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Iodine Supplementation with Nascent Iodine


Iodine is utilized by every hormone receptor in the body.
The absence of Iodine causes a hormonal dysfunction
that can be seen with practically every hormone inside the body.

Nascent Iodine is a scientific term for iodine where the iodine molecule has the diatomic bond broken and has a high amount of electromagnetic energy associated with it.  During the two to three hours of activation time (within the human body, once diluted in water and consumed), the Nascent Iodine atom has the ability to be of assistance to the body.

This form of iodine is produced by subjection of a 1 percent tincture of iodine to a high electromagnetic field for a given time in order to produce the Nascent Iodine state.  This atomic state and electromagnetic charge is held by the atom until diluted in water and consumed. 

Once diluted and inside the body, this atom is readily absorbed and utilized by the body.  This charged atom of iodine starts a process where it gradually loses its energy over two to three hours.  During this time, the body recognizes this atom as the same Nascent Iodine it produces in the thyroid in order to make the T3 and T4 hormones.

The atomic iodine is perhaps the least toxic and least irritating of all the iodine formulas available.

The quality that separates Nascent Iodine from all other iodine products is that the diatomic bond is broken with each atom, keeping one of the two electrons that had made up the covalent bond.  This is known as homolytic cleavage, and it causes the iodine atom to be subject to magnetic charging.  The iodine being in the atomic state was the reason it was called Atomidine, for Atomic Iodine (1926 to 1935).  This atomic state and large electromagnetic charge is held by the atom until it is diluted in water, where it then rapidly loses its charge.

Nascent Iodine is a complete atom—no extra electrons, none missing.

It was the famous psychic Edgar Cayce who suggested iodine for all sorts of thyroid problems, and who advised that it would be necessary to electrically charge the iodine to change it into its "atomic" form.  This charging converts the iodine into a form that the body can most fully recognize and assimilate.  (Iodine trichlorite claims to be atomic iodine, but it’s not.)  A true atomic iodine is the best kind to bring the thyroid to its optimal function, because it supports and saturates the thyroid without any toxic buildup.

Iodine is a well-known topical germicidal agent that is effective against a wide spectrum of organisms, including bacteria, fungi, and protozoa.  Iodine is normally available as solutions, alcoholic tinctures, and iodophors.  Iodophors were developed because iodine tinctures caused skin irritation, severe hypersensitivity reactions, and systemic absorption of iodine.  Iodophors are compounds of iodine linked to carriers for iodine.  Only a small amount of iodine is released, minimizing toxicity, which is not really a problem at all when iodine is administered in its pure atomic form.

Iodine has bactericidal activity;  that is, a 1 percent tincture will kill 90 percent of bacteria in 90 seconds;  a 5 percent tincture in 60 seconds;  and a 7 percent tincture in 15 seconds.  Source: Gershenfeld, 1968

Iodide uptake by the thyroid is an active process.[i]  So much of the information on iodine insists that iodine should be taken in its two major forms, Iodide and iodine.  An iodide ion is an iodine atom with a −1 charge.  Compounds with iodine in formal oxidation state −1 are called iodides.  Dr. David Brownstein wrote that "it is very difficult to get iodine into a solution that uses water as a solvent.  Therefore, as Dr. Lugol discovered, using the reduced form of iodine (iodide) increases the solubility of iodine."

Atomic or Nascent Iodine is not dissolved in water, but in alcohol.

Dr. David Brownstein

Iodized salt and the iodine supplements usually found in health food stores contain the iodide form of iodine, but Dr. Brownstein, one of the world’s iodine experts, has had little success treating patients with only iodide.  The supplement Iodoral contains both the iodide (reduced) and iodine (oxidized) forms of iodine.

The U.S. RDA for iodine is 150 mcg.  Iodoral contains 100 times (12.5 milligrams) the RDA requirement of iodine/iodide.  One drop of Nascent Iodine has an RDA of 0.2 mg.  If using it for additional energy and general improved health, take up to 5 drops daily;  that would mean only one milligram.

