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The Effect of Iodine on Testosterone in Men

By Lucy Rose Clinic

March 30, 2022

A lot of men I’ve spoken to don’t believe in natural medicine . . . until they see a proper naturopath.

They tried the products in the stores loaded with promises of results, and pictures of dream bodies. But not gotten any results themselves.

There are a lot of Testosterone boosting supplements on the market, but if you are iodine deficient, they can’t work. Why?

That’s what we’re going to talk about today!

Read on to learn more ….

Iodine is an essential element required by every cell in the body. It is naturally found in seafood and has many beneficial effects on the body.

Sadly there has been a lot of scare campaigning around this nutrient, and one of The Lucy Rose Clinic’s missions is to fix that.

Correctly supplemented iodine can do all these amazing things in your body;

  • Boosts the immune system and has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties
  • Acts as an antioxidant
  • Supports proper functioning of the thyroid gland
  • Supports healthy functioning of all endocrine glands; pituitary, adrenal, liver, pancreas, and more.
  • Balances estrogen
  • Supports health testosterone production in men
  • Increases hormone sensitivity
  • Helps in eliminating lead, mercury, cadmium, fluoride, and aluminium from the body
How Iodine Increases Testosterone?

In a nutshell, Iodine increases testosterone by improving Leydig cell functionality.

Leydig cells are the primary source of testosterone or androgens in males. They are in the testes and respond to LH (luteinizing hormone).

These cells can get blocked by toxic halides – bromide, fluoride, chlorine. These toxic halides affect the function of the cells by blocking the entry of what is really needed – iodine.

Other heavy metals may also be in play, such as mercury, cadmium, copper excess, or aluminium.

This toxic barrage is affecting more than just your Leydig cells – it will be affecting your entire body, metabolism, brain function, mood, and energy.

Eliminating these halides is not as simple as doing a water fast, or intermittent fasting. Halides such as bromide are sticky in nature, and very stubborn to shift. Our clinic focuses on a personalised detox plan based on your testing to help move you through the detox phase and into a state of health and vitality that is not drug reliant. This process is not a linear path – each person will need a slightly different plan of attack. And it takes at least 12 weeks to correct a toxic halide burden.

As a functional medicine clinic, we look for the root cause of the symptoms and treat that. If you would like to address your health with a holistic approach that takes into factor the driving underlying cause, CLICK HERE and book your first appointment

Learn more about the history of Iodine in Medicine, and how much iodine is needed to correct hormone function and health by listening to our podcast.

We take the guesswork out and guide you to better health so you can live your life the way you want.

Book an appointment today – we are happy to answer any questions you have about this article, about your symptoms, and about how we can help!

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