The Household Physician

Shop at J.Crow's Marketplace


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.

Shop at J.Crow's Marketplace

Privacy Policy Statement

Any statements made on this site have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or condition.
Always consult your professional health care provider.