An Essential Supplement for Whole Body Health and Wellness
The mainland Japanese population represent one of the healthiest on earth with a very low prevalence of fibrocystic disease of the breast and endometrial, ovarian, and breast cancers¹. The Japanese consume a daily average of 13.8 mg Iodine², which is nearly 100 times the USA’s RDA of 150 ug¹. The USA’s RDA for iodine was set to prevent goiter growth, but this RDA is inadequate to completely supply the rest of the body’s need for a properly functioning thyroid gland, cancer prevention, optimal immune system, and other vital functions for the body¹. The Japanese main source of iodine is through seaweed. Seaweed is one of the most abundant sources of iodine because its ability to concentrate a large amount of iodine from the ocean water¹. One 12.5 mg tablet of LugoTab supplies an amount of total elemental iodine comparable to the average daily intake of this essential element by the Japanese.
Benefits of Iodine
Iodine Is An Essential Element For Human Health
The human body does not produce iodine on its own, so it is necessary to ingest enough through diet or supplementation in order to function at the highest level. At sufficiency, the amount of iodine absorbed is quantitatively excreted in the urine as iodide, therefore protecting the body against iodine overload. Iodization of salt in the USA gives a false sense of iodine sufficiency. This has resulted in the public relying on iodized salt for supplementation instead of the previously used forms of iodine and iodide such as 0.1 - 0.3 ml Lugol 5% solution daily, containing 12.5 - 37.5 elemental iodine. In order to ingest 12.5 mg of elemental iodine from salt, one would have to consume 165 g of salt daily! Table salt in the USA contains iodide only, not iodine. Having a combination of iodine and iodide is important because tissues and organs all utilize iodine, but not necessarily the same form of iodine. Additionally, iodine is very important for normal function of breast tissue³. Breasts are one of the body’s main storage and utilization sites for iodine. Adequate iodine levels are necessary for the development and maintenance of normal breast architecture¹. In a 1975 research study, Dr. Bernard Eskin of Drexel University demonstrated that deliberately blocking breast cells from access to iodine resulted in precancerous changes. Surprisingly, in the absence of iodine, thyroid hormone appeared to be more likely than estrogen to produce abnormalities in breast cells. Due to its dependence on iodine to create thyroid hormone, the thyroid gland has developed a specialized system to concentrate a large amount of iodine relative to its size¹.
Iodine Is One Of The Most Important Elements Your Body Needs...
To maintain optimal health and wellness. LugoTab has been specially formulated to deliver the appropriate combination of potassium iodide and iodine in a variety of strengths so that everyone has the opportunity to improve their health and wellness through supplementation.
LugoTab is a compounded Iodine and Potassium Iodide supplement, created utilizing the original formulation developed by J. Charles Hakala, RPh of Hakala Research Laboratory and utilized by Dr. Guy Abraham of Optimox Corporation for production of Iodoral. LugoTab is a tablet form of Lugol solution available in four strengths: 6.25, 12.5, 25 and 50 mg/tablet.
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