A nutritional supplement and a thyroid protector all in one bottle. Survivadine is 99% bio available into the blood stream. Iodine's main function is to provide the neccessary element for the thryroid gland, "shield for the body", this is the center of the immune system in the body.
The thyroid infuences all of the glands and hormones within the human system; this in turn effects and regulates all the systems directly. When the thyroid is operatimg correctly the body can be restored and vitality returns.
Most long standing health conditions will improve in the body.
This DETOXIFIED IODINE is totally different from the typical toxic iodine's that are normally available.
It is also unlike glandular or prescriptions containing hormones that take over the thyroid's job, insted of nutritionally building the thyroid to do its own job.
Seaweed, seafood, greens, raw sunflower seeds, and iodized salt may not have the neccessary levels to support the thyroid fully for good health in the body.
- Deep Mined Iodine
- Most Pure
- Does a better Job
- 10 Drops = appox. one 170 mg Potassium Iodate tab
- One bottle will last approx. 1 month at 10 drops per day. Longer on minimum usage.
- Smaller amount can be taken for body balancing purposes.
- Easy to use 1/2 oz dropper bottle.
- No harmful side effects.
- This is an alcohol based iodine solution for regular useage.
DIRECTIONS Suggested: 1 drop in 3 to 6 oz of water for the first day then increasing 1 drop each day thereafter for 5 days, then give yourself 2 days off. Then start the process all over again, do this for 3 weeks. After this process 5 to 7 drops per day or what you feel is right for you. Children newborn to one month 1/8 - 1/4 amount. One month to 3 years 1/4 amount, 3-12 1/2 amount. 12 and older full amount.
You can apply topically also with great results. Taking this product after mid after mid afternoon can raise your energy levels could cause you not to be able to sleep well.
In an emergency, one could take up to 10-15 drops in 24 hours.
1 - $59.95 per 1/2 oz. bottle
2-3 56.95 each
4-6 53.95 each
7 + 49.95 each
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. This is an alcohol based iodine solution. Consult your doctor before use if you are pregnant, nursing or have any medical conditions. Discontinue use and consult your physician immediately if you experience any adverse reactions.
Here is some of the additional research on Iodine,
The Thyroid and Why Survivadine.
Iodine - the Great Detoxifier
March 23, 2011
The family of halides is part of your family. What are the halides? Molecules of iodine, fluoride, bromine, and chlorine that silently reside in your body - in all of us. One of the halides is a good guy, but the other three wear the black hat of toxic polluters. When you have enough of the good halide on board, it pushes out (detoxes) the bad ones.
Halide #1 - Fluoride (Fluorine)
Industrial chemicals are used to make the fluoride found in toothpaste, municipal drinking water, and in the food we eat that has been processed with fluoridated water. These chemicals are not pharmaceutical grade; they are the hazardous waste products of nuclear processing plants and industries which make aluminum, steel, and fertilizer. In the 1930s, a study funded by aluminum manufacturers made a dubious connection between fluoridated water and the prevention of tooth decay, and toxic waste began pouring into city water systems. (Christopher Bryson. Fluoride Deception. 2006)
Most European countries long ago rejected fluoridation of water, just as they rejected genetically modified foods. In the United States, however, authorities are now admitting Americans are too saturated with fluoride. In November of 2006, the American Dental Association advised parents to avoid giving babies fluoridated water. In January 2011, the Department of Health & Human Services recommended lowering the level of fluoride added to city tap water after new data found dental fluorosis (brown mottling of the teeth) in 41% of adolescents aged 12-15 years. Activists in a number of cities and at various organizations, including Fluoride Action Network, are working to stop fluoridation.
The World Health Organization has shown there is no difference in cavity formation in countries that fluoridate their water supply as compared to countries that do not fluoridate. There are no studies that show ingesting fluoride has any large benefit at preventing cavities. Five studies published since 2000 have reported no increase in tooth decay in communities which have ended fluoridation.
