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Hi, I am doing a parasite cleanse. I am using a liquid dropper. I was going to do my 30 drop dose, and I accidentally took 30 drops of Lugol’s iodine. Upon realization, I drank a lot of water and made myself throw up and repeated. Should I be worried??? Thanks in advance…I am very worried.
Based on this link, I would relax. I also remember when they do surgery they coat a large area of the body with liquid iodine and they never worry about that…..selenium might help.
If 5% lugols then you have taken approx 180 mg? There was a post here where the amount taken was 200 mg for a couple of days in order to dissolve salivary glands stones. I have taken amounts of approx 50 mg per day over consecutive days when trying to build up to 100 mg. High amounts of LI creates super antioxidant iodalactone which minimises side effects from detoxing. So for your peace of mind, people on purpose have taken more than you have, plus you vomited the excess out, I would not be concerned. Best to you.
I need to know how much iodine is in each droplet, not the full dropper. I get conflicting info.
Hi Fats1964…The amount of iodine per drop would also depend on what percentage strength lugols iodine you are using(which you never mentioned). For example, if you're using 5% LI then the amount per drop would be 6.25 mgs. But if you are using 2% LI then the amount would be 2.50 mgs iodine per drop.
For the full range — see the drop to mgs table in this link.
I would like to purchase Lugol's Solution 5% to treat my diabetes, GERD and my sinusitis. I'd tried to purchase in amazon but my address is not accepted. Kindly reply where I can purchase here in Manila. I really badly needed your help.
Hi Celine…It's been a while since I bought lugols iodine in the Philippines. Here are some possible places in Manila where you might be able to buy it:
INFINITY WELLNESS CENTER 1039 Banawe st, Manressa Quezon City tel (632) 3622024; (632) 4758212; (63) 908 4599829 http://www.lightinfinitywellness.com They sell 5% Lugols Iodine
GENERICS KING PHARMACY San Francisco 930-G Del Monte Ave, SFDM, 1104 Quezon City, Philippines Tel: 632-4116692 http://www.genericsking.com/
I bought lugol's 15% iodine and I read up you have to take other vitamins with this. I'm taking vitamin b complex and garlic capsules which contain 1000mg a day.
Is there any other vitamin I need to buy or take with iodine?
Look up the Iodine protocol. It will tell you all the other stuff you should be taking.
Hi John1974…Some information for you about the added nutrients you will need to take when you start supplementing the Iodine Protocol:
The Guide to Supplementing with Iodine(Stephanie Buist)
More Info on the Iodine Protocol
Hi Bill, I would like to make my own lugol's but am stuck on which grade of pottasium iodide is needed. l have not found any locally so I'm reliant on ebay. The ones I am looking at are all >99% , some as great as 99.5% & 99.9% with prices corresponding to %. At least thats what the sellers say the % are, most are from china & some are AR grade. l would appreciate your oppinion on this. Thanks.
Any tips, recipes from those making theirs would also be appreciated. Thanks
To the lady at Gippsland Victoria enquiring about Lugul's Iodine..
Roper and Parry (if memory serves me correct?) are compound chemists in Lismore and I used to buy my Lugols from them..Last time I spoke to them was mid-2014 and it was for this too.
$14.95 for a 25ml bottle..they send their compounds, both prescriptions and non-prescriptions, all over the world.
Their address is 84 Keen St Lismore NSW 2480.
or just check out their web site. Hope this is of help to you..
Maria, my local Discount Pharmacy sells Aqueous iodine Solution APF, Iodine 5% and Potassium iodide 10% for about $20. 100 ml. Must be available in Vic.
I bought Lugol's 5%, but the bottle has no dropper. Apparently there are different size droppers. What do I have to ask the pharmacist for? How big should the dropper be? Or how can I measure the Lugol's without a dropper? Can someone tell me how many teaspoons or 1/8 teaspoons or mL to use instead?
Lugols in the 5% strength is dispensed by the drop, with each drop containing approx. 6.5mg of total iodine. Ask your pharmacist for a standard medicine dropper. Dispense by holding it vertically, barely squeeze the bulb to allow a natural drop to form and drop by gravity into your 3-4 oz. of water, repeat for the number of drops you require. Drink it down, followed by enough plain water to rinse your mouth, throat and esophagus and get rid of the taste. The doctors who have revived the use of iodine recommend a maintenance dose of between 12 and 50mg to achieve and maintain adequate iodine stores throughout the body and deal with the toxic load we face in our modern world.
