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Does Iodoral work?



Has science looked into the Iodoral claims? I take Levothyroxine for a high TSH which has normalized. My doctor advised against taking high dose iodine supplements. If Iodoral like supplements are so effective and life changing, how could an endocrinologist not be aware of that, or is it based on erroneous science?

Dr. Gourmet Says...

In my opinion this is just plain quackery. There's just no quality evidence to support use of high dose iodine supplements. As with most such supplements you should be very suspect that someone is trying to make money off of you.

Stick with the recommendation of your endocrinologist.

Thanks for writing,

Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
Dr. Gourmet