Iodine contributes to the maintenance of healthy skin.
15% Daily Value
Iodine is an essential trace element that is vital for normal growth and development.
Iodine controls the healthy functioning of the thyroid gland. It combines with the amino acid tyrosine to create T3 and T4 (triodothyronine and thyroxin), thyroid hormones that influence heart rate, blood pressure, body weight and temperature. The body maintains its BMR (basal metabolic rate) with the help of these hormones, which also help in protein synthesis.
The basal metabolic rate affects the efficiency and efficacy of many of the body's organ systems and regular processes, including absorption of food, sleep cycles and the transformation of food into usable energy. Iodine thus plays an important role in maintaining optimal energy levels in the body by ensuring the efficient utilization of calories.
If the thyroid gland does not receive sufficient iodine to make hormones, feedback systems in the body cause the thyroid to work harder, which can result in goiter (an enlarged thyroid gland/swollen neck). Low levels of thyroid hormone can cause women to stop ovulating, leading to infertility.
Iodine is essential in the formation of healthy skin, teeth and hair. It speeds up hair growth and increases follicle strength. An iodine deficiency can result in hair loss.
Iodine helps in the normal growth and maturity of reproductive organs. A sufficient quantity of iodine in pregnant and breastfeeding women is also essential to the healthy development of the baby. Iodine deficiency during pregnancy can lead to high blood pressure during pregnancy for the mother and mental retardation for the baby, as it plays an important role in development of the central nervous system.
Iodine is also a major booster of the immune system. Iodine is itself a scavenger of free radicals, and also stimulates and increases the activity of antioxidants throughout the body to provide a strong defensive measure against various diseases, including heart disease and cancer.
Iodine can help eliminate toxins in the body, such as fluoride, lead and mercury. This detoxifying role is very important. Iodine has antibacterial qualities and is also effective at protecting the body against the toxic effects of radiation.Buy Lumity