"The irony here is that the FDA, which does not regulate fluoride in drinking water, does regulate toothpaste, and on the back of a tube of fluoridated toothpaste... it must state that 'if your child swallows more than the recommended amount, contact a poison control center.'" - Paul Connett, PhD
There are many studies that show fluoridated communities have higher rates of hip fractures, more cancer, and increased numbers of thyroid disorders. Fluoride poisons more than 200 enzymes in the body. It is a so-called "endocrine disrupter," well-known to reduce the function of the thyroid which can lead to a long list of problems including loss of mental acuity, depression, inability to fight infections, and weight gain. Fluoride also is a risk to the brain including dementia-like effects.
Halide #2 - Chlorine
On one hand, chlorinated municipal water has freed civilization from dangers of waterborne epidemics. On the other hand, chlorination creates carcinogens in water.
Chlorine is not only in our tap water, we inhale it and absorb it through the skin during showering and bathing - by some estimates, you absorb as much in one shower as you do by drinking eight glasses of water. Chlorine is also in most swimming pools.
According to the U.S. Council of Environmental Quality, cancer risk among people using chlorinated water is as much as 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine. One school of thought says chlorine triggers excess free radicals which feed the growth of abnormal cells leading to tumor development.
When it reacts with organic materials naturally abundant in tap water, chlorine produces harmful by-products including chloroform, and chloramines and trihalomethanes (THMs) which have long been known to be instigators of asthma.
Perhaps, given your genetics, dosing your body every day with chlorine may bring on a heart attack. During the 1960s, Dr. Joseph Price extensively researched the incidence of cardiovascular disease in the world and found the highly reactive nature of the chlorine molecule scars the inner lining of the artery, and the body protects itself by painting a thin film of cholesterol over the damaged area.
"Chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times. While it prevented epidemics of one disease, it was creating another. Two decades ago, after the start of chlorinating our drinking water in 1904, the epidemic of heart trouble, cancer and senility began." - Joseph M. Price, MD
Halide #3 - Bromine
Every day, we unknowingly absorb bromine from the pesticides in our strawberries, the plastic in our computers, the fire retarding PBDEs (used in fabrics, carpets, upholstery, and mattresses), and if you are a soda drinker, from your citrus-flavored soft drinks (Mountain Dew is famous in some circles for its brominated vegetable oil content).
But the biggie on the list is maybe your non-organic bread. According to BreastCancerChoices.org, "potassium bromate as an additive to most commercial bread and baked goods probably provides the most egregious contribution to bromide overload in Western cultures." It used to be that iodine was used as a dough conditioner. But in the 1980s, bakers switched to bromated flour because it makes more elastic dough which can stand up to bread hooks and other commercial baking tools. In 1990, England banned bromate in bread. In 1994, Canada did the same. In 1999, the Center for Science in the Public Interest petitioned the FDA to prohibit the use of potassium bromate, charging that the FDA has known for years that bromate causes cancer in lab animals.
Note: Organic breads do not use bromated flour, nor does Pepperidge Farm.
Bromide is a central nervous system depressant and can trigger a number of psychological symptoms such as acute paranoia and other psychotic symptoms. Elevated bromide levels have been implicated in every thyroid disease, from hypothyroidism to auto-immune diseases to thyroid cancer. Bromines are endocrine disruptors - they mess up the metabolism, the body's ability to clear out the garbage and regenerate healthy new materials.
"The reason we are seeing such a high prevalence of iodine deficiency and thyroid disorders is due, in large part, to the excess exposure of bromine from our modern conveniences ... My experience has clearly shown, compared to those patients who do not have a serious medical illness, those with health issues have much higher bromine levels."
- Dr. David Brownstein. Iodine Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It. 2009
Halide # 4 - Iodine
In last week's newsletters, I talked about the human need for iodine, how Lugol's solution blocks the absorption of radioactive iodine, the fact that hypothyroidism is rampant because our food is iodine deficient, and the vital job this nutrient does in keeping our metabolism positively charged up instead of droopy and malfunctioning.
Today, I add another chapter to that story: we are iodine deficient because of too much fluoride, chlorine, and bromine in our polluted world. These three toxic chemicals are as different as night and day from iodine in terms of human health, but all four are similar in chemical structure. They are members of what chemists call the halide family.
