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.
When taking iodine in the form of food supplements, many people wonder whether they are tolerated by everyone or whether there are iodine allergies. The human organism needs iodine daily and is therefore dependent on iodine intake through the diet.
Iodine can be used very well as a disinfectant for wounds. Iodine can kill bacteria, spores and fungi and cleanse the skin. Iodine tinctures, which are often used for very large wounds, kill microorganisms.