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Potassium Iodide
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Potassium Iodide (KI) is an ionic salt that is a source of the essential elements, potassium and iodine. Potassium iodide consists of 76.5% iodine by mass.
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Potassium iodide (KI) is an ionic salt that is a source of the essential element, iodine. Potassium plays an important role in human metabolism and is essential for proper muscle function, certain neurological mechanisms and as an electrolyte. Iodine is required by the body, meaning that humans must have a continual supply in their diet in order to maintain good health (see table below for the Recommended Dietary Allowance based on age). Potassium iodide consists of 76.5% iodine by mass.

Optimal iodine intake is necessary for normal thyroid function. The thyroid gland takes iodine from the blood and incorporates it into thyroid hormone, which is then released into circulation when needed. Thyroid hormone, or thyroxine, regulates multiple physiologic processes that include growth, development, metabolism and reproductive function. It also aids in the conversion of food to energy and the maintenance of body temperature.

The thyroid isn't the only organ that uses iodine. The breast, prostate gland and skin also take up iodine for use in their intracellular activities.

Table 1. Recommended Dietary Allowance of Iodine Based on Age.

Age Iodine Potassium Iodide
Infants (0-6 months) 110 micrograms/day (AI*) 145 mcg/day
Infants (7-12 months) 130 mcg/day (AI*) 171 mcg/day
Children, 1-8 years 90 mcg/day 118 mcg/day
Children, 9-13 years 120 mcg/day 158 mcg/day
Adolescents, 14-18 years 150 mcg/day 197 mcg/day
Adults, 19 years and older 150 mcg/day 197 mcg/day
Pregnant women, all ages 220 mcg/day 289 mcg/day
Nursing women, all ages 290 mcg/day 382 mcg/day
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This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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