Iodine

Category:
Minerals

Type:
Trace Minerals

Functions:
Component of the hormone thyroxin which aids in metabolism regulation and fetal development

Deficiencies:
Goiter, cretinism

Toxicity:
Depressed thyroid activity

Recommended Intakes:
RDAs:
150 µg/day for adults
175 µg for adult females - pregnant
200 µg for adult females - lactation
150 µg for children ages 11+
190 µg for children ages 7-10
90 µg for children ages 4-6
70 µg for children ages 1-3
40-50 µg for infants

Food Sources:
Iodized salt, bread, seafood