Iodine deficiency leads to breast, prostate, and thyroid problems, fibromyalgia, cancers, depression and other common ailments. Over the past 30 years the average iodine intake in the U.S. has decreased by over 50% while our incidence of disease has increased. Recent research and a growing number of health practitioners indicate Iodine deficiency may be the cause. Iodine is required in every cell in the body, not just the thyroid gland. The natural anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-oxidant properties of Lugol iodine/iodide clear our blood of pathogens and are essential to proper thyroid and immune system function, and relate directly to our overall health and well being, yet there is a serious lack of iodine in the U.S. food supply. Here in the U.S. the government RDA for iodine is just 150 micrograms per day which is too low for iodine sufficiency of the whole body. By comparison, in Japan the average person consumes 12 milligrams per day, about 80 times more, and they are much healthier. Their incidence of breast cancer and infant mortality are half that of the U.S., they live an average of 5 years longer and their total cancer rates are about one third of ours. Research now shows a direct link between iodine deficiency, reduced thyroid function, and the increase of many diseases. In a recent survey of 1478 cancer patients, 93% had a low saliva pH. By contrast, Iodine raises saliva pH and eliminates the low pH environment where cancers thrive. Lugol iodine will improve thyroid function, boost metabolism, increase energy, and, in many cases, reduce your dependency on other medications. The Lugol Iodine in this kit is Iodoral in tablet form. All of our Iodine for Life Starter Kits include quality ingredients, background research, case histories, instructions and quality materials in one convenient kit.