Most people use between 1 and 2 mg of iodine each day, up to 10 drops per day. 

However, don’t be in a hurry. 
Frequent small doses are more effective than larger amounts at less frequent intervals.


How to Determine Deficiency in Iodine: 


The Iodine Patch Test
Twenty percent of all of the iodine is found in the human skin. A lack of iodine in the skin manifests as very dry skin and skin that does not sweat when an individual becomes hot.

Please note: Nascent iodine is rapidly absorbed and therefore the patch test is not a reliable measurement.Use this test with the molecular form i.e. Lugol’s or Aqueous Iodine Solution. 

A quick way to determine if one is deficient in iodine is to paint a 2 to 3 inch square onto your skin with liquid iodine and then observe how rapidly the body absorbs the iodine from the skin. 

If the body is seriously deficient in iodine the stain will disappear in less than 8 hours. If the stain is still there in 24 hours, then the body probably has adequate iodine.


Other Uses: 


Water Purification for Travelling, Camping or Improving Water Purity

Nascent Iodine purifies water because of its natural antiseptic properties. 

Add 4-5 drops per litre of water. 

Let it stand for 30 minutes in water that is clear and 60 minutes if the water is cloudy. 


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