Lugol's Iodine Supplements

Last Modified on Nov 23, 2014


Multiple Cures   11  0   

Posted by Mesem (Toulon, France) on 12/20/2010

[YEA]  A pharmacy prepared a bottle of Lugols for me no problem for 2.60 euro but another pharmacie were very unlightened and cautious and another pharmacist assured me that I couldn't take it internally! I told my doctor who seemed completely uninterested but results were quick; my severly chapped lips have healed, skin gradually less itchy, hair even seems to be changing (sebaceous glands) and eyes less sensitive. As far as female gland activity well lets say that its high tide!

Posted by Mesem
Toulon, France
01/08/2011
Lugol's has a shelf life of 1 month after being prepared. I keep mine in the fridge door too to slow oxidation. It has also stopped my huge allergy type reactions to every change in the weather - wind, rain.
Posted by Isabelle
G,C
03/23/2011
hello to all! I like to point out a link on curezone concerning the shelf life of lugol because I really think that some pharmacists want you to discard the product early so you can buy more often. lugol made with distilled water can last for years! Peace, take good care of yourself www.curezone.com/forums/am.asp?i=846547

Posted by 14ana (Toogoolawah, Queensland Australia) on 06/13/2010

[YEA]  I have used lugols Iodine for many years, for different ailments such as skin tags, detox for all unwanted chemicals in my body, keloids removal, cuts, grazes, and other wounds. I also use it if I feel a bit out of sorts, down, lacking in energy. I use non-ingestable Iodine for all other ailments and have done sine I was a child and learnt from my mother. I am 66 yrs old and am still working. If I find I may have eaten or drunk stuff with nasties in it I detox and use 6 drops of lugols in a glass of water daily for a couple of days. That does the trick for me, other wise I have a glass of water with 2 drops daily for good health.

Posted by Tee
Chicago, Il
06/14/2010
I would like to know how did you use the iodine for keloid scars??

Posted by Truerae (Moberly, Mo) on 02/04/2010

[YEA]  Food Poisoning, Salmonella, Flu, Shigella

Lugol's Iodine (not a brand but a type, not readily available anymore) for Food Poisoning, Salmonella, and/or Shigella & baby parasites & FUNGUS, plus arthritis etc. based on actual experiences & research. See Hulda Clark's "A Cure for All Disease" and "A Cure for All Cancer" and the website about Cancer is a fungus and you can see why this is an ingredient every home should have.

For food poisoning/S/Sh take 6 drops in a 1/2 glass of water to repeat 20 min later and again if needed.

This was used on a health food employee that became acutely ill after eating a (tainted) salad, probabally the sprouts. It worked like a charm. Also, I became very sick (nausea/vomiting) after eating out and went home and did this and had no more problems. I later found out that a friend that had eaten what I had ended up in the hospital for 4 days on IVs and came out of it with lingering effects!!! Conventional medicine does not have all or even most of the answers and I am a nurse.

There was also a research paper done on a three month/nine drops a day therapy to reverse arthritis among other health maladies. This is an antifungal so you can see why it would be good for those who are NOT allergic to iodine. Check out the research on this before you do it of course!

My dentist told me that it is the best for any kind of infection in the mouth. Iodine adheres to tissue (seen with how it stains) and therefore stays in the designated area (stomach for oral or mouth for topical).

Posted by Robert (Cincinnati, Ohio) on 08/19/2009

[YEA]  Iodine ( lugol's solution 2%) : i have been drinking 16 drops of lugol's solution in distilled water daily for over 2 months. my blood pressure has dropped from 145/90 to 120/70 and lower. i also had acid reflux but that is gone also. my allergies have improved greatly (non-existent ). i also have better energy as well.

i gave it to my dogs when they had the parvo virus and they regained their health. i also gargled with provodine iodine when i had strep throat, 3 times a day and that was cured.

Posted by Lisa (Coto de Caza, Ca) on 11/27/2008

[YEA]  Cold, Flu, and food poisoning, 6 drops Lugol's solution (iodine) in a cup of water twice a day. Do not take if allergic to Iodine. Lugol's will cure salmonella, purify water ( in case of emergency or traveling overseas), and stop diaherra. Use lugul's not iodine tincture or providone iodine.

Posted by Betty (Cascade, MT) on 01/03/2008

[YEA]  I have been on Lugols iodine since June, 2007. It has helped my chronic sinus congestion, hypothyroid and hot flashes. However, my Holistic Nutritionist is unable to get it now that the FDA has gotten their way again!!! Where can I get it now? Betty

Posted by Mia Nony
Vancouver, B.c., Canada
11/29/2009
Canada has not clamped down yet on the miracle of iodine. It requires no prescription either. Lugol's 5% or Dr Greenbergs colourless.
Posted by Tom
Regina, Sk
05/01/2010
There still seems to be some confusion or disinfo here about the legal availability of original 5% Lugol's Iodine solution in the USA from retailers since August 2007.

