Many people struggle to get enough iodine in their diet. This mineral is naturally occurring in sea vegetables like dulse, kelp and nori, plus fish, shellfish, dairy, eggs and iodized salt. Unfortunately conventional medical wisdom tells us to minimize egg consumption due to the cholesterol they contain, to minimize sodium consumption, and for most of us, fish and sea vegetable consumption is saved for the occasional sushi. Not to mention that the mineral depletion of our soils makes it hard for iodine to find its way into our food chain.
Why do you need iodine?
Iodine plays an important role in the healthy functioning of your thyroid gland. The thyroid produces the hormone thyroxine (T4), which later converts to the active form triiodothyronine (T3). The body builds these hormones out of the amino acid tyrosine and the mineral iodine. Tyrosine is easy to get from your diet, but without that elusive iodine, your thyroid will struggle to make thyroid hormone, resulting in hypothyroid symptoms.
The thyroid and it’s hormones T4 and T3 control your metabolism. We think of metabolism as influencing our weight, but it is also involved in all the processes that keep us alive! Thyroid hormone is even needed for bone formation and brain development.
Iodine also blocks certain environmental toxins from the body that have a negative effect on the thyroid and its ability to produce T4. Iodine is part of the group of minerals called Halogens, which all have similar molecular structures, yet only iodine is effective in the thyroid. When we are deficient in iodine, other halogens (such as fluoride, chlorine and bromine) can trick our body and fill in the gaps, but because they are not iodine, they will contribute to hypothyroid symptoms. We are exposed to halogens on a daily basis:
- Fluoride can be found in tap water, toothpaste, mouthwashes, floss, drugs containing perfluorinated compounds, and pesticides.
- Chlorine can be found in tap water, swimming pools, household cleaners, pesticides, and PVC plastic.
- Bromine can be found in store bought baked goods, pesticides, swimming pools, pop, medications, and fire retardants.
Truehope Nascent Iodine Advanced can help
Truehope’s Nascent Iodine Advanced is not like other iodine supplements you see in your local health food store. It is the bioidentical form, meaning the form your body can use immediately without any having to do any conversion processes. This makes it a gentle yet powerful supplement.
Iodine is a very unstable molecule which must be biochemically attached to another molecule. This means the thyroid must separate the two molecules to be able to access and use the iodine. Truehope’s patented process does this for you, so the non-ocean sourced iodine in our Nascent Iodine Advanced supplement can be used immediately to make thyroid hormone.
You can expect great life changing results, whether you are experiencing compromised thyroid function or your thyroid is functioning optimally.
When you start taking Truehope Nascent Iodine Advanced it’s important to start with one drop per day then slowly increase your dosage, regardless of the dosage you are used to taking of another brand. Bioidentical iodine is stronger and more effective than other forms, and improper use can flush halogens quicker than your body can detoxify them.
Keep this product out of direct sunlight and away from any devices containing magnets for optimum product longevity.