Iodine deficiency is a health problem that is often underestimated, but can have serious health consequences. It occurs when the body does not receive enough iodine to keep the thyroid functioning properly.
Iodine is vital for the human body. The trace element is an essential part of thyroid hormones. Unfortunately, iodine deficiency is one of the most common deficiencies. In Germany, about 30% of the entire population is affected by a deficiency of the trace element.