One internet retailer has the actual 2007 DEA notice up, which clearly states that it still is legal in USA, after August 1 2007, to buy up to 1 30-ml bottle of original 5% strength Lugol's per person per transaction or shipment (that is,the aqueous 5%/10% mixture of the 2 forms of iodine called Lugol's since the early 1800's):

http://jcrows.com/iodinealert.html
Additionally, the final rule exempts
transactions of up to one-fluid-ounce (30 ml) of Lugol's Solution.
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Comments Regarding Iodine Products Used for Nutritional Supplementation

Twelve comments expressed concerns that the proposed regulations would adversely impact the availability of products for use as a dietary source of iodine. These comments detailed the use of iodine products as part of a nutritional program to supplement iodine levels for various health purposes (e.g., the normalization of thyroid function, prevention of breast cancer recurrence, or supplementation during pregnancy as a program to prevent autism in offsprings.)

Eleven of these comments expressed concern that the regulation would adversely impact the availability of a specific formulation known as Lugol's Solution. Lugol's Solution is a 5 percent aqueous solution of iodine in combination with 10 percent potassium iodide.
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The maximum strength of Lugol's allowable for purchase in solution amounts over 30 ml in USA is now 2.2%, since August 1 2007.

As of May 2010, I believe this DEA rule is still in effect, otherwise it would have been updated or removed on this retailer's website.

Posted by Tel (Dewey, AZ) on 10/07/2006

[YEA]  Lugol's iodine cured food poisoning in less than an hour: 6 drops in a cup of water. Also cures, Cold, Flu, and the blase feeling, same dose 6 drops in a cup of water... do not take if allergic to Iodine. Dr Clark in all of her books, recomends Lugol's for many things including thyroid problems. It now sells under a prescription in most states. They know we are being healed with 6 drops and it is taking away from their huge profits.

Posted by Pamela (Pueblo West, CO) on 02/15/2006

[YEA]  Iodine cured Fibrocystic breasts, weight gain, fatigue, depression, over all poor health. Painted my stomach with iodine, and had a similar reaction as Candace. So now I paint my inside forearms, alternating each time... no problem now. Started taking Lugols at 2 drops daily increasing to 5 drops at this time. Within days I noticed a vast improvement in my breast tissue, my energy level etc. Within 10 days my breasts were normal. Energy still good, depression gone, better immune response. I always tested within the normal range on thyroid tests, however, I had all the symptoms, that is why I started taking the iodine. I was desperate to be normal again. I started Weight Watchers in October and lost 5 pounds in 4 months! It was almost impossible to lose weight even though I lifted weights and walked 6 days a week. Once I started the Lugols drops, the first week I lost 3.5 pounds. The second week I lost 2.8 pounds. It must be the iodine. I feel great. I am telling my family about Lugols because, my mother, grandmother, and both aunts have thyroid problems as well as other health issues I think the iodine could help. I'll lower my dose eventually to 2-4 drops but kick it back up if needed. This stuff is great!

Posted by Heidi (Jackson, WY) on 01/14/2006

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  I used Lugols iodine for a couple months, had more energy and acne improved, then I got a rash. I quit for 3 weeks and have started again at a lower dose.

Posted by Michael (Peoria AZ)

[YEA]  I have used Lugol's internally for years. My wife had a major bladder infection and had 2 bio's performed and all kinds of drugs prescribed including a Dr. stating we were passing a virus thru sex back and forth. I refused to take the chemicals. Finally she wanted to try the Lugol's and within 2 weeks began to walk with no pain. I placed it in the water containers of my 2 dogs. My 3 pound 10 old dog came alive once again. I feel it killed all the worms in her that were bleeding her of energy. I believe in Lugols for everything. I purchase it by the 500ml's and give it away to people who are real ill or sick.

Posted by Anon
US
08/22/2014
How much iodine in how much water for your 3 pound dog? Thank you!

Nail Issues   2  0   

Posted by Stephanie (Loganholme, Qld. Australia) on 09/24/2006

[YEA]  Iodine cures brittle and easily broken finger nails. It makes the fingernails hard, chip proof and unbreakable. Dip your fingernails in colorless iodine once a day for 1 week; then once a week for 3 to 4 weeks; then once a month. It dries almost instantly. It begins hardening the nails under the cuticle and as the nail grows out it stays hard and un breakable. Once the new hard nail reaches the length you want, you will never again have chipped and broken nails. No need for all those expensive formulas sold in beauth parlors and chemist shops.