Your thyroid gland is covered with "receptors" that are always on the lookout for iodine. But because of similar chemical structures, molecules of bromine also fit in those receptors and if iodine is lacking, the thyroid will do its best with bromine, making an ineffective form of thyroid hormone. It's like a game of musical chairs. Fluoride and chlorine are too small to fill the receptors, so they are not so much players in the game.
Iodine - the Great Detoxifier
Conversely, if we have plenty of iodine already in those receptors - because we eat iodine rich foods (unusual in the U.S.) or because we take an iodine supplement - then the fluoride and bromine have much less ability to warehouse themselves in the body. A constant supply of iodine flushes fluoride, bromine, and chlorine from our tissues.
According to iodine expert, Dr. Guy Abraham:
"Supplying daily intake of iodine for whole body sufficiency (100-400 times the RDA) gives protection against goitrogens and radioactive iodine/iodide fallout; improves immune functions, resulting in an adequate defense system against infection; decreases singlet oxygen formation which is the major cause of oxidative damage to DNA and macromolecules, resulting in an anticarcinogenic effect in every organ in the human body; results in a detoxifying effect by increasing urinary excretion of the toxic metals lead, mercury, cadmium, and aluminum, as well as the goitrogens fluoride and bromide; normalizes hormone receptor functions resulting in improved response to thyroid hormones both endogenous and exogenous; and results in better control of blood sugar in diabetic patients; stabilizes cardiac rhythm, obviating the need for the toxic sustained release form of iodine, amiodarone; and normalizes blood pressure without medication in hypertensive patients." - Dr. Guy Abraham. The Original Internist. Fall, 2005
Iodine levels have significantly dropped. In the U.S. population, there was a 50 percent reduction in urinary iodine excretion between 1970 and 1990. A person with a lot of iodine on board will excrete a lot of iodine - 145 µg/L iodine for the U.S. is considered nearly optimal. It implies an iodine intake of about 200 µg/day, comfortably above the recommended minimum.
If some good can come out of the events in Japan, then perhaps it will be that the mainstream medical community will re-evaluate the one, very flawed rat study long ago in 1948 that scared doctors away from using iodine. The therapeutic use of an iodine/iodide solution like Lugol's has the potential to drastically change the practice of medicine and enhance the ability of doctors to turn around the epidemics of chronic disease.
Are You Iodine Deficient?
At the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine, we can perform an iodine-loading test for patients. The assumption is that if you are iodine sufficient, you will excrete over a 24-hour period most of what we give you for the test. On the other hand, if you are iodine deficient, you tend to hold onto most of the test sample and a smaller amount is excreted. You get the idea - we collect a 24-hour urine sample to do this. Given how many, many functions iodine impacts, this test seems about as basic to me as checking the oil level in your car engine.
Lugol's solution contains 5 mg of the reduced elemental form of iodine (preferred by the breast, ovary, and prostate ( but not pure like Survivadine)) and 7.5 mg in the iodide form (preferred by the thyroid gland and the nutrient that has been in the news for blocking radioactive iodine from damaging the gland). It is available at the Center.
If you are taking Lugol's solution to protect the thyroid for the next few weeks because of events in Japan, then there is no need to test levels. However, if you suspect you have low thyroid function and are significantly iodine deficient, it might be a good idea to get a baseline test like the iodine loading test.
This is a very important message, folks. It is my understanding, that the Halide Family is unique, in that each element of the family (i.e. Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine, and Iodine) will displace each of the other halide of a greater atomic number. In other words, Bromine has an atomic number of 35, Chlorine has an atomic number of 17, and Fluorine has an atomic number of 9, and Iodine has an atomic number of 53. This means that if any of the lower atomic numbered elements are present in a compound, it will displace Iodine. Therefore, if fluoride and/or chlorine is present in water, they will displace Iodine---which is vital for the good health of your Thyroid gland. If there are any chemists on my e-mail list that can explain this better, please give us your take on the importance of the Halide Family. Thanks