Iodine (I)

AT A GLANCE:

Iodine and its roles: 


  • Indispensable for basic metabolism
  • Supports thermo-regulation
  • Supports reproduction process and lactation
  • Participates in energy production (ATP)
Iodine (I)

Iodine is a rare element with a relatively low content in plants, probably because of its lack of a biological role in the vegetable kingdom. It is also low in concentration in mammals, but its bioavailability is close to 100%.

The role of iodine in equines is mainly related to its incorporation in thyroid hormones.


It seems that an intake of 1.5 to 15 mg/day is sufficient to cover the needs.