In each i-Throid capsule by RLC Labs contains 7.5 milligrams of iodide from potassium iodide. Iodine is a trace mineral that his crucial to the body’s overall health. This means that although it is essential that you get iodine from the diet‚ only a small (trace) amount is necessary for proper functioning. i-Throid delivers the optimal amount of elemental iodine in a vegetable capsule for easy ingestion‚ optimal bioavailablity and rapid release.
What is Iodine?
In the body‚ iodine’s primary responsibility is to bind with tyrosine in order to create thyroid hormones. Although it is best known for this role‚ it is involved in other important processes as well. For example‚ iodine is needed for cells to convert food into energy.
The body cannot make iodine‚ so it is essential that you get enough of this trace mineral through your diet. Although it is found in many foods‚ such as cheese‚ yogurt‚ shellfish and seaweed‚ many Americans are deficient in iodine. The fact of the matter is‚ if you don’t have enough iodine in your body‚ you won’t be able to make enough thyroid hormones. If the deficiency is left untreated‚ this will eventually lead to an enlarged thyroid‚ which presents itself as a goiter.
Prior to 1920‚ iodine deficiency was common in northern states. It is for this reason that northern American states and most of Canada was referred to as the “goiter belt.” Today‚ it is estimated that as much as 40 percent of the population may be deficient in iodine.
If you are deficient‚ it can be difficult to determine. Iodine deficiency is diagnosed across populations‚ not specific to individuals. It’s done by measuring the amounts of iodine in urine samples across a specific population. Anything under the median level is considered a deficiency.
Since there aren’t any tests to determine whether you have enough iodine in your body‚ it is important to monitor how much iodine you are taking in from your diet. You don’t necessarily need to count (that would probably be impossible anyway)‚ but you should know that you are getting iodine from a reliable source every single day.
RDA of Iodine
The recommended daily allowance (RDA) was set to prevent specific diseases and disorders related to iodine deficiency‚ so it is not necessarily in place as a guideline for optimal dosing. Studies have shown that the body will likely benefit from getting more iodine than the RDA on a daily basis. That’s why i-Throid contains 7.5 milligrams of iodine – so you can be sure you’re getting enough of this trace element to support optimal health.
Serving Size: 1 Vegetable Capsule
Amount Per Serving /
Iodine (From Potassium Iodide USP) 7.5mg / 5000%
Iodine (From Free Iodine USP) 5mg / 3333%
Potassium (From Potassium Iodide USP) 2.5mg /
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose‚ silica‚ magnesium stearate and sodium copper chlorophyllin in vegetable (cellulose) capsules.
Does not contain any corn‚ dairy‚ egg‚ fish‚ glutens‚ peanuts‚ rice‚ shellfish‚ soy‚ sugar‚ yeast‚ artificial colors‚ flavors or preservatives.
Made in USA.
As a dietary supplement‚ 1 capsule daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Store in a cool‚ dry place.
Keep out of reach of children.