Tag Archives: Iodine

  • Seaweed as a Healthy Source of Iodine

    Discovered in 1811, iodine is a chemical  element required by humans and animals for the synthesis of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These hormones are multifunctional and have important roles in the regulation of growth, development and metabolism. Iodine is therefore an essential trace element that affects almost every physiological process in the body.