The Household Physician
Calculating Number of MG's of Iodine and Potassium Iodide
per Drop of Lugol's Solution:
LUGOL'S 5%: Each VERTICAL drop is about 6.25 mg's of iodine/potassium iodide (2.5 mg iodine, 3.75 mg potassium iodide) and 2 drops is about 12.50 mg's of iodine/potassium iodide (5.0 mg iodine, 7.50 mg potassium iodide). Compared to other's, J.CROW'S® Lugol's Solution offers big savings.
LUGOL'S 2%: Slightly less than 1/2 half the above measurements.
Approximately 600 vertical drops per 1 oz. container. To use as a water purifier add 2-3 drops per liter of water or 3-6 drops when using 2%. Always fresh. Does not expire. Store at room temperature out of direct sunlight. No need to refrigerate.
The iodine used in J.CROW'S® Lugol's Solution is derived from mined crystals, not from shellfish or kelp.
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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