We do in fact find that when taking a nascent form of iodine, therapeutic doses are much lower.  If recommended by your healthcare professional for assistance with a chronic health concern, take 5 drops three or four times a day or as instructed by your health care professional.  Thirty drops per day is the equivalent of 12 mg of nascent iodine or 1 drop of Lugol's iodine.  Frequent small doses are more effective than larger amounts at less frequent intervals.  Always take it on an empty stomach.

Most will find that it is important to build up gradually in order to experience the least amount of detoxification reaction.  It is best when using strong chelators, which iodine is, to moderate the amount of detoxification symptoms, or what is called the Herxheimer reaction, which is the experience of poisons being dumped into the bloodstream from the cells or from large scale yeast die-offs.  This is most readily controlled with iodine in the atomic form, simply because it is so easy to control and regulate the dose.

Iodine is an easily oxidizable substance.  Food that is present in the digestive tract will oxidize iodine to iodide, which is not corrosive to the gastrointestinal tract.  Oral iodine appears to be inactivated by combination with gastrointestinal contents.  Absorption is poor due to rapid conversion of iodine to iodide[ii] and this might explain why one needs to take very high doses of Iodoral or Lugol's compared to Nascent Iodine, which seems to bypass the digestive track altogether, meaning its absorption starts right in the mouth and continues through direct penetration of the stomach tissues.

The Nascent Iodine appears to go into direct use by the body directly as soon as it is exposed to soft tissues.  This is no stretch of the imagination, since we know that iodide is completely and rapidly absorbed throughout all areas of the GI tract.  Dr. Brownstein says that the downside of Lugol’s solution is the taste and the dosing of it.  Lugol’s has a distinct metallic taste that many people find offensive.  The atomic iodine, on the other hand, is like sipping on a heavenly gift;  you can sense in a millisecond its positive nature.

Iodide must be converted back to the nascent form in order to produce T3 and T4.  Would the body not recognize Nascent Iodine as what is needed in the thyroid and take it there to avoid the steps of active transport to produce Nascent Iodine when it already has it available?  This could explain why some people report that they feel the atomic form of iodine in their thyroid within 10 minutes.  Is there really time for the iodine to get into the intestines and be converted into an iodide to be shipped to the thyroid?

Sunkar A. Bisey, a Hindu scientist in the early 1900s, was suffering from malaria and quinine didn't do him any good.  His life was despaired of, and a Hindu doctor, hoping to save the life of India's greatest inventor, sent on a few doses of a Burmese preparation made from seaweed that had proved useful in treating chronic malaria there.  Bisey tried it, and the effect was electrical.  He began to improve at once, and in a month he was a well man.  He set out to research the contents of the seaweed and ended up producing the compound now known as Beslin or atomic iodine.  Atomic iodine is iodine molecules broken down to individual atoms, which is the exact form that the body needs to make thyroid hormones.  If iodine is not in the atomic form, the molecules of iodine first need to be broken down, and that of course takes energy.

Malaria was treated with 20 drops of Nascent Iodine in a half glass of water given 4 or 5 times during the first day, and then going to 10 drops of Nascent Iodine 4 times a day for 3 more days.  A slide study of the blood shows that the malaria is gone from the body.  It is interesting to note that Salem Banajeh, Associate Professor of Child Health at Sana'a University, Sana'a, Yemen, found that case fatality for malaria is four times higher in highlands compared with endemic areas.[iii]  Iodine deficiency would explain this, which would explain why iodine is an effective treatment for malaria.

Dr. A. Regnault, while recognizing the great value of quinine in the treatment of malaria, said in 1901 that it was becoming a matter of general recognition that the quinine series of drugs is of service only during certain developmental periods of the disease.  It is held that the toxins are developed with great rapidity just at the time of the division of the parasites.  In order to eliminate these toxins, Dr. Regnault suggested the use of iodine and potassium iodide, iodine being a body which has a special affinity for bodies of the alkaloid class, and presumably for the supposed analogies of these toxins.  The results obtained were reported as being very striking, in that not only were the attacks aborted, but the action on the fever itself was striking and immediate with chills, vomiting, and malaise disappearing rapidly.  The remedies were employed in the following strength:  Tincture of Iodine and potassium iodide, of each, 1;  and distilled water, 25.[iv]

Iodine has many positive therapeutic actions.  It is a potent anti-infective agent.  "No virus, bacteria, or parasite has been shown to be resistant to iodine therapy," writes Dr. Brownstein.  This is an incredible statement, but one that can easily be backed by hardcore medical science.  It is the reason hospitals use iodine by the gallon, and in reality the only reason hospitals are not like ground-zero sites contaminated in an infectious sense is because of iodine's broad-spectrum anti-infective power.

