Let’s talk about iodine and selenium.
I often talk about the importance of iodine, but what you need to understand is that iodine should always be paired with selenium.
We need adequate amounts of selenium in order for the oxidation of iodide to iodine to take place. If we don’t have adequate amounts of selenium in the body when we take in iodine then we can have oxidative damage happening to the body, damaging different cells in the body, and this can also lead to an autoimmune condition. This is why it is very important that if you are taking iodine that you pair it with selenium.
They don’t have to necessarily be in the same supplement. They can be taken separately. You just need to make sure that when you take iodine that within your system you have adequate amounts of selenium.