Benefits of Iodine Crystal:
Greyish violet brittle plates or small crystals with a metallic sheen; odour, irritant. It volatalises slowly at room temperature.
- As Antiseptic:
- Elemental iodine is used as a disinfectant either as the element, or as the water-soluble triiodide.
- In treatment of thyroid deficiency:
- Iodine crystals are commonly used in treatment of iodine deficiency gives rise to hypothyroidism, fatigue, goitre, mental slowing, depression, weight gain, and low basal body temperatures.
- Nutritional supplement:
- Iodide crystal is added in small amounts to table salt, in order to avoid iodine deficiency affecting the thyroid gland.
- Iodine itself can be used as a nutritional supplement.