Opti-Iodine™ combines iodine from whole foods and also iodide from potassium salt. This exact combination has been shown to be more beneficial than other single forms of Iodine. This formula also contains patented selenium and molybdenum in a distinctive formula designed to support thyroid, breast and endocrine system health.
Iodine is an essential trace element, recognized for its traditional role in thyroid synthesis. Iodine is directly incorporated into thyroxine (T4) and the biologically active form of the thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (T3).
Thyroid hormones regulate metabolism and energy production throughout the body and, in turn, affect core body temperature, growth, reproduction, protein synthesis (including hair and skin) and neuromuscular funtion. Iodine plays a role in overall endocrine health, intellectual development, breast and reproductive system health and the mainenance of a healthy balance of microorganisms in the body.
Oral and gastric mucosa, salivary and thymus glands, skin and the choroid plexus of the brain are also believed to rely on iodine for their optimal functions.