iodine (ヨウ素)

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Characteristics of nutrients

  • About 13 mg is present in the body of an adult (mostly the thyroid)
  • Mineral that is a constituent of thyroid hormone
  • Promote cell development and tissue growth
  • Increase basal metabolism and increase energy consumption

Function of nutrients

  • Components of thyroid hormone
  • Promote growth
  • Adjustment of basal metabolism

When nutrients are deficient

  • There is no worry of deficiency in normal diet
  • Hair loss, anemia, physical strength reduction, thyroid hypertrophy, goiter
  • Hoarseness, fatigue, poor growth, delay of mental development

When nutrients overdose

  • Weight loss, tachycardia, urticaria, fever,
  • Hypothyroidism, goiter, thyrotoxicosis, etc.

Food that contains a lot of Iodine

FoodstuffIngredient per 100g (㎍)
Chopped kelp230000
Kelp tea26000
fruit-bearing leaves390
walleye pollock160
Japanese quail eggs140
salted products140
shoulder bacon130


  • About 13 mg is present in the body of an adult (mostly the thyroid)
  • Components of thyroid hormone
  • Absorption rate from food is high
  • Excessive attention than deficiency