Iodine for the thyroid gland

Why is iodine so important?

Iodine is particularly important for the body's entire metabolism, especially for thyroid hormones. These regulate energy management in the body and, above all, physical and mental development. And these hormones need iodine as "fuel". In the absence of iodine, the thyroid gland enlarges - even visibly -

The importance of iodine to the body is little known, as is the fact that iodine is so important to the metabolism.

Since thyroid hormones are already produced from the 12th week of pregnancy, it is very important that pregnant women ensure an adequate supply of iodine and not only optimally cover their own needs, but also take into account that they have an additional increase in iodine requirements due to pregnancy.

Good sources of iodine

In general, everything that comes from the sea is rich in iodine. One portion of 200 g cod or 100 g pollack will supply the daily required amount of 230 mg. A further source of iodine is iodized table salt. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, an adequate intake of iodine is strongly recommended to ensure the health of your baby. An ideal supply of iodine is only possible by taking dietary supplements.

Deficiency symptoms

Iodine deficiency during pregnancy may lead to a negative physical and mental development of the baby. But it’s not just that: iodine deficiency may also cause hearing and speaking problems later on.