For those who have Grave's disease, an autoimmune condition that leads to hyperthyroidism, finding a multivitamin without iodine can be a challenge. The disease can cause anxiety, irritability, difficult sleeping, rapid heartbeat, sensitivity to heat, weight loss, frequent bowel movements and an enlarged thyroid (goiter). Treatment for this disease exposes patients to radioactive iodine to stop the overproduction of thyroid hormones. During this time, it is important to limit the amount of iodine consumed.
Editor's Note: One-a-Day recently have added iodine to their multivitamins.
Both the One-a-Day men's and women's multivitamin formulas contain no iodine and are therefore appropriate for those undergoing treatment for Grave's Disease. Available for $27.35 for a bottle of 250 vitamins, One-a-Day is taken once daily with food. The supplement does contain fish-derived nutrients and is therefore inappropriate for those who are vegetarian or who have seafood allergies.
GNC Women's Ultra Mega without Iron and Iodine
GNC's Women's Ultra Mega without Iron and Iodine is another great option for those looking to avoid iodine. The vitamin retails for $33.99 and comes 180 caplets to a jar. Two caplets are taken daily with food. The supplement contains no wheat, gluten, dairy or yeast. This vitamin is not vegetarian as it does contain fish-derived nutrients.
Thorne Research Basic Nutrients V
A vegetarian multivitamin designed for men, Thorne Research Basic Nutrients V is another iodine free option. The supplement retails for $30.05 for 180 caplets. Taken 6 caplets daily with food, Basic Nutrients V does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy, artificial colors, sweeteners or flavors.
Vital Nutrients Multi-Nutrients
A high potency multivitamin designed to be hypoallergenic, Vital Nutrients Multi-Nutrients is available without iron or iodine. These vegetarian capsules are available for $28.17 for 180 capsules. Three to six capsules should be taken daily with food in divided doses.