Iodine is not readily available in our New Zealand diet so it is quite common for people to be deficient in this important mineral. Iodine supports thyroid function, so metabolism, energy levels and weight regulation can all be affected by a deficiency.
The Iodine Test
The Iodine test consists of painting a 4cm x 4cm square of iodine tincture on the inside of your forearm. If the iodine tincture is absorbed before 12 hours, you are low in iodine.
If absorbed before 4 hours – very low
If absorbed before 8 hours – moderately low
If absorbed within 12 hours or more - good levels.
Addressing Iodine Deficiency
Bestow Berry Beautiful: One teaspoon of Bestow Berry Beautiful will provide half your daily requirement of iodine. It is suitable for those with a moderately low deficiency.
Bestow Beauty Powder: If you are very low in iodine, we recommend you take one dessertspoon of Bestow Beauty Powder as this contains the highest levels of iodine in the Bestow Beauty range.