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Iodine Deficiency and Depression

IODINE (Potassium Iodide)

Iodine is an essential component of the thyroid hormones for normal thyroid function. The thyroid gland traps iodine from the blood and incorporates it into thyroid hormones which are stored and released into circulation as needed. The most abundant circulating thyroid hormone regulates a number of physiologic processes, including metabolism, effecting blood circulation, increased energy, and weight loss.

Iodine deficiency can be connected to these symptoms:

  • Lethargy and tiredness, muscular weakness and constant fatigue
  • Feeling cold (even on warm days)
  • Dificulty concentrating, slowed mental processes and poor memory
  • Unusual weight gain
  • Depression