I am presently giving my six year old children 210 mcg of potassium iodide a day in drop form. I realized that the dropper bottle is clear and I think iodine is light sensitive? I've been doing this form for years but I'm looking for a better form. Also, I noticed that the upper tolerable limit for 4-8 year old kids is 300 mcg. I assume this is food and supplement form. We do sea rather than iodonized salt. I found some capsule based potassium iodine at 225 mcg from Pure Encapsulations. I wonder if this might be a good form? Is there better? Better dosing? Am I doing too much or too little?
I should mention that neither of my kids are big and one is very small (off growth scale) for his age. One child has "ok but not optimal" levels of I think T4. He is my healthy (bigger) child but he does run a little low in temp which is why I had him tested originally. An Integrative Med. doctor I trust wanted to follow it though he wasn't overly concerned by the numbers (they were normal even by the revised standards if I recall but he thought they could have been better) and suggested the higher dose. That is when I moved to 210 mcg. but they've been taking RDA of iodine for years (in that dropper form).