Adults should get 150 mcgs per day.
The children's recommendation for iodine is 70 to 150 mcg (that is micrograms).
Iodine helps regulate the rate of energy production and body weight and promotes proper growth. It also promotes healthy hair, nails, skin and teeth.
In countries where iodine is deficient in the soil, rates of hypothyroidism, goiter and retarded growth from iodine deficiency are very high.
In developed countries, however, because iodine is added to table salt, iodine deficiencies are rare.
Fruits grown in iodine-rich soils contain iodine.
Vegetables grown in iodine-rich soils contain iodine.
Nuts grown in iodine-rich soils contain iodine.
Proteins produced in iodine-rich areas contain iodine.
Most legumes do not contain a significant amout of iodine