Last update: 2.5.2017.
Supplement Watch - Iodine
General information for Iodine
Main function is in the synthesis of thyroid hormones, thyroxine and triiodothyronine.
Benefits of Iodine
Deficiency symptoms / disease
Mental retardation. Mental slowing. Goiter. Depression. Extreme fatigue. Weight gain. Breast cancer. Stomach cancer.
Overdose symptoms / disease
Overdose of iodine has similar symptoms than deficiency. Abnormal growth.
FDA facts for Iodine
(Daily value/Recommended dietary allowance/Adequate intake)
Recommended intakes of nutrients vary by age and gender and are known as Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) and Adequate Intakes (AIs). However, one value for each nutrient, known as the Daily Value (DV), is selected for the labels of dietary supplements and foods. A DV is often, but not always, similar to one's RDA or AI for that nutrient. DVs were developed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help consumers determine the level of various nutrients in a standard serving of food in relation to their approximate requirement for it. The label actually provides the %DV so that you can see how much (what percentage) a serving of the product contributes to reaching the DV.
RDA/AI value not found in database
Food sources for Iodine
Baked turkey breast