The US recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for iodine is 150-290 micrograms a day for adults, although The Institute of Medicine has declared 1,100 mcg tolerable. (1)
Many experts agree that these guidelines are inadequate in addressing certain health conditions. The US RDA of iodine was simply established to prevent goiter and cretinism. Optimal daily doses of iodine for overall health have been found to be around 3,000-6,000 mcg with no negative side effects. To put these doses in perspective the average Japanese adult consumes 5,280 to 13,800mcg of iodine a day with no negative effects and a plethora of benefits. (2) Japanese women who consume a traditional high-seaweed diet also have a low incidence of benign and malignant breast disease. (3) The Japanese also have a lower incidences of iodine-deficiency, goiters, autoimmune thyroiditis, and breast disease. (4)
Thankfully, iodine therapy pioneers such as Dr. David Brownstein, Dr. Guy Abrahams, and Dr. Jorge Flechas have experimented and documented their successful medical uses of iodine supplementation. Today we will share some of their research to help guide the proper dosage for such health concern.
At Biowarrior, we generally suggest 1-3 drops of Thyroid Warrior twice daily. One drop of Thyroid Warrior contains 350mcg of iodine. Six drops a day of our electromagnetic nascent iodine would equate to 2.1 milligrams, but this may not be enough for the particular health issue you are trying to overcome. “The collective experience of a large number of clinicians over the last century has resulted in the recommended daily amount of 12-37 mg of elemental iodine a day.” - Dr. Abraham (5)
Note: As a nutritional company we value education and awareness, but we cannot give personal medical advice nor prescribe a dosage. We would highly recommend you seek professional care with a licensed health care provider like a medical doctor, naturopathic doctor or chiropractor.