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Too much iodine?
Posted on: 05/11/2005
My cousin is hyopthyroid and I've noticed I'm happier and less sluggish if i have 2000mg of kelp each day. She has had a lot of problems since starting thyroxin. I am told if I have too much iodine it will boost my thyroid, but may cause hypothyroid in the long term. Is this true?
Iodine in small amounts is necessary for proper thyroid function. This is why some table salts are fortified with Iodine. If you are sluggish, you may wish to see your physician to see if a thyroid blood test or blood test for anemia is appropriate. When people are found to be hypothyroid, thyroid replacement medication such as thyroxin is started. Since doses and requirements vary from person to person, it may take a few months to arrive at the correct dose.