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Benefits of Iodine for Health

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Posted by Dj2ot42 (Hyattsville, Md) on 02/08/2010

If you add Vit C powder to Lugol's the whitening effect is temporary. If you add Hydrogen Peroxide to Lugol's the whitening effect is permanent, therefore not adviseable for scalp treatment unless you don't mind bleached hair or are bald. You can get decolorized iodine from among other places already listed on this website.

Posted by John (Liberty, Ny) on 09/28/2009

jcrow prices of Lugol's are more than you quote on your (Wonderful!) website. The small bottle of full-strength Lugol's is $26 including shipping, just thought you would want to know,

Thanks for your great work. I am battling Lyme disease and seeking the silver bullet cure which is apparently non-existent. Any assistance most appreciated!

Thanks Again

John W.

Replied by Helene
Houston, Tx

well i have a bioelectric unit with radio frequencies and wands that do rare earth gases... it is supposed to work really well with lymes and alot of things. I think in general they are called violet ray machines.

you could hunt for that since I am not supposed to tell you what it is!!!

Kind of crazy.

It should balance your body to NORMAL frequency and so you kind of sleep with it etc.

Replied by Ladybug
Houston, Texas

John W- Regarding your Lyme Disease - have you tried using Colloidal Silver (CS)? I have been using since 1994 with great success for many ailments internally and externally. I am retired and a full time RVer and we don't have time for being sick. CS has been reported to kill up to 650 different pathogens including the Lyme Virus, MRSA, H1N1, etc. I have used recently for flu, food poisoning, head cold, boil, etc. I bought a CS micro-particle DC generator machine from Phoenix, AZ recently . It is very small and I can carry in our motorhome. It makes a micro particle 7-10 ppm solution. I take 1-2 oz per day when sick (sometimes more). I swish under tongue for 30 seconds or more and then swallow. I am currently using on the dog internally and externally for skin rash and health issues. I am a great believer of CS and its benefits. When I am taking CS I also do a probiotic to replace good bacteria which might be affected. Be aware that if you have a lot of a virus or bacteria, that when you take CS or an antibiotic, you can go thru a Herxheimer Affect and feel worse before feeling better. I realize there are pros and cons regarding CS as I have studied and read all about them for 15 years. I believe the PROS only because I and friends/relatives have had such positive responses (and none of us have turned blue!)

Posted by Rose (Steedman, MO) on 01/21/2009

Lugol's supplier-is the correct kind of Lugol's? It's sold at 3 percent and 7 percent solutions...8 oz. only $7.95/11.95 respectively. I'd appreciate any input, thanks.

Posted by Rose (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 01/05/2009
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Sore Throat Decolorized Iodine: Just wanted everyone who has been searching for Decolorized Iodine (also know as White Iodine) to know that Walgreens Pharmacy can special order it for you. I've searched high and low for it. The internet gets you with the S&H charges! You will need to speak with a pharmacist-its not in the main store part. I am trying it for a severe sore throat my child has with a sinus infection its been four(4) days that she is on antibiotics and her throat is killing her. I've tried everything else-will let you know if it works.

Replied by T
Maryland, USA

Rite Aid has decolorized iodine - a 2 ounce bottle of their own brand for $4.99. It's on an aisle shelf with all the rest of the first aid-type items. But it has ammonia in it; I really have no idea if this is acceptable as I am only just learning about the iodine issues. This is what the label says: "(Decolorized Iodine) Iodides Tincture. U.S.P." - Ingredients: "Alcohol 45%, denatured with ammonia, Ammonium, and Potassium Iodides". Anyone have input on this?

Replied by Renee
Bergen Co., Nj

I, too, have purchased decolorized iodine, as described by T from Maryland. I am hesitant to use this due to the mention of ammonia on the label. Could you please forward T's description to Ted for feedback on safety. We need a biochemist! (I would be using externally, e.g., foot painting) Thanks!

Replied by Isabelle
Garden Grove, Ca, Usa

Hello everyone! To de-color iodine :the amount of iodine to be used in a small glass bowl, add a little pinch of vitamin c (crystal ascorbic acid), swish it around and the color vanishes. Paint away! Peace!

Posted by Nichole (Stanton, CA) on 12/23/2008
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Iodine source: I wanted to let you all know I found liqui-dulse by bernard and jensen at Whole Foods and Mothers Market for a little over $3. It works great! I've noticed higher energy levels and weight decrease! A lot of people are deficient, especially if their water is fluoridated so start off with less than the rec. dosage so you dont feel the effects of the "iodine rush" as I call it. With the iodine rush you feel fidgety and have an increased heart rate. I also experienced a sense of fullness in my throat for a few days then it went away when my body regulated itself to the amount of iodine being consumed. This doesnt last long but it may frighten you. Over the course of two weeks slowly increase your dosage.

I'm trying to make sure I get at least 1000mcg a day, Japanese consume between 5000 and 13000 a day! So despite some of the warnings you find on the internet regarding too much iodine I think I'll be just fine and I'll report back and let you know how I feel.

Replied by Calaska
Lenoir City, Tn

When I first started taking iodine..nascent iodine is much better than Lugols or painting with some research on this..I started out 2 drops a day in small amount of water in the morning.. I felt little difference, so I bumped my dose up to 6 drops a day and noticed a big energy increase..but also hurt literally everywhere and was exhausted in evening! It finally subsided and I realized after research that I was detoxing and dumping harmful bromine. So don't stop, just cut back dose if this happens, then increase SLOWLY.

I take 5 drops in a.m. on empty stomach and again in early afternoon and feel fantastic and lost 4 pounds so far. You are right about feeling fidgity and increased heartrate and throat fullness at first. It's the thyroid gland displacing bromine and uptaking iodine..all good..just go slow if discomfort is too much. Iodine is something 80% of us are deficient in. It's like waking up and living when you get levels up!

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Posted by A Reader
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Please be advised that if you buy clear iodine and mix it with Peroxide 50/50, after you dip your toe in the solution, the toe will become as discolored as from regular iodine. Not sure why this is, but it ruined my day :) So if you use those do at the same time, know that you will have brown toes.

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Posted by Stella (Racine, Wisconsin) on 02/07/2009
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Lugol's purchase: If you are searching high and low for actual Lugol's iodine. Call you nearest Aquatics Store. I found it

Replied by Alex
Sydney, Australia

Newtons Pharmacy (online orders and Sydney CBD store).