Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

Experience with Lugol's good or bad?

Hi,

I've read about "Lugol's" iodine supplementation and for every article for it, I find one against it. I searched here too but didn't find much.

Has anyone tried it and what was your experience good or bad?

Thanks for your time, Kel
3 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
649848 tn?1534633700
COMMUNITY LEADER
Iodine is, typically, not recommended in those with Hashimoto's, as it can make the autoimmune response much worse than it would otherwise be.

I agree that it should not be taken, except, under the direction of a doctor and we've had many members who have taken iodine under the direction of their doctors and it only made their situation worse.  

Both, too much and too little, iodine can cause hypothyroidism.
Helpful - 0
144586 tn?1284666164
You have to be super-careful about doseage. You need the advice of a pharmacist, nurse practicioner or physician. I would not take Lugol's except under orders of and supervision of a physician.  You need to know how to figure out concentrations, and dilute the liquid in water.
Helpful - 0
15915009 tn?1488868338
I was on it when I was first diagnosed for a week. I didn't like the taste of it since it was in liquid form, but it brought my levels way down. It's your choice if you want to take it or not.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Thyroid Disorders Community

Top Thyroid Answerers
649848 tn?1534633700
FL
Avatar universal
MI
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
We tapped the CDC for information on what you need to know about radiation exposure
Endocrinologist Mark Lupo, MD, answers 10 questions about thyroid disorders and how to treat them
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.
STIs are the most common cause of genital sores.
Condoms are the most effective way to prevent HIV and STDs.