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Natural sources of Potassium Iodide

Updated on April 9, 2015

After the U.S. Surgeon General ....

.... has publicly supported the idea of buying potassium iodide as a "precaution" for radioactive fallout, Potassium Iodide supplements are getting harder to find as people concerned about the radiation fallout are grabbing them off the shelves like the reactor was next door. ( Where are the Nuclear Plants in the USA?) Many health food stores are out and/or have these supplements back ordered. An alternative source of iodine -Nascent Iodine - was more available, but now it to is on the verge of being sold out everywhere in North America.

Sadly enough, in the middle of all this, some retailers are jacking up their prices exploiting this shortage for their own financial gain. A seller on eBay increased the price of a bottle from $49 to $499. Another one on eBay was asking $1500, and this isn't for a case, this is just for one bottle!

If this reminds you of the price gouging practices of the pharmaceutical industry, you're not alone. And, like dealing with 'big pharma' and their sly mob-like antics, there is always a better way to get around them and get what you need naturally; at least while it's still legal to do so.

Pssssss, over here by the Chinese salad bar. See that pile of green stuff there. Here, the stuff that looks like it came out of your aquarium while you were cleaning it. Yea, that's it, that's what you need. Take it brother, may serve you well. I know, I know, it is an acquired taste, it's difficult getting it past your nose. And if you do it's hard getting past the chewing part and swallowing it, but boy, or girl, it is excellent for you, and a wonderful source, if not the best source of potassium iodine.

All the supplemental pills out there are supposedly natural, but it is still processed and after being heated, bagged, bottled and shipped there's no telling what percentage of potassium iodide is left in the pills or capsules before you swallow them, and if your system is digesting the pill and releasing a good amount of iodide to keep you protected.

There are several foods that are high in iodine. And no, table salt is not one of them. To increase your levels of iodine from table salt, you'd practically have to poison yourself to death with the excess of salt that it would take. The best forms of natural iodide are sea vegetables.
And for sure, sea vegetables provide sufficient levels of iodine to help prevent radiation poisoning of your glandular system.

One of the very best natural sources of iodine is Kelp. All seaweeds contain iodide in the natural state. One of the highest is kombu, which contains up to 2500 mcg (micrograms) of iodide per gram of kombu.

Yes, kelp is especially high in iodide,

which must be present for proper glandular function and metabolism, but it also has a bunch of other healthful nutrients: iron, sodium, phosphorus and calcium, as well as magnesium and potassium. Kelp is also a source of vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E, plus amino acids. And because the plant’s nutrients come in a natural form, not a pill, they are easily assimilated by the body. So, I'd think twice if I were you when you pass up, and turn up your nose, at the seaweed section of the salad bar. I at least have two heaping mouthfuls of it. I'm working my way up to three. I use the 'chew as much as you can then wash it down' method of ingestion. Kinda like I did with Brussels sprouts and asparagus when I was younger.

'Weak sense of crisis'

Tepco admitted for the first time last month that radioactive groundwater had breached an underground barrier and been leaking into the sea, but said it was taking steps to prevent it.

However, the head of a Nuclear Regulatory Authority task force, Shinji Kinjo, told the Reuters news agency on Monday that the countermeasures were only a temporary solution.

Tepco's "sense of crisis is weak," Mr Kinjo said. "This is why you can't just leave it up to Tepco alone"

"Right now, we have an emergency," he added.

If the underground barrier is breached, the watchdog warns, the water could start to seep through shallower areas of earth.

Once it reaches the surface, it could start to flow "extremely fast", says Mr Kinjo.

Contaminated water could rise to the ground's surface within three weeks, the Asahi newspaper predicted on Saturday.

The contaminated water is thought to have come from the 400 tonnes of groundwater pumped into the plant every day to cool the reactors.

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    • johnwindbell profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      Thank you for your update here, conradofontanilla, and nice to hear from you. So, if one were to grow their own ciggies organically it would be better for them.

      As I've been told, this iodine protects the thyroid gland. As to how much, or little, etc., 'Lord Google will help you, as if you weren't there already.

    • conradofontanilla profile image


      5 years ago from Philippines

      I need to be updated on my chemistry or physics. How does iodine react with a radioactive material? Does it catch polonium 210 or lead 210? These are decay by-products of uranium. These are found in tobacco, cigarette smoke. If it does catch them, it would be good news for those who want to quit smoking. Polonium has a half life of 138.4 days, lead 22 years. During those half lives and whole lives they keep emitting x-rays and generating free radicals that cause cancer and heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, emphysema, and what have you in the basket of degenerative diseases. One who quits smoking can reduce the half lives of lead and polonium and regain good health and well being much faster.

    • johnwindbell profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      Better safe than sorry, eat kelp a couple times a week. And by ALL means don't wait for the quack in the white coat, or the Gov. to tell ya. Then you'll be dead. Like not carrying a weapon cuz the cops will protect ya ....duh....bye-bye.

    • meow48 profile image


      7 years ago from usa

      so are you from the mary poppins generation, the idea that a teaspoon of sugar helps the medicine go down? hee, hee. I guess I should be concerned about radiation fall out, but it is the length of exposure, the proximity of it, and the actual amt that will affect you. at least that is what the medical books tell me. hee.

    • johnwindbell profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      Glad I could help some. Why is it that the best things for you to eat are the ones that taste like shit? Or am I just one of those many poor soles that were raised on sugar?

    • meow48 profile image


      7 years ago from usa

      thankyou for the follow, thought i would stop by and check out your site, this was really informative. i have friends who are obsessing over the fall out... thankyou for this informative hub. take care.

    • johnwindbell profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      Hi Paul, I appreciate it. Let me check on your collection.

    • Paul Kohler profile image

      Paul Kohler 

      7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Very interesting, it's nice to know there are alternatives available. Thank you

    • johnwindbell profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      Thanks for stopping by. Lets see what's you're cookin, I mean sharing.

    • Lesley Rodgers profile image

      Lesley Rodgers 

      7 years ago from Glasgow, Uk

      Nice way of sharing the info. Thank you, I'm sharing :)


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