Iodine - an essential trace element which is found predominantly in sea water and therefore sea food, fish and kelp. Any Iodine in the diet is rapidly absorbed as iodide and is carried by the blood to the thyroid. In the thyroid Iodide is oxidised to iodine which is combined by the amino acid l-tyrosine to produce mono and di-iodotyrosines,his is further converted into two of the three thyroid hormones called T3 Tri-iodithyronine and T4 thyroxin. The hypothalamus releasing hormone controllin... Read more