Iodized Oil

Updated October 11, 2022

Back in the 1920s’ and 1930’s ,before penicillin was available in the 1940’s, iodized poppy seed oil was used for treatment of infections of the sinuses and lungs. It is still used in certain radiological procedures as it absorbs x-rays. It is still made by a company in France, called Lipotrol. It is 40% Iodine. The following articles discuss using up to 20 ml of the oil, which would be 8 grams of iodine. For iodine dosing ranges, click here. Accidental ingestion, reported in a few articles, caused no long-standing problem.

Quantification of tumor uptake of iodized oils and emulsions of iodized oils–experimental study.1996

Low dose oral iodized oil for control of iodine deficiency in children.2000

New model for describing urinary iodine excretion–its use for comparing different oral preparations of iodized oil.1995

Thyroid responses to varying doses of oral iodized oil in school children in Awassa, Ethiopia.2000

Iodine Supplementation–Comparison of Oral or Intramuscular Iodized Oil with Oral Potassium Iodide. A Controlled Trial in Zaire.1988

Iodine Supplementation with Oral or Intramuscular Iodized Oil. A Two-Year Follow-up of a Comparative Trial.1989

Hypothyroid patients showing shortened responsiveness to oral iodized oil have paradoxically low serum thyroglobulin and low thyroid reserve. Thyroglobulin-thyrotropin ratio as a measure of thyroid damage.1996

Thyroid responses to varying doses of oral iodized oil in school children in Awassa, Ethiopia.2000

New model for describing urinary iodine excretion–its use for comparing different oral preparations of iodized oil.1995

Low dose oral iodized oil for control of iodine deficiency in children.2000

Efficacy of oral iodized peanut oil is greater than that of iodized poppy seed oil among Indonesian schoolchildren.2006

Effect of oral iodized oil on thyroid size and thyroid hormone metabolism in children with concurrent selenium and iodine deficiency.2000

Hypothyroid patients showing shortened responsiveness to oral iodized oil have paradoxically low serum thyroglobulin and low thyroid reserve. Thyroglobulin-thyrotropin ratio as a measure of thyroid damage.1996

Iodine Supplementation with Oral or Intramuscular Iodized Oil. A Two-Year Follow-up of a Comparative Trial.1989

Iron supplementation in goitrous, iron-deficient children improves their response to oral iodized oil.2000

Iodine Supplementation of Mildly Iodine-Deficient Adults Lowers Thyroglobulin–A Randomized Controlled Trial.2016

Oral iodized oil for correcting iodine deficiency–optimal dosing and outcome indicator selection.1994

Iron supplementation in goitrous, iron-deficient children improves their response to oral iodized oil.2000

!Oral iodized oil for correcting iodine deficiency_ optimal dosing and outcome indicator selection.1994

treatment of chronic sinusitis with iodized oil.1943

a new feature in iodized oils.1932

Quantification of Tumor Uptake of Iodized Oils…1996

use of iodized oil in diagnosis and treatment of bronchial affections.1926

use of iodized oil in the treatment of infections of the nasal antrum.1941

!acute iodism after instillation of iodized oil.jama.1943

studies on the nature of the iodine in blood.1938

iodized oil in roentgenology.1929     40% iodine in poppy Lipiodol or sesame Iodipin

This one is on iodine bonded to milk:

Iodine Bonded with Milk Protein Inhibits Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Development in Rats. – PubMed – NCBI