Iodine supports healthy immune and thyroid function (metabolism and growth are controlled by hormones secreted by the thyroid.)Iodine enhances memory, short and long term. It may support excretion of mercury, lead, cadmium and possibly aluminum by the kidneys. It may help normalize stomach acid levels. It may be effective against many detrimental bacteria and some fungi. When iodine is deficient in the body the production of thyroid hormone slows and the body is left wide open to damage by free radicals. Goiter, lowered IQ, brain function, depression, anxiety, dry skin, poor memory, slow growth in children, slowed metabolism, weight gain, constipation, increased susceptibility to colds and flus, dry skin, allergic skin reactions, sensitivity to cold, perceptual reasoning issues (the ability to see cause and effect in daily situations), breast tenderness during the menstrual cycle, brittle nails, and hair loss.

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