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@Kenny McCormick ,I made an spreadsheet calculating among others precisely amount of iodine in one drop, when you type in the amount of iodine and potassium iodide in solution. When stronger solutions, the solution volume is increasing in comparison to used water, but it is few percent only, so we can ignore it. Other important question is fact, that some people's equipment makes smaller drops :) 1/30 of 1 ml, instead of 1/20, then there is only 4,1 mg of iodine in one drop. The perfect would be if one before using try to weight 20 drops in order to be sure it is for example precisely 1 gram.
The dosages recommend by the book Laura posted were the 1 drop = 6.25 mg for the 5% Lugol's.
J. Crow Lugol's Help:
Calculating Number of MG's of Iodine and Iodide per Drop of J.CROW'S® Lugol's Solution: 5%: Each VERTICAL "metric" drop (= 1/20ml) is approximately 2.5 mg of iodine and 5mg of potassium iodide. The Iodide portion of Potassium Iodide is about 75% so that is 3.75mg. Therefore the total Iodine plus Iodide is 2.5 + 3.75 = 6.25mg and 2 drops is about 12.50 mg's of iodine/iodide (5.0 mg iodine, 7.50 mg iodide).
Calculating Number of MG's of Iodine and Iodide per Drop of J.CROW'S® Lugol's Solution:2%: Each VERTICAL "metric" drop (= 1/20ml) is approximately1.0 mg of iodine and 2.0 mg of potassium iodide. The Iodide portion of Potassium Iodide is about 75% so that is 1.5 mg. Therefore the total Iodine plus Iodide is 1.0 + 1.5 = 2.5 mg and 2 drops is about 5.0 mg's of iodine/iodide (2.0 mg iodine, 3.0 mg iodide).
I think we should go by the 5% Lugol's 1 drop = 6.25 mg as the guideline unless someone has a better suggestion. You are correct that different droppers could affect the dosage but that seems kind of a moot point for the overall protocol.d. Children – These are the levels that I gave my children at the various ages. This is not
meant to be a recommendation but a guideline for what was safe for my children and
others I have been in contact with. General guidelines suggest .08 mg x the weight of
the child but is dependent on the health condition.
i. Up to 3 years – 3 drops of Detoxified Iodine (www.iodinesource.com) per day or
take 1 drop of 5% Lugol’s solution in water and then take ½ of the water and
give it to the child. This results in 3.125 mgs / dose.
ii. 3yrs to 5 yrs – 6.25 mgs of Iodoral or 1 drop 5% Lugols Solution(6.25 mgs)
iii. 5 yrs to 9 yrs – 12.5 mgs of Iodoral or 2 drops 5% Lugols Solution (12.5 mgs)
iv. 9 yrs to 16 yrs – 25 mgs of Iodoral or 4 drops 5% Lugols Solution (25 mgs)
v. 16 yrs and up – will depend on health issues, weight, etc and cannot be given in
generalities. By this point their body is adult size. Dosages range from 12.5 mgs
to 300 mgs.
I am not sure why we can ignore stronger solutions since Lugol's can go 2%, 5%, 10%, 15% etc..When stronger solutions, the solution volume is increasing in comparison to used water, but it is few percent only, so we can ignore it.