About the problem of iodine deficiency in Russia

Iodised salt - the solution to iodine deficiency in Russia!

Why is iodine intake really important for humans? Since the Ice Age, iodine present in the fertile soil layer has gradually moved deeper into the earth. Low iodine content in soil and water means its deficiency in local plants, in the meat and milk of animals that feed on them, and consequently – in the diet of the population of iodine-deficient areas. The territory of Russia cannot boast of “smart” soil: in many regions there is not enough iodine. Not only we were unlucky – this situation is observed all over the world: worse in mountainous areas, better on sea coasts.

All this means that we are deprived of full-fledged natural sources of iodine – trace elements responsible for the development and functioning of the brain. If this deficit is not compensated, the intelligence of each of us and the nation as a whole will continue to decline, dragging along the general standard of living in the country. Yes, iodine deficiency existed thousands of years ago, but the problem has become much worse in the last century. Intelligence has become a critical resource that determines the success, well-being, opportunities and prospects for the development of an individual and the entire state.

Doctors, sociologists and politicians have long been talking about the seriousness of this problem. Chief Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation, Head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare Gennady Onishchenko, in one of his reports submitted for discussion in the Public Russian Chamber, noted: “In the current situation, over 65% of the population of the Russian Federation lives in conditions of shortage iodine, which in some cases is the cause of congenital anomalies, increased perinatal mortality, decreased mental abilities in children and adults, and deafness.

According to Galina Melnichenko, director of the Institute of Clinical Endocrinology of the Endocrinology Center of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, “50 million people in Russia suffer from various diseases associated with iodine deficiency.”

Elena Nikolaeva, Chairman of the Commission of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation on Social Issues and Demographic Policy of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, noted that “every fifth inhabitant of Russia has thyroid diseases.”

Iodized salt is the solution to the problem of iodine deficiency in Russia!

There is a simple and effective way to combat and prevent iodine deficiency — this is iodized salt! It is with the help of this mundane product that many countries of the world have avoided an intellectual catastrophe. Now every person in Russia needs to think about their health and the health of their children. In addition, this method is available to everyone, since the geography of supplies of iodized salt produced by Russalt covers the whole of Russia and some foreign countries. It is enough to simply replace ordinary salt with iodized salt in the diet and a person will receive a sufficient daily allowance of iodine from salt and other products.

Indicators of the iodine content in the products of Russalt comply with the requirements of GOST R 51574-2000:

  1. Cooking salt iodized extra “Snow White”, Iodine — (40,0±15)* 10-4
  2. Ground iodized table salt of the highest grade “Iletsk” (produced from rock salt), Iodine — (40,0±15)* 10-4
  3. Ground iodized table salt of the first grade (Baskunchak village) (produced from self-planting salt), Iodine — (40,0±15)* 10-4

Iodized salt is the most effective, safe, and at the same time simple and cheap means of preventing iodine deficiency, capable of increasing the population’s intelligence by 15–20%.

See also
Calculation of the daily iodine intake
Laboratory evidence
Social Policy