We have often written about vitamins, minerals and nutrients which are lacking in the traditional British diet.

Iodine is another important element of sound nutrition which many Brits fail to get enough of. This is cause for major concern since iodine contributes to the thyroid as well as other aspects of health. It’s also especially vital during pregnancy.

In this blog, we intend to discuss the importance of iodine – and by extension, nascent iodine, the ideal form of the mineral recognised by the body.

We’ll also consider the ideal amount of iodine, the merits of plant-based iodine, and discuss why the UK’s public awareness of iodine and its benefits are falling well short.