Optimal Iodine Plus contains potassium iodide for supporting normal thyroid function, including balanced production of thyroid hormones and the health of breast and prostate tissue. Potassium iodide is a weak salt and easily splits apart in the gut, leaving free iodide ions to join together forming I2 iodine. The selenium in this product works synergistically with iodine to support the normal conversion of T4 into T3 and supplies antioxidant protection to the thyroid gland.*
Optimal Iodine Plus Supports:
- Thyroid gland
- Breast tissue
- Prostate tissue
The thyroid gland (which is located in the front of the neck) requires iodine for the production of the thyroid hormones T4 and T3. These hormones stimulate vital processes in every part of the body, and have a major impact on growth, the use of energy and oxygen, heat production, the regulation of metabolism, fertility, immune regulation in the intestine, and the use of vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, electrolytes and water. Along with iodine, the conversion of the thyroid hormone T4 into T3 requires an enzyme that is dependent on the mineral selenium. Taking high doses of iodine long-term increases the need for selenium, which is why Optimal Iodine Plus includes both of these minerals in this formula.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.