Iodine is called the metabolizer. It is one of the most vital of the biochemical elements and has one of the highest vibratory frequency rates of all the elements. It mainly affects the thyroid, which not only controls many important functions in the body, but also keeps us in a quickened state of health.
Iodine restores heat, assists calcium in the repair and building of tissue in the body. Iodine is stored, in a small percentage, in muscles, most in the thyroid and the rest in the skin and bones.
The thyroid gland secretes iodine. The hormones the thyroid produces regulate and control the metabolism of the body (increases the assimilation of salts), digestion, heart rate, body temperature, nervous system, reproductive system and body weight. Iodine protects the brain by destroying harmful toxins, and helps neutralize toxins in the rest of the body. Iodine aids the assimilation of calcium and silicon.
Skin problems such as dry or scaly skin are indicative of an Iodine deficiency. Regular elevated intakes of iodine occur occasionally, such reactions may manifest as skin rashes or acne.
Symptoms of Iodine Deficiency
Scaly or dry skin
Sterility or Infertility
Food Sources of Iodine