How iodine deficiencies can affect your health
If you need another reason to try organic seaweed, helping to prevent iodine deficiency should be it. While iodine deficiency has historically been more of a global nutritional problem, more North Americans are starting to suffer the complications of not having enough iodine in their diet. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated two billion people are at risk for iodine deficiency, and recent research has suggested that iodine deficiency could be a link between thyroid disorders and breast cancer. To avoid the many risk factors associated with iodine deficiency, it's vital to understand the importance of iodine and the signs and symptoms when your body desperately needs it.
What exactly it does for us and where it comes from? Iodine is essential in hormone production, especially in the thyroid, which is why an iodine deficiency can lead to thyroid disorders. We typically get the necessary amounts of iodine from the foods we consume and the water we drink. Because of current dietary habits, though, iodine is less prevalent, thus the recently increased risk of deficiency for many North Americans.
Iodine deficiency increases the risk for such health conditions as hypothyroidism and goiters, and can even lead to pregnancy complications: miscarriage and infant mortality. How can you tell if you have an iodine deficiency in your diet? Some of the more subtle signs and symptoms include depression and anxiety as well as weight gain due to the slowing of your metabolism.
With concerns for iodine deficiency becoming so widespread, it's key to find a way to introduce more of it to your daily diet. According to research conducted by Glasgow University, a daily dosage of dried seaweed granules, such as Seagreens whole wild Wrack seaweed, can boost iodine uptake in women with a deficiency. A single Seagreens capsule contains 250 micrograms of iodine and can provide essential micronutrients for metabolism, allowing gradual iodine uptake that can help naturally return you to healthy iodine levels.
To add more iodine to your diet, try Seagreens Iodine+ Capsules. Every Seagreens product contains all the minerals, micronutrients, trace elements and vitamins that can be found in all-natural, organic seaweed. Seagreens organic wild wrack seaweeds are produced to the company's award-winning proprietary standard (patents pending) among Scotland's remote Western Islands in pristine Grade A waters. All Seagreens products are organic, kosher and certified free from allergens and contaminants.