The Safe and Effective Implementation of Orthoiodosupplementation In Medical Practice
Of all the elements known so far to be essential for health, iodine is the most misunderstood and the most feared. Yet, it is by far the safest of all the trace elements known to be essential for human health. It is the only trace element that can be ingested safely in amounts up to 100,000 times the RDA.
Discovered in Imperial France a century before the concept of essential trace elements was proposed by Gabriel Bertrand, the first trace element tested in human subjects and recognized as essential to human health. The most deficient trace element in the world, iodine had the misfortune of attracting the attention of endocrinologists because it is incorporated into some very important hormones of the thyroid gland. Starting out as a panacea for all human ills, iodine, as an essential element, eventually became associated exclusively with the thyroid gland. This thyroid fixation resulted in endocrinologists dictating the human needs for this nutrient. All human applications of iodine became eventually subservient to the dictates of misinformed endocrinologists.