I have hypothyroidism, and when I started eating kelp/dulse/nori/etc. seaweeds a few days ago, I've had SO MUCH MORE energy, it is ridiculous! Would it be more beneficial to eat seaweed as a whole food (and get my iodine up thus) or take supplements instead? If supplements, what kind do you recommend or that have worked for you?
I realize the seaweed may be contaminated, but it's STILL a whole food. If I'm eating more healthy in general (811lfrv after all!!), I feel as though the toxins, incuding mercury, can be more easily eliminated. I also don't want to lose the benefits of eating whole foods, naturally! :D Suggestions?
Thank you both so much for your responses! It's such an interesting topic. I must say---I have been bounding with energy and brain fog instantly diminished once I started supplementing with iodine. Do you feel it's safe for me to go ahead and resume use of this supplement at 8 drops per day? of the 2% solution? It's been two days since my "overdose" and my glands are finally feeling normal again without pain. The amount of energy I still feel at 4pm after work when taking iodine is amazing as this is the time I usually CRASH. I also can say I am MUCH more focused at work. and not nearly as cold as I usually am. I've only been taking iodine since Saturday...in the pill form until my Lugol's came in the mail and I over did it. Haha. I appreciate your quick responses on this topic!