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Uses for Liquid Iodine Forte

Updated March 23, 2017

Liquid Iodine Forte is a liquid nutritional supplement sold by Biotics Research Corp. Various online retailers and practitioners' offices sell Biotics' products. Liquid Iodine Forte contains 150 micrograms (mcg) of potassium iodine per drop, and you can buy it over the counter. Liquid Iodine Forte has various uses, because the body uses the mineral iodine in many ways. The goal for taking this iodine supplement is to boost iodine levels in the body.

Thyroid Gland

One of the most critical uses for Liquid Iodine Forte involves health of the thyroid gland. Part of the body's endocrine system, this gland in the front of the neck cannot make adequate thyroid hormones without enough iodine, and a high percentage of the body's iodine goes to the thyroid gland. Thyroid hormones are necessary for functions like metabolism and children's growth. You can use Liquid Iodine Forte as a preventive, to keep the thyroid healthy before any thyroid gland problems occur.

Thyroid Conditions

Many people use Liquid Iodine Forte when they have developed thyroid problems. One of these is hypothyroidism, which happens when the thyroid gland doesn't make or use thyroid hormones correctly. Another condition is goitre, a result of insufficient levels of iodine in the body. Sometimes people take Liquid Iodine Forte to supplement prescription thyroid hormone medication, in order to further maximise their thyroid function. Others take Liquid Iodine Forte when they have a hyperactive thyroid gland, or hyperthyroidism.

Immune System

Taking iodine can boost the immune system and can help to prevent or treat viruses, bacteria and fungal issues. It can be used with other therapies to help treat such illnesses as colds and flu.

Detoxification

Liquid Iodine Forte can be useful in detoxifying the entire body, and taking it can help detoxification pathways in the kidneys and liver. More specifically, iodine supplementation can help the body detoxify from substances such as bromine and fluoride, according to Dr. David Brownstein's "Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It." Bromine and fluoride can seriously damage health and well-being. Related to detoxification is weight loss, and Liquid Iodine Forte can also help with this.

Women

Women have taken this supplement for polycystic ovarian syndrome and menopausal symptoms. Breast cancer is perhaps the most significant women's health issue that has a use for iodine supplements, such as Liquid Iodine Forte. According to breastcancerchoices.org, one of iodine's key benefits in breast cancer is its anti-tumour effect on malignant cancer cells--iodine kills malignant cells. Other breast conditions like fibrocystic breast illnesses have also been helped by iodine.

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