Organically bound forms of iodine w/ amino acid chelates derived from milk proteins.
For horses where high amounts of arsenic can be found in their water supply (or in hair analysis results), EPM horses, and hypothyroid horses. Exposures to fire smoke, living near coal fire power plants, cities or highways with exhaust fumes, horses eating fertilized or irrigated hay, and in the southern U.S. area's which old cotton mills once stood. Iodine supplementation can provide unique benefits to horses with thyroid compromises, or low basal temps of 99.6°F or lower.
Allergies, cold tolerance, bloat, winter colic, founder, laminitis, sore muscles, attention span, hormone problems, chronic infections, breathing problems, obesity, low energy and depression are health compromises which can be greatly helped by Organic Iodine™ supplementation.
Only 15% of the total body stores of iodine are in the thyroid. The rest is used in the skin, genitals and other tissues of the body. Iodine deficiency is a big problem today for horses as more arsenic enters their food supply, water and even the air. Arsenic opposes iodine on the mineral wheel and in the living body, and it can cause iodine deficiencies through malabsorption.
Arsenic opposes iodine in most every living thing. Too much arsenic can cause a deficiency of iodine or interfere with Iodine absorption and metabolism, even when a person is taking an iodine supplement to counteract it. Arsenic is one of the most common water pollutants we see today in ground water, and very difficult to remove. In the 1980s, the U.S. fundamentally increased the legal allowable limits in public water supplies right at the time public water sources were showing increasing arsenic levels - setting a .
Arsenic is a by product of the mining industry and metals industry. It is legally being dumped into commercial fertilizers as are other hazardous wastes from industry. Richard Nixon ushered that in. Now as arsenic in building up in soils and coming through our food crops, it is also washing downstream and into the oceans’ continental shelves, where kelp and other sea vegetables, along with bottom feeder fish and shellfish are harvested. For this reason, these food sources should be avoided.
It is not commonly known by the public, but often there is more arsenic than iodine in kelp and other seaweeds, and commercial companies will have to add potassium iodide to bring up the levels of iodine for sales as supplements. Unfortunately though, potassium iodide is very volatile and gasses out over time as the product dries. This does not remove the arsenic however.
Bottom line: Use iodine supplements, not sea vegetables or kelp.
Arsenic is known to oppose iodine in mineral interactions just as calcium opposes phosphorus. Arsenic is another iodine mimic, however it's toxic. †1, †2
†1 UC Davis Study Finds High Arsenic Levels In Herbal Kelp Supplements - A study of herbal kelp supplements led by UC Davis public health expert Marc Schenker concludes that its medicinal use may cause inadvertent arsenic poisoning and health dangers for consumers, especially when overused. Schenker and two researchers evaluated nine over-the-counter herbal kelp products and found higher than acceptable arsenic levels in eight of them.
†2 The new study, published in the April issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, was prompted by the case of a 54-year-old woman who was seen at the UC Davis Occupational Medicine Clinic following a two-year history of worsening alopecia (hair loss), fatigue and memory loss.Sea Vegetables & Algae as an Alternative to Potassium Iodide
Casein and iodine amino acid chelates.
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For muscles, tendons & ligaments - can be used with all types of horses - for several different purposes.Read more
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