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Hakala Research

Hakala Research aims to provide total body health through Iodine. We specialize in providing easy and efficient urinary Iodine testing. Our goal is to promote research in the use of Iodine in human nutrition.

  • Effective July 1st, we have reduced prices on our 6.25, 12.5, and 25 mg strengths of LugoTabs! Thank you for your continued support as we strive to provide the best Iodine/Potassium Iodide supplement on the market! Iodine sufficiency and Bromide/Fluoride toxicity testing now available!
  • Our lab is CLIA certified and the most reliable Iodine testing in the world!
  • Family owned and operated
  • Samples are assayed and results are typically sent out the same day they are received.

Fast, Accurate, and Affordable

We are well known as being one of the best laboratories in the nation for fast, accurate and affordable iodine, fluoride and bromide testing.

One Stop Shop

We provide our clients with easy, one stop shopping for supplements such as LugoTabs, Vitamin C, ATP Boost, 5-HTP, BoroTab, Chromium, L-Theanine, and more.

We Appreciate Your Business

Hakala Research is dedicated to our clients and we are always available during our operating hours to answer any questions our valued customers may have.

Testing Services

Why Iodine?
An essential element for health, Iodine's primary function is in the production of thyroid hormones. A widely misunderstood element, Iodine is needed throughout the entire body to maintain proper and normal daily functions.

Iodine levels

Hakala Research Supplies easy and efficient ways to test your Iodine levels.  We offer two methods:

  • 24 Hour Urine Iodine Loading Test Kit - $70 + shipping

    An in depth test to evaluate whole body sufficiency for Iodine. After ingesting a 50mg LugoTab tablet, urine is collected for 24 hours. With this test, Iodine sufficiency is determined by comparing the amount of Iodine taken to the amount excreted in the urine. Whole body Iodine sufficiency is reached when 90% or more of the ingested amount is excreted in the urine. **Before participating in this evaluation, discuss any history of thyroid surgery and/or radiation, Hashimoto disease, and any previous problems with your thyroid with you health care provider**

  • Urine Iodine Spot Test Kit - $70 + shipping

    A quick snapshot of current levels of Iodine in the body, evaluating pre-supplementation status. A level below 0.15 mg/L is defined as an Iodine deficient state according to the World Health Organization.

  • Combination Kit - $95 + shipping

    We offer a combination kit containing both tests (Urine Iodine Spot Test Kit and the 24 Hour Urine Iodine Loading Test Kit) for the complete evaluation of a single patient.

Add Bromide Test ...

If the body is exposed to excess bromide, it can result in the bromide interfering with Iodine utilization in the body and creating a state of iodine deficiency.

  • Additional $35 for the 24 hour test
  • Additional $40 for the combination test (spot and 24 hour test)

Now Available! Add Fluoride Test ...

Now available! Add Fluoride and Chloride analysis to spot and/or loading samples!

  • Additional $35 for the 24 hour test
  • Additional $40 for the combination test (spot and 24 hour test)

We have tried to include as many resources as possible on our resources and FAQ pages but do not hesitate to call if you have any additional questions regarding our services.

Who We Are

J. Charles Hakala, RPh

Charles is a 1974 graduate of the University of Wyoming Pharmacy school. For 22 years, he owned and operated an independent compounding pharmacy. He has been instrumental in the “Iodine Project”, researching the benefits of Iodine, and co-authored several research papers on Iodine deficiency.

Abbey Hughes

Abbey graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Kinesiology in 2004 and has been active in whole body health and women health improvements from Iodine.. In 2007 Abbey and Charles teamed up to open Hakala Research specializing in Iodine testing.

Laurie Hakala

Laurie has been instrumental in Hakala Research and takes care of shipping, receiving, and customer service. As an avid triathlete and fitness instructor, Laurie has worked to develop products aimed at athletes, specializing in skin care for female athletes.

AJ Hakala, MS

AJ is the laboratory manager and compounding chemist at the Hakala Labs. Glenrock, Wyoming site. His educational background includes: American Chemical Society approved B.S. in Chemistry with an emphasis of Inorganic Chemistry, B.A. Spanish, M.S. Soil Science, and M.S. Water Resource Management with focus of Environment and Natural Resources.

Allyson Hakala, MBA

Allyson holds a MBA degree from the University of Nevada and BA degrees in psychology and marketing from the University of Wyoming. She works to improve the efficiency and national name recognition of Hakala Labs.