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Re: Iodine/ Bromide Acne
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Re: Iodine/ Bromide Acne

Take the companion supplements and NAC (N-acetyl-cysteine) to help the liver deal with the detoxing. I take 2-4 600mg of NA twice a day when I feel my liver needs a little help (when breakouts occur or that general blech and icky feeling that makes you feel foggy and draggy).

Companion supplements...
Vitamin C - 3,000 mg per day (more may be necessary to detox bromide).

300-600 mg magnesium oxide (Iodine Investigation Project participants prefer
magnesium glycinate or magnesium citrate.)

200 mcg selenium. The selenomethionine version is preferred by many. Also see link.

500 mg niacin (B3) twice a day (NOT niacinamide). Start lower to avoid flush. *See update
in left margin on the ATP Cofactors as an alternative.

100 mg Vitamin B2 three times a day. *See update in left margin on the ATP Cofactor as
an alternative.

15-30mg of boron supplement or 1/4tsp of pure usp grade borax

As well as unprocessed salt to help flush out the bromide.

Salt Loading Protocol for Possible Bromide Side Effects

Orthoiodosupplementation induced and increased mobilization of bromine from storage sites,
with increased urinary excretion of bromide. --Guy Abraham, MD

Certain iodine-literate doctors feel the bromide excreted by Iodine therapy can be eliminated
more efficiently by the chloride present in mineral-rich unprocessed Sea Salt . The salt is added
to water in a specific way. Eating salty food is not effective. table salt is only used in an

Many Iodine takers found the Salt Loading Protocol devised by Dr. William Shevin (and
presented at the February '07 Iodine Conference) to be effective in eliminating the side effects
such as bromide sedation, acne, brain fog, brassy taste, mouth sores, frontal headache or other
symptoms which occur in a small percentage of patients.

1/4 teaspoon salt dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water. Follow immediately with 12-16 oz
pure water.

Repeat in 30-45 minutes if needed. May repeat again until copious urination begins.

Observe subjective response (usually within several hours).

Iodine Investigation Project participants have found 1/2 teaspoon salt dissolved in the
recommended amount of water works faster than the 1/4 teaspoon dosage.

* Pulse dosing of iodine has often helped our participants with detox symptoms: taking a 48
hour break from iodine supplementation as needed seems to enhance the kidneys' ability to
excrete bromide. These are only our observations as educated patients. Consult your own
physician about your particular iodine regimen.


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