Adults - 150 mcg;
Pregnant women - 120 mcg
This Mineral Is
As part of several thyroid hormones, iodine
controls nutrient metabolism; nerve and muscle function; skin, hair, tooth, and nail
Iodised salt, kelp, seafood, salt water
fish and vegetables grown in iodine-rich soils are excellent sources of this mineral. Also
found in garlic, mushrooms, sesame seeds, sea salt, soybeans, spinach.
You usually will not have a deficiency in
this mineral and supplements are unnecessary.
Deficiency Can Cause...
This is very uncommon, however, some
symptoms include -
Excessive iodine can cause a metallic taste
in the mouth, sores in the mouth, swollen salivary glands, nervousness, headache, rashes
and can lead to thyroid hyperactivity, diarrhoea, and vomiting