Signs & Symptoms of Iodine Deficiency: "Doc Talks" with Dr. Nuzum

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Signs and Symptoms of Iodine Deficiency

Signs & Symptoms of Iodine Deficiency: “Doc Talks” with Dr. Nuzum

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Jonathan Hunsaker: Are you iodine deficient? 

Jonathan Hunsaker here with Organixx. Thanks for watching. Today we’re talking about how to tell if you’re iodine deficient or not. And Doc Nuzum is going to tell us about some tests that you can take, and also some symptoms and things that you might be feeling in your body to determine if you’re iodine deficient. Let’s go to Doc right now to find out more.

Dr. Daniel Nuzum: “So, Doc, how can you tell if you’re iodine deficient?”

Let’s take a step back; we’re going to talk a little bit about the things that compete with iodine in your body.

Look at the periodic table. There’s a group of chemicals on the periodic table called halogens. At the top, you have fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine. Of those, iodine is actually physically the largest of the elements. Then you have chlorine’s the next smallest, bromine’s the next smallest, and then fluorine.

So, the receptor sites are all big receptor sites that fit iodine, but all these smaller elements also fit into those receptor sites. And so, if you get exposed to a bunch of bromine, which is a cancer-causing chemical, by the way, and it wedges itself into those iodine receptor sites, iodine can’t plug into that receptor site.

Where do you get bromine? You get it from—it’s an industrial chemical. You’ll find it in a lot of preservatives.

Our water supply, municipal water supplies, they put chlorine and fluorine into the water supply. So, if you’re drinking unfiltered water, you’re getting chlorine and fluorine in your water day in, day out.

In the US, we have upwards of 93 percent of the US population is deficient in iodine. When your system is latent with these other halogens and doesn’t have enough iodine, you’ll have joint pain. A lot of times you’ll even end up with bone spurs, thyroid issues. Your body has to have iodine in order to make thyroid hormones. If it doesn’t have iodine it can’t produce those thyroid hormones.

There are other signs like fibrocystic breast disease, estrogen dominance in men and women, prostate issues in men, reproductive issues in both men and women, developmental issues in children. If they’re deficient in iodine, you can affect their cognitive abilities by not supplying them with enough iodine.

So, there’s a lot of different symptoms that can arise from iodine deficiency.

There are some basic tests you can get. What’s called Lugol’s Iodine Solution. You paint a little square on your forearm, and you see how long it takes for that to absorb into your system. If it takes less than a couple hours, four hours or so, you’re massively deficient in iodine.

Jonathan Hunsaker: Thanks, Doc. Powerful information, as usual.

So, if you want to test your iodine level, get Lugol’s Solution, put it on your arm, and see how long it takes to disappear to really find if you’re iodine deficient or not.

If you’re looking for a good iodine supplement, consider getting a bottle of our iodine. It’s one of, if not the only, USDA certified organic iodine on the market today. I take it myself; Ty takes it, our families take it. I even give a drop to my daughter a couple of times a week, just to help keep her detoxed from the fluoride and the chlorine and the other toxins in our environment.


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  1. Hi, how do you take iodine supplement? Is it best to take with food or on any empty stomach? Does time of day matter? Thank you.

    • Thank you for these questions, Magda! We suggest three drops of Organixx Iodine, placed directly under the tongue and followed by a few ounces of purified water. You may also mix it with water, juice or your favorite smoothie. Organixx Idione can help to deliver a boost of energy, and for that reason, we suggest taking it earlier in the day, either in the morning or early afternoon (or whenever best fits your active-hours schedule). For best results, take Organixx Iodine at least 30 to 60 minutes apart from any meals. Please feel free to check out our FAQ page here (https://support.organixx.com/928355-Iodine-FAQ) if you have more questions in mind.

  2. can you take iodine if you are hyperthyroid or mild graves..I have thyroiditis ..but often more overactive than hypo….This condition originated from food poisoning(shell fish) and severe stress together at the time..Working on getting back to normal..Thankyou

    • Hello Cheryl! We suggest working with your primary care physician to help you determine whether this would be appropriate for your personal needs, and if so, what serving recommendation would be best suited for you. We wish you the best in your journey towards a better health!

  3. I am on Synthroid. I have a nodule on my thyroid that the doctor keeps checking to make sure it doesn’t turn cancerous. Would it be safe for me to take iodine?

    • Hi Kathy! It’s best to speak with your doctor about using iodine while on Synthroid. You should always consult your healthcare practitioner prior to taking any new dietary supplement. Hope you have a happy and healthy week!

  4. Why are the products that I’m ordering to prevent cancer, now come with stickers that say they are made with cancer causing ingredients?

    • Hello Gigi. Thank you for your inquiry regarding the new Prop 65 sticker on our products.  We, like all other companies that sell products in California, are required to provide consumers with warnings about exposures to chemicals in our products that are on the Proposition 65 list of chemicals.

