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35 μg Iodine (potassium iodide)

Hi everyone, I have been reading all the great info on iodine and I have come to the conclusion that the purchase I have just made could be bad for me. I have bought a magnesium powder that was recommended to me and it includes the above quantity of iodine :(

I think perhaps I should send it back even though it doesn't sound a lot which is a real shame as I wnated to try the product because if the other ingredients.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a powdered Magnesium that doesn't have iodine?


ingredients list

Each scoop (7g) typically contains:Magnesium (bisglycinate) 200 mgN-Acetyl-Carnitine 1000 mgMalic Acid 840 mgZinc (citrate) 10 mgVitamin B1 (thiamin HCl) 25 mgVitamin B2 (riboflavin) 20 mgVitamin B3 (niacinamide) 20 mgVitamin B5 (calcium pantothenate) 20 mgSelenium (selenomethionine) 35 μgIodine (potassium iodide) 75 μgVitamin C (ascorbic acid) 500 mgOther ingredients:MaltodextrinMaltitolCellulose gumXanthanCarrageenanSteviol glycosidesOrange flavour (orange flavour only)

7 Replies

Iodine is an essential nutrient, and mcg amounts of around 150 mcg daily are necessary, so I don't think the 35 mcg you're asking about would be detrimental. People get into trouble when they do high dose iodine, which is in mg amounts, which is 1000 times a mcg.


Also it contains selenium, so that should be ok. Iodine is troublesome when people are selenium deficient - and vice versa.


Thank you grey. I was going to start off with just half a scoop anyway so should hopefully be OK.


Just keep a sharp eye on your reactions. :)


its all a bit scary this thyroid stuff. I as hoping the magnesium would be good for me…. will have to see :)


Don't be scared. It's all a question of trial and error for all of us. Magnesium should do you good. So many people are magnesium deficient, and hypos especially so.

However, I'm not a great fan of these muti things. Seems to me there's not enough of anything in them to do any good, and some things you'd rather not have! I think they're just a money-making scam, to be honest. And people guzzle them like there's no tomorrow! Besides, with such a mixture, how can you know what's doing you good and what isn't?

Personally, I would rather take things individually as I feel I need them. And start them one at a time so that I know what effect they are having on me. When I've established that they're making me better, I add something else and see how it goes. Do a rat! When rats are confronted with a substance they don't know, they eat a little bit and then go and lie down in a quite place and monitor their reactions. If it's good, they eat some more. If it has an adverse effect, they leave it alone! Wise creatures, rats. They wouldn't take a mult-vitamin! lol

Soooooo I would suggest - if you were to ask my advice, that is - that you get some good magnesium and take as directed on the bottle. See how it goes for a few weeks. You might need more, you might need less. Or, even better, as magnesium upsets some people's tummy, get some Epsom salts and add them to your bath. Or foot bath. The magnesium is absorbed through the skin.

Then, add in a little zinc. Then some D3, if you're not already taking it, and continue like that.

Lots of people are B12 deficient, and that can make you pretty ill! But if you are supplimenting B12, you should also take a B complex because the Bs all work together. I notice that B12 is missing from this list of ingrédients.


Thanks for your informative reply Grey, I really appreciate it. I agree with you that taking a blend of stuff makes it hard to trace what / if helps or causes problems. I was just finding that I constantly take tablets and trying to make sure they are not close to my 2 doses of T3 so I thought perhaps a blend would be easier. Anyway, the megamag energen is no longer an option as I took half a scoop and well shall we say that the "wind" it caused could stop a charging rhino! sorry for the dodgy subject :) So I have some magnesium tablets so will take those and build up slowly. I take the high dose D3 spray and B12 spray.but from what you say I should take zinc and B complex too. Great, I will get some ordered. So with the Cod liver oil and Selenium....I hope I am covered....oh and probiotics! :)

talking about T3, my prescription was 10mg(mcu?) twice a day. i started that and immediately felt an improvement in brain fog and hunger. so I was a bit cheeky and decided to take the full 20 in the morning and then take a quarter of a Turkish Tiromel tablet in the afternoon. But I haven't felt quite as good in the afternoon having done this. Maybe the reduction of T4 from 100 to 50 has started to take effect (i have been on the combo since Nov 7) I dont know....but I guess I should go back to what the endo prescribed until I have my review....which isnt until March 5th. I don't feel like I am on enough as I still need lots of laxatives. I guess I have to be patient.

there is one thing I know for sure though.... My endo has said that if he cannot succeed in raising my TSH (it is 0.02) then eventually he will take me off the T3 regardless of my symptoms. Well stuff that....I already feel so much better on T3 so I am no way going back to the land of brain fog etc I will just have to keep buying it from abroad :)


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