Optimox Iodoral provides two types of iodine in the forms of both pure iodine and iodide. Each tablet equates to the average daily amount of elemental iodine received by the mainland Japanese population, mostly from their seafood and seaweed-rich diets. Iodine is essential in maintaining thyroid health because it is a key building block in the production of the thyroid hormones thyroxine and triodothyronine, which help regulate the metabolism. Regular supplementation with Iodoral can help ensure your body gets enough iodine if you’re not able to eat iodine-rich foods for one reason or another.
It is important to not overtake iodine because too much can actually be harmful and toxic to your body. When using iodine supplements like Optimox Iodoral, make sure you follow the directions on the label and supplement with the proper amount. If you think you have thyroid problems, please consult your physician immediately before taking any dietary supplements.
Iodoral Description from Optimox
One 12.5 mg. tablet of Iodoral supplies an amount of total elemental iodine, comparable to the average daily intake of this essential element by mainland Japanese, a population with a very low prevalence of fibrocystic disease of the breast and breast cancer.
|Serving Size: 1 tablet
Servings Per Container: 180
||% Daily Value**
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value not established.
Other ingredients: Micosolle, a silica-based excipient containing a non-ionic surfactant, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearins and pharmaceutical glaze.
The suggested daily amount is 1-4 tablets/day as recommended by your physician. Work closely with your physician while on the Iodoral program. Report to your physician any history of thyroid surgery and/or radiation, chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (Hashimoto), and any previous problem with your thyroid. Before starting Iodoral, your physician (He/She = He) will order blood tests for hematology, blood chemistry and thyroid functions. He will also perform an ultrasound of your thyroid to measure the size and appearance of your thyroid. Depending on the results of the thyroid function tests and ultrasound, he may order some blood tests for thyroid antibodies. If you are taking thyroid hormones, let your physician know about it. Be aware that Iodoral enhances the response of your body to thyroid hormones (4,6). Subjects on Iodoral feel warmer in cold environments and that is expected. However, you will need to cut down the amount of thyroid hormones if you experience palpitation, anxiety,
Ingestion of iodine and/or iodide has been associated with certain complaints. If you experience any of the following, stop ingesting Iodoral and contact your physician:
-acne-like skin lesions in certain areas of your body
-headache in the frontal sinus
-unpleasant brassy taste
-increased salivation and sneezing
If you experience any unusual symptom since starting on Iodoral, contact your physician.