Nascent iodine (dietary supplement)

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Nascent Iodine sometimes known by the generic term atomic iodine or generic trademark name Atomidine or by the misname detoxified iodine, is a liquid orally administered supplemental form of iodine, claimed to be in the monatomic state,[1] originating from a 1931 Edgar Cayce formula. There is no evidence that "Nascent Iodine" is in any way distinct or superior to tincture of iodine. The promotion of "Nascent Iodine" is a form of quackery.


In 1929 the FDA Bureau of Chemistry stated on Atomidine advertised health claims "As far as our records go, all of these claims are without a scintilla of printed scientific evidence to substantiate the claim that Atomidine is superior or even the equal to tincture of iodine...".[2]

The concept of nascent state is obsolete.[3][4] Thus, the name nascent iodine is a misrepresentation.


  1. ^ Choudhry, Hani; Nasrullah, Md. (1 June 2018). "Iodine consumption and cognitive performance: Confirmation of adequate consumption". Food Science & Nutrition. 6 (6): 1341–1351. doi:10.1002/fsn3.694. ISSN 2048-7177. PMC 6145226. PMID 30258574.
  2. ^ "Atomidine". The Journal of the American Dental Association. 16 (1): 168–171. 1 January 1929. doi:10.14219/jada.archive.1929.0007.
  3. ^ Reedy, J. H.; Biggers, E. D. (1 September 1942). "The nascent state". Journal of Chemical Education. 19 (9): 403. Bibcode:1942JChEd..19..403R. doi:10.1021/ed019p403. ISSN 0021-9584.
  4. ^ Jensen, William B (1990). "Whatever Happened to the Nascent State?" (PDF). Bulletin for the History of Chemistry (5): 26–36. Retrieved 6 May 2017.