Re: Painted-on Lugol's
Im pretty sure this has been mentioned before. I thought we all had agreed that skin painting was not going to do what we needed. Mabey someone knows different but I thought this was current understanding.
This is from Tennants site.
I was taught that placing Iodine
on the skin, as a test for the need for iodine, was valid. It was said that as soon as the body had enough iodine, it would be left on the skin and not absorbed. It has been found that that is not correct!
Dr. David Derry says, "The "test" of putting Iodine
on the skin to watch how fast it disappears is not an indicator of anything. The Iodine
disappearance rate is unrelated to thyroid disease or even iodine content of the body. Meticulous research by Nyiri and Jannitti in 1932 showed clearly when iodine is applied to the skin in almost any form, 50% evaporates into the air within 2 hours and between 75 and 80 percent evaporates into the air within 24 hours. A total of 88 percent evaporates within 3 days and it is at this point that the evaporation stops. The remaining 12 percent that is absorbed into the skin has several fates. Only 1-4% of the total iodine applied to the skin is absorbed into the blood stream within the first few hours. The rest of the iodine within the skin (8-11%) is slowly released from the skin into the blood stream. "