What is Iodine?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Iodoral Prolamine Iodine Iodine Tincture Decolorized Show all

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See also: Min-Tran w/Iodine

Iodine is an essential trace element which forms part of the thyroid hormones thyroxine and triiodotyronine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Hypothyroidism 11 7
General health 8 3
Iodine deficiency 4 3
Graves' disease 2 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0

Show all 15 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 17

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Iodine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Anxious mood 1
Nausea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Iodine

Dosage Patients Percentage
12.5 mg daily 2
1 drop(s) daily 1
2 g daily 1
6.25 mg daily 1
3 mg three times daily 1
24.9 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Iodine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 5
Course of treatment ended 4
Expense 3
Other 2
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking Iodine

Duration

Currently taking Iodine

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Iodine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 12
Usually 4
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 15
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 5
< $25 10
Not specified 5
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1 patient evaluation for Iodine

Feb 10, 2010 (Started Oct 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for thyriod)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325 mg Daily

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