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Iodine is needed for the normal metabolism of cells. Metabolism is the process of converting food into energy. Humans need iodine for normal thyroid function, and for the production of thyroid hormones

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Needed by the thyroid gland.


iodine is needed for thyroid hormone production. lack of it can cause goiter.


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Iodine is the main building block needed to make thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone is needed to control your metabolism. If you lack Iodine in your diet, over time, you will develop goiter (enlarged) thyroid gland. This is rare in the US since many salt has iodine in it.


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Many people do not get iodine in their normal diet, and it's needed for proper thyroid function, so it's added.


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Very tiny amounts of iodine are needed by the thyroid gland to make its hormones. Without this iodine the thyroid gland will swell creating a goiter and various other symptoms of thyroid hormone shortage will appear..


iodine is needed for healthy function of thyroid. Its deficiency cause a disease called goiter


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This is a trick question because "I2" is the chemical symbol for MOLECULAR iodine (your question did not say melt Iodine, it said melt I2).Only gaseous iodine is composed of I2 molecules and as it is a gas it CAN NOT melt.


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Probably nothing, because the amounts of iodine needed to be ingested is so high that it is difficult to do. Iodine is important in our bodies for good health and especially for the health of our thyroid glands.


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Iodine, which is found in Sea Salt and is added to table salt, is needed to make thyroid hormones (produced in thyroid gland), which are necessary for maintaining normal metabolism in all cells of the body.


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