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What do I need to know about iodine?

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Iodine is essential for everyone. You might need supplements if you don't get enough in your diet. But most people in the U.S. get enough iodine through their normal diet. In other parts of the world, though, low iodine levels are a serious cause of health problems.

SOURCES: Fundukian, L.J., editor, , third edition, 2009.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University: "Iodine."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Iodine."

Office of Dietary Supplements web site: "Iodine."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 24, 2019

SOURCES: Fundukian, L.J., editor, , third edition, 2009.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University: "Iodine."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Iodine."

Office of Dietary Supplements web site: "Iodine."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 24, 2019

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