NOTE: This test is ONLY AVAILABLE TO AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS.
The Iodine Test
Have you checked your iodine levels?
The iodine deficiency urine test is a simple test you can do right from your home or office, The test only takes a minute and takes an accurate account of your iodine levels, it measures your body’s iodine levels which helps you to determine if your iodine is balanced or if you have a iodine deficiency.
The Iodine Test
The iodine test is a simple urine test that can be done right from you home or office. Testing for iodine imbalances is really important due to it’s ability to prevent many common health problems including thyroid hormone problems. The test includes:
- The test kit
- The test kit full instructions
- Express post overnight return delivery to laboratory
- Test results are sent to one of our professional health practitioners within 5 business days for evaluation. Our practitioners contact you with the results and recommendations on any findings via email, mail or phone so you’ll know exactly what you need to do if the results come back positive.
There are many problems associated with an iodine deficiency, most of these are as a result of thyroid dysfunction because the thyroids needs iodine to function correctly. Some of the symptoms of iodine deficiency resulting in thyroid dysfunction such as hypothyroidism include:
- Weight gain
- Physical or mental fatigue or lethargy
- Depression or irritability
- Dry skin and or hair
- Muscle pain
- Painful periods
- Intolerance to cold or cold hands and feet
- Constipation, gas, bloating or indigestion
- Sore throat or nasal congestion
- Poor memory
Thyroid abnormalities are one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting millions worldwide. Thyroid hormones are well known for their role in basal metabolic rate, development and growth. Therefore, it is understandable that abnormalities in the level of thyroid hormones can lead to a diverse array of symptoms involving the heart, brain, skin and reproductive systems. Chronic stress can deplete thyroid function as the stress hormone cortisol inhibits thyroid function. Autoimmune disease of the thyroid can cause both hypo and hyperthyroidism, as the antibodies can either block or stimulate the thyroid receptors.
Iodine Deficiency & Pregnancy
An iodine deficiency during pregnancy can result in birth defects, lowered IQ, mental retardation and stunted growth. Iodine may also play a role in the maintenance of healthy breast tissue. The World Health Organization has also related iodine deficiency to infertility. Iodine is most important for women, because it is most highly concentrated in the thyroid, breasts and ovaries. Iodine deficiency can lead to menstrual irregularities, infertility, early menopause, and ovarian diseases.
Have any questions about this test? Ask one of our qualified health practitioners here.
For Australian Orders we provide an express postage reply-paid envelope with the Test Kit for you to send your test sample directly to our pathology laboratory in Australia.
For Overseas Orders please allow up to 10 days for your Test Kit to be delivered. Please also note return postage to our testing laboratory in Australia is not included. We suggest you use your country’s air postage service instead of international couriers to avoid excess postage fees.