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Lars Kvanum 04-12-2010 04:56 AM


I've read a few posts on here, but they've become kind of old. As we all know, a trainees universe changes and rebuilds itself a lot more often than Joe Regular's (hmmm...must be because we're evolved. I cannot believe it's our friends in the supplement industry lying to us :p ) and 4 year old wisdom might not be wisdom any more ;)

So...what is the current recommendations for Iodine intake for a person who believes he's deficient (in Iodine, thank you! :p). I have a sluggish metabolism, and I've always had a lump (hard, not like fat) on my neck. I've been on T4 and T3 before, but since my doctor couldn't make it work for me I weened off a few years back.

Also, ephedrine and caffeine have no measurable effects for me.

One of the recommendations I saw was for 50mg/day for a few months, and then back down to 1/4 of that dosage. Is that really necessary? With the prices over here we're talking about US$50-100 per month AT LEAST.


Garrett Smith 04-12-2010 06:00 AM

Look for SSKI (super-saturated potassium iodine) or eat a bunch of (tested for heavy metals) sea veggies on a regular basis.

Lars Kvanum 04-12-2010 10:45 AM

Thanks! Is 50mg still the recommended dosage?

Lars Kvanum 04-12-2010 10:47 AM

Oh, and how much selenium?

Garrett Smith 04-12-2010 12:22 PM

I won't put anyone on 50mg (the typical loading dose) without testing them for deficiency first.

I believe the upper limit on daily selenium intake was somewhere around 400mcg.

Lars Kvanum 04-12-2010 12:47 PM

My selenium is good, then. I'm between 200 and 300mcg/day and wasn't going to up it :) When it comes to iodine, I was thinking 25mg for a while before going down to 12.5, like you recommended in an earlier post. Does that sound good? Do you know any other vitamins/minerals I should take? I'm getting my EFAs.


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