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Iodine

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How much do I need?

The current recommended daily intake (RDI) for iodine is 150 mcg for adults and children over the age of 4, and 68.5 mcg for children ages 3 and younger.

Why we include it

Outright iodine deficiency is fairly rare in the United States, but some studies suggest that iodine intakes have declined1. This could be because many people have reduced their intake of iodized table salt and switched to sea salt, which is healthier, but not a significant source of iodine. You can also get iodine from seaweed, seafood, dairy products, grain products, and eggs. This might sound like a lot of options, but seaweed isn’t exactly a dietary staple for most, and, these days, many people are going grain-free or vegan.

Where can I get it?

  • ¼ oz dried seaweed – 4,500 mcg
  • 4 oz cranberries – 400 mcg
  • 1 cup yogurt – 154 mcg
  • 100g lobster – 100 mcg
  • 3 oz cod – 99mcg
  • 3 oz oily fish – 50 mcg
  • 1 cup organic milk – 56 mcg
  • 3 oz turkey – 34 mcg
  • ½ cup navy beans – 32 mcg
  • 1 egg – 20 mcg

We recommend you seek the advice of your pediatrician or primary care provider before making changes to you or your child’s nutrient intake.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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  1. http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/VMNIS_Iodine_deficiency_in_Europe.pdf
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