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Electrified atomic iodine

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Clinically unproven

Electrified atomic iodine, also known as atomidine, is an iodine-based substance alleged by psychic and pseudoscience promoter Edgar Cayce to have "special" powers. It is allegedly manufactured by running electricity through iodine, a process which Cayce supporters call "modified detoxification processing". Supporters of Cayce claim electrified atomic iodine can influence the immune system of our body and can cure related diseases, a claim which has no scientific basis. If you actually pass electricity through a water solution of iodine, it is conductive, but nothing special happens. The iodine won't "remember" this, won't convert to atomic iodine (which is extremely reactive and can't be stored) and isn't "electrified" or "detoxified".

Products containing 1% iodine trichloride solution labeled as "atomidine" are often sold in health food stores to cater to the Edgar Cayce woo set.

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