Iodine and I.Q Score

Recently, National Bureau of Economic Research in United States published a research that iodine helps raise I.Q scores. Since 1920’s, American government have added iodize in salt and 15 points I.Q score raise have been seen in span of 10 years.

It’s widely known fact that iodine is important nutrient for thyroid to function. Thyroid grand helps metabolism to work properly for adults, but for kids and infants, it helps developing brain.

Originally in United States inland region, many people were not able to take sustainable amount of iodine, causing iodine deficiency. .However, since American government added iodized salt, I.Q score gap that existed has narrowed and raised 15 points on a standard deviation. According to research, kids who are geographically lacking iodine have 12 points lower in average compared to kids from area with rich in iodine.

Kombu seaweed is one of few source of iodine. By taking kombu seaweed into your daily diet, it can help enhance your healthy life. It is said that there are more than 2 Billion people suffers from iodine deficiency. Especially with modern trend it is hard to intake iodine. Factors include current trend of using healthy salt such as sea salt that is not iodized, bread using bromine instead of iodine as a ingredients. Let’s apply kombu into your diet and have a healthy life.


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