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Potassium Iodide


Potassium iodide is a compound routinely added to salt to iodize it. Iodine is necessary for normal thyroid functioning and making thyroid hormones.

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Suitable for vegetarians: Yes

Suitable for vegans: Yes

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What is Metabolics Potassium Iodide?

Potassium iodide is a compound routinely added to salt to iodize it. Iodine is necessary for normal thyroid functioning and making thyroid hormones.

What is Metabolics Potassium Iodide for?

Potassium iodide is a source of iodine frequently taken by people exposed to radioactive iodine from leaking nuclear reactors such as Fukushima in Japan. Radioactive iodine results from uranium atoms split apart after being struck by a neutron in a nuclear reactor. The thyroid gland cannot differentiate between radioactive iodine and stable non-radioactive iodine Potassium iodide so potassium iodide taken before or shortly after iodine enters the body is absorbed by the thyroid gland resulting in less radioactive iodine being absorbed. So Potassium iodide does not neutralise radiation it simply prevents any more radioactive iodine being absorbed. Although much of the radioactive iodine will be eliminated from the body in a matter of weeks, the radiation can have a very damaging effect on the tissues resulting in genetic mutations.

Current regulations in the USA advise populations living within a 10 mile radius of a nuclear plant to maintain a supply of potassium iodide.

The Scottish Environmental protection agency constantly measures radiation levels in the UK and although increases were noted in 2011 after the tsunami that crippled Japan's Fukushimas reactors, these settled to background levels.

Recently concern lies in more leakage into the water surrounding the reactors and the effects of two further magnitude 5 earthquakes on 8th February 2014 off Japan's Fukushima area are still being monitored.

Thousands of litres of radioactive water are now being stored by Fukushimo leaking 300 tons into the ocean every day.

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) are now considering dumping the radioactive toxic water into the Pacific ocean. On the 7th February 2014 TEPCO admitted that they had detected radiation levels at 160,000 times the state standard for radioactive waste water normally released into the sea.

Who is Metabolics Potassium Iodide for?

Potassium Iodide is for people looking to maintain a healthy thyroid.

One drop of Metabolics Potassium Iodide provides 54 mcg of iodine. Iodine has many functions within the body including:

  • contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function
  • contributes to normal cognitive function
  • contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system
  • contributes to the maintenance of normal skin
  • contributes to the normal growth of children

Potassium Iodide may be recommended for people in the event of a nuclear emergency as it can prevent radioactive iodine from being absorbed.

Why use Metabolics Potassium Iodide

Metabolics Potassium Iodide is formulated to help maintain normal thyroid function, through nutritional support. This product is manufactured by Metabolics in the UK to the highest standards.

This product is suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Food supplements made to GMP standards.

Made in our clean room facility, here in the UK.

ISO accredited ISO:9001 and ISO:14001 accredited.


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1 drop contains:
54 mcg
† Nutrient Reference Value (NRV*) not established
Purified Water, Potassium Iodide.
No Gluten Containing IngredientsNo Gluten Containing Ingredients
No Nut Containing IngredientsNo Nut Containing Ingredients
Recommended dose 1 drop per day in water before food. The stated recommended dose can be changed as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed this recommended dose. Consume within 3 months of opening.
If pregnant or breast feeding, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
Store in a refrigerator out of the reach of children.
1 serving = 1 drop | 1408 servings per 100ml