Re: Lugol Iodine for Celiac. I have a question for Lugol Iodine. I was reading really good reviews on earth clinic and I like to try it. I am gluten and dairy intolerance. I have low energy and feel dizzy sometimes. My hair is very dry and I also have eczema. Please advice that should I take it or not and if you have any link to buy lugol iodine, please post that too. Thank you so much
It sounds like you have a B12 deficiency. Please investigate yourself (Weston Price Foundation). Kind regards, C
Angela (New York, US), I see that this was in 2014, so I hope you still get this, but try water kefir. It has probiotics & B vitamins. It should help with your gluten and dairy intolerance, give you energy, which the low energy is probably causing your dizzy spells. And is a sign of B deficiency. Buy the kefir water grains, very cheap, go to youtube, and learn how to make water kefir. Cheap, easy, and a continual supply.
I have researched for hours the information re iodine benefits and also checked the contributions on earthclinic site where I found the conversion table for the various strength of Lugols iodine in mgs. I bought online a bottle of Lugols and the label states as contents: purified water, 10% Iodide, 5% Iodine. The conversion table mentions both 15% and 5% of Lugols, which one do I take to converse to mgs ?? I have started with 1 drop in glas of water daily, but also read that this might take a year to really improve my health. I have used it now for 4 days, have no problems digesting it and wonder how many drops or mgs I can take with this product. Can anyone help out here. Blessings and good health to all.
Hi Jolole from Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia – Here is what Bill (very knowledgeable in these things) posted awhile ago:
02/13/2012: Bill from San Fernando, The Philippines replies: "There seems to be some confusion over the use of Lugol's Iodine. What people tend to always forget is that the drop dosage of say 50 mgs of 5% Lugol's Iodine per day is completely different from the same 50 mg drop dosage from say a 2% Lugol's Iodine solution. A single drop of 5% strength, Lugol's Iodine — where one drop contains 6. 25 mgs iodine — would be about 8 drops. A single drop of 2% Lugol's Iodine would therefore contain only 2. 50 mgs of Iodine. So to get a 50 mgs dose from a 5% LI solution would be only 8 drops, whereas a 50 mgs doasage from a 2% LI solution would require 20 drops(2. 5 times more).
To help clarify this, here is a table that shows total Iodine content per drop for different % strengths of Lugol's Iodine:
Hope that helps! Cheers, Bess
Hi Bess, I had seen this table but not certain if the product I bought was 15% or 5% iodine. It was advertised as a 15%, but I now assume that the % only relate to the iodine part. This would mean that I have a 5% solution. Is that correct? Thanks and blessings.
Hi again Jolole from Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia – Sorry I misunderstood your question (I'll blame it on the heat! ).
Your bottle is a 5% solution [5% solution consists of 5% (wt/v) iodine and 10% (wt/v) potassium iodide mixed in distilled water]. I use a 5% solution also and that's what's on my label. Since I'm hypothyroid, I take 2 drops every morning in water which works out to be 12. 5 mg daily. Cheers, Bess
Just received a Lugol’s solution in the mail, through Amazon. I don’t know if it traveled via airplane at some point, but it just struck me that there’s lots of radiation up in the atmosphere now. Not to mention that many things do get irradiated through the mail as a standard procedure anyways.
Does anyone know whether the iodine particles in the solution can turn into a radionuclide form because of this? Can the irradiation make it harmful rather than medicinal?
I know that at least Iodine 131 has a relatively short half-life. So if this were the case, that the tincture may have become radioactive, maybe just wait so many days before using it?
Sorry if this topic was already covered – I don’t have time to search the whole site. Take care
I would be more concerned about your proximity to Japan and Fukushima and inhaling the particulates from the power plants blowing up, being on the west coast, then your Lugols solution going radioactive. This is why I am considering taking it.
Lugol's and irradiation..
If it was proper Lugols it would have come in dark glass…also iodine is one of the treatments for radiation…and quite frankly I'd worry more about the air I was breathing than worrying about radiation in the atmosphere..it's been here since day one and will be here long after we've gone…
I finally got a chemist to order me a bottle of lugols iodine ( I hate buying on the internet ). What I’ve received is Lugols Iodine but even though I specified colorless the only one he could get me is colored. The description on the bottle is ” Lugols iodine B.P. – aqueous iodine oral solution – for nutritional supplementation of iodine only – each ml contains 126 mg of iodine derived from iodine and potassium iodide.” It then goes on to state that it is for animals only and to paint or spray it on the animals skin and how to orally supplement the animals watering trough as well.
