Iodine

Iodine's Role in the Body

Iodine is an essential mineral that plays a vital role in maintaining good health. It is a trace element, meaning that the body only requires a small amount of it to function properly. Iodine is necessary for the production of thyroid hormones, which help regulate metabolism, growth and development. It also helps to support the nervous system, as well as maintaining healthy skin, hair, and nails. Additionally, iodine is essential for the proper functioning of the immune system and cognitive development. Discover our high-quality, water-soluble Iosol iodine.

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Recommended Daily intake for Iodine

The recommended daily intake of iodine varies depending on age and gender. In Europe, the recommended daily intake for adults is 150 micrograms (mcg) per day for men and women. Pregnant and lactating women may require slightly more.

The optimal daily intake for Iodine

The optimal daily intake of iodine varies from person to person, but one of the most reliable sources when it comes to nutrition, The Council for Responsible Nutrition, states that the UL-value, the highest level of daily intake of a nutrient that is likely to pose no risk of adverse health effects for almost all individuals in the general population, is the following for iodine: 500 µg.