As I wrote earlier, it's no use me trying to explain what I read in not-so-too-good -english, just make yourself a big favour and read the links just on the two first two pages of this thread as a introduction to iodine. Doctors practiced doses ranged 5-8 gram iodine dayily without any negative consequences. To treat leprose or syphilis the starting dose was about 1,5 gram daily. The same with plague or some other serious diseases. There are lots of references. High doses are needed to bring back health, to kill parasites, or to detox from some metals, especially mercury.
Kenny, maybe you could also do yourself a favour and read this entire thread instead of just the initial two pages or so? You'll see that people's responses to iodine were varied, many people here reported massive issues with the tiniest doses, others did well on higher doses.
Context is king, and so is each individual's specific situation, and this rule goes way beyond just iodine supplementation. Excuse my pointing out the basics but the good old statement that there is the good, the bad and the situation that determines which one's which comes to mind here.
Not to mention that testimonials provided throughout this entire thread have as much experimental value as materials quoted at the beginning. It's strange that you rejected their usefulness.
All you don't get the point - Iodine is dangerous in low doses - just as "professionals" advise. And then people have problems with iodine, and often give up. And everyone should use at least 100 mg Iodine daily or move out of Earth to other, non radioactive poluted planet, without artificial EM smog. Lower doses make people don't use Iodine, because of bad experience.
Questioning your own thinking is a highly advisable strategy on this forum, yet you are absolutely convinced all of us here fail to get the point and you're the only one who got it. It's rather ambitious of you to assume this.
And how are you going to explain the fact that I personally took low doses of iodine (2 to 8 drops of 12% Lugol) consistently for 4.5 years, during which time I noticed tremendous improvement in my health? Heh?