Posted by Mesem (Toulon, France) on 01/08/2011

Hello Ted,

A stupid little request. I have had amazing results from taking 2 drops of Lugol's a day for almost a month. I was very deficient it seems and am still building up the iodine in my body I think. I hear that over dosage of potassium can cause tiredness and weak legs which I have had the past 3 days. Do you think I could have 2 much K from 2 drops of standard Lugol's per day?

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Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Mesem,

Taking too much iodine or frequently more likely a problem then too much potassium. Much of the problem is assimilation. Try to temporarily discontinue for a couple of days and see how it goes and if better then continue with lower dose. If weak legs didn't get better after discontinue then not likely iodine, I would try vitamin C sodium ascorbate 1000 mg x 3 plus lysine 1000 mg x 3 for a few weeks. I have reports of weakening legs due to viral issue or possible reduced circulation in which case gingko and magnesium maybe helpful.


Replied by Mesem
Toulon, France

This was in fact a virus issue. Thanks