I'm curious how many folks here have done a formal iodine loading test, or are currently supplementing with iodoral or other forms of iodine (kelp, etc) and what the effects (if any) have been.
I noted that Dr. Crisler commented on this briefly on another thread that he is close to recommending iodine supplementation across the board (if I read that comment correctly).
I just tried the quick and dirty "at home" iodine deficiency test that involves swabbing tinctured iodine on the skin and seeing how long it stays stained - supposed to stay there for 24hrs - mine has faded quite a bit in 4 hrs - which would indicate deficiency assuming what I have read about this test is accurate in any way.
A good read on the subject is "Iodine; Why you need it and why you can't live without it." by Dr David Brownstein.
My wife and I both use Lugol's at about 3 drops per day. She had an increase in energy from it..and she is diagnosed hypothyroidal.
My thyroid levels are within the norm. I noticed increased energy...a more lasting energy level throughout the day, better sleep and way better stool formation. They had been slightly loose/watery for years.
After a few more months on this dose we will both try to do the formal loading test to see where our respective doses should be.
Curious - how long did it take for you to notice the effects of the iodine supplementation?
Within a week to 10 days. Now I only really notice it if I miss a few doses.