Benefits for Radiation Poisoning By: Bruce Brightman - Founder - LifeSource Vitamins LifeSource Vitamins Exposure to radiation causes a cascade of free radicals that wreak havoc on the body. Radiation decimates the body's supply of glutathione, which allows free radicals to run rampant through our body's tissues and organs. Several antioxidant compounds have been used to treat radiation damage with varying degrees of effectiveness. Radiation Poisoning and Alpha Lipoic Acid Researchers at the Russian Institute of Pediatric Hematology and the Vitamin Research Institute in Moscow have found that lipoic acid is one of the most effective anti-radiation treatments to date. When mice are exposed to high levels of radiation, only 35% of them will survive. Lipoic acid is so powerful that if animals are treated with lipoic acid before exposure, survival rates rise to 90%. In the near meltdown of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine in 1986 radioactive fallout and massive soil contamination caused those who lived in Chernobyl to be exposed to constant low levels of radiation. Not surprisingly, the incidence of cancer is much higher than normal there, especially among children. Researchers examined the effects of lipoic acid treatment on the level of oxidative damage in children living in the areas affected by the accident. After 28 days of lipoic acid supplements, they found that the children's blood peroxidation levels had fallen to those seen in normal children. Even better, the children's liver and kidney functions were normalized. Bruce Brightman - founder LifeSource Vitamins www.LifesourceVitamins.com E-mail Us:info@LifesourceVitamins.com or Call Us: 800.567.8122 We Are Built on Compassion - Driven by Faith & Powered by God! Have Questions? It can be overwhelming we know.Call us, we will walk you through what supplements will help you and which ones you really don’t need. It’s what we do! LifeSource Vitamins: Since 1992 *Disclaimer: None of the above statements have been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. As always, consult your physician before taking any and all supplements. LifeSource Vitamins. Individual results may vary. Disclaimer: All the information contained throughout this website is based upon the opinion of the founder of LifeSource Vitamins, Bruce Brightman, and the entire team at LifeSource Vitamins whose relentless research and studies have been ongoing on since 1992. Other articles and information are based on the opinions of the authors, who retains the copyright as marked on the article. The information on this site is not intended to replace your health care professional, but to enhance your relationship with them. Doing your own studying and research and taking your health care into your own hands is always best, especially in partnership with your health care professional. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or have any medical conditions, always consult your health care professional before taking supplements based on the information on this site.