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    Warm! Thank you, Iodine!

    So I took 300 mcg of iodine....and my toes and fingers warmed up a treat. I got toasty toes and fingers....I rarely have toasty toes and fingers.

    Bwahahahahahahaha!

    Maybe supplementing with iodine will fix this permanently....*off to read Grizz's posts on the iodine stuffs*
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    This is interesting I also have very cold toes, all the time! I tried supplementing wit ginkgo biloba but it didn't really help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nstocks View Post
    This is interesting I also have very cold toes, all the time! I tried supplementing wit ginkgo biloba but it didn't really help.
    Nstocks,

    Ginkgo biloba is good for improving blood flow and circulation, but mainly on the upper extremities, specifically the head/face.

    Depending on the reasons for your cold toes, continued supplementation with Ginkgo may make your cold toes worse....not saying it will though, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenHLi View Post
    Nstocks,

    Ginkgo biloba is good for improving blood flow and circulation, but mainly on the upper extremities, specifically the head/face.

    Depending on the reasons for your cold toes, continued supplementation with Ginkgo may make your cold toes worse....not saying it will though, however.
    It was recommended to me when I wrote a "Dear Mark" email. I've discontinued using it because it didn't really make a difference. Stress was mentioned as another possible factor but I'm really not stressed. I may look into Kelp noodles because I seem to just waste a lot of money on isolated supplements.

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    iodine caused a few forum wars but it really is a useful supp, topically and internally
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    yeah you are

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    Quote Originally Posted by KotikBegemotik View Post
    So I took 300 mcg of iodine....and my toes and fingers warmed up a treat. I got toasty toes and fingers....I rarely have toasty toes and fingers.

    Maybe supplementing with iodine will fix this permanently....*off to read Grizz's posts on the iodine stuffs*
    That's great but please be wary of some of the extreme quantities being advocated in Grizz's posts. Yes, we do need iodine but too much is just as harmful as too little.

    One of the best ways to supplement iodine without overdoing it the opposite direction is to get iodine from natural sources like sea veggies and shellfish.

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    Thank you, Paleobird and bloodorchid! I greatly appreciate the input of knowledgeable/experienced folks like you.

    With regards to dosage, I'm not looking to take great whopping spoonfulls of the stuff. I'm looking to stay at 300-500mcg in additional consumption on top of current diet. I would prefer to consume it naturally, but I'm a bit cautious about seaweed. A lot of the stuff I see has labels in a foreign language. I like labels that I can read. As far as fishy things....I'm not a big fan of anything that isn't in sashimi form and sashimi is kerspensive. I'm working on it, but the smell of cooked fish just doesn't appeal.

    I know, I know...this lady doth protest too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KotikBegemotik View Post
    Thank you, Paleobird and bloodorchid! I greatly appreciate the input of knowledgeable/experienced folks like you.

    With regards to dosage, I'm not looking to take great whopping spoonfulls of the stuff. I'm looking to stay at 300-500mcg in additional consumption on top of current diet. I would prefer to consume it naturally, but I'm a bit cautious about seaweed. A lot of the stuff I see has labels in a foreign language. I like labels that I can read. As far as fishy things....I'm not a big fan of anything that isn't in sashimi form and sashimi is kerspensive. I'm working on it, but the smell of cooked fish just doesn't appeal.

    I know, I know...this lady doth protest too much.
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    If you have an undiagnosed autoimmune thyroid condition (or if you are developing one and are unaware of it), supplementing with iodine could make things worse. Iodine for hypothyroidism: like gasoline on a fire?

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    Thanks for the heads up, serenity!

    I'm making an effort to eat 2-3 raw brazil nuts for their selenium content. That should mitigate a portion of the risk.

    I was tested for autoimmune issues 2 years ago and was found to have no issues despite having similar symptoms to the ones that are currently prompting me to try out iodine: cold hands and feet, sluggish brain, fatigue, irritability.
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