Natural Remedies

Benefits of Iodine for Health

Where to Buy: USA
Posted by Pam (Pueblo, CO) on 11/19/2007

In Oct. 07 I special ordered lugol's solution from Wal-Mart pharmacy. The price was $28 & tax for 1 pint. Since it seems like people are having a hard time finding it I will try giving you the brand. It is Humco, Strong Iodine Solution, Quality Rx Prescription, Lugol's Solution. It contains 5% iodine, 10% pot. io-dide, pur. water. Says can be used internally. Good Luck!

Iodine Warnings
Posted by Lana (Ormond, USA) on 11/13/2007

Ingesting ACV has long been used for medical treatment and is sometimes very effective.. HOWEVER, one should also take an iodine supplement, such as kelp tablets or kelp extracts while using this therapy. Extended ACV consumption can remove iodine from the body, and can result in thyroid problems. (Salt also causes the same problems which is why commercial salt has added iodine.) I learned all this back in the early 1970's, and have not found this important information on iodine/ACV interaction in any articles or books recently. However I have not covered your entire site. So in case no one has mentioned this yet, it really needs to be addressed.

Iodine Warnings
Posted by Sharon (Valdosta, GA) on 02/11/2008

Lana from Ormond wrote that ACV inteferes with Iodine consumption. This confuses me and causes some concern as the bottle of Lugol's I'm using has this instruction printed on the bottle: "take on an empty stomach 20 minutes before eating in an 8oz glass of distilled water with a teaspoon ACV for slight acidification". So does ACV interfere or help????

Iodine Warnings
Posted by Pamela (Houston, Texas) on 12/04/2008

I thought I would add my 2 cents. There is an article on the internet by Dr. DeForest Clinton Jarvis, from his book Arthritis & Folk Medicine of him recommending using avc and iodine together. See attached link on article:

It is a good read all about iodine very informative. Thanks for your input. It takes all of us working together and sharing information. Keeping looking for where you got your information so we can get the whole picture.

Skin Ailments
Posted by Christiane (Los Angeles, CA) on 10/31/2007
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I'have been experimenting with several remedies. I have been doing the HP inhalation for a few weeks now but only when fatigued. I use a throat spray bottle and spray a few times until I cough while inhaling, that seems to be the only way that I can determine that it's not just coating the back of my throat. I notice that it works almost immediately to get me out of that "desperately need more sleep" haze. It lifts that "heavy" feeling. I tried it again 2 days ago when I only got 4 hours of sleep with the intent that if I did the HP inhalation and it worked AGAIN then I would be convinced. I'm completely convinced for fatigue purposes at this time. I intend to increase my usage soon.

Also, I read where someone mentioned using iodine on cysts. I am using it on a cyst (may be caused by an ingrown hair or not!)on my shin, about the size of the circumferance of a sharpie marker. I started this a few weeks ago and was applying the iodine once a day for about 3 days straight. Then I forgot about it. I just happened to look this morning and it has shrunk by about half and the skin on top just peeled off. I will be starting up again today to see if I can get rid of it completely over the next week or so.

I have Candida but no insurance and I was trying a product that has been rated as the number 1 recommended product. Unfortunately, it felt like my kidneys were not happy about it so I had to get off of it. I am going to try some other methods to see if it helps. I'll post when I know more.

Where to Buy: USA
Posted by Toby McAdam (Livingston, MT) on 10/25/2007

Just a note to let you know that we offer Lugol's Iodine solution at If you would ike to contact us feel free to do so. Our phone number is 406-222-9949. Thank you and excellent web site. We would like to provide a link to your site if that is acceptable to you. Thank you Toby McAdam

Iodine Interactions
Posted by Donna (Aspen, CO) on 10/17/2007
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I took one tablet of Iodoral (iodine supplement) a day for a year, my blood calcium and alkaline phosphatase levels rose to above normal. A year later my blood test results were even higher, so the doctor gave me a PTH (parathyroid--which sits right next to the thyroid) blood test, and it was very high. As the only thing that I had changed in my life was taking Iodoral, I quit taking it, and 3 months later all my tests were back to normal. The parathyroid's job is to take calcium out of your bones and give it to the brain, but too much in your blood can mean heart attacks, strokes, and osteoporosis. There really aren't any symptoms of an over active parathyroid until it's very bad...feeling cold all the time, brain fog, are two. If you've been supplementing with Iodoral or iodine I suggest you get your blood calcium level tested, then alkaline phosphatase, then PTH (which is expensive, so save that for last).

