Deficiency of iodine significantly affects all functions in the human body. We do not often realize this deficiency even though we are tired, irritable, nervous or we suffer from a lack of sleep.
As iodine in our body ensures the correct functioning of the thyroid, it contributes to improving our mental and physical health. It strengthens the immune system, regulates growth and development, increases the overall energy of the body, promotes the cardiovascular system and brain activity, regulates blood sugar, increases IQ and also the ability to concentrate.
Iodine is an element that occurs everywhere but its distribution on the Earth’s surface is markedly uneven. Most are in coastal areas, the least are in mountainous countries. The most natural source of iodine for our organism are sea fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel), oysters, crabs, algae, seawater and salt, some minerals, cocoa beans, eggs, milk, lemons, carrots, spinach, broccoli, garlic, onion, basil, etc.
Iodine deficiency in our body weakens immunity and also negatively affects the activity of all internal organs. Deficiency is associated with slowed reflexes, decreased IQ, disturbance of concentration, cramps, anemia, skin dryness and brittleness of the nails, hair loss, depression, loss of energy, insufficient blood supply of limbs, excretion problems, swelling, preterm birth, congenital developmental disorders, cretinism, development of the goitre, disorders of sexual function or the emergence of some tumors.