Iodozyme-HP (5 mg of metallic iodine and 7.5 mg of potassium iodide per scored tablet) produced by Biotics Research is now available. This is the combination (5 mg metallic iodine and 7.5 mg potassium iodide) recommended by Dr. Abraham and Dr. Brownstein in their written literature.
Iodine is an essential trace mineral necessary for the production of thyroxine (T4). Although approximately 80% of the dietary intake of iodine is sequestered by the thyroid gland, other tissues concentrate iodine as well. They include salivary glands, the gastric mucosa, the choroid plexus, mammary glands, and the ovaries. However, iodine is often found lacking in the typical western diet. Consequently, as a result of decreased iodine status, sufficient thyroxine cannot be produced by some, negatively impacting thyroid function. Interestingly, published information suggests iodine/iodide helps to maintain healthy hydroxyl oestrogen ratios.