Thyroid Issues
Posted by Maria J. (Orlando, FL) on 08/06/2007
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Better But With Side Effects

Well it's a weird story because I think Iodine helped me and then didn't do so much good. I had a pain like "something stuck in my throat" and the acupuncturist thought it was my thyroid so she gave me potassium iodine drops to drink (20 or 40 a day - remember it is not regular iodine); and these were great to alleviate the pain and gave me the strength I needed to move, because I was in a point of suffering all the symptoms of a thyroiditis or a thyroxicosis; but then I took Ibuprofen and when the swelling of my thyroid was coming down, the iodine felt terrible so I stopped taking it! I really never knew which was the perfect dosage for the potassium iodine drops! I also took kelp, around 20 pills divided in 4 or 5 times in a day and they helped me a lot, but I was never sure if this is what I needed. I end up going to a specialist who immediately asked me to leave the iodine because he thought the help was just psychological, and charged me 250 dollars for saying this! I hope the traditional doctors learn about the iodine to properly help their patients. And I also hope that people who is suffering the hyperthyroid symptoms and hypothyroid too, should consider having some iodine to help ease the pain and problems. What I recommend very urgently is to have a blood test taken meassuring your thyroid levels (TSH and T4 and T3) way before taking the iodine or Kelp, because it can change those results and affect your helath or, worst, doctors might end up giving you the wrong medication - (as it happened to me and thank God they couldn't harm my thyroid too much!). Hope you all get well! Think that you will! Maria J.

Where to Buy: USA
Posted by Jackie (Grand Rapids, Minnesota) on 07/15/2007
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thanks for mentioning the site to purchase lugols soln. i just ordered a small bottle. There will be government regulations starting next month relating to iodine products,posted on their website, because they are used to produce methamphetamine, but we will still be able to buy it in small amounts for health purposes. i am so sensitive to cold. My hands and feet are always cold. I feel really chilled when it's 60 degrees outside when other people aren't bothered. I love this site. In a short time, i've started oil pulling, altho i might try an alternative remedy because i have metal fillings, acv, and molasses. i'm feelng and looking better. i forgot to mention i'm taking MSM and have noticed my carpal tunnel pain almost gone. thanks again

Where to Buy: USA
Posted by Tom (Midland, Texas) on 05/23/2007

Lugol's Solution bought at Walmart: I special ordered Lugol's Solution at the local Walmart Pharmacy. Next day delivery. $30.03 for 500 mL.

Multiple Cures
Posted by RJ (Marrakech, Morocco) on 05/22/2007
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i have candidiosis and mycoplasms that have caused a number of skin problems among other things. So far I have tested iodine on vaginal warts and they are shrinking! also helped alleviate chronic rashes, itching and sores. also, used it on my cat who had a lung infection that did not respond to antibiotics, and rubbing it on her chest seemed to do the trick. i am very impressed and am looking into recipes and other ways to use it.

Where to Buy: USA
Posted by Rachel (Reno, Nevada) on 04/17/2007

Last week I purchased decolorized iodine at Rite-Aid. A 2-ounce bottle was $4.59.

Where to Buy: USA
Posted by Ginny (Tampa, Florida) on 03/29/2007

I found decolorized iodine at our local CVS drugstore for $2.16 for a one-ounce bottle.

Where to Buy: USA
Posted by Dawn (Arlington, VA) on 03/27/2007

I found decolorized Iodine on Ebay for $3/bottle/1 ounce. The seller has over 1,000 in inventory.

Where to Buy: USA
Posted by Tamara (Houston, TX) on 03/25/2007

I had a lot of trouble finding decolorized iodine also, but I found it online. Try searching 'iodo blanco'! Good luck all!