Few are the doctors who have realized that iodine can be taken internally in large quantities and that it will have the same effect internally as it does on external surfaces.  When we look at the fact that the entire focus of vaccines is antiviral, that bacterial infections are becoming more threatening and more antibiotic-resistant, that cancer is always accompanied by and or is a fungal yeast infection, we might begin to realize how iodine can again become a doctor’s best friend.  Oncologist Dr. Tullio Simoncini in Rome already uses it for skin and breast cancer, but even he has overlooked its potential for internal application for the same action against cancer yeasts and fungi.  The secret to successful application in high enough quantities is provided by Nascent Iodine.

Nascent Iodine is more potent in its action because of its formulation, and because the toxicity has been removed.

When the thyroid becomes fully saturated from continued ingestion of detoxified iodine, whatever it doesn’t need is eagerly grabbed by other tissues of the body independent of the form, meaning iodide is not necessary.  After the atomic iodine has made its rounds, whatever then remains and is unable to be used is excreted in the urine.  The urine will turn bright yellow from the excess, similar to what happens with water-soluble B vitamins that the body doesn't need.  And any excess can help the kidneys if there's an infection at that site.

Note:  Even though Nascent Iodine is safe to use, too much taken too late in the day can be stimulating enough to keep you awake.  As with any other supplement, use discretion.

There is a difference between Nascent Iodine and Detoxified Iodine, which itself is a high-quality form of iodine.  Detoxified Iodine is produced at 10 amps of resistance for five minutes.  Nascent Iodine is more difficult to produce.  The time required to get iodine into the nascent state is 15 to 20 minutes at 30 amps, with a very limited quantity of iodine.  The result is that heat is generated, and that must be dissipated in order to have the process continue.  Historians who have speculated as to why this process was never used in the 1930's by Sunkar A. Bisey to improve his product was that it is just to time-consuming and costly to make the Nascent Iodine through this method.  For those who notice the results of Nascent Iodine, it may seem costly to make but well worth it for the results.  (I have had several people who have used different iodine products of these types conclusively claim they can feel the difference immediately when taking a true Nascent iodine.)

To quote the 1930s document by Schieffelin and Company:

"The lethal dose of Atomidine (1926 to 1935) in animals is very large, which accounts for the absence of untoward effects in clinical use.  Due probably to its rapid absorption and its ready combination with organic compounds in the body, iodism very rarely occurs even in sensitive persons."

If the body does recognize both these qualities, it can then use this charged atom in the thyroid or elsewhere in the body as needed.

The body utilizes more or less Nascent Iodine depending on the task being addressed.  To boost the body systems may require very small amounts—a few drops once a day.  The average dose is 5 to 10 drops in one-half glass of cold water, repeated every two or three hours.  Frequent small doses are more effective than larger amounts at less frequent intervals.  When an intensive effect is desired, 20 or more drops may be administered over the critical period and repeated as required.


On Various Forms of Iodine


I like the Nascent Iodine;  it definitely has its benefits.  Let’s take a quick look at the different forms available and what seems apparent about them at this time.

First off, I do not like the term "detoxified."  Edgar Cayce used a lot of terms in archaic and otherwise unique ways.  He was not a man of Science and did not use scientific terms.  If he was that precise in his meanings, there would not still be questions about some of his readings as to their exact meanings.  No one has yet satisfied me about what he meant by the term "soda" in his famous statement about the four things the body needs.  We recently heard on this forum of a fifth element to that list—iron.  Who knows for sure?  But because Cayce said it, it takes on some sort of magical mystery appeal.  As far as I am concerned, the term "detoxified" has been hijacked by marketers for their express purposes and has absolutely no bearing on anything else.  If other Iodine were toxic, I would be dead long ago.

