Iodine is a necessary mineral that your body can’t produce itself. Iodine must come from an outside source such as food or a supplement. According to the USDA, it is recommended that most adults consume 150 micrograms of iodine per day. Pregnant and nursing women should consume about twice that much.
Iodine deficiency can pose a risk to your health. Just a few decades ago, so many Americans were iodine deficient that as part of a public health initiative, many U.S. salt companies began adding iodine to their salt. When you go to the supermarket today, most salt packaging says: This salt contains iodine, a necessary nutrient. There is a trend of low-sodium diets, which is causing many people to say no to salt and to look for other options to meet their daily iodine needs.
The best food source of iodine is seaweed. Yes, that green aquatic plant that makes you cringe when it brushes against you while swimming but tastes fantastic when wrapped around a ball of rice and fish. This food source contains more than 100 percent of your daily need in just 1/8 of an ounce. But sushi and seaweed paper aren’t for everyone. Many people find it taste too fishy.
So what do you do if seaweed makes you queasy? You could try turning to other foods. Runners-up are animal-based foods like codfish and yogurt. But you’d have to consume much larger quantities of these to get enough each day, nearly 45 times more codfish (3 ounces) and 51 times more yogurt (8 ounces) than seaweed.
Don’t panic! We know these numbers are discouraging. Fortunately, there’s another option that takes seaweed and measuring cups of out the equation: Young Living’s NingXia Nitro®! Just one small tube contains 75 mcg of pure iodine, that’s 50 percent of the recommended daily value for an adult. With NingXia Nitro, you don’t have to worry about using food scales or consuming fishy aquatic plants and animal products. It’s as easy as grabbing and squeezing! You’ll also enjoy the benefits of pure essential oils, botanical extracts, D-ribose, Korean ginseng, and green tea extract, not to mention a great wolfberry taste! NingXia Nitro offers great support for body and mind. Find out more about this YL favorite on the NingXia Nitro product.