by Mark Sircus
"Iodine is utilized by every hormone
receptor in the body. The absence of iodine causes a hormonal
dysfunction that can be seen with practically every
hormone inside the body."
Nascent Iodine is a scientific term for iodine where
molecule has the diatomic bond broken and has a high amount of
electromagnetic energy associated with it.
During the 2 to 3 hour of activation
time (within the human body, once diluted in water and consumed) the
nascent iodine atom has the ability to be of assistance to the body.
This form of iodine is produced by subjection of a 1% tincture of
iodine to a high electro magnetic field for a given time in order to
produce the nascent iodine state.
This atomic state and
electromagnetic charge is held by the atom until diluted in water
Once diluted and inside the body this
atom is readily absorbed and utilized by the body. This charged atom
of iodine starts a process where it gradually loses its energy over
2 to 3 hours.
During this time the body recognizes this atom as
same nascent iodine it produces in the thyroid in order to make the
T3 and T4 hormones.
"The atomic iodine is perhaps the least
and least irritating of all the iodine
The quality that separates nascent
iodine from all other iodine products is that the diatomic bond is
broken with each atom keeping one of the two electrons that had made
up the covalent bond.
This is known as
homolytic cleavage and
causes the iodine atom to be subject to magnetic charging. The
iodine being in the atomic state was the reason it was called Atomidine, for
Atomic Iodine (1926 to 1935).
This atomic state and large
electromagnetic charge is held by the atom until diluted in water
where it then rapidly looses its charge.
"Nascent Iodine is a complete atom,
extra electrons, none missing."
It was the famous psychic
who suggested iodine for all sorts of thyroid problems, who advised
that it would be necessary to electrically charge the iodine to
change it into its "atomic" form.
This charging converts the iodine into a
form that the body can most fully recognize and assimilate (Iodine trichlorite claims to be
atomic iodine, but it's not.) A true atomic
iodine is the best kind to bring the thyroid to its optimal function
because it supports and saturates the thyroid without any toxic
Iodine is a well known topical germicidal agent effective against a
wide spectrum of organisms including bacteria, fungi and protozoa.
Iodine is normally available as solutions, alcoholic tinctures and
Iodophors were developed because iodine tinctures caused
skin irritation, severe hypersensitivity reactions and systemic
absorption of iodine.
Iodophors are compounds of iodine linked
to carriers for iodine and only a small amount of iodine is released
minimizing toxicity, which is not really a problem at all when
iodine is administered in its pure atomic form.
"Iodine has bactericidal activity, e.g. a
will kill 90% of bacteria in 90 seconds,
a 5% tincture in 60 seconds and a 7%
tincture in 15 seconds."
Iodide uptake by the thyroid is an
active process. [i]
So much of the information on iodine
insists that iodine should be taken in its two major forms, iodide
and iodine. An iodide ion is an iodine atom with a -1 charge.
Compounds with iodine in formal oxidation state -1 are called
Dr. David Brownstein wrote that,
"It is very difficult to
get iodine into a solution that uses water as a solvent. Therefore as Dr. Lugol discovered, using
the reduced form of iodine (iodide) increases the solubility of
Atomic or Nascent Iodine is not dissolved in water but in
"I have used various iodide preparations
for years with mixed success."
Dr. David Brownstein
Iodized salt and the iodine supplements usually found in health food
stores contain the iodide form of iodine, but Dr. Brownstein, one of
the world's iodine experts has had little success treating patients
with only iodide.
Iodoral contains both the
iodide (reduced) and iodine (oxidized) forms of iodine. The US RDA
for iodine is 150 meg. Iodoral contains 100 times (12.5 mgs) the
RDAs requirement of iodine/iodide. One drop of Nascent iodine = RDA
of 0.2 mg. If using for additional energy and general improved
health take up to 5 drops daily. That would mean only one milligram.
We do in fact find that when taking a nascent form of iodine,
therapeutic doses are much lower. If recommended by your healthcare
professional for assistance with a chronic health concern take 5
drops three or four times a day or as instructed by your healthcare
professional. Frequent small doses are more effective than larger
amounts at less frequent intervals. Always take on an empty stomach.
will find that it is important to build up gradually in order to
experience the least amount of detoxification reaction (see
Iodine and Chelation). It is best when using strong chelators, which
iodine is, to moderate the amount of detoxification symptoms or what
is called the Herxemeirs reaction, which is the experience of
poisons being dumped into the blood stream from the cells or from
large scale yeast die offs.
This is most readily controlled with
iodine in the atomic form simply because it is so easy to control
and regulate the dose.
Iodine is an easily oxidisable substance. Food that is present in
the digestive tract will oxidize iodine to iodide which is not
corrosive to the gastrointestinal tract. Oral iodine appears to be
inactivated by combination with gastrointestinal contents.
Absorption is poor due to rapid conversion of iodine to iodide
[ii] and this might explain why one needs to take very high
doses of Iodoral or
Lugol's compared to nascent iodine, which seems
to bypass the digestive track altogether meaning its absorption
starts right in the mouth and continues through direct penetration
of the stomach tissues.