My question is is this the same iodine that people orally supplement with just with an ability to stain?
LUGOL’S COMES IN MANY % STRENGTHS: In Canada we can still get 5%, nowhere else anymore that I have found. Brown iodine by Lugol’s is comprised of both iodine & iodide. Iodine is a black crystalline structure, hence the colour. Iodide is what a chemist creates when they add potassium to iodine, as I understand it. This creates a salt or white crystalline structure, so potassium iodide is colourless. Also good for application to places that would show iodine staining & still good for you. Dr Greenberg’s is one type of health potassium iodide which can be taken internally & is almost tasteless. Four to five drops five days a week, then none for two days. I ordered it from Finlandia, Vancouver, B.C. I am using it to shrink lymphoma enlarged nodes. Do not EVER take any tincture of iodine internally as it contains isopropyl alcohol & it is NOT meant for internal use. Lugol’s is already only available elsewhere @ a far lower %, except (so far) still 5% in Canada, I have checked this out. In New Zealand, for instance, I understand they reduced it to 0.04%!! Almost useless. It is worth sending for, a true miracle cure for so many things, including lowering cholesterol, anti-inflammation for heart disease, arthritis, antidote for flu, as little as one drop in a full glass of water. Get an extra cap as the rubber stopper allows the strength to dissipate into the air over time. Lugol’s is the original folk remedy, hence a threat to Big Pharma as it is the most utterly affordable versatile cure for so many things, since it is an anti fungal, & antiviral & chelates heavy metals like mercury fillings, & it is anti parasitic, iodine is one of the best things on this earth! Cancer is likely fungal/viral in origin. Worked for me! BTW ROOT CANALS are the perfect hiding place for disease causing microbes, & can also cause cancer & make cancer return. Get rid of these festering causes of disease asap.
How do you "get rid of a root canal?".
Hi Juliana from Canada – I get my 5% Lugol's iodine from London Drugs or Shoppers Drug Mart (although you can try other pharmacies – including those in places like Safeway or Walmart, etc.). You need to ask the pharmacist to order it for you – for some reason, they don't keep it in stock. I believe it took about a week from the time I ordered it to the time I received it. I can't remember the price (the bottle lasts a very long time) but it was quite reasonable. Hope this helps! Best of health, Bess
Bess from Calgary: why don't you get your Lugols from Script or from Cambrian? I recently bought the best ever Lugols from the herbalist Tony Pantelleresco. He was recently at my house where I hosted a seminar (was really helpful) Tony has a channel on u tube where he teaches people how to make many remedies including how to make Lugols. As well has a video on how to heal with turpentine. My lugols is sooooo concentrated it is 15%.
Really neat stuff.
Hi Juliana…To obtain a lugol’s iodine source in Canada just type “Lugol’s Iodine Canada” in ebay.com search or type it into Google Search. The lists displayed will show some vendors from Canada.
An example, from ebay.com, is given here:
Lugols Iodine Source from Canada
Also, most vets and pet shops sell lugol’s iodine(sometimes also called Aqueous Iodine) in Canada, another good source.
Thanks Mary from Saskatchewan – I'll check those sources out! Cheers, Bess
I order from infowars.com. Nascent iodine. Good source.
B.P. stands for British Pharmaceutical so it sounds like it's safe for human consumption. However it may need to be diluted with distilled water.
I bought a bottle of this recently and have been researching whether it's safe to drink.
Look up BP USP EP.
Hope this helps
I've never heard of anyone talk of 'drinking' Lugol's Iodine. It is added to water (not tap), by the drop – a tiny amount. If it's Lugol's iodine, it will say it on the label; if it only says 'BP' then it's not Lugol's – Lugol's is a recognised process of making and mixing iodine and iodide, not a brand name.
Is this like Lugol's?
At the local grocery store, I stumbled on two little bottle of "Iodine Tincture USP" and I'm wondering if this is like Lugol's. Under active ingredients it says, "Iodine tincture U.S.P. 100% (2% iodine)…… First aid antiseptic. It doesn't say what else is in it, no secret peel-back label, and the product's website was minimal and unhelpful. Naturally the bottle declares it for external use only, with a cute little red scull and crossbones on the front of the label. Is the USP 100% some kind of standard wherein it would be possible to ascertain any additional unmentioned ingredients?
