As you can probably tell I have been studying this pretty much non-stop since the earthquake hit. Ever since my bad bad reaction to taking iodine in 2008, I have been completely against any form of supplemental iodine. I warn people to do it as their own risk. You do not know how your body will react to it!
thyroid storm...If that happens, you better get yourself to the hospital immediately.
The amount of iodine in the potassium iodate supplements intended for nuclear fallout accidents is VERY high. I found my supply of 200 capsules of KI03. 1 tablet is 85mg (35mg iodide, 50mg elemental iodine). The dosage is 2 tablets a day for an adult. That's
Even though I vowed to never take iodine again, if this situation in Japan escalates and it is found the radiation has traveled to the US, even I might take some potassium iodide. I cannot believe I just typed that...I am concerned it may trigger an autoimmune response in the body though like it did before in 2008. Then what am I supposed to do. I am very worried about all of this. However, I suppose an autoimmune disease from iodine is better than having radioactive iodine in my thyroid. The lesser of two evils is not very helpful in this situation. Either way I'm going to suffer greatly.
As it stands now my thyroid works pretty damn well, so I do not need to add any other health issues.