Around 58% of iodine used in the world is contained in pharmaceutical products and food supplements. In humans, iodine is essential for thyroids hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Thyroids hormones and, therefore, iodine, are essential for mammal life, as they regulate many key biochemical reactions, especially protein synthesis and enzyme activity.
Furthermore, iodine is important for us for many reasons: it is used as an antiseptic, as a medical contrast means, and to treat thyroids gland diseases. As the largest iodine supplier in the world, more than 34%, SQM makes a significant contribution to iodine deficiency prevention.