Do You Lose Iodine Stores From Sweating? “Ask the Doc”Reading Time: 3 minutes
Jonathan Hunsaker: Welcome everyone to another episode of “Ask the Doc.” Today, we’re talking about sweating and iodine.
Welcome everyone. Jonathan Hunsaker here with Organixx, and I’m joined by my good friend, master formulator, Dr. Daniel Nuzum. Thanks for being here.
Dr. Daniel Nuzum: Glad to be here, man.
Jonathan Hunsaker: So, we’ve got a question today from Kelcey. She says, “I’ve also read that excessive sweating, such as during exercise, especially intense and/or endurance exercise, and even in hot, humid conditions, will also deplete iodine.” So, the question really is, does sweating deplete iodine?
Dr. Daniel Nuzum: Yes, it can. Yes. Through sweat we release minerals. That’s why sweat’s salty, okay?
So, all of our minerals, not just iodine but all minerals, we lose some when we sweat. And so those have to be replenished. Part of that is part of the metabolic process. Sometimes it’s just like—even if you’re just sitting, sweating in real hot, humid weather; the cooling process. It’s just the fact that our blood comes up closer to our skin and circulates more toward the skin to cool us off. We lose—we do, in the sweating process, yes, we lose minerals, all minerals, not just iodine. But all minerals including iodine.
Jonathan Hunsaker: So, what is the best solution? I mean obviously do an iodine supplement. But are there other core minerals that you should be supplementing with, or that you should be more concerned about if you sweat? I’m an excessive sweater. I can go out, if I run four miles in the morning, I’m down like five pounds. And I live in Texas, so it’s very hot here, right?
Dr. Daniel Nuzum: Right.
Jonathan Hunsaker: What else can I be doing, or should I be doing, that I’m losing during my exercise?
Dr. Daniel Nuzum: Replenishing electrolytes would be one. And your electrolytes would be sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium. Those are what I would consider, and most people consider electrolytes. Those would be the main ones that you would want to replenish.
Apart from that, you also have trace minerals. Your trace minerals are what help your body utilize your bigger minerals, like magnesium, potassium, chloride, calcium; all your macro minerals.
So, something—a good trace mineral complex and a good organic electrolyte drink would probably be a good idea. Iodine, adding some iodine to the electrolyte drink would be a really good idea.
Jonathan Hunsaker: Awesome. Thank you so much, Doc. I love picking your brain, I love the knowledge that you share with us.
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