First, let's talk chemistry. Iodine is a mineral in what's called the halogen family. Even though it's a family, and iodine is your buddy, that doesn't mean everyone in the family is your friend. The other family members include bromine, chlorine, and fluoride. You've probably heard about their other halogens because they have a bad rap. Rightfully so. They can wreak havoc on your body.
Fibrocystic breast disease, ovarian cysts, lowered thyroid function, reduced melatonin production, impaired memory, leaky gut, and more. These halogens are considered toxins.
Like an outlet for a plug, every cell in the body has an receptor made just for iodine. We're talking trillions of cells. That's a lot of vital body functions relying on iodine.
If the body doesn't get enough iodine to feed these cells, it will try to use any halogen that looks like iodine. Meaning, bromine, chlorine, and fluoride. Imagine using diesel fuel in your car instead of unleaded? That's why detoxing these halogens is so important, and supplying enough iodine.