Iodine exists as either ionic or molecular. Molecular iodine posses very unique properties not seen in ionic iodine. Ionic iodine is typically seen as a potassium salt. Molecular iodine is two iodine molecules bonded together (I2). Some of the properties of molecular iodine are powerful antiviral and antibacterial activity.
Molecular iodine has been studied mostly as an agent for the treatment of all forms of breast cancer. Other forms of cancer are beginning to be studied in relation to molecular iodine.
Ionic iodine behaves as an antioxidant whereas molecular iodine is a pro-oxidant. Molecular iodine is a very promising natural agent which can be safely incorporated within a cancer treatment plan.