This is one of those mysterious happenings, actually. I was wandering through town aimlessly, and figured I'd wander through the grocery store. I was feeling very aimless. Looking through the shelves of pharmacy offerings I began looking for items Ted had mentioned. Potassium Citrate contained sucrolose….. I perused the shelves for several minutes. Then, stashed behind some hanging items were two little bottle of iodine, similar to the kind I'd been meaning to buy online. I failed to find the price on the shelves, as well as any additional bottles. The clerk scanned them at about $3 each. I felt less aimless. Went home.
The alcohol in the idodine solution is probably methyl (wood) alcohol, or denatured in some way, and must not be taken internally because it is poisonous. The law does not allow ethyl (drinkable) alcohol to be used in any products like antiseptics or cosmetics.
Please, do not consume first aid Iodine tincture thinking it is the same as Lugol’s. First aid Iodine tincture contains a high amount of methyl alcohol and or ammonia which indeed are dangerous. EC – would it be a good idea to put an alert or ‘Important! ‘ message at the top of the Iodine section to not confuse the two and to not take Iodine tincture internally?
I have Lugol’s and just need to learn how to appropriately use it. To answer my prev. post about how much is needed, I am finding out it is dependent on a lot of things including gender, past medication history, and prior exposure to flouride and bromine. I found from watching the YouTube videos that we need almost 100 times more than is put in a single “serving” of iodine (USA)! Wow…
Lugol’s Aqueous Iodine 5%. I bought from the Trang Hospital with an expiry date, Oct 9th 2009.
1. Can it go off? What happens?2. After taking it, what are likely side effects/ adverse reactions if any?3. No distilled water here. Rain water OK?4. Take the drops before eating or after?5. How do I tell if cadmium, mercury, fluoride, chlorine etc. have left me?
Could someone tell me how to take these drops that masks the taste? Is it safe to put in the morning coffee, juice? It really makes me gag but offers so much. All I have seen is to put it in water and that is hard for me to swallow.
I think some people put it in coffee. I have done that. You don't even notice the taste of one drop. (Or, at least I don't! )
I agree – it does taste dreadful! 🙁
~Mama to Many~
Thank you. That is what I have been doing, but didn't know if the heat killed the good stuff! I upped my dosage and think this is what I needed. Love this site – have recommended it to many!
M: I add Iodine to a gallon of purified water in a plastic jug and last 2 or 3 days, so there's no bad taste problem. For additional Iodine one can take Kelp tablets or Potassium Iodine tablets.
You can make your own distilled water with tap water. RAIN WATER CONTAINS CONTAMINATES COLLECTED FROM THE AIR. Search YouTube: How to make distilled water. It says use a clean, big tall stainless steel pot as others can contaminate. Add tap water 1/4 up from bottom. Put a glass bowl which floats higher than the water level in. Place the clean lid upside down on top of the pot. Get a bag of ice ready. Turn the stove on to a boil. Put ice cubes on top of lid. The steam will rise, hit the cold lid, n drip distilled water into bowl. When the ice cubes melt, use a potholder n empty the lid. Don't let the distilled water in the bowl boil so lower the heat. Keep repeating with ice until u hv the amount of distilled water that u need. Use a big lid so u can put a bunch of ice on. Turn off the stove, let cool and use a clean ladle to put the distilled water in a mason jar. Place it in a dark storage/cabinet. Good luck!
I put mine into my morning mix of brewers yeast and yogurt, taste is very minimal.
First of all, thank you so much for this great website! Regarding Lugol’s Iodine, apparently, its formulation has been changed. I purchased it on the web and received a brochure along stating that effective August 31, 2007 Lugol’s would only be available as 2% iodine:4% K Iodide:94% dist.H2O…
Iodine – people need lugol’s. This stuff from the pharmacy is not enough. Lugol’s has the TWO forms of iodine used by both thyroid and breasts, ovaries and prostate. It has to be ordered online. I noticed in your comments people were buying it from the pharmacy. And that’s not the right stuff. jcrow.com has increased their prices so I’m on the hunt for another source.
I can’t believe she has produced a product that is NOT Lugol’s and has a label that says it is Lugol’s. The iodine everyone needs is iodine AND potassium iodide in a very specific ratio. Dr H. Clark’s doesn’t seem to be that type.
The reason Lugol’s is made the way it is is because it is a constant concentration solution of Iodine. If some of the water evaporates over time, a drop still has 6.5 mg of elemental iodine in it. This makes it a very safe way to administer iodine.
If water evaporates from Lugol's the solution will become more concentrated and one drop (generally = 0.05ml) will contain more than 6.25mg of total Iodine + Iodide in a drop. But keeping the bottle covered should make this not a problem.