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Using lower-sodium salt but without iodide. How to get enough iodide?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: July 24, 2009 08:32PM
I have been using "Salt Balance" from Morton's, which has 25% less sodium (from added potassium.) It doesn't have iodide. How do I get enough iodide? Can I add regular salt with iodide to the Salt Balance? How much would it take to get enough iodide, but minimize the sodium?
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Re: Using lower-sodium salt but without iodide. How to get enough iodide?
Posted by: Doc
Date: July 24, 2009 08:51PM
150mcg is the RDA.

There's usually that much in 1-a-day vitamins like Centrum.
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Re: Using lower-sodium salt but without iodide. How to get enough iodide?
Posted by: btfc
Date: July 24, 2009 08:56PM
Re: Using lower-sodium salt but without iodide. How to get enough iodide?
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 24, 2009 09:01PM
get some Potassium iodide pills. (I took some after the Chernobyl disaster)
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Re: Using lower-sodium salt but without iodide. How to get enough iodide?
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: July 24, 2009 09:04PM
In addition to seaweed (linked above), I found this when I Googled for which foods contain iodine.

" Incorporating seafood and fish into your diet can also help. Other foods that contain iodine are eggs and dairy products, including milk, cheese and yogurt, onions, radishes, and watercress."

Here's another link that tells you what the RDA of iodine is for various age groups, and there are also links for related questions, including which foods contain iodine and symptoms of both too little and too much iodine.

[www.dietbites.com]
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Re: Using lower-sodium salt but without iodide. How to get enough iodide?
Posted by: DewGuy
Date: July 24, 2009 09:04PM
I don't have a clue about the iodine but this may be helpful: IODINE: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings - WebMD

We use Diamond Crystal's Salt Sense, that has 33% less sodium and is available with and without iodine, maybe you could switch.
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Re: Using lower-sodium salt but without iodide. How to get enough iodide?
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: July 24, 2009 09:15PM
I think people who eat a balanced diet get enough iodine. I've never bought iodized salt (and rarely salt food unless I add it because a recipe needs some), and I certainly don't seem to experience any of the signs or symptoms of iodine deficiency. As I was reading various things on the 'net, I saw somewhere that iodine deficiency used to be relatively common, but now iodine has been added to a number of things, including animal feed, which then provides iodine in the meat or, in the case of cows, in the milk they produce. That's increased the amount of iodine people get through their regular diet. I'd guess only people who were on a very restricted diet or who choose not to include meat and dairy products in their diet would be at risk for getting too little. Of course those people also eat a lot of veggies, and there are several that contain more than adequate amounts of iodine.

Overall, this is not one of the things I'd spend my time worrying about! smiling smiley
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Re: Using lower-sodium salt but without iodide. How to get enough iodide?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 24, 2009 11:25PM
. . .if I get too much then. . .izodide and gone to heaven. . .



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Re: Using lower-sodium salt but without iodide. How to get enough iodide?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 25, 2009 04:02PM
If you start to turn brownish red then you are getting too much iodine.



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