people that are hypo, hyper, hashimoto’s, etc., all should be taking the ‘right’ iodine supplement. Iodine is what facilitates your body’s ability to manufacture the thyroid hormone but every cell requires iodine. It is particularly crucial for reproductive organ health. I believe what happens with hyperthyroid is that the thyroid is getting the bulk of the thyroid and the rest of the body is depleted whereas, hypo people have more iodine in their other cells but the thyroid is depleted. My 2c theory is that people with hyperthyroidism are more apt to get breast cancer than hypo people.
There is an iodine test called a loading test. You can definitely do that (it’s a urine test) but I would say 99% you will be deficient in iodine. In fact, Dr. Brownstein (or Abrahams, another good iodine doc) said they’ve essentially stopped the iodine loading as they were all coming back deficient.
If you live in the mid/upper mid west, you most likely live in what’s called the goiter belt, as iodine is very low in the soil there and people are not getting it in their diet. To make matters worse, flouride, chlorine and bromine ALL block iodine absorption.
This should say ‘the body is getting the bulk of the IODINE’, not thyroid...