Iodizyme-HP is a high potency iodine supplement, supplying both iodine and iodide. As a result of decreased iodine status, due to the typical Western diet, sufficient thyroxine cannot be produced, thus negatively impacting thyroid function. The use of oral iodine/iodide can aid in circumventing this issue. Although approximately 80% of the dietary intake of iodine is sequestered by the thyroid gland, other tissues concentrate iodine as well. These tissues include the salivary glands, the gastric mucosa, the choroid plexus, the mammary glands and the ovaries. Published information suggests iodine/iodide helps to maintain healthy hydroxyl estrogen ratios as well. NOTE: This product is available only to practitioners who are authorized to order blood work.