When Dr. Brownstein switched to Lugol’s is when he started getting such good clinical results.  It was the elemental iodine (I2) that made the difference.  So, a quick review:

KI — potassium iodide.  There was extensive use of SSKI (super-saturated potassium iodide) for treatment and diagnostic use 100 years ago.  This is KI in distilled water at near the saturation point and standardized at 100 grams per 100 ml of solution.  Compare this to the amount of KI in Lugol’s, which is 10 g/100 ml.  This stuff is safe and effective, especially for certain pathogens, systemic infections, and as a dignostic tool for syphillis.  The amounts given were huge—in the 1-3 gram range.

I2 — This is the elemental or resublimed crystals of pure iodine from the mined ore.  It can also be obtained from seaweed (which is how it was first discovered), but that is more expensive.  Most iodine is mined in Peru, I believe.  This is the stuff added to the water and KI in Lugol’s to give it that dark color and strong smell.  I2 will dissolve in an aqueous KI solution or in alcohol.  It will not dissolve in water alone.  This is the stuff that can cause people problems as well as solve them.  It is highly oxidative.  Like any other halogen, it readily combines with other elements.  The fact that the iodine project doctors have done so well with plain old I2 in solution tells me that it works.  Perhaps in this state the doses have to be higher to get the same effect.  But the doses for success are not intolerable, so the point is moot.

I — monotomic iodine.  That is what is being talked about when the words "nascent" and "detoxified" are used.  Instead of a diatomic particle of iodine, I2, this natural bond has been broken via electromagnetic stimulation and the single atoms of iodine are free from one another.  We are told this is the form used by the thyroid to make T3 and T4.  If this is true, then that also means the thyroid has a way to isolate these atom all on their own.  So what is the benefit of providing MI (monoatomic iodine) to the body?  I do not know.  I do know one thing when it comes to anything we do to try and help the body along—the body is very efficient, which makes it inherently lazy.  If something is being done for it, the ability to do it for itself will atrophy and one stands the chance of losing it through disuse.

I hope this broadens the conversation and takes the mystery out of some of this iodine talk.  The bottom line is that these non-organic forms of iodine are well tolerated by the body, whereas organic forms—the forms that are bound to a carbon atom like the new proposed methyl Iodide for use in conditioning soils in place of methyl bromide—are harmful to health and not well tolerated at all by the body.  In other words, non-organic iodine of all the types mentioned above IS the true detoxified iodine.


It's 4:30 Thursday, 7-5-07, and I took four drops of Magnascent in water about a half hour ago.  As I sit here I can actually FEEL my thyroid gland doing *something* for the third time in about a week, each time after taking at least 4 drops in water on an empty stomach.  It feels almost like it is moving in my throat.  Well, I suppose if it is making hormones and injecting them into my body, a certain amount of movement is to be expected.

For years I have been fighting degenerative arthritis.  I have had many successes already with many substances and methods.  One thing that has eluded me is a regular, everyday good feeling, and regualr everyday flexibility.  I have had many good days in the past few years, but always they faltered and I was always searching for some way to keep it up.  Now I think I have found it.  For about 4 weeks now, starting with taking Detoxified Iodine, but then moving on to Magnascent, I have kept up a level of energy and flexibility that I mostly have not had since I was about 38 or so (I'm 53).

I get up in the morning, and within a short time I'm running through the house ready to get work done, then I'm running through my business shop and yard.  At the end of every day I am solidly physically tired, but I just get up and go at it all the same way again every day.

The flexibility is just unbelievable.  I find myself jumping in and out of trucks and crawling under equipment and working on things while squatting or kneeling with nearly no discomfort.  Squatting and kneeling were very uncomfortable for me only a few weeks ago.  I used to wince at the thought of having to squat or kneel.

