Iodine Protocol with Companion Nutrients
This is the protocol as I did it
Iodoral 50 mg
I started at 25 mg with food and worked up to as much as 100 Although I preferred taking the Iodoral reaserch shows it is the best form eventually it was too expansive and I switched over to Lugol’s (Iodoral is the same as Lugol’s just in a pill) Some people start with only 1/2 iodoral (6.25 mg) but most start with a whole tablet 12.5 mg. When I started at 25 mg I had no problems. Some people who start at a low dose and don’t feel good, feel better going straight to 25 or 50 mg there is no rule on how to dose yourself.
A note on supplement timing; Some people choose to split their iodine dose as well as other supplements. It is ok to do this but some people are sensitive to the energy aspect of iodine and may not be able to sleep if they take after 2 pm. I don’t split my dose I take it with breakfast but I have on occasion taken it in the afternoon with no problems. I have heard of some people taking a dose with breakfast and another before bed so it is an individual thing. Some people feel the need to take antioxidants separate from the iodine at least 2-3 hours after the iodine. Others take them together. The debate is that vitamin C can turn elemental iodine into potassium iodide. If you mix lugol’s into a glass of high vitamin C juice you will notice the color disappear. Generally Iodoral is coated to go into the intestine so it may not really be an issue to take a vitamin C capsule with an iodoral pill as the vitamin C will dissolve in the stomach. I take my main mix of vitamins with a meal late afternoon or early evening so mine is split anyway but it is something to consider.
Vitamin C – I only take 2000 mg because I have low bowel tolerance to vitamin C but most people take 3000 or more to help with bromide detoxing. The vitamin C never did help me when I was detoxing
Magnesium 300-600 mg. – A lot of people tend to skip this one or think it is not important, there also seems to be a tendency to try and take too much calcium with this. I wouldn’t recommend using oxide as it is the most irritating, unless you are constipated. I use an aspartate, citrate combo in capsule form but even more importantly a magnesium oil (magnesium chloride in water) on my skin daily as well. I take approx 525 mg in capsule form. Some people are out of balance with their magnesium / calcium and it seems that people who are iodine deficient seem to commonly be magnesium deficient. I have a theory perking that magnesium may bind to fluoride and help remove it from the body thus making it even more important to get lots while doing the iodine protocol.
Selenium 200 mcg – I found this on the internet and the people in the iodine yahoo list agree with this – The form of selenomethionine that the body can use is L-selenomethionine. L-selenomethionine is better absorbed and better incorporated into body components than any other known form of selenium
recommend but not required ATP Co-factors
Niacin 500 mg (B3) twice a day. (NOT niacinamide) or no flush Inositol Hexanicotinate Vitamin B2 100 mg three times a day.
These two are also in a combo that optimox the makers of Iodoral make called ATP cofactors. I am taking 100 mg B-2 and 250 mg B-3 with my iodine in the morning in addition to my B-100 in the afternoon.
Celtic Sea Salt The Protocol as written does not address the use of salt. Dr. Brownsein recommends using 1/2 tsp unrefined salt per day plus generous use on foods as a base amount of salt. Avoid all processed salt or food with processed salt. This amount of salt is just what your body needs and is not salt loading for bromide detox any salt used for salt loading would be in addition to this salt. Unrefined salt is never white, it is grey or pink. Celtic salt, Redmonds Real Salt, and many Himalayan Pink salts are all unrefined. Hain sea salt is refined and should not be used.
Since I don’t salt many foods, my base of salt to feel well and keep my lymph flowing is about 1 to 1 ¼ tsp a day. I take in capsules with my other supplements.
A comprehensive vitamin and nutrition program.
(Feb 2008) Dr. Guy Abraham cautions that “excess calcium supplementation
(2,000-3,000 md/day) has been the most common cause of poor response to
iodine supplementation.” Vitamin Research News Vol. 22. Number 2.
What is a comprehensive vitamin and nutrition program?
I’ll share what I take in addition to the protocol as a basic example. Each Person’s needs are unique but I would say D-3 is a must have for everyone.
Vitamin A 8,000 IU
Vitamin E 800 IU Mixed Tocopherals (alpha, gamma & delta)
I had been taking 400 and was having bad night sweats and someone on the list suggest upping my E to 800 and it stopped the sweats in about a week.
B Vits B-100
B-12 1000 mcg sublingual Methylcobalamin
Vitamin D-3 5000 IU
Magnesium / Calcium
Solaray Magnesium Asportate 400 mg
Transdermal magnesium oil I use generously every day after may shower
For several months I used no calcium at all I knew I had calcium deposits in my soft tissue one of several symptoms of magnesium deficiency and we have water with high calcium so I waited until I intuitively felt I should add some and then chose one that had a low dose. For years the family took a combined cal mag zinc supplement and so I never considered I could be magnesium deficient but we get a lot of calcium in the diet and the ratio needs to be correct don’t allow mainstream hype to think you have to take a lot of calcium or that you should be taking it in a particular ratio. The ratio that matters is the ratio in your body!
I don’t take calcium
Zinc 50 mg
Copper 2 mg
Potassium 198 mg watch this with your unrefined salt intake if you are salt loading you may need to eat some banana or something. (I am currently experimenting with some potassium bicarbonate, but it for me caused a lot of burping and bloat)
L-Tyrosine 500 mg
I saw this listed somewhere online with the selenium and added it to the mix now I can’t find where I saw it.
Silica 600 mg (switched over to getting silica from Diatomaceous Earth, cheaper and other benefits)
MSM 2000 mg
C0-Q-10 100 mg
Lutein 20 mg
Bilberry 1000 mg
Flax Oil for Omega 3
Lethicin 1000 mg
Chlorella for detoxing
Primal Defense 6 per day probiotic for gut health and candida
Candex candida enzyme formula 4 per day