Iodine is vital for the human body. The trace element is an essential part of thyroid hormones. Unfortunately, iodine deficiency is one of the most common deficiencies. In Germany, about 30% of the entire population is affected by a deficiency of the trace element.
Iodine deficiency is defined as a low iodine supply over a long period of time. This can occur when the human body cannot absorb enough iodine. Iodine is essential for the growth processes and the development of the brain and nervous system. An iodine deficiency can be recognised by certain symptoms such as concentration problems, lack of drive and extreme tiredness.