      The California Proposition 65 requires a warning label on any product containing a single chemical from their list. Prop 65 sets a “Safe Harbor” exposure level for a lot of the listed chemicals and amounts less than the Safe Harbor level require no warning label. Yet, Safe Harbor levels are frequently around 1,000 times lower than levels set by the FDA, EPA and WHO.

      If you would like to know more California Prop 65 please refer to this website https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/what-is-california-proposition-65/.

        • Hi Stephen.

          While we are mandated to provide this Prop 65 warning label on our products, Organixx ensures that our ingredients are natural, pure, and non-toxic. In fact, some of the ingredients in our nutritional supplements are by-products of accepted fruits and vegetables, which naturally absorb minerals in their growth process to give them their healthy characteristics. Prop 65 provides a warning-label exception for these naturally grown foods. However, Prop 65 lacks clear guidelines on providing warning-label exceptions for these nutritional supplements that are derived from these naturally evolved foods. Organixx believes that our products should be exempt from providing the Prop 65 warning labels as the correlation between our ingredients and the items listed by Prop 65 should be waived as part of the “naturally occurring allowance”.

          Nevertheless, as partners in your decision-making for good health, Organixx is providing the following web links for you to research additional information regarding this California Prop 65 mandate. Please refer to these websites for more information:

          https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/what-is-california-proposition-65/
          https://www.dailynutra.com/legal/prop-65/

          • You didn’t answer Stephen’s question. Your response is simply a “dance around” what the consumer wants to know. Furthermore, you never answer direct questions from those with medical issues who want some guidance on the product. Yes, always check with your doctor, no kidding! But you can also indicate WHAT the typical protocols are for various conditions, qualifying that with the usual “not medical advice given here, check with your doctor” line….frequently, doctors are not knowledgeable on the myriad supplements out there, you know what YOUR product is supposed to be used for, many times, more than the doctors. But I see this pattern of obfuscation over and over, that alone, makes me question the science you cite as well as the integrity of the company and its products.

          • Hi, Lee! We love answering questions from our customers! We apologize if our answers seem vague at times, but by law we are only able to offer general health education. Because of the variations in individual health needs and situations, we are not authorized to provide personal medical advice. That’s why we always recommend that for personal health situations and questions to always consult with a qualified healthcare provider.

          • Hi, I believe that you dodged the question. He asked, what is the ingredient? Regardless of the level of the Prop 65 ingredient(s), we want to know what they are. Thank you for your help.

          • Bill, some of the ingredients in Organixx’s supplements are by-products of accepted fruits and vegetables, which naturally absorb minerals in their growth process to give them their healthy characteristics. However, Prop 65 lacks clear guidelines on providing warning-label exceptions for these nutritional supplements that are derived from these naturally evolved foods. Organixx believes that our products should be exempt from providing the Prop 65 warning labels as the correlation between our ingredients and the items listed by Prop 65 should be waived as part of the “naturally occurring allowance”.

            There are currently 900 chemicals listed on the Prop 65 list, and it is growing. Most of these chemicals are items that we use in our everyday lives and are naturally created. Please refer to this link for a full listing of the current chemicals associated with Prop 65: https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/chemicals

            As partners in your decision-making for good health, Organixx is committed to ensuring that you are always fully informed so that you can make the best decisions for you and your family’s health.

    • Hi Gloria! That is correct. According to Doc Nuzum, if your skin absorbs the patch in “less than a couple hours, four hours or so, you’re massively deficient in iodine.”

      • I was also confused by this. It probably would have been clearer to simply say that if the iodine is totally absorbed in four hours or less, you have a massive deficiency. In other words, your body is absorbing the iodine so quickly because it desperately needs it! If the iodine patch is still visibly there 12-24 hours later, I would assume you don’t have as huge a requirement. (Not that you wouldn’t still need it, however.)

        Regarding another previous comment: Personally, I say thank you to Dr. Nuzum and the Organixx team for their informative and timely responses. To those who want very specific product recommendations for certain disease conditions, I’m old enough to have seen several companies totally wiped out of the market due to stepping over the line with their comments. Big Pharma and their big government regulatory agencies are just waiting for companies to cross the line. Trust me, it’s best to locate an ND or integrative or functional physician in your area, and then follow their recommendations. Or, read labels, do your research, and trust your logic and instincts. You can not, and should not, expect a supplement company to direct you!

    • Hi, Danielle! Thyroid goiters can be caused by a number of different conditions. We recommend seeking the care of a medical professional in order to determine the cause of thyroid goiters and the best treatment.

  5. I also feel that the answers,from Customer Service, to legitimate questions about the products, are so evasive as to not answer the questions at all. I don’t believe this is due to deception but it does feel like there is fear in these answers and that does not inspire confidence at all!

    • Hi, Tania! Thank you for your feedback. We love answering questions from our customers! However, by law we are only able to offer general health education and cannot provide specific individual medical advice. If you have a question you’d love to see Doc Nuzum answer in a future “Doc Talk” you can fill out the form here: https://organixx.com/askthedoc/
      Our entire team is dedicated to supporting you in providing good health solutions and we’re happy to have you here with us!

