Potassium iodide (KI) by pH Miracle is a salt similar to table salt. It’s a nutritional supplement that can be used to maintain beneficial iodides in the thyroid gland. Iodide is a form of iodine that is taken up by the thyroid gland. It also supports the body’s normal detoxification, including the removal of heavy metals. In case of nuclear emergency, potassium iodide can help prevent the absorption of harmful radioactive iodine by thyroid—potential reducing the risk of thyroid cancers and other diseases that might be caused by exposure to radioactive iodine. (read more below)
Directions: Take two tablets, once in the morning, once at night per 154 lbs (70kg) of body weight. Consult a healthcare provider before taking any nutritional supplement, especially if pregnant, nursing, or have any known medical condition.
Potassium Iodide (KI) may be used when it is desirable to maintain a high level of beneficial iodides in the thyroid gland. Iodide is a form of iodine that is preferentially taken up by the thyroid gland. This product also supports the body’s normal detoxification ofenvironmental, metabolic, gastrointestinal and respiratory acids, including the removal of heavy metals. Potassium Iodide helps shield (or block) the absorption of harmful radioactive iodine by the thyroid following a nuclear emergency.
Potassium iodide is a salt, similar to table salt. Its chemical symbol is KI. It is routinely added to table salt to make it iodized. Potassium iodide, if taken in time and at the appropriate dosage, blocks the thyroid gland’s uptake of radioactive iodine and thus could reduce the risk of thyroid cancers and other diseases that might otherwise be caused by exposure to radioactive iodine that could be dispersed in a severe nuclear accident.
- • Potassium iodide is a blocker of thyroid radio-iodine uptake.
- • Promotes healthy metabolism
- • Supports the immune function
- • Supports a healthy thyroid
- • Promotes breast and prostate health
- • Combats iodine deficiency that causes hypothyroidism
- • Supports balanced mood
- • Assist in regulation of healthy pulse and blood pressure
- • Promotes the destruction of harmful cells
- • Helps to decrease high blood sugar and cholesterol levels
- • Detoxifies the body from heavy metals, radioactive elements, free radicals and metabolic acids
- • Helps those who are overweight by improving the function of the gastro-intestinal tract
- • Improves the structure of hair and nails and helps them grow
- • Helps to detoxify smokers from strontium and cadmium
The United States government mandates the distribution of Potassium Iodide to the population within 10 miles of any nuclear power plant. The following information is taken directly from The U.S. Nuclear Regulation Commissions (NRC) website. links have been provide below.
What is potassium iodide?
Potassium iodide is a salt, similar to table salt. Its chemical symbol is KI. It is routinely added to table salt to make it “iodized.” Potassium iodide, if taken in time and at the appropriate dosage, blocks the thyroid gland’s uptake of radioactive iodine and thus could reduce the risk of thyroid cancers and other diseases that might otherwise be caused by exposure to radioactive iodine that could be dispersed in a severe nuclear accident.
What is the role of potassium iodide in radiological emergency preparedness?
Potassium iodide is a special kind of protective measure in that it offers very specialized protection. Potassium iodide protects the thyroid gland against internal uptake of radioiodines that may be released in the unlikely event of a nuclear reactor accident. The purpose of radiological emergency preparedness is to protect people from the effects of radiation exposure after an accident at a nuclear power plant. Evacuation is the most effective protective measure in the event of a radiological emergency because it protects the whole body (including the thyroid gland and other organs) from all radionuclides and all exposure pathways. Administering KI can be a reasonable, prudent, and inexpensive supplement to in-place sheltering and evacuation.
Does this rule imply that America’s nuclear reactors are less safe?
In 2001, the NRC revised of its emergency preparedness regulation that requires that States with a population within the 10-mile emergency planning zone of commercial nuclear power plants consider including potassium iodide as a protective measure for the general public to supplement sheltering and evacuation in the unlikely event of a severe nuclear power plant accident. The rule does not imply that the present generation of nuclear power plants are less safe than previously thought. On the contrary, present indications are that nuclear power plant safety has significantly improved since the existing emergency preparedness requirements became effective after the Three Mile Island-2 accident in 1979.
Why does the rule require States to consider the use of potassium iodide instead of mandating its use?
The NRC will not require use of potassium iodide by the general public because the NRC believes that current emergency planning and protective measures–evacuation and sheltering–are adequate and protective of public health and safety. However, the NRC recognizes the supplemental value of potassium iodide and the prerogative of the States to decide the appropriateness of the use of potassium iodide by its citizens. The NRC believes the final rule together with the decision to provide funding for the purchase of a State’s supply of potassium iodide strikes a proper balance between encouraging (but not requiring) State authorities to take advantage of the benefits of potassium iodide. By requiring consideration of the use of potassium iodide, the Commission recognizes the important role of States and local governments in matters of emergency planning. This rule applies to States and Tribal governments that have a nuclear power plant within their borders and populations within the 10-mile emergency planning zone and to local governments designated by States to request funding for potassium iodide.
Can individual members of the public obtain potassium iodide?
FDA has approved potassium iodide as an over-the-counter medication. As with any medication, individuals should check with their doctor or pharmacist before using it.
The United States Government provides Potassium Iodide to the population within 10-mile EPZ around nuclear power plants?
The population closest (within the 10 mile EPZ) to the nuclear power plant are at greatest risk of exposure to radiation and radioactive materials. The purpose of radiological emergency preparedness is to protect people from the effects of radiation exposure after an accident at a nuclear power plant. Evacuation is the most effective protective measure in the event of a radiological emergency because it protects the whole body (including the thyroid gland and other organs) from all radionuclides and all exposure pathways. However, in situations when evacuation is not feasible, in-place sheltering is substituted as an effective protective action. In addition, administering potassium iodide is a reasonable, prudent, and inexpensive supplement to both evacuation and sheltering. When the population is evacuated out of the area, and potentially contaminated foodstuffs are interdicted, the risk from further radioactive iodine exposure to the thyroid gland is essentially eliminated.
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