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Iodine Gold

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Product Type: Mineral
Barcode: 811762020812

Iodine from non-GMO verified, organic, highly nutritious, edible seaweed sustainably harvested from Iceland to support thyroid function, metabolism, energy, detoxification, and reproductive and prenatal health.*

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Product Highlights

  • Natural iodine from nutritious seaweed
  • Sustainably harvested
  • Exceptionally pure
  • Clean-label
  • Non-GMO Project™ Verified
  • Certified C.L.E.A.N.
  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Certified by Vegan Action
  • Ko® Kosher Certified
  • Certified authentic by TRU-ID®
  • Made without chemical additives
  • Made without magnesium stearate

We know that you entrust us with your health and the health of loved ones when you purchase a NutriGold product and this is not a responsibility we take lightly. This is one reason why we are uncompromising in our commitment to making the best-in-class products using ingredients with a history of safe use.

We also recognize that when it comes to supplements, quality is not self-evident and that there is no reliable way for a consumer to know just by looking at a product whether or not it actually contains what it claims to contain on the label. And although we cannot speak to the quality of products by other brands, we want to make sure you have the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision about NutriGold products.

In the spirit of authentic transparency and to assist you in making the purchasing decision that is right for you or a loved one, we have put together an “Informed Purchasing Decision” checklist that includes essential information about where the ingredients in this product are sourced from, where the finished product is manufactured, what tests are performed on our raw materials and/or finished products, and which third-party certifiers have evaluated the product’s compliance with objective quality standards.

Our Values in Practice

Sustainability

This product is manufactured in the USA using sustainably-harvested, certified organic and Non-GMO Project™ verified ingredients and packaged using eco-friendly materials. Click here to learn more about our sustainability commitment.

Quality

This product is made without chemical additives and provides essential, plant-based iodine from highly nutritious, organic kelp. Click here to learn more about our quality commitment.

Accountability

This product has been independently verified by accredited labs in the USA to meet stringent purity and overall quality standards.Click here to learn more about our accountability commitment.

Transparency

Summary of third-party test results is available in lot-specific ‘Certificates of Analysis’ under the ‘Documentation Section.’Click here to learn more about our transparency commitment.

Informed Purchasing Decision Checklist
Country of Manufacture of the finished product USA
Country of Origin of raw materials used in the product Organic Kelp (UK, Iceland), Organic Apple (USA), Organic Kale (USA), Organic Broccoli (USA), Organic Spinach (USA), Organic Carrot (USA), Organic Parsley (USA), Organic Beet (USA), Organic Green Cabbage (USA), Organic Blueberry (USA), Organic Raspberry (USA), Organic Strawberry (USA), Organic Tomato (USA), Vegan Capsule (USA, Europe, China)†
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    †The Country of Origin information for the raw materials used in NutriGold products is based on information provided by vendors and/or on supplier information readily available in the public domain. Please note that an ingredient may sometimes be sourced from different countries, but every ingredient, no matter which country it is sourced from, is subject to the same rigorous checks to ensure that products consistently meet the industry-defining quality standards that you have come to expect from the NutriGold brand.
Capsule size Size 0 (Length: 21.6 mm Diameter: 7.65 mm)
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Capsule type Organic Pullulan (certified organic pullulan (polysaccharide produced from starch by Aureobasidium pullulans), purified water, and less than 0.1% of seaweed extract including alginates, agar and other polysaccharides)
Active ingredient composition Plant-based nutrient from organic kelp, whole-food powders
(For more information on the different terms we use to describe the ingredients in our products, please click here.)
Identity of active ingredients Certified authentic by TRU-ID®
Amount (or %) of active ingredient(s) Independently verified by third-party lab(s)
Microbial contaminants Raw materials and finished products independently verified to meet USP, NSF, and/or AHPA specifications
Heavy metals limits (Inorganic Arsenic, Cadmium Lead, & Mercury) Raw materials and finished products independently verified to meet USP, NSF, and/or AHPA specifications
CA Prop 65 compliant for lead? Independently verified to contain < 0.5 micrograms of lead at the maximum daily dosage
Manufactured without chemical additives? (confirmed via extensive supply-chain verification)
Allergen status Independently verified to contain < 20 ppm of gluten and < 5 ppm of corn, egg, milk, peanut, shellfish, and soy allergens
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    Voluntary Allergen Testing Program
    We routinely test raw materials and/or finished products for corn, egg, gluten, milk, peanut, shellfish, and soy allergens as per the Food Allergen Labeling And Consumer Protection Act of 2004. Our specifications for allergens are based, when available, on established regulatory requirements (e.g < 20 ppm for gluten). In the absence of such regulatory guidelines, a product is considered “free of a particular allergen” if the product is independently verified by a testing lab to contain less than 5 ppm (or 5 micrograms per gram) of the allergen.
Certified organic? Certified by the USDA to contain > 95 % organic ingredients
Non-GMO verified? Verified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project™
Certified C.L.E.A.N.? Cerified C.L.E.A.N by the International Center for Integrative Systems
Kosher certified? Verified by Ko® Kosher Service
Vegan certified? Certified by Vegan Action
Suitable for ethical vegans? (no ingredients derived from or tested on animals)
Suitable for dietary vegans? (no animal-based ingredients)
Suitable for vegetarians? (no animal-based ingredients)
Aflatoxins Verified to meet USP <561> limits for aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, & G2)
Residual solvents Verified to meet USP <467> limits for residual solvents
Residual pesticides Verified to meet USP <561> limits for residual pesticides

Still not convinced that this is the right product for you? Have more questions or concerns? Just email our Support Team at help@nutrigold.com for assistance.

