View Full Version : Nascent Iodine?
03-25-2009, 09:24 PM
Okay, anyone have any thoughts on this? In one of those internet scavenger hunts, where you're trying to find that website you forgot to bookmark ;) , I came across this website with nascent iodine:
I got there through a biodentistry site! LOL! He had recommended the mercury detox clay bath ( here: http://www.magneticclay.com/store/magnetic-clay-bath-mercury-2.aspx ) and I saw the iodine.
This was interesting as I was wondering about talking to my midwife about upping my Armour thyroid, but I also wondered about boosting/feeding the thyroid a different way. Past experience is I start getting the signs of too much thyroid if I up it (I'm on 30 mg now). But I know I have some issues still (miscarriage last fall, hair breakage, low energy although much better with T-Tapp!).
There is always a WEALTH of knowledge on this forum, so I thought I would tap into it! :D
03-25-2009, 11:10 PM
Do you mean adding iodine instead of adding Armour thyroid? My doctor has me on Levoxyl and T3 (a different ratio from what the Armour product has) but also has me on an iodine supplement which also has a couple of other things in it. I think it is selenium and zinc, something like that. I get it from the compounding pharmacy, prescribed. He also has me on iron. All of this is to support the thyroid. He raised my thyroid dose after a few months, but brought it back down again. Oh, yes, he's also having me take Vit. D. I'm really glad he is interested in supplementing things you need to keep the thyroid healthy rather than just giving me more thyroid. He monitors me with blood tests every 3-4 months (expensive, but at least he is watching the effects of what we are trying instead of just throwing stuff at me.) He encourages epsom salt baths for detoxing undesirable minerals, so I just got some of Joan's magnesium oil. I can't wait to tell him about that.
What exactly is nascent iodine? How is it different from other forms?
03-26-2009, 09:46 AM
I take Wellness Resources Iosol Iodine by Byron Richards (Mastering Leptin). I was taking it just to see how my body responded and had been using 3 drops per day in my water for a few months, then had my L.Ac. muscle test me. When he did, my body indicated that it wanted 6 drops per day, so that's what I'm doing now. I do believe I have some secondary thyroid issues. I am also taking the Wellness Resources Thyroid Helper supp. which, in addition to supporting the thyroid, helps the liver to convert T4 to T3, and is beneficial even if you are on thyroid medication.
You can read about it at www.wellnessresources.com (http://www.wellnessresources.com), if you're interested.
03-26-2009, 11:08 AM
Have you tried adding kelp to your diet? I found that it makes a difference for me.
My sister told me to buy the cheap iodine in the drug store. She told me to paint my arm and if it disappeared in a day then I needed iodine. I do not know if it is true but it is cheap and convenient.
Do check out what kind of iodine you get because some is usable and some is not. I wish I could remember what kind she told me to get but I am having a brain fart. I do know it was like $26 in the hfs for a bottle but it would last a really long time.
03-26-2009, 12:01 PM
Was it Lugols?
03-26-2009, 12:22 PM
I used to take kelp until I read something from Byron Richards about how it can actually irritate the thyroid and since that's what I was mainly taking it for, I decided to try the Iosol.
Christiane Northrup has info in Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom about doing the iodine patch test.
03-26-2009, 05:12 PM
Boy just when I thought I was doing good. Thanks for letting me know Moyne!
03-26-2009, 06:35 PM
You can go read about it on his website, Nikki. It's probably in the literature on Iosol. He does always explain in great depth why he uses a particular form of every nutrient. It's kinda pricey, but it does last forever. I've been using this since the beginning of September and I think the bottle's only about half gone (of course, now I'm using twice as much.....:thinkingabout:)
03-27-2009, 07:11 PM
Sorry been too busy lately!
I did the iodine on the thigh test by default--one year when we dipped the baby goats' cords in iodine, some got through my denim jumper and onto my inner thigh. I saw it when I showered. The next day, I noticed it was almost gone! (I showered again that next morning!) I remembered someone telling me that, too, Nikki! It was later that year my midwife put me on Armour! My tests come back "normal", but my mom was within low normal range and needed extra. I know there are different tests now, but my midwife went by my preovulatory temps and some of my other symptoms.
I, too, saw very little improvement with kelp.
I think on the website it might tell the difference between nascent iodine and other forms. I need to do a little more research on it, too. Just didn't know if anyone had any experience with it!
Moyne, thanks for your input! I have wondered about supporting the thyroid, too. Especially since the last time we tried to up it, it made me jittery. (btw--how do you pronounce your name? I always hate to be thinking wrongly when I say people's names in my mind! :) )
Nancy, thanks for sharing what your dr. is doing, too.
I appreciate your input, ladies! Thanks! I'll let you know if I decide to use this and if it helps. Like I said, I'm going to do a bit more research. I confess since the whooping cough back in Jan/Feb, I'm kind of researched out! (bleh!)
03-28-2009, 08:55 PM
In my research, I'm finding it's fairly common with doctors who know anything about the subject to prescribe Armour based on the symptoms rather than labwork, since the labwork can be so misleading. Also, many agree that the "normal range" they cite is just not correct and many people who test within the norm are actually low and symptomatic. It may also be a case of different people having different levels that are normal for THEM and the "ranges" are not applicable. I just spoke to a woman the other day (who works for one of those doctors) whose labwork was considered "perfect" but she felt awful. She's now doing great on the appropriate amount of Armour for her. You might also be one of the people who does better on compounded bioidentical T4 and T3, or just T3.
Wellness Resources also has a "Thyroid Helper" supplement which, among other things, helps the liver convert T4 to T3.
Oh, and my name rhymes with "coin".:)
03-29-2009, 06:12 PM
Thanks, Moyne! I was pronouncing your name right! ;)
Here is another site I found some info on, in case anyone is interested. This page compares other forms of iodine with the nascent:
And this one has a WEALTH of info--- this particular part is about Mercury Toxicity and how it affects the thyroid, but there are other issues on this page to check out:
I'm posting a separate thread about what I found concerning cavities, since I have a few dds who have more trouble with them.
Anyway, I ordered a bottle from the first place along with the Mercury detox bath clay. Now the thing to know is how and when to possible wean off my Armour--I might still need it, but it's interesting that even with the Armour, my temps are low. That is mentioned at the bottom of the second link above--the Basal Temperature Test.
Well, just thought I'd share what I found! :) I'll keep you all informed of how we do on it! I'm definitely putting my 17 yodd on it! She has short cycles and cavity problems as well as other issues that point to the thyroid.
03-31-2009, 08:35 AM
Do you just put the drops in whatever big glass of water you are drinking? Do you put in all 6 at once, or 3 in one glass and 3 in another at two different times of the day? Or is it six different times of the day?
I have been putting one drop in about an ounce of water and drinking it down. I want to try taking more, but it would be harder to remember to get it all in if I need to do that several times a day.
03-31-2009, 08:49 AM
Yes, I just add it to my water. I generally drink 3 quarts of water per day, so I've been putting 2 drops in each quart, and then I'm getting a little all day and it's easier to remember.
The instructions say to put it in 2 oz and chug it, but I think this is easier and less "flavorful"! LOL I've also got Celtic sea salt in there, so it's just a little more, well, "oceany" tasting.....
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