Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about Violet® iodine. If you have additional questions,please contact us.
What is Violet® Iodine
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Violet iodine is a daily iodine supplement that helps alleviate the most common symptoms of cyclic mastalgia and fibrocystic breast condition (FBC), including swelling, tenderness, aches and heaviness and promotes optimal breast health.*
Is it a drug?
Violet iodine is not a drug; it is an iodine supplement and can be purchased without a prescription.
What are the key ingredients?
The two key ingredients in Violet iodine are iodine and selenium.
What form does it come in?
Violet iodine is available in tablet form.
What pill counts are available?
Violet iodine is available in a 60-pill starter package and a 30-pill refill package.
What symptoms does it address?
Violet iodine helps alleviate menstrual–related tenderness, aches, heaviness and swelling in the breasts.*
Is this different from other iodine (iodide) supplements currently available?
Yes it is different. Violet iodine is created using a novel technology that combines a patented formulation of two forms of iodine: iodide and iodate. This unique, non-hormonal formulation interacts with the acidic pH environment of the stomach to form molecular iodine, which is then delivered to breast tissue, resulting in a reduction of menstrual-related breast discomfort. Until now, there has never been a supplement demonstrated to target breast tissue, making Violet iodine the first iodine supplement to address the underlying cause of menstrual-related breast symptoms associated with fibrocystic breast condition.
Can I just adjust my diet to include more iodized salt instead?
Simply adding salt to the diet is not effective in alleviating the symptoms of fibrocystic breast condition. Iodized table salt does not contain the correct form of iodine. Additionally, increased sodium intake contributes to high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease. Talk to your doctor about safe levels of salt in your diet.
Can I get an effective amount of iodine from a multivitamin instead?
Violet tablets are different from other iodine supplements, including multivitamins. Violet tablets are made with a unique, patented formulation that blends two iodine ingredients to deliver molecular iodine. Most multivitamins contain 225 micrograms (or less) of iodide, whereas Violet tablets contain 3000 micrograms (3 mg) of iodine per tablet. This daily amount is effective at helping alleviate monthly breast discomfort associated with fibrocystic breast condition.*
Who should take Violet iodine?
Violet iodine is designed for women suffering from fibrocystic breast condition and/or the symptoms of menstrual-related breast discomfort (such as aches, heaviness, tenderness and swelling) who want to proactively take care of their breast health.*
Can I take Violet iodine during or after menopause?
Violet iodine has not been clinically tested for efficacy among women with symptoms not related to the menstrual cycle. Women with breast pain not related to the menstrual cycle should consult with a healthcare professional prior to trying Violet iodine.
Do I need to consult a physician before taking it?
Consult a physician prior to use if you:
When do I start taking Violet iodine?
You can begin taking Violet iodine any day during your cycle. The pills are labeled by the days of the week as a reminder for you to take it every day.
When is the best time of day to take it?
For mild to moderate symptoms, take one pill on an empty stomach every morning. For more severe symptoms, take 1 additional pill every evening.
How often do I need to take it?
Violet iodine should be taken daily.
Do I have to take it on an empty stomach?
The ingredients in Violet iodine work best on an empty stomach. You should wait 30 minutes before eating or taking other supplements or medications.
What happens if I forget to take a pill for a day or two?
If you miss a day or two, just continue taking Violet iodine as you normally would. Skipping a month will not cause any harm, but you may find your symptoms returning with discontinued use.
Can I take more than one pill a day?
For mild to moderate symptoms, take one pill every morning. For more severe symptoms, take one additional pill every evening.
Is there a maximum dosage per day?
It is recommended to not exceed 6mg (two doses) per day. Consult a physician if you continue to experience severe symptoms or have any adverse side effects.
Can it be chewed/crushed/cut in half?
Do not chew or crush Violet iodine. The pill’s formulation is designed to be swallowed whole with water.
Can I take it if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Please consult with your healthcare provider before beginning Violet iodine if you are pregnant or nursing.
What if I have an iodine allergy? Can I still take Violet iodine?
Contact your physician to determine if Violet iodine is right for you.
How does it work?
The ingredients in Violet iodine combine in the stomach where it binds with other molecules in the body and targets the breast tissue via the bloodstream.
How can I tell it is working – how long before I feel relief?
Every woman’s body is different. Some women experience relief with their first menstrual cycle, however, initial symptom relief may take 60 days or longer.
How is the dosage determined?
Dosage depends on the severity of the symptoms. However, you should not exceed more than 2 pills per day.
How has this been tested?
Over one thousand women have participated in clinical trials of molecular iodine*.
Will this affect my thyroid?
If you are currently under the care of a physician for a thyroid condition, you should consult with him/her prior to the use of Violet iodine.
What if I’ve had bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery can affect the appropriate absorption of iodine thereby reducing the efficacy of Violet iodine to alleviate menstrual-related breast discomfort symptoms. You should consult with your physician to determine if Violet iodine is right for you.
Are there any drug interactions?
Consult a physician prior to using Violet iodine if you are using any prescription medications.
Are there any side effects?
Discontinue use and consult a physician if you experience: fatigue, palpitations, anxiety, irritability, or increased sweating, as these may be early symptoms of irregular thyroid function. Excessive iodine intake may cause hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism or goiter.
Where can I buy Violet iodine?
Violet iodine is available at several leading retailers. Find current list of retailers here.
How much does Violet iodine cost?
Prices may vary slightly by retailer. Check retailer sites here.
Can I get a sample from my doctor?
Check with your doctor to determine if he or she participates in our sample program.
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