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Please be advised that the content below is for information purposes only and should not be used to diagnose, treat, or cure a medical condition or as a substitute for a professional medical opinion.


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General Questions about Iodine

What is iodine?

Iodine is a mineral required by the human body to make thyroid hormones, which play a key role in metabolism, as well as bone and brain development during pregnancy and infancy.

What is the difference between iodine (from kelp) and potassium iodide supplements?

Potassium iodide is synthetic and typically created in a lab using industrial chemicals. The iodine in Iodine Gold is from whole kelp thallus, which contains a multitude of nutrients in addition to iodine, including trace minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. Seaweed sources of iodine may be safer than synthetic forms due to a natural delayed release which may provide for greater bioavailability of iodine in the human body. That being said, different forms of iodine may be indicated based on individual needs, so we recommend talking to your healthcare provider prior to supplementation. 

What are some risk factors for an iodine deficiency?

Iodine deficiency is common in many countries. In fact, over 30% of the world’s population may have insufficient iodine intake, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Iodine content in the soil can vary greatly by region, which impacts the iodine content of fruits and vegetables. For example, the Midwest region of the United States is known for being an iodine-deficient area. The processing of food can also contribute to iodine loss.

It is important to note that a developing fetus and newborn infant are completely dependent upon maternal iodine intake in order to produce necessary thyroid hormones. So, pregnant women and lactating mothers are especially prone to iodine deficiency since they require higher amounts of iodine each day to support healthy fetal development. 

Are there any food sources of iodine?

Seafood and edible seaweed (e.g. kelp, wakame) tend to be the richest food sources of iodine since they come from seawater, which is naturally high in iodine. Other food sources include eggs, fruit, and whole grains. Salt can also contribute to iodine intake but only if it is iodized, or fortified with iodine.

What is the recommended daily allowance for iodine?

The 100% daily value (%DV) for iodine for individuals 18 years of age and older is 150 mcg. This goes up to 290 mcg per day during pregnancy/breastfeeding. As with any supplement, please talk to your healthcare provider prior to supplementation to ensure you are following the dosing schedule that is right for your particular health needs.

Is there an established upper toxicity limit for iodine?

The Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) of the Institute of Medicine has set the tolerable upper intake level (UL) for iodine at 1,100 mcg/day. The Upper Tolerable Limit (UL) is considered to be the highest amount you can take of a nutrient without theoretical risk.

Can iodine supplements be taken with OTC or prescription medications?

Iodine supplements may potentially interact or interfere with some types of medication including thyroid medication and ACE inhibitors. If you are taking or planning to take an OTC or prescription medication, please consult a licensed pharmacist or your healthcare provider before beginning supplementation to minimize risk of side effects associated with potential supplement-drug interactions.

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Questions about Iodine Gold

What is the source of the iodine in Iodine Gold?

Our iodine is delivered as part of kelp seaweed, sustainably harvested from the cold, clean waters of Northwest Iceland.  Iodine Gold provides a safe, sustainable and highly traceable form of natural iodine. The kelp seaweed used in our product is fresh-dried at controlled low temperatures to protect the complex array of minerals, vitamins, and beneficial phytonutrients.

What is the purpose of the organic food blend in Iodine Gold?

At Nutrigold, we are mindful of the fact that every ingredient in a product, regardless of whether it is an active ingredient that provides a health benefit or an additive that ensures finished product integrity, can and will likely have some impact on consumers’ health. This is why we are philosophically opposed to the use of synthetic, semi-synthetic, or commodity additives like magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide commonly found in most commercially-available supplements. We choose instead to use plant-based, pantry-friendly functional additives that not only have a history of safe use, but may help support the bioavailability and absorption of iodine and other nutrients in kelp.

How does NutriGold ensure the purity of the ingredients used in its Iodine Gold product?

At NutriGold, we go above and beyond what is recommended or required under current GMPs to independently verify that the raw materials used in our products as well as the finished products themselves meet industry-defining quality and purity standards. Depending on the complexity of the testing involved, including determining what needs to be tested, what methods are fit-for-purpose, and which lab is most qualified to perform the testing, we sometimes have results from as many as 4 or 5 different independent, ISO-certified labs for each product. We take these results from third-party labs and summarize them in lot-specific Certificates of Analysis that are  freely available in the spirit of authentic transparency on the product pages on our website so consumers can make informed purchasing decisions.

What assurance can you provide that the amount of  iodine  listed on the label (300 mcg) is actually in the product?

