What is the function of Iodine? As a mineral of dietary importance, iodine supports the activity of the thyroid gland. To be more exact, iodine stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones, contributing to hormone balance and good health.
Iodine deficiency symptoms include: goiter or goitre (a medical condition characterized by an enlarged thyroid gland and faulty thyroid hormone production), fatigue, general weakness, weight gain. Note: In nature, iodine can be found in only a handful of foods. Iodine is used to neutralize the effects of nuclear radiation. It also protects the skin and the thyroid gland.
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