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XymoDine™ provides a high-potency dose of iodine in the form of potassium iodide along with supportive doses of molybdenum and selenium. Iodine is required for thyroid hormone synthesis and is foun
d in virtually every cell in the body. Selenium supports the production of the active thyroid hormone T3 and participates in antioxidant systems. Molybdenum is incorporated into several metabolic enzymes and is instrumental in the breakdown of sulfites, nucleotides, drugs, and toxins.


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MEDICAL DISCUSSION

The health and function of the thyroid gland depend on a number
of micronutrients as well as sufficient antioxidant protection and
activity. XymoDine™ combines iodine, selenium, and molybdenum in a
distinctive formula designed to support thyroid, breast, and endocrine
system health.*
Iodine is an essential trace element, recognized for its traditional
role in thyroid hormone synthesis. Iodine is directly incorporated
into thyroxine (T4), which contains four atoms of iodine, and the
biologically active form of the thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (T3),
which contains three atoms of iodine. Thyroid hormones regulate
metabolism and energy production throughout the body and, in turn,
affect core body temperature, growth, reproduction, protein synthesis
(including hair and skin), and neuromuscular function.*[1]
Iodine plays a role in overall endocrine health,[2] intellectual
development,[3] breast and reproductive system health,[4-7] and the
maintenance of a healthy balance of microorganisms in the body.[3]
Oral and gastric mucosa, salivary and thymus glands, skin, and the
choroid plexus of the brain are also believed to rely on iodine for their
optimal functions.*[3]
Iodine must be obtained in diet or supplement form, and dietary
intake can vary widely. In some cases, high doses of iodine may be
consumed directly through the diet; populations consuming large
amounts of seaweed may consume 50-80 mg of iodine daily.[8]
In other cases, the iodine content of food is dependent upon the
presence and availability of iodine in the soil in which the food is
grown. Furthermore, table salt and cattle feed are fortified with iodine
to meet minimum intake requirements.*
Supplemental iodine has been found to be safe and well tolerated
in the inorganic, non-radioactive iodine/iodide form.[9] Lugol’s 5%
solution has been safely and effectively employed since 1829; it
contains 50 mg of iodine and 100 mg of potassium iodide (77%
iodine) per ml, providing a total of 125 mg of iodine/ml. The suggested
intake of 0.1 ml per day provides 12.5 mg of iodine.[10] It’s a littleknown
fact that under certain circumstances, high doses of potassium
iodide (up to 130 mg) are used to saturate the thyroid, a protective
practice employed in the event of a nuclear accident.*[11]
Moderately high doses of supplemental iodine have been used
to promote breast comfort after both animal and human studies
suggested that such a protocol would have positive effects. A
randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter clinical trial
(N = 111) investigated the effect of supraphysiologic doses of iodine on
breast health in women with normal thyroid function. The 3 and 6 mg/
day doses resulted in significant improvement in breast comfort.[12]
Iodine and selenium are believed to work synergistically in supporting
breast health as well.*[5]
XymoDine provides 12.5 mg of iodine per tablet in the form of
potassium iodide. The trace element selenium is present to support
the conversion of the inactive thyroid hormone T4 to the active T3 form
as well as the overall regulation of thyroid hormone metabolism.[13,14]
Selenium also plays a significant role in antioxidant activity because
it is an integral component of several glutathione peroxidases as
well as the enzyme thioredoxin reductase.[13] Molybdenum, another
essential trace element, is a cofactor for the metabolic enzymes sulfite
oxidase, xanthine oxidase, and aldehyde oxidase. Sulfite oxidase is
instrumental in converting sulfite to sulfate. Xanthine oxidase converts
nucleotides to uric acid. Both xanthine oxidase and aldehyde oxidase
facilitate the metabolism of drugs and toxins.*[15,16]
Due to the high-potency dose of iodine in XymoDine, individuals
should consult their healthcare practitioner about possible interactions
with medications such as warfarin, lithium, and ACE inhibitors.
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