Iodine is a necessary mineral that your body can’t produce itself. It must be consumed from an outside source through food or an iodine supplement. The USDA recommends that most adults consume 150 micrograms of iodine per day, and pregnant nursing women should consume about twice that much.
An iodine deficiency is not something to take lightly. If you’re not getting enough, it can pose a risk to your health. Pregnant women need to be especially proactive about meeting their daily requirement. Just a few decades ago, so many Americans were iodine deficient that as part of a public health initiative, many U.S. salt companies began adding iodine to their salt. When you go to the supermarket today, most salt packaging says: “This salt contains iodine, a necessary nutrient.” With the new trend of low-sodium diets, however, many people are saying no to salt and are looking for other options to meet their daily iodine quota.
The best food source for iodine is seaweed, with over 100 percent of your daily need in just 1/8 of an ounce. Runners-up are animal-based foods like codfish and yogurt. But you’d have to consume much larger quantities of these to get enough each day, nearly 45 times more codfish (3 ounces) and 51 times more yogurt (8 ounces) than seaweed.
Obviously, seaweed, yogurt, and codfish aren’t for everybody. But we’ve formulated NingXia NITRO with 75mcg of pure iodine, or 50 percent of the recommended daily value for an adult. Just enjoy two tubes of NITRO per day, and you’re good to go! Plus, you’ll also enjoy the benefits of pure essential oils, botanical extracts, D-ribose, Korean ginseng, and green tea extract—not to mention a great wolfberry taste!