Iodine is essential for the production of thryoid hormones, and supports body weight and healthy metabolism. This natural antiobiotic also supports the hormones that control digestion, heart rate, body temperatures, and the nervous and reproductive systems. Liquid Iodine is typically better absorbed than Iodine tablets. FAQ's What is Liquid Iodine used for? Minerals are essential, but are depleted in most people, probably because of today?s over-fertilized, over-pesticized farming. Since heavy metals are more prevalent in our society then ever before, it is believed that the intake of ?good minerals? will help remove those toxins (bad minerals). One mineral can, and will, displace another with the same ionic value. By taking good minerals, we help displace bad minerals & mobilize them out of the body. It?s a double nutritional hit: adding needed minerals and detoxing at the same time. Why is Iodine in liquid form? Minerals taken in liquid form, such as Iodine, are more readily absorbed in the body. Using the BodyBio Mineral Taste Test Kit gives you the ability to taste them and then take only the ones you need. Is the dosage listed on each bottle suitable for a child? Yes, however if the child is taking other supplements or medications, we recommend speaking with a health care practitioner. Since the dosage is measured in drops, the dosage is easily adjustable. Why does Liquid Iodine need to be taken with Vitamin C? How much Vitamin C is needed? A pinch of Vitamin C is added to our Liquid Iodine because it helps to make the minerals more bio-available to the body. Are your liquid minerals Ionic or Colloidal? Why-what is the difference? E-Lyte Liquid minerals are ionic. Ionic minerals dissolve in aqueous solution (water), while colloidal minerals are suspended in aqueous solution. Are there any side effects from taking Liquid Minerals? None have ever been reported to us. Can your Liquid Iodine be taken on an empty stomach? Yes, liquid iodine can be taken on an empty stomach.