What is Lugol’s Iodine Solution?
Lugol’s Iodine Solution is iodine (I) and potassium iodide (KI) mixed with distilled water.
Jean Francois Coindet (1774-1834) was the first to use iodine for medicinal use. Lugol’s Solution was first made by French physician J. G. A. Lugol in 1829. Dr. Lugol researched substances that could help treat infections and found that iodine could be used and showed promise in this field.
What does Lugol’s Iodine Solution do?
Iodine contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function, is important for visual function and eye moisture and may contribute to preserve healthy hair, nails and skin as well as the normal functioning of the nervous system, cognitive function and metabolism.
It can be difficult to know where to get iodine but there are many foods with naturally-occurring levels of iodine. These include seaweed or sea kelp, fish, meat, cheese and many more.
For a detailed study of benefits, precautions and contraindications check out the book Iodine—Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It by Dr. David Brownstein.
Adult Suggested Use
External use: 1-4 drops applied onto the skin for transdermal use.
Internal use: as directed by a qualified healthcare professional.
Do not use if you are pregnant, on medication, have thyroid/renal problems or allergies.
This product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Not to be taken by children. Keep away from pets.
Note: this item stains fabrics, skin and hard surfaces.
Health Leads formula
Potassium iodide 19.2%
Distilled water 68.8%
Per metric drop:
7.5mg of elemental iodine
Our Lugol’s is a true liquid formulation, percentage based on weight and nominal iodine content
Supplied in an amber glass bottle with durable rubber pipette. The pipettes supplied have a uniquely formulated rubber bulb and precisely designed glass pipette to ensure accurate measurement of our solution.
After extensive research we sourced pipettes that are made from a chemical-resistant rubber. This ensures that the rubber does not disintegrate or leach, so rest assured that particles won’t enter the solution during storage or transit.