“Iodine is a naturally occurring mineral found in seawater and soils. It is an essential trace element for life and is found in food and salt that the body requires. Iodine’s main role in human biology is as a constituent of thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland actively absorbs iodide from the blood to make and release these hormones back into the blood. Thyroid hormones play a basic role in biology, acting to regulate metabolism. The total deficiency of thyroid hormones can reduce the basal metabolic rate up to 50%, while an excessive production of thyroid hormones can increase the basal metabolic rate by 100%.” (The above was taken from “Role of lipid peroxidation and oxidative stress in the association  between thyroid diseases and breast cancer.” Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, Volume 68, Issue 2, Pages 107-114 M. Gago-Dominguez, J. Castelao) AskDrSkip.com recommends iodine in its Nascent form. Nascent iodine is iodine as an atom rather than an ion or a molecule. In this state the iodine atom has a large energy potential that is released when the atom is used. It has a well documented ability to fight infections in this form. The eclectic physicians from our history understood this and utilized its benefits with their clients. The iodine atom is a paramagnetic atom and is subject to magnetic charging. When activated by adding it to water, it is active for 2 to 3 hours. During this time it is readily available to be used by the body.  Please visit www.magnascent.com and http://www.drbrownstein.com for additional information.
– Synonyms: Nascent