Pediatricians are urging pregnant women to take iodine supplements due to an apparent epidemic in iodine deficiencies, reports Reuters, a message Infowars has long disseminated.

The recommendation, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, comes as researchers recognize that an overabundance of processed foods in the American diet has led to less consumption of iodine-fortified table salt, leading to an uptick in iodine deficiencies.

Iodine is essential for a baby’s thyroid hormones and brain development, doctors with the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health admit in their first statement on iodine in the academy’s history.

“Obviously iodine is critical to the fetal and child brain,” high-risk pregnancy expert Dr. Loralei Thornburg told Reuters. “Therefore having a diet that’s rich in iodine is critical.”

Research in the U.S. has found that one third of women who are pregnant are marginally iodine deficient, with only 15 percent of women taking iodine supplements.

The Academy recommends pregnant women, or lactating mothers, should consume between 290 to 1100 micrograms of iodine per day, a figure Dr. Edward Group says is still too low.

“Iodine is something that every person needs,” Dr. Group said in an interview on the Alex Jones Show. “Every single cell in your body needs iodine.. and you need 20 to let’s say 50 milligrams, which is 20,000 micrograms to 50,000 micrograms of iodine a day, and everything depends on it.”

“Women that are deficient in iodine when they’re pregnant… what happens to that baby? Mental retardation, lower IQ,” Group said.

Long before mainstream journals were sounding their warnings, Infowars was ahead of the curve touting the various benefits of iodine, even developing our own patented blend with the help of Dr. Group to combat the deficiency epidemic.

And now that mainstream research is finally getting around to admitting the importance of supplementing one’s diet with iodine, Infowars is unleashing our latest proprietary formula, Infowars Life Survival Shield X-2, 50% stronger than our original formula with a powerful 650 micrograms per single drop.

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Check out the rest of Dr. Group’s interview on the Alex Jones Show below:

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