Medical Make Your Own Lugols Iodine Solution


Advocate Discernment
i came across this and thought it could be helpful. i use iodine skin test now and then to check my levels. iodine is antibacterial, antiviral and anti fungal, good to have, especially if you take as a supplement as Lugols is pretty expensive. here you can make a quasrt of the 5% solution or dilute it in half to get a 2.5%. im used to using the 2% store bought Lugols so that is what im 50%

how to make Lugols 5% solution

you need

distilled water - never tap or spring water

quart canning jar

non metal lid or use the metal lid but put a baggie over top

100gm potassium iodide crystals $16

50gms elemental iodine crystals $10

plastic or wood item to stir - no metal

in quart jar, add the 100gm potassium iodide crystals, add a little of the distilled water to stir and dissolve crystals

add in the 50gm elemental iodine crystals

add more water to stir and dissolve--this takes a bit longer to dissolve

add the rest of the water to fill quart jar

stir very well to dissolve, put lid on. shake thru the day now and then to help dissolve

let sit in cool dark place (pantry is fine) for 24 hours shaking now and then

after 24 hrs it is ready to use.
bottle and label

this makes the stronger 5% solution

if you want the 2-2.5%, pour half into another quart jar so you now have 2 quart jars half full of solution,. fill each with distilled water to the top. put lid on that is non metal or cover first with baggie then the lid to prevent the solution touching metal as it is corrosive over time..

a 2oz bottle of lugols 2% solution costs around $13

to make the 2% solution spending $26 for ingredients, you get 2 quarts = 64oz or 32 of the Lugols 2oz bottles of their 2% solution.

how to check your iodine levels:

take some tincture of iodine and paint on your arm a 1 inch square, just sort of guess and do your bvest. now ait and see how fast that disappears.

if your iodine levels are strong and normal it will stay dark for 24hrs.

the faster it disappears, the more deprived you are of iodine

to get iodine levels up--every day paint a new 1 inch square on a different part of body and keep doing it every day around the same time and watch how long it stays. when it stays on at least 12hrs you are good. every couple of months repeat to check your levels.

there is alot of info on the net about how to use Lugols for different problems, very interesting stuff.

China Connection

TB Fanatic
The Iodine stuff I have is 500 doses in one droplet. Be very careful of taking Iodine internally. On your skin or in your eyes safe but don't swallow.


Advocate Discernment
thanks guys!

china, what is the name brand and solution % of what you use, im interested.

i know in some % levels taking drops internally is acceptable, lugols says to take 2 drops iodine, 2tsp acv and some honey or maple syrup in the morning every day. this is suggested for their 5% solution but it is on their suite to double check.