How much iodine do you need per day?

Wie viel Jod braucht man pro Tag?

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1. how much iodine do you need per day?

The recommended daily intake increases, however, with physical activity, since iodine is excreted through sweat. The recommended daily intake of iodine for pregnant and breastfeeding women is approx. 230 µg, as they have to provide for their child as well.

2. iodine during pregnancy and breastfeeding

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, the iodine requirement is significantly increased. On the one hand, this is due to the fact that the mother's own need for thyroid hormones increases significantly. On the other hand, the mother must be supplied with more iodine, as she supplies the child with it via breast milk. During breastfeeding, the daily iodine requirement increases to 260 micrograms. If the child is not supplied with sufficient iodine, developmental and functional disorders may occur. 3.

3 The consequences of iodine deficiency

Iodine should be taken in daily through a healthy and balanced diet. Foods containing iodine are mainly fish and seafood. A deficiency can have various consequences. If the human organism is no longer sufficiently supplied with iodine, the thyroid gland enlarges and forms a goitre. In severe cases, this can lead to a deformation of the neck. This can be easily detected by an MRI. Mild iodine deficiency is indicated by symptoms such as listlessness, fatigue and digestive problems.

4. iodine in the form of food supplements

If you want to increase an iodine level that is too low with a food supplement, you should definitely pay attention to the form of the active ingredient and its origin. Iodine capsules are particularly suitable for increasing iodine levels. They are very well tolerated and are utilized by the body to a high degree. The preparation should also not contain any chemical additives. If you buy a preparation from Germany, you can be sure that the product has also been produced safely and is of high quality.

Jod Kapseln von Vitamineule

Our recommendation:
Vitamineule® Iodine Capsules

In our online shop you will find our iodine capsules from Vitamineule®, which are completely free of artificial additives. Vitamineule® Iodine Capsules contain 400µg iodine from kelp extract per capsule. Each can contains 90 capsules. In addition to fast & free shipping, we offer a voluntary six-month return guarantee on all products.

5. conclusion: How much iodine do you need per day?

The daily requirement of iodine depends on many factors. These include, for example, weight, gender and height. In general, an adult should consume about 180-200 micrograms of iodine daily. Iodine is mainly found in animal foods. Taking iodine in the form of dietary supplements is particularly useful for vegans and vegetarians. When taking it, you can choose between iodine capsules and iodine tablets.

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