Most health-food stores carry supplements supposedly containing iodine for people with iodine deficiency. I recently bought some kelp tablets that are supposed to have iodine but as a consumer how can I be sure that there is any iodine in them at all, let alone the claimed minimum daily requirement.
How do I know that I'm not just taking green-colored sawdust? Is there a cheap way to test a kelp tablet for its iodine content? If not are there testing labs that I could send some kelp to for testing that isn't going to cost me thousands of dollars?