Iodine is an essential component of the thyroid hormones, thyrotrophin, (T3) and thyroxine (T4) and therefore, it is essential for normal thyroid function. To meet the body’s demand for thyroid hormones, the thyroid gland traps iodine from the blood and incorporates it into thyroid hormones that are stored and released into the circulation when needed. Iodine is an essential mineral element, necessary for the operation of the human body and irreplaceable by another substance. It should also be emphasized that iodine has an influence on the correct functioning of every cell in the body. Despite at first glance simple interpretation, we would like to point out that all previous findings are based on scientific studies. Furthermore, these studies indicate more importance and functions of iodine in the body as following:

  • Prevents the development of simple goiter
  • Effect every cell in the body
  • Positively effects the development of the fetus
  • As a special antioxidant, which captures free radicals in the body, iodine protects cells from damaging and significantly reduces the risk of breast, cervical, stomach and prostate cancer
  • Is inevitable for the production of thyroid gland hormones
  • Is also inevitable for the production of hormones of other endocrine glands
  • Iodine plays a role in the development and growth of hair, fingernails, skin and teeth
  • Regulates the rate of energy production and body weight and promotes proper growth
  • Improves mental alacrity and promotes healthy hair, nails, skin, and teeth

We hope that after reading the above mentioned facts, you will agree that iodine has truly irreplaceable and considerable importance for our body. All mentioned information is the result of many years’ explorations of scholars from around the world. However, apart from summarized results of professional studies, there is more to be mentioned about the role and function of iodine in human body.