Before the introduction of the toxic goitrogens, the thiocarbamide drugs, the Lugol solution was used extensively during the early and mid 1900s in medical practice for the treatment of hyperthyroidism and with good results.
3) What was it about this publication that caused the capitulation of US physicians who exchanged Lugol solution for thyroid hormones in iodine deficiency-induced hypothyroidism and simple goiter and for toxic goitrogens and radioiodide in iodine deficiency-induced hyperthyroidism?
It also resulted in the destruction of the thyroid gland by means of radioiodide in patients with hyperthyroidism caused by iodine deficiency, although this condition had previously been treated successfully with Lugol solution.
With the advent of radioiodide and goitrogens as alternatives to Lugol solution in patients with hyperthyroidism, thyroidologists became very destructive, causing hypothyroidism in 90% of these unfortunate patients.
A review of the iodine literature revealed that British physicians recommended a similar range of daily intake of iodine in the form of hydrogen iodide as the ranges of iodine recommended by US physicians in the form of Lugol solution.
When a tablet form of Lugol solution
(Iodoral[R]) is ingested at a daily amount of 50 mg elemental iodine, whole body sufficiency is achieved in approximately three months; and the estimated amount of iodine retained in the body is approximately 1.
39,40) The administration of Lugol solution was effective in these cases.
9) The iodine/iodide loading test evolved by serendipity from a project to assess the bioavailability of a tablet form of Lugol solution (Iodoral[R]).
That was a very bad idea because it gave a false sense of iodine sufficiency and resulted in the public relying on iodized salt for supplementation instead of the previously used forms of iodine and iodide, such as the Lugol solution.
The average daily intake of iodide from iodized salt represents less than 1% of the recommended daily intake of Lugol solution.
Based on the information previously discussed, the optimal daily I intake for I sufficiency of the whole human body would be equivalent to two drops of Lugol solution
2] = 65% 65% * 5% Lugol solution
contains 5% iodine and 10% potassium iodide with a total 1 of 125 mg/ml, consisting of 50 mg iodine and 75 mg iodide.