IMPORTANCE: The thyroid gland adds iodine to the amino acid tyrosine to create thyroid
hormone. Iodine aids in the functioning of the thyroid gland which regulates the body's production of
energy. It helps burn excess fat by stimulating the rate of
metabolism. It improves mental alacrity; may be helpful in cyclic
mastalgia. It keeps the skin, hair and nails healthy.
DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May result in an enlarged thyroid gland, slow mental reaction, dry skin & hair,
goiter, weight gain, loss of physical & mental vigor.
Formulas that contain IODINE: Alert
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