Iodine Painting
Posted by Sandra (Clovis, CA) on 03/15/2007

Hi. I read on your site about someone's experience with painting iodine on the skin, having it disappear overnight, and then reappear after applying hydrogen peroxide. Here is an excerpt from a site I found: From the published data, the skin iodine patch test is not a reliable method to assess whole body sufficiency for iodine. Many factors play a role in the disappearance of the yellow color of iodine from the surface of the skin. For example, if iodine is reduced to iodide by the skin, the yellow color of iodine will disappear because iodide is white. In order to regenerate iodine on the skin, one needs to apply an oxidant such as hydrogen peroxide, complicating the test further. The evaporation of iodine from the skin increases with increased ambient temperatures and decreased atmospheric pressure due to weather conditions and altitude. For example, the yellow color of iodine will disappear much faster in Denver, Colorado at 5,000 feet above sea level then Los Angeles, California at sea level, irrespective of the amount of bioavailable iodine. This was taken from the site: . Just thought you might like to know.

Where to Buy: Canada
Posted by Brad (Winnipeg, MB) on 03/14/2007

I cannot find lugol's anywhere in canada- it is possibly not approved. i did see lugol's iodine for marine purposes such as fish tanks. is this the same and can i take it internally or paint it? thanks, Brad

Where to Buy: Canada
Posted by Louis (Courtenay, BC) on 04/19/2009

Hi Brad,

In regards to purchasing Lugol it is available in Canada with no restrictions (for now anyway), an you can purchase it at xenex lab. I just got some 500ml for $43.00 CAD including delivery and tax.

Good luck


Where to Buy: Canada
Posted by Cindy (Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada) on 05/20/2009

I have checked all over for the Lugol's Iodine, and cannot find it anywhere, I did check the website for Xenex Labs, and you cannot direct order from them. Is there anywhere else to Look?

Where to Buy: Canada
Posted by MJ (DC, U.S.A.) on 05/20/2009

You can order Lugol's Iodine online. To comply with EC's guidelines, I can't post the URL or site name, however if you do a Google search you should find the online store that sells it.

Good Luck!

EC: Feel free to send us urls for lugol's or food grade h202!

Where to Buy: Canada
Posted by Anonymous (Anonymous, USA) on 05/20/2009

Looks like might carry it. Wishing YOU well!

Where to Buy: Canada
Posted by T (Maryland, USA) on 05/21/2009

J. Crow's has it in 2 strengths:

Where to Buy: Canada
Posted by MJ (DC, U.S.A.) on 05/21/2009

I purchased Lugol's Iodine online from JCrow: You'll have to scroll down the page a little to find the order form, but the page contains an abundance of info. on the Usefulness of Iodine. I don't have a link for food grade H202.

EC: Does JCrows ship to Canada?

Where to Buy: Canada
Posted by MJ (DC, U.S.A.) on 05/21/2009

JCrows does ship to Canada and other international countries.

Where to Buy: Canada
Posted by T (Maryland, USA) on 05/21/2009

It seems J. Crow's would ship to Canada. They have "Province" and "Country" as fields on their order form, and also this on the site:

"Phone or Fax Toll Free 1 800 878 1965 in US & Canada"

There's also this note on the order form: "Shipping on international orders figured at time of shipment

Where to Buy: Canada
Posted by Don (Kailua, Hawaii) on 08/22/2009

I have ordered lugol's solution from online Swansons vitamins.

Where to Buy: Canada
Posted by Pieter (Edmonton, Alberta) on 03/18/2010

bought lugols solution made by xenex labs at my local Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy... they didn't stock it, but ordered it for me when I asked. the solution is 5% iodine, 10% potassium iodide, 85% water

Where to Buy: Canada
Posted by Kk (Ottawa, On) on 05/02/2010

You can get this product from costco cheaper than any other pharmacy.500 g or 100g--Xenex lab $30.and $9.
I live in ottawa. Prod # PT231 (5 g iodone 10 g potassium iodide.)