An essential component of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3)
Has other physiological functions in the body:
-Play a role in immune response
-Might have a beneficial effect on mammary dysplasia and fibrocystic breast disease
Effective for:
-Iodine Deficiency
Iodine deficiency has multiple adverse effects on growth and development
•Groups at Risk of Iodine Inadequacy:
•People who do not use iodized salt
•Pregnant women
•Vegans and people who eat few or no dairy products, seafood, and eggs
•People living in regions with iodine-deficient soils
-Fetal and infant development
-Cognitive function during childhood
-Fibrocystic breast disease
-Radiation-induced thyroid cancer