Portuguese name : iodine
Scientific name: iodine (I)


The recommended daily dose is:
– 150 µg to 200 µg


– White fish, table salt enriched with iodine (this is the case in most Western countries, where iodine was added to salt at the beginning of the 20th century, to prevent the appearance of mumps and other thyroid diseases (hypothyroid). enrichment in iodine, deficiencies have become very rare in the west), cod liver oil, seaweed.


– In the human body, iodine is mainly concentrated in the thyroid gland and participates in the formation of thyroid hormones: T3 and T4 (thyroxine)


– Ensuring the proper functioning of the thyroid gland (an essential gland for the human body)


– Hypothyroid , hyperthyroid , in newborns and children: cretinism, in adults: mumps.

Low iodine intake in pregnant women can lead to poor development of the fetus’s central nervous system, always ask your doctor about dietary supplements to take during pregnancy.


– Interruption of the synthesis of thyroid hormones T3 and T4, hyperthyroid : various metabolic problems.

Hashimoto ‘s thyroiditis ( for example , as is the case in Brazil in cases of excessive salt intake , the latter being iodized )


– In the past, in certain retarded regions that did not have iodine (which we find in the earth or in salt) some children were born cretinas (mental retards).
Currently, in most western countries, iodine is integrated into table salt. This is important as everyone should have sufficient iodine content. 

Jeanne Kenney
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