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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.
|Infants (7-12 months)
|Children, 1-3 years
|Children, 4-8 years
|Children, 9-13 years
|Teens, 14-18 years
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Supplement Facts & Directions
Serving Size: 1.5 milligrams
Servings Per Container: Varies
|Amount Per Serving
||% Daily Value*
|Iodine 1.1 mg||765%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value Not Established
‡ These supplement facts may vary from the product you receive. Please call for exact numbers.
Other Ingredients: None
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As a dietary supplement, take 1.5 mg a day, or as directed by a physician. Accurate gram weight scale recommended. Upper safe limit of Iodine for adults is 1.1 mg daily.
Warning: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition consult your physician before use. Potassium Iodide is toxic, even fatal, in high amounts. Keep out of reach of children.
*NOTE: 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.