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
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
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