All of this has happened to me on only about 10-12 drops of Magnascent per day.  I'm drinking about 8-10 a day and putting about 2-4 drops a day on a couple of Heberden's Nodes on my hands.  Since the endocrine system is all stimulated by iodine and the thyroid, my testosterone is up too.  I don't need a test to tell that.  --Bob Ansley

Richard D. Norton Jr., with oral cancer, had four operations and found yet another tumor growing that he could see with a flashlight and mirror.  He used the Nascent Iodine for one week three times a day holding it in his mouth a few minutes and then swallowing.  In a week he called to ask if the iodine colors skin.  I said it was only temporary and then goes back to normal color.  He said that he had lost where the cancer was.  He couldn't find it.  The next week his physician confirmed it was gone, but they found another in a different location which he is treating now.

The toxicity of modern life is impacting iodine levels.  It is well known that the toxic halides, fluoride, and bromide, having structures similar to iodine, can competitively inhibit iodine absorption and binding in the body.  Americans, who are more exposed to fluoride than other populations, have a desperate need for more iodine, and taking iodine in its nascent form would be the best way of increasing iodine levels in the safest and most effective way possible.

In treating over 4,000 patients, Dr. Brownstein has found only three patients with "allergy" to non-radioactive inorganic iodine/ iodide.  The nascent form is even less provoking, meaning the chances of side effects besides a normal detoxification and chelation response would be near zero.  The use of Nascent Iodine is simple, safe, and has proven itself effective through more than a century of medical use.  One should turn a deaf ear to all those cynics who would recommend pharmaceutical poisons in its place.  They are not unlike the child molester, using sweet words to draw an innocent into a deadly web of pain and deceit.

From its position at the base of the brain, the pituitary gland monitors the levels of hormones in the blood.  If a low level of thyroid hormones is detected, the pituitary gland sends out its own hormone called thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which stimulates the thyroid gland to step up production of thyroid hormones.  The thyroid gland can't do this since it's missing one essential ingredient—iodine—but the pituitary gland does not know this.  It keeps secreting TSH, which after a time will cause the tissue of the thyroid gland to change and the entire gland to enlarge.

Iodine levels have fallen 50 percent over the last 30 years in the United States.  At the same time we have also seen a dramatic drop-off of cellular levels of magnesium, and the same can be said for other minerals like zinc and selenium.  During this same time, there have been dramatic increases in illnesses of the breast (including breast cancer), prostate, thyroid, and the immune system (i.e., autoimmune disorders).

All of these conditions can be caused (in part or wholly) from iodine deficiency, as well as magnesium, selenium, and zinc deficiencies.  Mineral levels should be evaluated in all suffering from illness, and by those trying to achieve their optimal health.  In reality we do not need to expand fortunes in sophisticated testing, because unless one is eating a perfect organic, whole-food diet, the chances of being ill and not being mineral-deficient are about zero.

Special Note:  There is a great deal of confusion about these terms:  detoxified iodine, atomic iodine, and Nascent Iodine.  Edgar Cayce actually gave instructions for two different types of iodine;  one which is fairly easy to make, or what is called the detoxified form, and the full atomic form or what we are calling Nascent Iodine, which in the opinion of the IMVA, is clearly more potent.  Several people who have used one form literally feel the difference at the moment of injection.

Nascent Iodine comes in a one percent solution, which has been the type of iodine discussed in this chapter, and also a seven percent solution, which now must be licensed through the drug enforcement (DEA) agency of the government.  This type is not for oral use but is perfect for transdermal application.  This is important to note and have in one’s medicine cabinet or dispensary, because it is the solution to many diseases of the skin including skin cancer, and is a vital part of any protocol for breast cancer as well.

On MMS:  Why Iodine is Better

There has been a lot of commotion in health circles about a product called Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS).  It is being advertised as the answer to AIDS, hepatitis A, B and C, malaria, herpes, TB, most cancers, and many more of mankind's worst diseases.  The claim about how the chlorine (a poison, not what would be considered a mineral for health)[v] interacts with pathogens is the same claim we can make about iodine (a safe nutritional mineral), which is known to also kill pathogens of all types on contact.  I do not mean to make a qualified medical opinion on MMS, which is chlorine dioxide.  Chlorine dioxide is formed from the chemical combination of sodium chlorite and the acetic acid (vinegar) or citric acid.  Chlorine dioxide is dangerous to handle and use.  A search for material safety data sheets sustains the risk of using this substance.

