Iodine Loading Combination Test
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Iodine Loading Combination Test | Hakala Research
A measurement of whole body sufficiency for iodine. It is especially helpful is testing for thyroid condtions.
The gold standard test for iodine sufficiency is called the iodine loading test. The iodine/iodide loading test is based on the concept that the human body has a mechanism to retain ingested iodine until whole body sufficiency for iodine is achieved. During optimal iodine supplementation, a mechanism is triggered that progressively adjusts the excretion of iodine to balance the intake. As the body iodine content increases, the percent of the iodine load retained decreases with an increase in the amount of iodide excreted in the 24 hr urine collection. The more deficient a subject is in iodine, the more iodine is retained by the body and the least excreted in the urine. Sufficiency is achieved when 90% or more of the ingested amount is excreted in the urine. The test consists of ingesting a high dose iodine/iodide (50 mg). Urinary iodide levels are measured in the following 24 hr collection.
We offer a combination kit containing both tests (Urine Iodine Spot Test Kit and the 24 Hour Urine Iodine Loading Test Kit) for the complete evaluation
Iodine Loading Combination Test | Hakala Research
Test Sample: Urine
Test fees include testk kit, mailer, test instructions, processing, handling, shipping, test results and review.
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Additional Bromide Information
If the body is exposed to excess bromide, it can result in the bromide interfering with Iodine utilization in the body and creating a state of iodine deficiency.
While your body has receptors for and needs iodine to make thyroid hormone, there is no known physiologic use for bromide in the body. When bromide binds to the iodine receptors in the thyroid gland, it disrupts the normal physiologic functioning of that gland.
The body is very slow at eliminating bromide. The normal half-life of Bromide is 12 days and in cases of salt restriction and chronic bromide exposure, the half-life of Bromide can be as high as 40-50 days.
People who ingest bromide may feel dull and apathetic and have difficulty concentrating. Bromide also causes depression, headaches and irritability.
When iodine is deficient, the toxicity of bromide is accelerated.
Bromide toxicity may develop when bromide, acquired through environmental or dietary exposure causes bromide levels in the body to rise high enough to inhibit iodine utilization. Iodine supplementation will increase bromide excretion thereby reducing bromide toxicity.
Possible sourcesof Bromide:
Antibacterial agent for pools and hot tubs
Brominated flour used as an anti-caking agent in the bread making process this includes pasta and cereal
Brominated vegetable oil that may be added to citrus-flavored drinks (including Mountain Dew, AMP Energy drink, and some Gatorade products)
Fire retardants (polybrominated diphenyl ether) added to many common household items (mattresses, carpeting, furniture foam, plastics of computers, televisions, radios, clothing, draperies, etc.)
Fumigants used for termites and other pests
Prescription drugs, including Atrovent inhaler, Atrovent nasal spray, Ipratropium nasal spray, Pro-Panthine, Pyridostigmine bromide, and the Spiriva HandiHaler.
Some fabric dyes
Some personal care products
Symptoms of Bromide toxicity:
Acne type skin eruptions
Leg and hip ache
Mouth and tongue soresand cuts or "sore mouth"
Odd swallowing sensation
Tingling in hands or feet
Unusual urine odor
Urethral spasm,frequent urination (sometimes mistaken for urinary infection)
*Your results may vary from those listed above.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
*This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Since we do not know everything about your medical history and medications, please consult with your health care practitioner before implementing any new protocols and supplements. Do not construe any information listed on this site as a substitute for actual medical advice. The info you receive from us is not intended to replace medical advice by your doctor. Forrest Health, Inc. does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. We offer nutritional programs and supplements that support your health. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Forrest Health, Inc. are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a medical condition, see your physician of choice.