Immune System [rate]

It has been proven through various studies that the use of iodide products including foods and supplements can help fight a number of autoimmune diseases. A brief information about the kinds of autoimmune diseases and the effect of iodine on them is provided in this article.

Autoimmune diseases

Most autoimmune diseases are caused by disorders in the immune system. There are different types of autoimmune diseases that affect the different systems and organs in the body. Some of the commonly found autoimmune diseases include:

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus that affects your joints, skin, brain, kidneys and various other organs
  • Rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation in the surrounding tissues of your joints
  • Pernicious anaemia which decreases your red blood cells due to vitamin B-12 absorbing inability
  • Celiac sprue disease is caused due to the reaction to gluten rich products that damages your small intestinal lining
  • Scleroderma is the disease of a connective tissue that changes your blood vessels, skin, internal organs and muscles
  • Vitiligo which causes loss of pigment to show white patches on your skin
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases include the inflammatory diseases in the small intestine and colon
  • Psoriasis is a skin condition causing irritation and redness along with silver-white coloured thick and flaky patches
  • Addison’s disease is caused due to deficiency of adrenal hormone
  • Hashimoto’s disease is caused due to thyroid gland inflammation
  • Reactive arthritis causes inflammation of urethra, eyes and joints which can cause soreness on the membranes of the mucus and skin
  • Graves’ disease is caused due to over activeness of thyroid gland
  • Type 1 diabetes is caused due to the destruction of cells in the pancreas producing insulin
  • Sjögren’s syndrome damages saliva and tears producing glands resulting into dry mouth and eyes along with affecting lungs and kidneys


Iodine is a chemical ingredient which can help in fighting a number of autoimmune diseases if taken in the form of iodide products including supplements and foods. Your body needs iodine to fight with these health problems but it cannot produce it. You can cover up its deficiency only by consuming iodide diets and supplements in limited quantity. In food items you can add it in the form of salt while processing it or eating it.

According to the evidences obtained scientifically, the effectiveness of iodide products can be rated at various levels. Some of the autoimmune diseases on which the effectiveness of iodide products was found best include:

  • Thyroid problems
  • Venous ulcers in legs
  • Gum infection
  • Pink eye or conjunctivitis
  • Ulcers in diabetic foot
  • Infections in Catheter
  • Pain in fibrous tissues of breast
  • Inflammation in uterus or endometritis
  • Pain in breast or mastalgia
  • Infection in gum or periodontitis,
  • Swelling and soreness inside the mouth

These are some of the other diseases caused by the disorder in the autoimmune systems of these body parts which can be cured by treating with iodide products. Thus, there are a number of autoimmune diseases which can be fought with iodide products.