  6. Here’s another question that you don’t answer. In the article you state that other smaller halides can block the receptor for iodine… “it wedges itself into those iodine receptor sites, iodine can’t plug into that receptor site.”

    So if the receptor is blocked by smaller halides isn’t the iodine useless? You said “iodine can’t plug into that receptor site.” How do we get the receptor clear if we are consuming other halides such as chlorine and fluorine? They are everywhere and one cannot completely avoid them.

  7. This type of testing is highly inaccurate. In fact, your body will absorb 6-12% of the iodine regardless of your body’s internal levels. The other 88-94% will be rubbed off or evaporate.
    It just proves what we know – iodine can be absorbed by the skin. It does not indicate whether you are deficient or not.

  8. I have been taking your Detoxadine for a while now and liking it and am thinking of placing another order, I just want to make sure the bottle has not got the warning re “a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer”. I had that dilemma just recently after ordering Sandra Cabot MD Fem Pro (progesterone cream) and was distressed when I read the above warning. She was very helpful reassuring me but nonetheless it is hard to dab cream on yourself with that warning. Please let me know asap. Also my husband is taking Iodoral but the label states if one is taking hypertension medication, one cannot take that so is it safe for me then to take the Detoxadine as I am on hypertension Medication and do you know their reason for stating that. One last question I am also interested to purchase your product relating to yeast issue, forgot the name and is it safe to combine that while taking Detoxadine 3 drops per day. Thanks for helping.

  9. I’ve got most of the symptoms of deficiency.
    How long could it take to recover my iodine deficiency?
    I recon I’ve been deficient most of my life – likely due to so much stress and trauma.

    • Hi Ann, due to the uniqueness of everyone’s health situation, it’s best to discuss specific questions about individual deficiencies and recovery with a trusted healthcare provider.

  10. I left two questions about blocked iodine receptors and I don’t even get my questions published, let alone receive a ‘dance-around’ answer like some on here. I am not impressed with your videos or your response to questions. I understand the liability that arises when it begins to look as if you are diagnosing, or providing medical advice. But not all of those questions fell into that category.

    I don’t understand why my questions were removed, and don’t expect this to get published either, but feel I should at least get an email response from you. I’m beginning to question the integrity of your company.

    • We are sorry you feel that way, Mike. Your comment was actually published, and we thank you for your patience and understanding on this matter. However, by law we are only able to offer general health education and cannot provide specific individual medical advice. If you have a question you’d love to see Doc Nuzum answer in a future “Doc Talk” you can fill out the form here: https://organixx.com/askthedoc/ . We look forward to hear from you!

      • I did not ask for specific individual advice, it was a general question that applies to pretty much everyone. I would think that you would want to address this issue so that people can learn to use your product effectively.

        Maybe when the receptors are blocked your product is useless and you don’t want anyone to know that because then you won’t be able to sell any of it.

        Bottom line is, you DID NOT answer the question . What is the purpose of this Q&A if we can’t get our questions answered? And why would I want to purchase your products when your treat me like this?

        • Hi Mike, our team aims to educate people not just of our products but also with health and wellness in general, so we are sorry if you feel like we are dismissing your questions. That was definitely not our intention.

          With regards to your concern, we recommend avoiding toxins where and when you can, knowing that it’s impossible to avoid them completely in our modern world (e.g. removing toxic products in your home). We always suggest a good quality water filter and only drinking filtered water to eliminate ingesting fluoride and chlorine as much as possible. Your liver is always working to detoxify the body and we also recommend regular detoxing to help the body eliminate toxins and supporting the liver in its efforts. Additionally, consuming a diet of iodine-rich foods and/or supplementing with quality iodine will keep the receptors filled with iodine which makes it less likely for the other halogens to fill them. Good health and avoiding toxins is an ongoing and life long effort.

          Hope this helps!

          • I already do all of those things. In fact I am in the water purification business.

            However, despite being good general information, your response lacked specificity and you did not answer my questions of ‘if the receptor is already blocked, how do we get the other halides to release from the receptors so iodine can “plug in”? And, ‘is the iodine supplement useless when the receptors are blocked.?’

            I realize the answers are not as simple as the question, and a simple, “I don’t know” would be a better response than to dance around the actual question. Don’t get me wrong; add the other information as well, but at least address the question directly or say “I don’t know.” Or “I will look into this further and try to find an answer for you.”

            I will agree that avoiding toxins is best and most important, however, in today’s polluted world, that’s just not possible, no matter how vigilant, knowledgeable and active you are in pursuing this.

  11. Thank-you for trying to provide the best information that you can about your supplements and keeping healthy. It would seem to me that the California requirements to post vague labelling is certainly problematic for great companies like yours. Whether or not the true intentions of implementing such labelling rules for products is in fact to help or hinder consumers’ choices, the outcome is demonstrated in the aforementioned confusion and frustration amongst those who truly want to make great health their goal.

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