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Calculating Number of MG's of Iodine and Iodide per Drop of Lugol's Solution: LUGOL'S 5%: Each VERTICAL "metric" drop (= 1/20ml) is approximately 2.5 mg of iodine and 5mg of potassium iodide. The Iodide portion of Potassium Iodide is about 75% so that is 3.75mg. Therefore the total Iodine plus Iodide is 2.5 + 3.75 = 6.25mg and 2 drops is about 12.50 mg's of iodine/iodide (5.0 mg iodine, 7.50 mg iodide).
Calculating Number of MG's of Iodine and Iodide per
Drop of Lugol's Solution: LUGOL'S 2%: Each VERTICAL "metric" drop (=
1/20ml) is approximately1.0 mg of iodine and 2.0 mg of potassium iodide.
The Iodide portion of Potassium Iodide is about 75% so that is 1.5 mg.
Therefore the total Iodine plus Iodide is 1.0 + 1.5 = 2.5 mg and
2 drops is about 5.0 mg's of iodine/iodide (2.0 mg iodine, 3.0 mg iodide).
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The difference between Lugol's Solution 5% and Lugol's Solution 2%
With respect to the Lugol's Solution 2%, in general, it is simply a dilute formula of Iodine and Potassium Iodide in water (2% Iodine, 4% Potassium Iodide and 94% Distilled Water).
One would just double (more or less) the use level to achieve the same dosage as the Lugol's Solution 5%. The formula ingredients are the same.
The Gerson therapy calls for the 2% ("1/2 strength"). Lugol's Solution is actually in the 4.5-5.5% Iodine range.
The "5%" is a settled denominator for describing what is generally considered "Strong Iodine" (water based).
There are some purists who believe that the 2% Lugol's is not really Lugol's Solution which is not exactly correct.
Lugol's Solution contains Iodine, Potassium Iodide and Water. That is the basis.
The % of dilution is a secondary matter. It was Lugol
himself who established
the ingredients. The % would establish the strength.
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