Potassium Iodide is the best protection against thyroid damage and thyroid cancer induced by radioactive iodine exposure. This simple compound, which is used to iodize salt, protects the thyroid by saturating all of the iodine binding sites in the gland. Potassium iodide is a source of safe, stable iodine that rapidly saturates the thyroid, leaving no room for the binding of radioactive iodine, which then is simply excreted from the body. According to a statement by the FDA, “Potassium iodine is a safe and effective means by which to prevent radioactive iodine uptake by the thyroid gland, under certain specified conditions of use, and thereby obviate the risk of thyroid cancer in the event of a radiation emergency.”
Dosage and Use
Potassium iodide should only be taken when instructed to do so by official health warnings.
Do not use as an everyday supplement.
Adults take one tablet.
Children 3 to 18 years take one half (1/2) tablet.
Children 1 month to 3 years take one quarter (1/4) tablet.
Newborns from birth to 1 month take one eighth (1/8) tablet.
Serving Size 1 tablet
Servings Per Container 14
|Potassium iodide||130 mg|
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