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Iodized splenda molecule cures iodine deficiency

changing Chlorine atoms on splenda to Iodine creates a widely popular cure of iodine deficiency
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Iodine deficiency affected hundreds of millions or billions of people during the 20th century; Iodine supplementation of food is associated with adequate government; places like Russia have lacked this

I think that the natural human preference to drink yummy drinks creates an iodine deficiency cure path; the splenda molecule has three chlorine atoms replacing a number of these atoms with iodine creates a globally available actively preferred way to cure iodine deficiency

a 70 uG dose is sufficient to cure much iodine deficiency; 2.7 mg of Iodine provides a months Iodine; I did the numbers n it may be that an artificially sweetened drink or treat could treat anywhere from 2W to more than a month

further emphasizing this as a valued method: Splenda is a patent molecule; Iodized splenda may be public domain thus much cheaper from a materials perspective

I used this category as curing Iodine deficiency raises IQ more than 10 points plus affects mood energy

beanangel, Feb 27 2008

Inquirer http://en.wikipedia...i/National_Enquirer
[xandram, Mar 04 2008]

the real thing... http://www.nationalenquirer.com/
[xandram, Mar 04 2008]


       Splendi would also be a proprietary molecule, should you wish it, and you should wish it, because licencing will be impossible otherwise. I wonder if it will still be sweet?   

       The placement of iodine in salt harnessed the "salt tooth" in the same way that you propose to harness the sweet tooth. As with your iodized paper idea, I suspect that the same governmental inadequacies which could not provide iodized salt will limit the usefullness of this scheme.
bungston, Feb 27 2008

       I guessed Treon by the time I got to "splenda". Now to read the idea...
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 27 2008

       Hmm. Well, OK, and I'm guessing the taste won't be affected if you replace only a fraction of the chlorine with iodine. Is Splenda metabolized? Would the iodine be biologically available? And what about Bung's valid point: how is this better or likelier to succeed than iodized salt?
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 27 2008

       The places where iodine deficiency is a problem are places that I wouldn't expect Splenda to be either readily available or widely used.
DrCurry, Feb 27 2008

       There would have to be an enzyme which could remove iodine from the compound, and this probably doesn't exist.
nineteenthly, Feb 29 2008

       What [DrCurry] said - iodine deficiency is really easy to treat. If it's not being treated, this says something about the level of organisation and wealth of the society which might make a more complicated and expensive solution even less likely to happen.
hippo, Feb 29 2008

       Why not get Coke to include iodine? As far as I can tell, if you can find a way to haul your arse into the middle of the rainforest in south-eastern Cameroon, cross a circular ravine to reach an isolated pinnacle of rock, then climb half way up the largest, most ant-infested tree you can find, there'll be somebody already up there who will sell you a Coke, and it will be held in esteem above all local drinks.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 01 2008

       Coke should just sell a carbonated multivitamin for residents of latin america.
Cuit_au_Four, Mar 02 2008

       Other iodine deficiency cures might include; iodized margarine, iodized marmalade, iodized ham, iodized cheese and iodized marmite.
zen_tom, Mar 02 2008

       ...it just seems like [Treon] would be great at writing headlines for the National Inquirer.
out-of-USA- see link
xandram, Mar 04 2008


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