Chlorine dioxide:  May decompose explosively on shock, friction, or concussion, or on heating rapidly.  A strong oxidant—reacts violently with combustible and reducing materials, and with mercury, ammonia, sulphur, and many organic compounds.[vi]

A strong irritant of the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract [HSDB].  A strong oxidizer that promotes combustion.  Concentrated solutions may be corrosive to the skin and eyes.  Mild hemolytic anemia and increased methemoglobin in males are observed in animal feeding studies. [CHEMINFO][vii]

Acute Health Effects

Ingestion:  Not a normal route of exposure.  Harmful if swallowed.  Can cause irritation to mouth, esophagus, stomach, and mucous membranes.

Eye Contact:  Contact causes redness, irritation, pain, blurred vision, tearing, corneal injury, and burns.

Inhalation:  Harmful if inhaled.  Coughing, headaches, labored breathing, nausea, shortness of breath, pulmonary edema.

Chronic Health Effects

May have effects on lungs, resulting in chronic bronchitis and permanent lung damage (with chronic exposure).

The use of dangerous poisons is common in allopathic medicine.  Even when pharmaceutical companies jump through hoops, costing many millions of dollars to test such poisons (most pharmaceuticals are mitochondria poisons), it does not remove the dangers of the poisons, which create all kinds of complications and side effects.  The natural allopathic medicine of Survival Medicine only uses such poisons as a last resort.

It almost never makes sense medically to ignore the basics, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the sun.  Minerals like magnesium and iodine are up there with the prime basics of life, and the use of poisons like chlorine dioxide should not be considered for use unless the basics do not supply the necessary resolution.  In the special case of the supposedly magical mineral substance, we have something vastly safer, more natural, and proven through over a century of medical use.  We have iodine, which has the same anti-pathogenic profile as that claimed for the chlorine compound.

It is hard to believe that chlorine would be selective in what it damages or kills.

A meta-analysis found that chlorinated water is associated each year in America with about 4,200 cases of bladder cancer and 6,500 cases of rectal cancer.  Chlorine is estimated to account for nine percent of bladder cancer cases and 18 percent of rectal cancers.  Those cancers develop because the bladder and rectum store waste products for periods of time.  (Keeping the bowels moving regularly lowers such risk.)  Chlorinated water is associated with higher total risk of all cancers.[ix]

Lastly, the marketing materials and promotion of this chlorine compound are not anchored in medical science or reason.  It is very hard to verify claims or trust those who whip up medical hysteria, because we never know when testimonials are just projections of the hysteria.  The placebo effect is alive and well, and its waters are fertilized when unsubstantiated claims are made.  It makes sense sometimes in medicine to take risks, but not before medical basics is employed first.  Why promote the use of something that has inherent dangers when we have something proven and safe?

Mark Sircus Ac., OMD
Director, International Medical Veritas Association



[i] Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 273: E1121-E1126, 1997; Vol.  273, Issue 6, E1121-E1126, December 1997.

[ii]  Reynolds, 1989; Gosselin et al., 1984, Gilman et al., 1990.

[iii]  Abdullah Al-Taiar, Shabbar Jaffar, Ali Assabri, Molham Al-Habori, Ahmed Azazy, Nagiba Al-Mahdi, Khaled Ameen, Brian M Greenwood, and Christopher J M Whitty.  Severe malaria in children in Yemen: two site observational study BMJ 2006; 333: 827.

[iv]  Revue de Medicine, 1901, vol xxi., p.  804.

[v]  Chlorine in swimming pools reacts with organic matter such as sweat, urine, blood, feces, mucus, and skin cells to form more chloramines.  Chloroform risk can be 70 to 240 times higher in the air over indoor pools than over outdoor pools.22  Canadian researchers found that after an hour of swimming in a chlorinated pool, chloroform concentrations in the swimmers’ blood ranged from 100 to 1,093 ppb.23  If the pool smells very much of chlorine, don’t go near it.







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