Popular and Official Views on Iodine and Lugol’s

I went to 7 of the most popular health advocates I could find, to look up specifically what they had to say about Lugol’s iodine.

  1. Dr. Mercola,
  2. Dr. Axe,
  3. Dr. Berg,
  4. Dr. Group,
  5. Mike Adams (The Health Ranger),
  6. Alex Jones,
  7. Ty Bollinger (The Truth about Cancer).
  1. Dr. Mercola on twitter: Dr. Joseph Mercola
    Hyperthyroidism can often be successfully reversed with a treatment protocol using Lugol’s iodine and lithium. http://ow.ly/D4EAE

From: https://drprevent.com/iodine-its-a-biggie/

“Dr. Gabriel Cousens wrote, “Recently Dr. Mercola surprisingly stated that the highest amount of daily iodine intake should be no more than 400 micrograms. This is only slightly higher than the FDA recommendation, which is 150-290 micrograms daily, dependent upon age, gender and life cycle. However, it is dramatically less than what some of the leading iodine medical experts suggest, as closer to, at least, 12-18 milligrams daily, approximately 45 times higher. Why this discrepancy? And how can Dr. Mercola, who is often so correct in his understanding, in my opinion, miss the mark exponentially?”

Cousens states, “Historically, as early as 1911, (11th edition of the 1910-1911 Encyclopedia Britannica) people normally took between 300,000-900,000 micrograms daily without incident. This is over 2,000 times more than Dr. Mercola’s recommendation.”

2. Dr. Axe:

https://draxe.com/nutrition/iodine-rich-foods/ – 0 mention of lugol
https://draxe.com/nutrition/iodine-deficiency/ – 0 mention of lugol
https://draxe.com/health/thyroid-problems/ – 0 mention of lugol
https://draxe.com/health/10-natural-cancer-treatments-hidden-cures/ – 1 mention of “Lugol’s” as a part of Gerson Therapy.
Searching his entire website brings up only one mention of Lugol’s in any of his articles, as mentioned above in the cancer treatments article.

  1. Dr. Berg:

https://www.drberg.com/blog/iodine-the-ultimate-healing-mineral – 0 mention of lugol
https://www.drberg.com/blog/what-is-iodine-good-for – 0 mention of lugol


https://www.facebook.com/drericberg/photos/a.140562722846/10159437345287847/?type=3 – 0 mention of lugol

  1. Dr. Group:

https://explore.globalhealing.com/free-iodine-webinar/ – 5 mentions of lugol

https://explore.globalhealing.com/iodine-supplements/ – 3 mentions of lugol

https://explore.globalhealing.com/iodine-guide-to-health-benefits/ – 7 mentions of lugol

https://explore.globalhealing.com/15-iodine-facts/ – 0 mentions of lugol

https://explore.globalhealing.com/guide-iodine-womens-health-breast-health-pregnancy/ – 2 mentions of lugol

  1. Alex Jones:

https://www.infowarsstore.com/survival-shield-x-2-nascent-iodine – 0 mentions of lugol

  1. Ty Bollinger:

https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/iodine-deficiency-symptoms/ – 5 mentions of lugol, but only in the comments, by other people.

Ty Bollinger’s link is an affiliate link to Dr. Group’s Nascent iodine.

  1. Mike Adams:


  • 2 mentions of lugol

https://www.naturalnews.com/034406_iodine_thyroid_supplements.html – 7 mentions of lugol

https://www.naturalnews.com/033875_iodone_deficiency.html – 2 mentions of lugol

https://www.naturalnews.com/043949_nascent_iodine_heavy_metals_lab_results.html – 1 mention of lugol

“The results published by the Natural News Forensic Food Lab show that popular iodine supplements — which naturally have a very tiny serving size of sometimes just two drops — likely contribute virtually no heavy metals to the diet of a typical consumer.”

“These results are as very optimistic and even exciting for regular consumers of iodine supplements,” explained Adams, who runs the atomic spectroscopy laboratory that documented these data. “The highest lead concentration we found was just .063 ppm, and over half the iodine supplements we tested showed less than 10 parts per billion, which we consider to be ‘zero’ for our online results charts.”


  • 2 mentions of lugol, but only in the comments.


It is also instructive to view the official position on iodine:

On iodine, from the CDC:

Over 1.1 mg of iodine is above the “tolerable upper limit”, but 130 mg of iodine is safe.

First source, from

“How is KI (potassium iodide) given?
The FDA has approved two different forms of KI (potassium iodide), tablets and liquid, that people can take by mouth after a radiation emergency involving radioactive iodine. Tablets come in two strengths, 130 milligram (mg) and 65 mg.”

“KI (potassium iodide) blocks radioactive iodine from entering the thyroid. When a person takes KI, the stable iodine in the medicine gets absorbed by the thyroid. Because KI contains so much stable iodine, the thyroid gland becomes “full” and cannot absorb any more iodine—either stable or radioactive—for the next 24 hours.”

And yet, the medical establishment actually gives the dangerous radioactive iodine, that the regular iodine is supposed to protect against!

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/radiation/hanford/htdsweb/guide/thyroid.htm

“Treatment of hyperthyroidism may include antithyroid drugs, radioactive iodine-131 or in rare cases, thyroid surgery.”

Finally, the upper limit for iodine is set at 1.1 mg, or 1,100 mcg:

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/nutritionreport/pdf/nr_ch4a.pdf

“. For most people, iodine intake from usual foods and supplements is unlikely to
exceed the tolerable upper intake level (1,100 μg/day). ”

There it is. In black and white.

130 mg iodine is ok to protect against radioactive iodine.
But the medical establishment actually gives radioactive iodine.
And yet, taking 1.1 mg is not ok.

Three contradicting statements, all from one source, the CDC!


Here are my search results in my blog:

https://revealingfraud.com/?s=iodine — 78 articles mentioning “iodine”.

https://revealingfraud.com/?s=lugol — 17 article mentioning “lugol”.

My primary article on iodine:

— 295 mentions of “iodine”.
— 26 mentions of “lugol”.

And finally, one last government source. The FDA tells us how to make Lugol’s Iodine.

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