Posted by Robin
Southern, New Mexico
08/22/2008
[YEA]   I second what Stephanie says about iodine and the nails. I have had very poor nails all my life to the point where I never wore rings, not wanting to draw attention to my ugly hands. Also anxiety made me bite and pick at them 'til they bled sometimes. I now take 100 mgs (yes one hundred milligrams) of Iodoral every day. My body was starving due to celiac which went undiagnosed for decades. When I paint my skin with Lugol's it disappears in just a few hours (2-4).


Besides my nails and hair improving, iodine has helped me with snoring, salivary stones (swollen and hard salivary glands under the jaw bones), and hay fever is a thing of the past. I don't need the daily claritin anymore and I do not need 5-htp for anxiety now, I only take one or two at the most at night for sleep, where I was taking it all through the day.

When I first started taking iodine I went through a little detox period, but it was well worth it. I still have a long way to go to reach good health, but Iodine is the first remedy that helped and keeps on helping. I imagine that soon when big-med and big-pharma get wind of this movement it will become impossible to get iodine in any form, so I am stock-piling for the future. I never want to go without it again. I do not use kelp because of potential heavy metals and chemical contamination.

Good health to all...
Robin

Oral Vs Transdermal   0  0   

Posted by Tricia (Ireland) on 09/24/2009

I finally got a chemist to order me a bottle of lugols iodine ( I hate buying on the internet ). What I've received is Lugols Iodine but even though I specified colorless the only one he could get me is colored. The description on the bottle is " Lugols iodine B.P. - aqueous iodine oral solution - for nutritional supplementation of iodine only - each ml contains 126 mg of iodine derived from iodine and potassium iodide." It then goes on to state that it is for animals only and to paint or spray it on the animals skin and how to orally supplement the animals watering trough as well.

My question is is this the same iodine that people orally supplement with just with an ability to stain?

Posted by Mia Nony
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
11/29/2009
LUGOL'S COMES IN MANY % STRENGTHS: In Canada we can still get 5%, nowhere else anymore that I have found. Brown iodine by Lugol's is comprised of both iodine & iodide. Iodine is a black crystalline structure, hence the colour. Iodide is what a chemist creates when they add potassium to iodine, as I understand it. This creates a salt or white crystalline structure, so potassium iodide is colourless. Also good for application to places that would show iodine staining & still good for you. Dr Greenberg's is one type of health potassium iodide which can be taken internally & is almost tasteless. Four to five drops five days a week, then none for two days. I ordered it from Finlandia, Vancouver, B.C. I am using it to shrink lymphoma enlarged nodes. Do not EVER take any tincture of iodine internally as it contains isopropyl alcohol & it is NOT meant for internal use. Lugol's is already only available elsewhere @ a far lower %, except (so far) still 5% in Canada, I have checked this out. In New Zealand, for instance, I understand they reduced it to 0.04%!! Almost useless. It is worth sending for, a true miracle cure for so many things, including lowering cholesterol, anti-inflammation for heart disease, arthritis, antidote for flu, as little as one drop in a full glass of water. Get an extra cap as the rubber stopper allows the strength to dissipate into the air over time. Lugol's is the original folk remedy, hence a threat to Big Pharma as it is the most utterly affordable versatile cure for so many things, since it is an anti fungal, & antiviral & chelates heavy metals like mercury fillings, & it is anti parasitic, iodine is one of the best things on this earth! Cancer is likely fungal/viral in origin. Worked for me! BTW ROOT CANALS are the perfect hiding place for disease causing microbes, & can also cause cancer & make cancer return. Get rid of these festering causes of disease asap.
Posted by Bess
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
03/28/2014
Hi Juliana from Canada - I get my 5% Lugol's iodine from London Drugs or Shoppers Drug Mart (although you can try other pharmacies - including those in places like Safeway or Walmart, etc.). You need to ask the pharmacist to order it for you - for some reason, they don't keep it in stock. I believe it took about a week from the time I ordered it to the time I received it. I can't remember the price (the bottle lasts a very long time) but it was quite reasonable. Hope this helps! Best of health, Bess
Posted by Bess
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
03/28/2014
Thanks Mary from Saskatchewan - I'll check those sources out! Cheers, Bess
Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
03/28/2014
800 Posts
Hi Juliana...To obtain a lugol's iodine source in Canada just type "Lugol's Iodine Canada" in ebay.com search or type it into Google Search. The lists displayed will show some vendors from Canada.

An example, from ebay.com, is given here:

Lugols Iodine Source from Canada

Also, most vets and pet shops sell lugol's iodine(sometimes also called Aqueous Iodine) in Canada, another good source.

Posted by Mary
Saskatchewan, Canada
03/28/2014
78 Posts
Bess from Calgary: why don't you get your Lugols from Script or from Cambrian? I recently bought the best ever Lugols from the herbalist Tony Pantelleresco. He was recently at my house where I hosted a seminar (was really helpful) Tony has a channel on u tube where he teaches people how to make many remedies including how to make Lugols. As well has a video on how to heal with turpentine. My lugols is sooooo concentrated it is 15%.

