Potassium Iodide (KI) Can Shield You From Thyroid Cancer
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A RADIATION EMERGENCY?
Do you and your loved ones have immediate access to thyroid-saving Potassium Iodide?
With over 100 active commercial nuclear reactors in the United States, we live in constant threat of a nuclear emergency every day.
A terrorist attack on any one of our nuclear facilities, or the detonation of even a small nuclear device or the release of a "dirty bomb" is also a possibility in today's "highly charged" world.
In fact, in an emergency, if you live within 200 miles of a nuclear reactor, you have a high risk of being exposed to significant doses of radioactive isotopes. Earthquakes, floods, or other natural disasters are a constant threat to our nuclear facilities.
In the event of a nuclear accident or attack radioactive materials can be released into the atmosphere, a high percentage of which is radioactive iodine. When a radioactive iodine cloud passes through a populated area, the radiation is concentrated into the thyroid gland of those exposed. The result is irreparable damage to the thyroid, which can lead to cancer. The 1986 Chernobyl accident in the Ukraine is a tragic example as is the unfolding tragedy in Japan.
Even reactors in other countries can have adverse effects on people in the United States as prevailing winds can quickly spread the radioactive particulate matter from nuclear disasters.
The best protection against thyroid damage and thyroid cancer induced by radioactive iodine exposure is Potassium Iodide. This simple compound protects the thyroid by saturating all of the iodine binding sites in the gland, leaving no room for the binding of radioactive iodine.
Potassium Iodide is a low-cost way to protect yourself and your family against the long-term consequences of exposure to radiation. When used correctly, potassium iodide tablets can prevent or reduce the amount of radioactive iodine taken up by the thyroid gland. Even the government and the military stocks up on potassium iodide in case of nuclear disaster.
The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission has developed a policy that supposedly ensures adequate supplies of potassium iodide are available to treat every person within a 10-mile radius of every nuclear power plant in the United States. Well, good for them!
Unfortunately, recent events have shown us that what our government says they will do and what they actually can do in an emergency are two very different things. Are you willing to trust your health to government "policies"? Do you remember the empty school busses that could have evacuated people during Hurricane Katrina? And what if there is an act of nuclear terrorism far from a nuclear power plant? Will the government be able to get to you quickly enough with protective potassium iodide?
The body can't distinguish between radioactive iodine and the benign version of iodine, which is necessary for thyroid function. Taking 130 mg of potassium iodide, the dosage widely recommended for the blocking of radioactive iodine in the event of a nuclear disaster, can quickly and completely protect the thyroid gland, which is one of the organs most commonly damaged by radioactive fallout. This protection lasts for about 24 hours and can be repeated upon the advice of emergency officials.
Many Americans are cronically "undernourished" with iodine - iodine deficiency is common in North America. The FDA and CDC and other government agencies acknowledge this implicitly by recommending the use of Potassium Iodide in a radiation emergency since a thyroid gland that is not iodine deficient will not be prone to take up radioactive iodine.
Dr. Myatt's Wellness Club now offers a convenient and inexpensive way for you to safeguard your family in the event of a nuclear radiation emergency.
Up to now we have only been able to offer potassium iodide tablets in bottles - meaning you were buying more than you might need, and that the bottles were not so handy to have with you - and what good are they if you don't have them with you when you need them!
Now we are able to offer convenient, handy emergency cards, each containing 14 tablets of 130 mg strength potassium iodide - each tablet individually sealed in a rugged light and moisture-proof pouch.
Light, thin, and easy to carry, these packs are an essential part of your emergency preparedness kit - we suggest that you keep a pack for every member of the family at home, and have a pack in each vehicle in case you are caught away from home in a nuclear emergency. These will pack conveniently and unobtrusively in a purse or briefcase, or in your carry-on bag or pack if you are travelling.
Tablets are scored for easy breakage in the case of any need for exact or reduced dosages as recommended for children and pets.
How much do you need? The FDA recommends that you have one 130mg dose per person available for immediate use and up to 14 additional 130mg doses available for continuing use if needed.
Here is what the FDA recommends:
What doses of potassium iodide (KI) should be taken for specific exposure levels?
Exposures greater than 5 cGy:
Birth through 1 mo. - 16 mg.
1 mo. through 3 yrs. - 32 mg.
3 yrs through 18 yrs. - 65 mg. (Adolescents>150 pounds should take adult dose.)
Exposures greater than 10 cGy:
18 yrs through 40 yrs. - 130 mg
Exposures greater than 500 cGy:
Adults over 40 yrs - 130 mg.
7. How long should potassium iodide (KI) be taken?
Since KI protects for approximately 24 hours, it should be dosed daily until the risk no longer exists. Priority with regard to evacuation and sheltering should be given to pregnant females and neonates because of the potential for KI to suppress thyroid function in the fetus and neonate. Unless other protective measures are not available, we do not recommend repeat dosing in pregnant females and neonates.
Remember that during an emergency, you may not be able to get to your home, thus it is recommended to have potassium iodide tablets stored in several other places as well. Since the shelf life of this product is virtually unlimited, you should have to purchase your supply only once. Have this on hand for your family, and remember the children, grandchildren, and pets, too!
Product # N340 Potassium Iodide Emergency Packs - 14 tablet per pack, 130 mg per tablet.
Only 5.99 per pack
IN STOCK FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT!
Please Note: These Emergency packs are marked with a "Best By" date of 03/14. They are currently past their "Best By" date.
Iodine (potassium iodide) is a mineral - it does not "lose its potency" or "go bad". The potassium iodide tablets in these packets are hermetically sealed into metal foil blisters for total protection. These packs are carefully stored in our climate-controlled facility.
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Serving Size: 1 tablet
Servings Per Container: 14
Amount Per Serving:
Other ingredients: dicalcium phosphate, microcrystaline cellulose, silicon dioxide, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, pharmaceutical glaze.
This product contains NO milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, or rice. Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.
Dosage and Use
Potassium iodide should only be taken when instructed to do so by official health warnings.
Do not use as an everyday supplement.
Adults take one tablet.
Children 3 to 18 years take one half (1/2) tablet.
Children 1 month to 3 years take one quarter (1/4) tablet.
Newborns from birth to 1 month take one eighth (1/8) tablet.
Do not use if you are allergic to iodine.
Keep out of reach of children
Do not exceed recommended dose