Iodine Tincture

A tincture is defined as an extract that uses alcohol as the solvent. They are typically made by soaking fresh or dried herbs in a consumable alcohol like vodka. It is a traditional way to preserve herbs and concentrate them for your later consumption. Although alcohol is not the only way to make a tincture, it is definitely the most popular and historically well known.

At Cedar Bear we never use alcohol to manufacture our herbal and iodine tinctures. We make our tinctures using glycerin instead for a more effective and tastier liquid supplement. Here’s a look at glycerin vs alcohol tinctures, and how we go about making our Iodine supplement, Xodine.

What is Glycerin?

The organic compound, glycerin, is typically sourced from animal fat and vegetable oils. It is a sweet tasting, colorless, thick liquid. It can be used as a substitute for alcohol in supplements to carry nutrients from herbs and preserve them. Unlike alcohol, glycerin is much gentler on the body and does not cause the destruction that alcohol can. For children, pets, and those with alcohol sensitivities, glycerin is clearly a superior choice.

Glycerin preserves the herbal and botanical characteristics of plants, compared to alcohol that uses a denaturing process to preserve. While denaturing is effective and can give your supplements an infinite shelf life, it works by sterilization, and can often kill or destroy living cells and certain elements. This altersthe biology and potential effect that an herb can have once placed through this process.

Glycerin was once thought to not have such a long shelf life, but Cedar Bear has changed that by using high-quality ingredients and extreme care. We produce our liquid herbal supplements with glycerin to have a very stable and long shelf life without refrigeration or fear of expiration. This goes for Xodine as well.


An iodine tincture made with glycerin is much easier on the body than tinctures involving other elements like salts or potassium. These extraneous and unnecessary ingredients only get in the way of the body’s absorption of iodine and will, in turn, make it less effective. Pairing Xodine with glycerin allows it to move through the body seamlessly, and it begins being absorbed by the body almost immediately upon contact with soft tissue of the mouth and digestive system.

Cedar Bear has developed a proprietary iodine processing method that creates highly effective, tasty and alcohol-free iodine tincture for iodine supplementation. Iodine tinctures are used to give your body more of the essential trace earth mineral. Our iodine supplement, Xodine, tastes great, is 100% effective, and can potentially help the body maintain its iodine levels.

Pureodine Process

Cedar Bear has developed a proprietary iodine processing method that we’ve named Pureodine. It is a process that takes pure, naturally sourced iodine and pairs it with our proprietary glycerin process. Our iodine is pure and has not been changed or chemically bonded to other elements. Like mentioned previously, these elements get in the way of the body’s absorption of the iodine, even though they are an easier means of transportation into the body.

Xodine is a nascent iodine. There are several types of iodine, but our nascent iodine is by far the easiest on our bodies. Other types like Lugol’s Iodine and Iosol Iodine are bound to potassium and sodium. Because we put so much dedication into every drop of Xodine, we have been able to create a product that has a much higher absorption rate than other iodine supplements, and a far better tasting one at that.

Why Choose Cedar Bear?

Cedar Bear has been making innovations in the herbal supplement industry for over 35 years. Our founder, L. Carl Robinson, an herbal expert, has dedicated himself to unleashing the power of nature and all that it has to offer. Cedar Bear is proud to offer Xodine, as well as hundreds of high quality liquid herbal supplements. It’s not just our Iodine processing method that has gotten people talking. We process hundreds of herbs using our proprietary TincTract method that creates high-quality liquid herbal supplements to give your body the extra nutrients that it needs.

All of our products are alcohol free and certified Kosher. We take care in using only the best ingredients from around the world to make our products, and we won’t settle for anything less. We want our supplements to be enjoyable for all of your family members, so along with leaving out alcohol, we’ve also left out sugar, soy, gluten, dairy, corn, and animal products.

Order Today

If you are looking for a high quality Iodine tincture, look no further than Xodine from Cedar Bear. Our glycerin tincture is sure to leave you seeing the Cedar Bear difference. Browse our extensive product collection, including Xodine and hundreds of herbs and herb blends, and order your own today from Cedar Bear.

We are dedicated to providing our customers with only the best that nature has to offer, and we promise to put passion and expertise into every product on our shelves. If you have any questions, comments or concerns before or after you buy, make sure to get in touch with us. We are always looking forward to hearing from you and are always happy to help.

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