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Health Benefits and Sources Of Iodine

Estimated Amounts Needed
  • Adults should get 150 mcgs per day.
  • The children’s recommendation for iodine is 70 to 150 mcg (that is micrograms).
Benefits/Deficiency Symptoms
  • Iodine helps regulate the rate of energy production and body weight and promotes proper growth. It also promotes healthy hair, nails, skin and teeth.
  • In countries where iodine is deficient in the soil, rates of hypothyroidism, goiter and retarded growth from iodine deficiency are very high.
Fruit Sources
  •  Fruits grown in iodine-rich soils contain iodine.
Vegetable Sources
  •  Vegetables grown in iodine-rich soils contain iodine.
Nut/Seed/Grain Sources 
  • Nuts grown in iodine-rich soils contain iodine. 


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