How widespread is iodine deficiency? In the United States iodine deficiency is becoming more problematic due to a decrease in dietary iodized salt intake as a means to reduce high blood pressure. Urinary iodine levels in the US today are about half what they were in the 1970s. Iodine is an essential element that is pivotal to normal function of the thyroid gland in addition to the health and integrity of breast tissue. Accurate diagnosis may often be overlooked because the symptoms overlap with those of other illnesses, perhaps masking the problem. Testing Iodine levels and accessing treatment for both excessive or deficiency levels is an emerging area of science that holds potential for improving your health and longevity.
Iodine Test in Dried Urine
PBW now offers a test for diagnostic measurements of iodine with the development and application of dried urine testing. Using this simple dried urine test is one of the easiest ways to take control of your health and wellness while understanding the importance of underlying symptoms and your potential risk for iodine deficiency. With a simple, innovative dried urine test, it now only requires a few minutes to collect urine on a filter strip 2 times a day as opposed to the inconvenience of a 24 hour collection that requires a bulky container for collection.
(I) Iodine & (Crtn) Creatinine