Posts Tagged ‘iodized salt’

China Changes Iodized Salt Policy

China Changes Iodized Salt Policy

China has changed it’s iodized salt policy and set different standards for different regions, The Beijing News reported. Iodine is essential to humans, who generally consume it through food and water. The thyroid gland, located in the neck, takes iodine and converts it into thyroid hormones. Consuming either too much or too little iodine can cause severe metabolic…

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Iodized Salt and Iodine: Are You Deficient

Iodized Salt and Iodine: Are You Deficient

Iodized salt and iodine are critical to maintaining good thyroid health, not to mention overall good health. But is iodized salt the only way to get adequate amounts of iodine in our diet? Our thyroids depend on iodine to function properly, to ensure proper development of our babies brains during pregnancy and lack of iodine…

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How Seaweed Farming Helps Your Thyroid

The problem of iodine deficiency has made a comeback, but Maines emerging seaweed aquaculture could be a solution. Iodine is a key element needed to produce thyroid hormones that control important physiological functions like metabolism, heart rate, and body temperature. Its estimated that about 40 percent of the worlds population is at risk of developing…

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