The nascent appears to go into direct
use by the body directly as soon as it is exposed to soft tissues.
This is no stretch of the imagination since we know that iodide is
completely and rapidly absorbed throughout all areas of the GI
Dr. Brownstein says that the downside of Lugol's solution is
the taste and the dosing of it. Lugol's has a distinct metallic
taste that many people find offensive. The atomic iodine on the
other hand is like sipping on a heavenly gift, you can sense in a
millisecond its positive nature.
Iodide has to be converted back to the nascent form in order to
produce T3 and T4. Would the body not recognize nascent iodine as
what is needed in the thyroid and take it there to avoid the steps
of active transport to produce nascent iodine when it already has it
available? This could explain why some people report that they feel
the atomic form of iodine in their thyroid within 10 minutes.
Is there really time for the iodine to
get into the intestines and be converted into an iodide to be
shipped to the thyroid?
Sunkar A. Bisey a Hindu scientist was suffering from malaria
in the early nineteen-hundreds and quinine didn't do him any good.
His life was despaired of, and a Hindu doctor, hoping to save the
life of India's greatest inventor, sent on a few doses of a Burmese
preparation, made from seaweed, that had proved useful in treating
chronic malaria there. Bisey tried it.
The effect was electrical. He began to
improve at once and in a month was a well man. He set out to
research the contents of the seaweed and ended up producing the
compound now known as
Atomic iodine is iodine molecules broken
down to individual atoms, which is the exact form that the body
needs to make thyroid hormones. If iodine is not in the atomic form
the molecules of iodine first need to be broken down and that of
course takes energy.
Malaria was treated with 20 drops of nascent iodine in a half glass
of water given 4 or 5 times during the first day and then going to
10 drops of nascent iodine 4 times a day for 3 more days. A slide
study of the blood shows that the malaria is gone from the body.
is interesting to note that Salem Banajeh, Associate Professor-Child
Health at Sana'a University-Sana'a-Yemen found that case fatality
for malaria is 4 times higher in highlands compared with endemic
Iodine deficiency would explain this, which
would explain why iodine is an effective treatment for malaria.
Dr. A. Regnault, while recognizing the great value of quinine
in the treatment of malaria, said in 1901 that it was becoming a
matter of general recognition that the quinine-series of drugs is of
service only during certain developmental periods of the disease.
It is held that the toxins are developed
with great rapidity just at the time of the division of the
parasites. In order to eliminate these toxins, Dr. Regnault
suggested the use of iodine and potassium iodide, iodine being a
body which has a special affinity for bodies of the alkaloid class,
and presumably for the supposed analogies of these toxins.
The results obtained were reported as
being very striking in that not only were the attacks aborted, but
the action on the fever itself was striking and immediate with
chills, vomiting and malaise disappearing rapidly.
The remedies were
employed in the following strength: Tincture of Iodine and potassium
iodide, of each, 1; distilled water, 25. [iv]
"Iodine has many positive therapeutic actions. It is a potent
anti-infective agent. No virus, bacteria or parasite has been shown
to be resistant to iodine therapy," writes Dr. Brownstein.
an incredible statement but one that can easily be backed by
hardcore medical science. It is the reason hospitals use iodine by
the gallon and in reality the only reason hospitals are not like
ground zero sites contaminated in an infectious sense is because of
iodine's broad spectrum anti-infective power.
Few are the doctors who have realized that iodine can be taken
internally in large quantities and that it will have the same effect
internally as it does on external surfaces.
When we look at the fact that the entire
focus of vaccines is anti-viral, that bacterial infections are
becoming more threatening and more antibiotic resistant, that cancer
is always accompanied by and or is a fungal yeast infection, we
might begin to realize how iodine can again become a doctor's best
in Rome already uses it for skin and breast cancer but even he has
overlooked its potential for internal application for the same
action against cancer yeasts and fungi. The secret to successful
application in high enough quantities is provided by Nascent Iodine.
Nascent Iodine is more potent in its action because of its
formulation, and because the toxicity has been removed.
When the thyroid becomes fully saturated from continued ingestion of
detoxified iodine, whatever it doesn't need is eagerly grabbed by
other tissues of the body independent of the form meaning iodide is
not necessary. After the atomic iodine has made its rounds, whatever
then remains and is unable to be used is excreted in the urine.
urine will turn bright yellow from the excess, similar to what
happens with water-soluble B-vitamins that the body doesn't need.
And, any excess can help the kidneys if there's an infection at the
Iodine, Lugol's and Heritage
Nascent iodine is safe to use, too much taken too late in the day
can be stimulating enough to keep you awake. As with any other
supplement, use discretion.
There is a difference between Nascent Iodine and Detoxified Iodine,
Lugol's and Heritage.
These Iodine's are produced at 10 amps
of resistance for five minutes. These other iodine's do not produce
nor give the same results as
Magnascent Iodine. Nascent Iodine is
more difficult to produce. The time required to get iodine into the
nascent state is 15 to 20 minutes at 30 amps with a very limited
quantity of iodine.
