Iodine - MZSkin
Iodine is a vital trace ingredient which maintains the metabolism of our cells. This element is necessary for healthy and shiny skin, teeth and hair as it promotes cell growth. Consequently, iodine deficiency causes numerous problems including hair loss, dry skin, lethargy and depression. To prevent such problems, iodine can be found in our daily food, especially seaweed, fish and dairy products.
Similarly to Vitamin C, iodine stimulates and increases the activity of antioxidants throughout the body in order to provide a strong defence against damaging free radicals. Free radicals damage our skin as they extract electrons from molecules in the skin, damaging the skin’s DNA and provoking its aging.
Iodine is also essential in maintaining a healthy thyroid gland. 60% of the iodine in the human body is stored there. The thyroid glands secrete thyroid hormones which control the base metabolic rate of the body and prevent disorders such as goiter, cretinism, and mental retardation.