I have been using World Organic Liqui-Kelp Iodine for my family and I. I know you mentioned Lugols so I am wondering if you think this is not good idea to take either?
Sorry that I haven't gotten to your post until now. There are a couple of reasons that I wouldn't recommend this product. First of all, while they have the nerve to call it 'organic', it actually contains Sodium Benzoate. Read up on the allergy problems that this can cause, along with the dangers to children. Countries throughout Europe are scrambling to inform the public about the latest danger in soft drinks, and encouraging manufacturers to voluntarily remove sodium benzoate from their products. Several media outlets from abroad are calling for a ban on the preservative, to protect children's safety. While there are many chemical additives which are hazardous to your health, sodium benzoate stands out for its ability to switch off vital parts of the DNA.
On top of that, it also contains starch, yeast, and sugar. Starch neutralizes iodine.
If you call poison control, and ask them what to do if you have taken iodine, they will tell you to eat any product you can find with starch in it. Therefore, any benefits that you would have gotten from iodine will be gone. This is snake oil. It even has artificial colors and flavors. Buy some iodine, and apply a patch (quarter sized) to your skin. If it disappears in less that 24 hours, you are iodine deficient. Simply keep adding iodine in the same manner, increasing gradually; until it stays for around 24 hours.
On the bright side, at least the iodine wasn't toxic.
I hope that this helps. Again, sorry for the delay.