Recommended Doses of Potassium Iodide for Different Risk Groups Daily potassium iodide dose (mg) # of 65mg Tablets Adults over 40 yrs 130 mg 2 Adults over 18 through 40 yrs 130 mg 2 Pregnant or lactating women 130 mg 2 Adoles. over 12 through 18 yrs* 65 mg 1 Children over 3 through 12 yrs 65 mg 1 Over 1 month through 3 years 32 mg 1/2 Birth through 1 month 16 mg 1/4
And finally, if panic buying has cleaned your local store's shelves of iodine tablets, there is an alternative. Most people probably went to the "iodine" section of their health food store. There's a good chance they didn't check out the herbal extract section. You may find an iodine extract there that might have been ignored because the dosage "seems" low at first glance. I particularly like the Tincture of Iodine with Kelp from Vitality Works. The dosage seems low since it's listed by the drop, but each bottle contains about 195 mg of iodine, making it easy to divide as necessary to get the appropriate dose. Uptake by the body is really quick. In most cases, two-thirds of a bottle will provide 130 mg. That means 2-3 bottles will cover most families.
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