do you use Lugols iodine for a supplement? alot of folks do, and in the US you can now only buy the 2% solution and cant get the 5%. well, i found out how to make your own Lugols. is that great or what? do some research to find out what this can do for you and how it can help you. it is totally worth learning how to make this.
if you can fill a quart canning jar with distilled water and if you can pour in some dry power and stir—then you can make your own 100% Lugiols.
how to make Lugols 5% solution
quart canning jar
non metal lid or use the metal lid but put a baggie over top
100gm potassium iodide crystals $16
50gms elemental iodine crystals $10
plastic or wood item to stir
in quart jar, add the 100gm potassium iodide crystals, add a little of the distilled water to stir and dissolve crystals
add in the 50gm elemental iodine crystals
add more water to stir and dissolve–this takes a bit longer to dissolve
add the rest of the water to fill quart jar
stir, put lid on. shake thru the day now and then to help dissolve
let sit in col dark palace (pantry is fine) for 24 hours shaking now and then
after 24 hrs it is ready to use.
this makes the stronger 5% solution
if you want the 2-2.5%, pour half into a quart jar so you now have 2 quart jars half full of solution,. fill each with distilled water to the top. put lid on that is non metal or cover first with baggie then the lid to prevent the solution touching metal as it is corrosive over time..
a 2oz bottle of lugols 2% solution costs around $13
to make the 2% solution spending $26 for ingredients, you get 2 quarts = 64oz or 32 of the Lugols 2oz bottles of their 2% solution.
how to check your iodine levels:
take some tincture of iodine and paint on your arm a 1 inch square, just sort of guess and do your best. now wait and see how fast that disappears.
if your iodine levels are strong and normal it will stay dark for 24hrs.
the faster it disappears, the more deprived you are of iodine
to get iodine levels up–every day paint a new 1 inch square on a different part of body and keep doing it every day around the same time and watch how long it stays. when it stays dark 24 hrs you are good. every couple of months repeat to check your levels.
women have particular problems with iodine levels as we get older.
this is worth doing..