Potassium iodide is commonly found in nature and is a bioavailable source of iodine. As a component of the thyroid hormones, iodine helps to control metabolism, including the burning of fat, and contributes importantly to both physical and mental development.* Furthermore, adequate levels of iodine in the diet may aid in your body's detoxification process.
In our arsenal of foods and supplements that promote health, iodine clearly is an important nutrient and commonly is added to table salt for this reason. As Dr. Terry Wahls explains, iodine is important for brain development and the production of myelin, the insulation that speeds up and protects nerve transmission. She further states that iodine supports the removal of toxins, such as heavy metals and may help maintain breast and prostate health later in life.
If I have Hashimoto's can I still take Potassium Iodide?
It is possible to have Hashimoto's and still be iodine deficient.* However, if you have Hashimoto's, you need to be much more careful when supplementing with anything containing iodine, since an iodine imbalance may trigger an autoimmune attack, a very serious matter.* Quantity, form, and supporting co-factors such as selenium can be critical elements to take into consideration with Hashimoto's when taking potassium iodine to maintain some aspect of your health.* Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease, and you should consult a knowledgeable medical professional for information on how to treat Hashimoto's. LIDTKE Military Potassium Iodide is not intended to be used by any individual with Hashimoto's unless under the guidance of a medical professional.