Iodine Iodine is converted to iodide in the gut and is then trapped by the thyroid gland, where it forms an integral part of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones regulate cell activity and growth in virtually all tissues and are, therefore, essential for both normal embryonic and postnatal development. A well functioning thyroid gland is important for speech, the condition of hair, skin and teeth. Iodine content of food and water depends primarily on the supply of iodine in the soil. Glaciated, mountainous or heavy rainfall areas are likely to be low in iodine placing human and animal populations at risk.

Iodine Rich Foods

egg, milk, asparagus
Deficiency of Iodine may cause:
enlarged thyroid gland
slow mental reaction
dry skin and hair
weight gain
loss of physical and mental vigor

Nutrition Facts

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