Hello . This is Jinny , the pharmacist .
Did you know that iodine is an essential nutrient that is likely to be deficient worldwide regardless of the health care level of each country ? Iodine is a mineral that is abundantly contained in seaweeds such as kelp and seaweed, and is a nutrient that is easily deficient depending on eating habits .
Iodine is required to synthesize the thyroid hormone thyroxine, and its deficiency can cause goiter, so it is widely known as an essential nutrient that contributes to thyroid health . Thyroid hormone is involved in energy metabolism by controlling the body's metabolic rate, and is important for the development of the central nervous system by promoting mRNA and protein synthesis .
However, iodine has various benefits besides thyroid health . Today , I would like to introduce the various functions of iodine, an essential nutrient, through a thesis .