Iodine

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Iodine is an element for the formation of thyroid hormones.

Information about Iodine

Iodine is an essential constituent of thyroid hormones and is essential for normal growth and development. Iodine deficiency causes goiter and hypothyroidism in children and adults, and cretinism if present during fetal development.

Deficiency of Iodine

Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of preventable mental defects in the world today. Cretinism and goiter are completely preventable by iodine supplementation.

Toxicity of Iodine

Iodine toxicity is rare, but high dietary intake may be responsible for iodine induced hyperthyroidism.

Liver safety of Iodine

Iodine intake has not been linked to liver injury.


Trace Elements in Tissues and Biologic Systems

Aluminum Copper Nickel
Antimony Fluorine Rubidium
Barium Iodine Selenium
Boron Lead Silver
Bromine Lithium Strontium
Cadmium Manganese Tin
Chromium Mercury Vanadium
Cobalt Molybdenum Zinc

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