Iodine is an essential trace element needed for various processes in the body. We can find it in foods such as meats, dairy & cereals - though UK agricultural soils (and therefore our locally produced foods), may not contain enough.
How Does it Work?
Optimum iodine status is essential for our metabolism, which governs many processes in the body, including energy-producing metabolism. Iodine also contributes to cognitive functions, nervous function and skin.
Iodine is used primarily by the thyroid, which is a small gland located in the neck. The thyroid gland’s main role in the body is to regulate our metabolic rate. Specifically, the thyroid uses iodine to produce thyroid gland hormones known as T3 ( triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine). If the body doesn’t have enough iodine, the production of these hormones can be adversely affected.
The Importance of Form: Potassium Iodate
Pure iodine wouldn’t absorb well in the body. Instead, iodine supplements come in different forms (such as salts) that allow them to absorb better.
Iodine 400 µg from Pharma Nord uses the potassium iodate form, rather than the more commonly used potassium iodide. Potassium iodate effectively delivers iodine to the body but is considered more stable with a longer shelf life.
Permitted Health Claims for Iodine
Contributes to the normal formation of thyroid gland hormones and contributes to normal thyroid gland function.
Contributes to normal cognitive function
Participates in normal energy-yielding metabolism
Contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system
Contributes to the maintenance of normal skin
One tablet daily for adults and children over the age of 11 years only.
Well suited for vegetarians and vegans.
Store at room temperature, not in direct sunlight
Store out of the reach of children.
Individuals taking medications, or who are pregnant or breastfeeding, should consult a healthcare professional such as a GP, before taking a new supplement.
This is especially relevant for individuals with autoimmune thyroid diseases, thyroid disorders or a specific condition called dermatitis herpetiformis.
One Tablet Contains:
* NRV = Nutrient Reference Value
1 tablet daily, or as directed by a health professional.
Do not exceed recommended amount.
To be taken with food.
Pregnant or lactating women and those on medication should seek professional advice prior to taking supplements.
Nutritional supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.