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Workers with severe radiation exposure at the Fukushima nuclear plant had major reduction in cancer risk when supplemented with vitamin C and other anti-oxidative nutrients. Sixteen men aged between 32 and 59 years worked 5 to 6 weeks in a radiation contaminated area, collecting contaminated water, measuring radiation levels, operating heavy machinery, and removing debris. Blood samples were obtained to measure whole blood counts and blood chemistry, plasma levels of free DNA, and 47 cancer related gene expressions.
Four workers who took intravenous vitamin C (25,000 mg) therapy before they went in, and continuously took anti-oxidative supplements during the working period, had no significant change in both free DNA and overall cancer risk.
Three workers that did not have preventive intravenous vitamin C had an increase in calculated cancer risk. After 2 months of intervention with intravenous vitamin C and oral anti-oxidative nutritional supplements, free DNA returned to normal level and cancer risk score was significantly decreased. (1)
This important clinical demonstration confirms research done nearly 20 years ago showing that pretreatment with vitamin C, by oral intake or injection, increased sperm head survival after the injection of radioactive Iodine-131 in mice. (2)
Oral intake of alpha-lipoic acid and vitamin E reduced urinary radioactivity and oxidative stress in irradiated children in Chernobyl. (3) Furthermore, there have been numerous scientific studies about the radio-protective effects of other vitamins, minerals, and antioxidative nutrients.
Originally posted by 3n19m470
I am astounded! Simple Vitamin C helped these Fukishima workers survive that radiation exposure?? I wonder if injecting it was just a convenience over the option of taking over a hundred pills or does it make any other difference compared to swallowing it? Not all of us have the equipment or knowledge to do that at home or the money to pay a doctors costs. But we can all buy the pills in the store... I'm pretty sure that when you swallow a substance, not all of it goes into your bloodstream as opposed to injecting it. So some of it gets wasted as it passes through your digestive system, isn't that right? So in order to get the full benefit of 25,000mg of vitamin C, you might have to swallow 30,000-50,000 or maybe more, depending on what I believe is known as the "bioavailability percentage" of said substance. Does anyone know if that's true or not? I really wanna know how many pills to swallow if some radioactive shizzy goes down in my 'hood...