The result is that heat is generated and
that must be dissipated in order to have the process continue. Their
are other Proprietary processes that are not mention here to help
get better results in Magnascent Iodine. Historians who have
speculated as to why this process was never used in the 1930's by
Sunkar A. Bisey to improve his product was that it is just to time
consuming and costly to make the nascent iodine through this method.
For those who notice the results of
nascent iodine it may seem costly to make but well worth it for the
(I have had several people who have used different iodine
products of these types conclusively claim they can feel the
difference immediately when taking a true Nascent Iodine.)
- Special Note:
There is a great deal of confusion by these terms:
detoxified iodine, atomic iodine, nascent iodine.
actually gave out instructions for two different types of iodine,
one which is fairly easy to make, or what is called the
the other, the full atomic form or what we are calling
Iodine, which in the opinion of the
IMVA, is clearly more potent
Several people who have used one form
literally feel the difference at the moment of injection.
company [v] we are trusting to provide a true Nascent
Iodine happens to also be the only company that has applied for a
license to supply both,
the one percent solution, which has been the
type of iodine discussed in this chapter,
the seven percent
solution of Nascent Iodine, which now has to be licensed through the
drug enforcement (DEA) agency of the government
This type is not for oral use but is
perfect for transdermal application, which will be reviewed in
another chapter on
This is important to note and
have in ones medicine cabinet or dispensary because it is the
solution to many diseases of the skin including skin cancer and is a
vital part of any protocol for breast cancer as well.
- Second Special Note:
There has been a lot of commotion in
health circles about a product called
Miracle Mineral Supplement
(MMS). It is being advertised as the answer to AIDS, hepatitis
A, B and C, malaria, herpes, TB, most cancer and many more of
mankind’s worst diseases.
The claim about how the chlorine
(a poison, not what would be considered a mineral for health)
interacts with pathogens is the same claim we can make about
iodine (a safe nutritional mineral), which is known to also
kill pathogens of all types on contact. I do not mean to make a
qualified medical opinion on MMS, which is chlorine dioxide.
Chlorine dioxide is formed
from the chemical combination of sodium chlorite and the
acetic acid (vinegar) or citric acid. Chlorine
dioxide is dangerous to handle and use. A search for material
safety data sheets sustains the risk of using this substance.
MMS may decompose explosively on shock, friction or concussion,
or on heating rapidly.
Strong oxidant – reacts violently
with combustible and reducing materials, and with mercury,
ammonia, sulphur and many organic compounds. [v]
MMS is a strong irritant of
the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract [HSDB]
A strong oxidizer that
Concentrated solutions may
be corrosive to the skin and eyes
Mild hemolytic anemia and
increased methemoglobin in males is observed in animal
feeding studies [CHEMINFO] [vi]
Acute Health Effects: [vii]
MMS Ingestion: Not a normal
route of exposure. Harmful if swallowed. Can cause
irritation to mouth, esophagus, stomach, and mucous
MMS Eye Contact: Contact
causes redness, irritation, pain, blurred vision,
tearing, corneal injury and burns.
MMS Inhalation: Harmful if
inhaled. Coughing, headaches, labored breathing, nausea,
shortness of breath, pulmonary edema.
MMS Chronic Health Effects:
May have effects on lungs, resulting in chronic
bronchitis and permanent lung damage (with chronic
The use of dangerous poisons is
common in allopathic medicine.
Even when pharmaceutical companies
jump through hoops costing many millions of dollars to test such
poisons (most pharmaceuticals are mitochondria poisons) it does
not remove the dangers of the poisons which create all kinds of
complications and side effects.
The natural allopathic medicine of
Survival Medicine only uses such poisons as a last
It almost never makes sense medically to ignore the basics, the
air we breathe, the water we drink and the sun. Minerals like
magnesium and iodine are up there with the prime
basics of life and the use of poisons like chlorine dioxide
should not be considered for use unless the basics do not supply
the necessary resolution.
In the special case of the
supposedly magical mineral substance we have something
vastly safer, more natural and proven through over a century of
We have iodine, which has the same
anti pathogenic profile as that claimed for the chlorine
Secondly, the marketing materials and promotion of this chlorine
compound (MMS) is not anchored in medical science or medical
reason. It is very hard to verify wild claims or trust those who
whip up medical hysteria because we never know when testimonials
are just projections of the hysteria.
The placebo effect
is alive and well and its waters fertilized when unsubstantiated
claims are made. It makes sense sometime in medicine to take
risks but not before medical basics is employed first.
Why promote the use of something
that has inherent dangers when we have something proven and
[i] Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab
273: El 121-El 126, 1997; Vol. 273, Issue 6, El 121-E1126,
[ii] Reynolds, 1989; Gosselin et al., 1984, Gilman et al., 1990.
[iii] Abdullah Al-Taiar, Shabbar Jaffar, Ali Assabri, Molham Al-Habori,
Ahmed Azazy, Nagiba Al-Mahdi, Khaled Ameen, Brian M Greenwood,
and Christopher J M Whitty Severe malaria in children in Yemen:
two site observational study BMJ 2006; 333: 827
[iv] Revue de Medicine, 1901, vol xxi., p. 804.
[v] "Magnascent Iodine"
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