Every cell in the body has a receptor made just for iodine, like a fuel outlet. When there aren't sufficient amounts of iodine, the cells still need fuel, and as a result, they will accept anything that looks like fuel.
What looks like iodine but isn't? Chlorine, fluoride, bromine. They are all part of the halide family along with iodine, but that doesn't mean these other halogens work the same way in your body.
Like using diesel fuel in an unleaded engine, the wrong fuel can wreak havoc on your system and may cause some significant health problems in your future. Luckily, the research suggests there are ways to detox these halogens gently and naturally.
Why Should We Detox Halogens?
Bromine, chlorine, and fluoride are considered endocrine disruptors because they may impair thyroid hormone production. Lowered thyroid function may cause slower metabolism, fatigue, sleep, fertility and reproductive health issues, and more.
Because of their atomic weight, we can only beat halogens from the same family of halogens. That's where Thodine comes in.
How to Detox Halogens
A lesser-known fact about iodine supplements is that there are two types of iodine, and your body needs both. Each form of iodine reaches different tissues in the body.
The form of iodine called potassium iodide is a human-made salt commonly found in supplements. This type of iodide concentrates in the thyroid and is functionally involved in trillions of processes throughout the body, including basal metabolism, ovulation, and immune function†. Iodide is considered an essential mineral for human health. It travels to NIS-rich tissues in the thyroid gland, cervix, ovaries, placenta, eyes, skin, and lactating breasts. (7)
In chemistry terms, Molecular iodine is "real" iodine. This kind of iodine is a rare earth-sourced mineral travels in a NIS-independent fashion, so it reaches tissues in the breasts, prostate, tumor sites, and cystic areas that iodide alone can't reach. Molecular iodine acts at a mitochondrial level, as an antioxidant, and studies show it may attenuate benign and cancerous growths (8).
Both iodide and iodine provide essential nutrients for healthy cells. They also have the atomic weight needed to win back the cell receptors from bromine, chlorine, and fluoride. But there needs to be enough iodide and iodine to push these halogens out.
That's why a supplement like Thiodine is unique. It provides both potassium iodide, and molecular iodine in high potency amounts to help fuel the cells and detox.
How Thiodine Supports Detox
During the detox process, iodide and iodine flood the cell receptors and dislodge halogens -- Chlorine in the gut, fluoride in the pineal gland and thyroid, bromine in the thyroid, breasts, and ovaries. Once iodine and iodide dislodge these halogens from the cell receptors, they look for a home elsewhere.
That's why a detox strategy may be essential when taking a high potency complete Iodine Supplement like Thiodine.
Possible Detox Symptoms
Some people may experience symptoms of halogen detox; others might not. Over the years, experts like Dr. David Browenstein, Dr. Jeffrey Dach, and patient advocacy groups have reported a range of possible symptoms related to bromine toxicity and detox. including:
- Cherry Angiomas
- Bromine rash
- Brain fog
- Bromoderma (acne) on face and hands
- Disturbance of color perception
- Abnormal skin pigmentation
- Slurred Speech
- Hair loss
- Vision changes
- Runny Nose
- Reflex changes
- Metallic Taste
- Sensitivity to light
- Diarrhea / Constipation
- Eyelid twitching
- Dream changes
- Increased salivation
- Dry mouth
- Changes in body odor
- Increased sweating
- and more
Our Detox Strategy
We always recommend working with a medical practitioner, ideally one who has experience with iodine supplementation and detox. If you do find yourself experiencing symptoms, here is our simple detox strategy:
- Prime with Thiosel to protect from oxidative stress†
- Supplement with Thiodine to help dislodge halogens and win-back the cell receptors†
- Use Thiosalt to help bind free-floating halogens
- Flush with plenty of water
We created Thyroid Support Synergy as a complete system to help fuel the cells, support the conversion of thyroid hormones, and gently detox bromine, chlorine, and fluoride.
1. Dach, Jeffrey. "Iodine and Bromine Detox With Unrefined Salt by Jeffrey Dach MD." Jeffrey Dach MD, Publisher Jeffrey Dach MD Publisher Logo, 29 Jan. 2017, jeffreydachmd.com/2014/03/iodine-bromine-detox-unrefined-salt-jeffrey-dach-md/.
2. Detoxing Fluoride, Bromine And Chlorine Naturally
3. Dach, Jeffrey. "Iodine and Bromine Detox With Unrefined Salt by Jeffrey Dach MD." Jeffrey Dach MD, Publisher Jeffrey Dach MD Publisher Logo, 29 Jan. 2017, jeffreydachmd.com/2014/03/iodine-bromine-detox-unrefined-salt-jeffrey-dach-md/.