Really neat stuff.

Mary

Overall Health   1  0   

Posted by Henry (St. James,LA) on 05/30/2011

[YEA]  I've been taking Lugols solution of Iodine, 1 drop in 1cup of water every morning with my morning meal for the past 35 years. I am 85 years and 5 months old and I believe Lugol has kept me fairly healthy in those years and will continue taking it until the Lord calls me home

Posted by Kate
Raleigh, Nc
10/22/2011
5 Posts
Henry: How lovely that you view the end of life as the Lord calling you home. I must add a cup of Lugol's Iodine tea to my mornings. Please let us know how you are doing occasionally.

Side Effects   0  0   

Posted by Sunitha (Atlanta, GA) on 11/11/2014

[SIDE EFFECTS]  Hi

I have hypothyroid and Candida issues. So, I started on the Lugols Iodine protocol + Accompanying Nutrients + Alkalizing protocol suggested by Bill Thompson 4 days back. Today is day 4.

On Day 2, I noticed that my tongue was was turning a little brown. Day 3 - yesterday, I am having a little bit of throat discomfort. Today, I am having severe discomfort in the throat and cough as well.

Please suggest what needs to be done to mitigate the issues. Is it time to take a break for next 2 days or should I add something to the protocol? I am doing 2 drops of Lugols (5% - J.Crow's lugols Iodine) once a day.

Thanks

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
11/11/2014
800 Posts
Something else which might interest people who live in the US.

Selenium is vital for the production of glutathione peroxidase(GP) in the body which is essential and critical for both liver health and thyroid health. GP is also vital for the body's detox pathways.

So here is a particularly interesting map showing selenium deficient areas in the US (which are colored dark blue):

Selenium Deficient Soils -- US

So anyone living and eating food in the dark blue areas of the US will most likely be selenium deficient.

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
11/11/2014
800 Posts
Hi Sunitha...I'm sorry that you're having problems with the iodine protocol, but this is quite common in the West where people have been eating poor processed food for decades.

When you supplement lugols iodine, two problems can occur:

* If you don't bother to take all the iodine companion nutrients exactly as advised then you probably will have problems. These companion nutrients are critical to ensure that vital enzymes and catalysts are present so that the iodine is correctly absorbed, converted, assimilated and used in the thyroid and used throughout the rest of the body. So if you don't take these companion nutrients then you may well have problems(which are usually all due to a poor processed food diet -- lacking in these nutrients). The essential reasons for taking the iodine companion nutrients are all explained here and here.

* Iodine is also a magnificent detoxer so, when you take iodine, it will help to remove cadmium, aluminum, mercury, lead, arsenic, bromine and fluorine from your cells and will dump these poisons directly into the blood. Consequently, all sorts of other side-effects are possible from iodine detox which is wholly dependent on your own high poison intake from your processed food diet and lifestyle. I also suspect that you are having bromine detox symptoms -- see this link.

To confirm what heavy metal and halide poisons you have in your body, I would also advise that you simply get a hair analysis done(quite cheap). This will tell you your body's heavy metal and halide poison status.

If you suspect that your body is high in heavy metals then I would supplement liquid cilantro drops and chlorella. To get rid of fluorine and bromine, you should take lugols iodine(with all companion nutrients) in amounts that are low and slow. The Borax Protocol also helps to get rid of fluorine.

For now, I would stop your iodine protocol and just take the iodine companion nutrients as advised for a week then restart your protocol at low dose initially. If that doesn't work then I would do a serious heavy metal detox for at least a month then retry the full iodine protocol again.

I have been taking 8 drops of 5% Lugols Iodine every day for the last 8 years without any problems. I'm pretty sure that my own heavy metal and halide status are at healthy low levels and not a problem and I always take the iodine companion nutrients at their correct dosages to avoid any further problems.

Posted by Ed2010
Canada
11/12/2014
A sudden surge in the Iodine supplementation will cause Itchy throat and coughing. Till the body adapts you have to moderate the dosage.

Good Health

Posted by Ava
California
11/12/2014
Many thanks for putting this wealth of info together for all of us. You've no doubt helped so many! Would you please share how much niacin and zinc you would recommend taking per day? Also, any recommendations for a good mineral supplement that can provide all/ most of the daily essentials?

Topical Application of Lugol's Iodine   0  0   

Posted by Virginia (Los Angeles Ca.) on 02/17/2014

I have a question to ask knowledgeable people. Can Lugol's Iodine 5% be used in the nostrils safely? I seem to have an infection high up in the nostrils? Your feedback would be highly appreciated.

Posted by Mike62
Denver
02/17/2014
Virginia: Yes you can. I get sinus infections occasionally. I put 1 drop nascent iodine stabilized with alcohol in 1ml water and squirt that up in there. The pain goes away immediately.


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