In the fall of 1924, a professor at the University of Michigan convinced the salt manufacturers of the United States to adopt the practice of adding Iodine to table salt. Iodine is an essential mineral that isn’t very abundant in our food supply. Iodine deficiency can cause serious developmental disorders, including retardation, but more to the point of this post, it can also lead to hypothyroidism. Without Iodine, the body cannot create the Thyroid Hormones, Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3). Fast forward to the present time: Many people are working feverishly to reduce their sodium intake, and a lot of people have switched to “healthier” sea salts to flavor their food. The net result is that our iodine intake is slowly dropping as well. The good news is, you don’t have to choke down a spoonful of table salt to get your Iodine, the even better news is: You can keep your Thyroid kicking ass for FREE.
Before I go a little bit more into detail about Potassium Iodide, let me just spill the beans. I recently started doing some work for a supplement company that offers several solid products, ranging from IP-6 to Green Coffee bean, to Raspberry Ketones. Their newest product, called Doomsday Capsules, contains Potassium Iodide, and I’ve been given the opportunity to pass along to my readers a chance to pick up a bottle of this for Absolutely FREE. You don’t pay a dime, they’ll even front the shipping costs. I’ll go more into detail about how to get your own bottle to try out, after I make a few key points and offer a very strong cautionary comment.
The product is called Doomsday Capsules for a reason. In the event of exposure to radioactive material, god forbid, such as a nuclear plant meltdown, or a nuclear bomb explosion, having an iodide product on hand will be essential to survival. What happens is that fallout creates radioactive iodine ions that displace normal iodine in the thyroid and trash the gland until it’s completely spent. By consuming Potassium Iodide, you effectively block the radioactive iodine from getting into your thyroid. It’s very well documented and researched and has been recommended by the CDC, should you ever be exposed to something as aweful as this.
Do I expect any of my readers to ever face such a cataclysmic experience? I should hope not. So is there any use for this stuff besides Apocalypse insurance? Absolutely. If you tend to restrict your sodium intake, or you have replaced most of your table salt with sea salt, then you could be slowly depleting your iodine reserves. This will inevitably lead to sluggish Thyroid, and reduced metabolic rate. Even if you’re consuming a lot of food-stuffs (which I hope you aren’t) that sodium does not contain iodine, so again, you’re missing out on this vital nutrient.
Hypothyroidism can be a very real and dangerous situation. It can most definitely have a very negative impact on both your waistline and your general well-being. But, I’m not suggesting you run to your doctor’s office at the first sign of feeling kinda tired and scream hypothyroid! What I am suggesting however, is that before you become fully hypo, there are times where supplementing with a little bit of iodine can make a real difference in your metabolic output.
A word of Caution: Iodine is essential to your body’s health. But consuming more than the recommended amount can lead to poisoning. If you’re using the product at the full dosing, the label clearly states you should limit it to no more than 10 days. I would take it one step further. I only take one capsule a day for a few days and then reassess. I then rinse and repeat occasionally. If I’m beginning to feel a bit burned out, I can tell when my iodine intake has been low and taking a dose for a few days seems to pull me out of it. My final point on this. Please limit your usage of this. I’m not going to tell you how to take it, because I am not a doctor. Instead I can only point out what I do and hope that you would adopt an equally conservative dosing schedule.
HOW TO GET YOUR FREE BOTTLE OF POTASSIUM IODIDE
So with that covered, let me tell you a little more about the deal here. I was approached by the makers of Doomsday Capsules and I have been given the opportunity to offer a free bottle to my readers. All you have to do is email email@example.com and include in the message title “Metabolic Alchemy FREE Doomsday Caps”. I am even coding the link here to automatically insert that into the message title. If there is a big enough response, I’ll be working to get more deals from this company in the future on other products that I think could be really useful. Stay tuned, and Keep me updated!