Why is iodine particularly important for humans?

Wieso ist Jod besonders wichtig für den Menschen?

1. why is iodine particularly important for humans?

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. The need for iodine in the body is determined by the formation of thyroid hormones. In general, the daily requirement of iodine depends on various factors. These include age, gender, body weight, height and, above all, the general metabolic situation.

Iodine is particularly important for

  • the function of the nerves
  • the maintenance of the skin
  • the energy metabolism
  • cognitive abilities
  • the thyroid gland
  • the brain
  • the growth processes

2 What is the daily requirement of iodine?

The German Nutrition Society (DGE) recommends a daily intake of 180-200 micrograms of iodine for adults. For a young child, the recommended amounts of iodine are naturally lower. The recommended daily intake increases, however, with physical activity, as iodine is excreted through sweat. The recommended daily intake of iodine for pregnant and breastfeeding women is about 230 µg, as they have to provide for their child as well.

3. signs of iodine deficiency

Symptoms of iodine deficiency vary greatly from person to person and can vary from individual to individual.

Common signs of iodine deficiency are:

  • Weight gain
  • fatigue
  • flaky skin
  • dryness
  • swelling of the neck
  • lack of strength
  • headache
  • hair loss

4. iodine in the form of food supplements

Iodine is commercially available in the form of dietary supplements. It comes in the form of iodine capsules and iodine tablets. Both forms are easy to use and enter the circulation quickly. However, iodine tablets are sold in pharmacies, which in many cases contain artificial additives or are manufactured abroad. Iodine capsules often contain only the active ingredient in a vegetable cellulose shell and can therefore be produced without fillers. Iodine capsules or iodine tablets should be taken with sufficient liquid (for example water or juice). It does not matter whether iodine is taken before or after meals. However, if you have a sensitive stomach and cannot take iodine tablets or iodine capsules on an empty stomach, you should eat something beforehand and take the supplements afterwards.

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5. conclusion: Why is iodine particularly important for humans?

The human body needs only small amounts of iodine per day, yet iodine is indispensable. The trace element is essential for the development processes of the central nervous system, the thyroid hormones and the regulation of the circulatory system. Iodine should be consumed daily through a healthy and balanced diet. In case of deficiency, supplementation of iodine in the form of dietary supplements helps. Here, one can choose between iodine capsules and tablets. Both forms are easy to use and enter the circulation quickly.

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