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Welcome to Lugols Originals IODINE 101 where you'll find everything you need to know about Lugols Solution, Nascent Iodine, Tincture of Iodine and Iodine in general also known as I2.

What is IODINE?

Iodine is a mineral found naturally in many foods and added to others like Salt. Idoine is essential for metabolism and a normal thyroid function for the body. Lack of iodine in foods is often the result of deficient soil in which foods are grown. This condition still affects about 187 million people in other parts of the world primarily found in inland countries with little to no sea coast.

How much IODINE does a person need?

The body normally contains about 15–20 mg of iodine of which 70–80% exists in the thyroid as T3/T4. Iodine is easily absorbed from food in the form of iodide and excreted primarily through the urine.

How do I know if I have IODINE DEFICIENCY?

Iodine deficiency usually leads to goiter, a disease featured by an abnormally enlarged thyroid gland. Iodine deficiency can also lead to hypothyroidism, a health condition featured by low metabolism that affects close to 10% of adults in the United States.

Can I overdose on IODINE?

NO! The body excretes any excess iodine through the urine. 


Lugol's iodine was made in 1829 by the French physician jean Lugol (Hence the name). It is recognized by the World Health Organizations List of essential medicines, and is considered by many as the most effective and safest medicines needed in our health system.

What is LUGOLS SOLUTION used for?

Lugols Solution is a medication and disinfectant used for a number of purposes. Taken by mouth

How do I Take Lugols Solution?

Lugols Solution is taken Orally by placing drops in a cup of water, Typically for 2% Iodine we recommend 6 drops per day. Please see our Dosage Chart for more details on on exact dosages for whatever it is you are trying to treat. Please note this Dosage Chart is only available for our 5% formula.


Lugol's iodine is available as a generic medication and over the counter in 2.2% formulas or less. Any formula containing above 2.2% of iodine can also be bought by anyone however it can only be sold by registered companies as it is restricted by the DEA.

Does Lugols Naturals have a DEA LICENSE?

YES! Lugols Originals is registered by the DEA under our parent company JoAlle Corp. LICENSE NUMBER 007247JAW. JoAlle Corp. has been licensed to handle iodine for over 8 years manufacturing a variety of IODINE products from Iodine Supplement, water disinfectants, and even Fish tank disinfectants. We are also registered by the FDA. Iodine is a list 1 Chemical and may only be sold by companies who are registered with the DEA.