The word “nascent” means newborn. Nascent iodine is a special form of iodine that is made by taking molecular iodine, i2 and exposing it to a strong magnetic field. This separates the iodine into individual atoms that enter into the body and are used very easily. This form of iodine does not cause congestion in the thyroid gland like other forms of iodine and because it is very bioavailable, you will only need to take it in small amounts. The body can easily eliminate this form of iodine through the kidneys. It takes about 4-6 months for your body to be fully nourished with this iodine, and the iodine should be continued after this at the same dose.
Iodine helps to kill pathogenic (“bad”) bacteria and yeasts in your system and because of this, it is advisable to start with a small dose of the iodine and to gradually increase in order to avoid a “detox” reaction. Detox reactions occur when these bad germs die suddenly and are released into the blood stream causing such symptoms as headache, fatigue and nausea. If you get a detox reaction, it is harmless and all you will need to do is to stop the iodine for one day and to increase your water intake for a day or two, then resume the iodine at a smaller dose for a few days before increasing it again.