All of our products are verified by independent third-party labs to meet identity, purity, and potency label claims. We take these results from third-party labs and summarize them in lot-specific Certificates of Analysis (C of A) that are  freely available in the spirit of authentic transparency on the product pages on our website so consumers can make informed purchasing decisions. The C of A provides assurance that the claims made on the label accurately reflect the contents of the product inside the bottle. If interested, more information on our our commitment to independent, third party quality testing can be found at this link - https://nutrigold.com/pages/accountability  

Should Iodine Gold be taken with food?

Iodine Gold is made using whole kelp and can be taken anytime, even on an empty stomach. However, as a matter of principle and in the interest of your health and safety, we encourage you to consult your healthcare provider prior to supplementation to determine what use, if any, is best for your individual needs.

What is a pullulan capsule? What is it made of?

Pullulan is a vegetable-derived, water-soluble polysaccharide produced through a natural fermentation process. Pullulan capsules are considered more natural than HPMC (cellulose) capsules because they are naturally derived from fermented tapioca. Unlike cellulose capsules, which are considered semi-synthetic and not permitted in certified organic products, pullulan is included in the USDA’s National Organic Program list of accepted ingredients for organic products.

Can I break apart the capsule and add the contents to liquid/food to consume?

All of our products are formulated to be taken as capsules and our purity and potency claims are based on the product being taken as recommended. We generally do not recommend breaking apart the capsules because it can introduce contaminants or otherwise compromise product potency and effectiveness.

Is Iodine Gold suitable for children (under 18 years of age)?

Iodine Gold is formulated for individuals over 18 years. Because children are considered a vulnerable population, we regret we cannot make any recommendations regarding the use of our products by or for children under the age of 18. We ask that you talk to your pediatrician or family practitioner about whether or not Iodine Gold is suitable and safe for your child’s particular healthcare needs prior to supplementation.

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Questions about capsule shell

What is in the capsules used by NutriGold to encapsulate its products?

Depending on the formulation, NutriGold products are encapsulated using cellulose, pullulan, organic pullulan, or soft gel capsules. Information regarding the composition of the capsule shell is provided in the “Informed Purchasing Decision Checklist” and is accurate to the best of our knowledge based on information available in the public domain as well as supply-chain documentation provided by the capsule and soft gel manufacturers/vendors.

Are any processing aids used in the production of the empty vegetarian capsule?

Yes. Minor amounts (~ 3%) of processing aids are used in the production of the empty vegetarian (cellulose) capsule shell. The processing aids used in the manufacturing of the capsule shell have been identified as proprietary by the capsule manufacturer and protected by intellectual property and confidentiality agreements between the capsule manufacturer/vendor and NutriGold. As such, we are legally bound to maintain this information strictly confidential and regret that we cannot provide this information to consumers. We can, however, assure you that the processing aids are non-toxic, generally recognized as safe (GRAS), compliant with both the United States Pharmacopoeia and European Pharmacopoeia, and do not pose an allergen risk.  

Are the processing aids used in the production of the empty capsule shells present in the finished product?

Processing aids that are used in the production of the capsule shell may be present in the finished empty capsule shell. We regret we cannot provide precise information on the type of processing aid(s) or the approximate residual amount of the processing aid(s) in the finished capsule shell because it would require us to divulge information proprietary to the capsule manufacturer. We can, however, assure you that the processing aids used in the production of the empty capsule shell are non-toxic, generally recognized as safe (GRAS), compliant with both the United States Pharmacopoeia and European Pharmacopoeia, and do not pose an allergen risk.

I am concerned about a possible allergy to the processing aid(s) used in the production of the capsule shells. How can I find out what processing aids are used so I can determine whether the product is safe for me to take?

Although we make every effort to provide as much information as we can about the ingredients in our products to help consumers make educated purchasing decisions, there may be times when we cannot provide the requested information or clarification because it is proprietary to the manufacturer, as in the case of the processing aids. Disclosing protected information to unauthorized individuals, within and outside our organization, is not just unethical, but also unlawful. If you are concerned about a potential allergy to the processing aid(s) that may have been used in the production of the capsule shell, we encourage you to discuss your concerns with your healthcare provider prior to making a purchasing decision. 

Why does NutriGold® sometimes use soft gelatin capsules to encapsulate its products?

At NutriGold®, we are committed to offering sustainable products using non-GMO, organic, and/or vegan ingredients, and this includes the capsule shell we use to encapsulate those ingredients. In fact, many of our products are certified vegan by Vegan Action®, helping provide unbiased assurance that the product (and the ingredients it contains) comply with both dietary and ethical vegan standards. However, there are some ingredients (e.g. fish oil, ubiquinol, astaxanthin) that are more sensitive to oxygen and can, consequently, oxidize or degrade. For ingredients like these, bovine gelatin soft gelatin capsule shells offer better protection and help ensure finished product integrity until the end of the shelf-life of the product. That being said, we are hopeful that growing consumer awareness of and demand for vegan options will continue to drive innovation in dietary supplement delivery systems and we are committed to replacing the gelatin soft gels in our products with a clean-label, vegan capsule shell that offers the same protection from the elements as the gelatin capsule when such an option becomes available.

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