KIO3 vs KI – Which one is best for YOU?
The difference is KIO3 already has an oxygen molecule. It’s already oxidized so it doesn’t need to oxidize like KI would do. KIO3 is as stable as it can get. It has a shelf life of years if not decades. Thus so stable we don’t know what the longest shelf life is.
KI is extremely bitter about 6% of the population will through it up. Therefore, KI has a shorter shelf life; it attracts water and will cook out. KIO3 is heat stable and will not cook out the iodine like KI will do. KIO3 is used by the rest of the World while KI is mostly used in the United States.
What is KIO3 used for?
Potassium Iodate tablets generally come in handy when there’s a nuclear emergency. KIO3 tablets can stop the thyroid gland from harmful radioactive iodine. Radioactive Iodine can be especially dangerous to babies and children following a nuclear disaster.
To prevent this from happening you can take Potassium Iodide or Potassium Iodate, which would saturate the thyroid with safe iodine and prevent it from absorbing the radioactive alternative. If you don’t have KIO3 or KI at the time of an event it’s most likely too late unless authorities can reach you with a proper dose.
KI03 170 mg tablets are designed to break and divide easily so the proper daily dosage can be accomplished for both humans and animals.
KIO3 Recommended Daily Human dosage
Adults 12 years and older – 1 tablet daily for 3-14 days.
Children 3-12 years – 1/2 tablet for 3 days or longer.
Children 1 month to 3 years – 1/4 tablet daily for 3 days or longer.
Newborn to 1 month – 1/8 to 1/4 tablet for 1 to 3 days.
Animal Dosage Instructions for Kio3 170mg tablets
Large Dog: Give 1/2 to 1 tablets per day for 15 days (minimum)
Medium Dog: Give 1/4 to 1/2 tablet per day for 15 days (minimum)
Cats and Small Dogs: 1/8 to 1/4 a tablet per day for 15 days (minimum)