Dairy products: a dietary source of iodine


Iodine (I) is a non-metallic trace element that is required by humans for essential thyroid hormones1,2 Iodide is absorbed in the stomach and small intestine.3

Dietary source of iodine

The amount of iodine in fruit, vegetables, or water., is dependent on the amount of iodine that is present in local soil. Meat, poultry, milk, eggs and dairy products are also sources of iodine. Iodine can also be found in fortified salts.4

What are the benefits of iodine for the skin?

Iodine contributes to the maintenance of normal skin, as it contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones, which is an important regulator of skin homeostasis.5

What are the benefits of iodine?

Additional benefits of iodine include:

  • Iodine contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • Iodine contributes to normal cognitive function
  • Iodine contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system