Dr. Mark Sircus explains the differences in dosing with Nascent and Lugol’s iodine in adults and children and iodine’s use in bringing up deficient levels as well as in treating infections, cancers and other ilnesses.

Iodine dosages

The dosages depend on how you use it and the substance type – there is Lugol which has been around for 150 years, which is now in a lower concentration in United States because of certain laws that were passed, but you can get 2% Iodine, Lugol´s Iodine you can get 7% and you can even get as high as 15%. Whenever you use Iodine, no matter what Iodine you use – transdermally, painting in the skin – you have to be a little sensitive that sometimes it can burn the skin. Most often it does not, but you have to watch for skin reactions, drying out of the skin. I recommend for women with breast cancer to paint their breasts with Iodine. Oral dosages vary depending on where you live, your age, your size. Today in the northern hemisphere we do have a problem with radioactive iodine, if your thyroid is empty, running deficient on Iodine it will be a sponge for the radioactive type so it is really important today to supplement with Iodine, it is essential. If you live in the interior, away from the sea, also is very important, you have less iodine, exposed to less iodine in the environment. With the Nascent Iodine I recommend, which is in the atomic form, which is the form that the thyroid needs to create the thyroid hormones, it does not have to break down the molecular iodine which is Lugols or the pill forms, solid forms of Iodine. With the Nascent Iodine, in the bottle it says 3 drops to 5 drops, I believe 3 times a day. For my 3 years old I have given up to 15 to 20 drops at a time. You can take Iodine, start out with, if it is a child with an infection, instead of antibiotics, the Iodine is always going to be safer than an antibiotic. Iodine will not destroy and kill the healthy bacteria in the intestines. The only reaction normally is a detoxification, if a person is very, very toxic and very, very deficient. So with children and basically for basic supplementation and a minimal level in the northern hemisphere today I probably would be talking about 30 drops a day of the Nascent. Depending on the Lugol, maybe the same. Some Lugols, depending on the concentration, you will be taking less Lugol than Nascent. In treatment of cancer, patients usually go for 25mg up to 50mg and as high as a 100mg a day. This is what these Iodine doctors are suggesting. A hundred years ago the doctors used to go even higher, much higher, actually. So we are still in a very comfortable range. With children I would not hesitate when a child has a high fever and has an infection to do 10 or 15 drops of Nascent Iodine every 2 or 3 hours. The more you break up the dosage the more you can actually take orally in a very comfortable way for the body. In the cancer protocol we are talking about dosing with all the different items every 2 or 3 hours.

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