I've been taking J. Crow's Lugol's 2% for a few days now and have been trying to determine a correct dosage level for myself. Still trying to figure it out. I have no problem taking 2 drops in about a half cup of water. I've been around kelp and sea weed and salt water most all of my life and love it all so it's actually a familiar taste. Have even gone to Asian markets and bought dried sea weed and love it. Anyway, in searching about dosage I saw the postings on this forum (yup, youse guys convinced me to start on iodine) regarding Iodoral and started looking at Amazon to purchase some. I think that Amazon reviews of any product they sell are among the best real reviews on the Internet - but watch out for those reviews that are small in number because it can be the seller or his friends. So the reviews for Iodoral are fantastic. Here's a gem that just wowed me and I'm sure you will appreciate it too. There are even many other reviews under different quantities of Iodoral so its not just 36 reviews that are listed at Amazon.
Notice that this reviewer had been on depression and anxiety medication and was exhausted most of the time. Had also tried other supplements at times.
I have spent thousands in doctors bills and hundreds on natural supplement,
to no avail. That is until Iodoral. I had changed my diet which helped some and
some of the supplements even helped some. I was taking depression & anxiety
medication. I was exhausted most of the time. Good sound sleep did not exist. My
libido was totally gone. I was losing it and I knew I was losing it. My health
problems were a page long. My doctor kept insisting along with other doctors of
my past that I was an awesome specimen of great health! In other words, they
could not find any big problem thus it did not exist.
Along with many supplement I had tried lugols, it did not work for me.
How I came upon Iodoral was quite by accident. I went to dinner with family and noticed my sister-in law order the Wakami salad, I winced since I did not like seaweed. She kindly offered me some and being the adventurous type when it comes to food I tried it. I really liked it! I went back and ordered more. At the end of the week I realized I had been feeling better than I had in a loong time. I thought wow, I should buy this in bulk. So I did from a farmers market. My pocketbook was taking a hit and I was getting a little tired of eating so much seaweed. I did a little research on Wakami. I came to the conclusion that it had to be the Iodine. I also came to understand why I was wanting to eat so many eggs and other foods like cottage cheese. My body was desperately trying to obtain the iodine it needed!
I then used the reviews on Amazon to determine which and how much I should take.
I am now more energetic, my skin is softer, my hair is not as dry. I am now calm and controlled. I am no longer feeling like I am going insane. I sleep fewer hours but I sleep better. My cravings for eggs are gone ;). My periods are on time. My libido is alive. I AINT SO DANG COLD ANYMORE! I could go on but will stop.
I started out at 1/2 tablet, then after a few day 1 whole tablet, until I came to 2 in the am and two in the pm. I did experience slight headaches, and a few small rashes in the first couple of weeks, because of this I would suggest doctor monitoring is important.
I hope this review helps someone!
"Any particular reason(s) you're drawn to Iodine supplementation?"
Yes, there are, and it may be a little complex in explaining it.
I've had off and on irregular heart beats that began when I was a jogger more than 30 years ago. They would become really significant at times when I was running and there were missing beats all over the place when I needed them the most. The irregular beat was recorded on an EKG. Then, did some spiritual healing work in a strange setting (as in a museum in Mexico City - won't go into details) and didn't even think it related to my heart beat but when I got trashed in a crashing surf when the red flag was out a few days later and swam for my life, the first awareness I had as I stood up on the beach was that my heart was beating fast, but normal. No irregularity whatsoever and never had another problem until about five years ago when I was given hypertension medication. No longer able to run I walk a lot and five years ago hit a space where I couldn't catch my breath and had to sit down. Long story short - I had atrial fibrillation and my doctor tried to put me on blood thinners because blood clots during those episodes are a possibility. I refused because of the horrible side effects that I found through Internet searching. After not too long a period of time I forgot to take my BP meds one day and felt much better than I had in a long time. I quit the meds and discovered that my fibrillation was partially caused by the meds. (My doc and I don't agree on that one, but I know better.) Anyway in researching atrial fibrillation on the Internet I found that one way they stop it is to inject an iodine solution into people who are undergoing fibrillation. The fibrillation can last for anywhere from a few minutes to several hours to even days at a time. On learning about iodine I began taking kelp tablets, several per day. I also listened to my body and learned that eating refined carbohydrates - particularly sweets, would get me going into fibrillation. I was able to stop my fibrillation by watching what I ate, not drinking any caffeine, and taking my kelp. I'm convinced that kelp was a key factor. By doing that about a year ago I was able to go back to real coffee (which I love) instead of decaf and did not have any more fibrillation problems - until, lung surgery six months ago - when I didn't have access to my kelp. I'm back to walking as fast as I did before and am back to doing it for an hour a day. But what happened a couple of days after surgery is that I went into atrial flutter (a little different than fibrillation) and had to have meds to control it. My flutter has stopped now without meds but if I try to drink even decaf (which still has 10% caffeine in it) it raises my blood pressure - something I had under complete control prior to surgery without medications through breathing exercises. Because BP is cardiovascular related I wanted to see if iodine would help. Haven't been on it long enough to find out or to even know if there are other differences. I started with one drop a day, am up to four drops and will keep going to perhaps eight to ten drops a day.
So a long story, and I'm convinced that kelp/iodine played a significant role in the healing of atrial fibrillation.
"How long have you been on the lodoral?"
I'm not on lodoral, am taking drops of iodine. The testimonial is from an Amazon site. Will post results after I've been taking the iodine for a while.