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This question has an implicit claim in it: that taking antioxidants is effective in the first place. As that is very much in doubt now from the start, it explains very well why there is no consensus over when to take them. Especially if all these substances are all lumped into that one basket called "antioxidants". Our Cochrane review from 2008 ...


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If you are taking a product that contains both iodine and iodide like Lugol's or Iodoral, the only thing that happens when you add an antioxidant like Vit C is that the iodine gets converted to iodide. This is not a bad thing. But people like Dr. Flechas point to research showing that while the thyroid utilizes iodide, other organs, tissues, and glands ...


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