Iodine is important to our bodies, and we have an excellent source right here at our clinic. The Thyroid gland needs iodine to produce the thyroid hormones, which support a healthy metabolism. The body does not make iodine, so it is must be an essential part of your diet or taken via supplements. Vegetarians, especially vegans, are particularly at risk for thyroid deficiency. Too much iodine can also cause problems, and as with most things regarding our health, balance is the key.