Supplements and Foods That Protect Against Radiation Poisoning

Concerns about radiation poisoning and exposure have led many people to wonder if there are some pills or treatment that will help protect them. Radiation exposure can lead to thyroid cancer and this is one of the greatest risks of death. There are actually some natural treatments and food products that can help a person deal with the effects of radiation poisoning. Not all treatments will work for every type of radiation, but some of these remedies can be helpful for certain types of exposure.


Potassium Iodide

Potassium Iodide is the most famous supplement made for radiation treatment. If you saturate your body with potassium iodide, it helps to protect your thyroid from absorbing radiation from nuclear sources. The effects only last for 24 hours so the substance must be taken daily during the threat. It only helps protect from radiation leaks from power plants and not from nuclear bomb attacks from terrorists because of the different types of isotopes.


Naringin is a bioflavonoid compound that is found in citrus fruits such as grapefruit. It has been known to attack and help repair cells that have radiation damage. There is no proof that it helps to prevent radiation poisoning though.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C has been proven to be a valuable asset to fighting radiation poisoning. It can not only protect you from radiation but also help your body recover from previous exposure. Lemons have also been proven to be a good source.




Kelp is large algae seaweed that grows in the ocean.  Kelp is edible and high in iodine. It helps the body to prevent absorption of strontium 90 which is a by-product of nuclear plants. Kelp also helps to fight the effects of cesium, barium, cadmium, and plutonium.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D, especially in an active form calcitriol, has been shown to fight the effects of radiation poisoning. It helps to trigger communication between the cells and the prevention of dead cells to become cancerous. It has been shown to be helpful before and after exposure to radiation.



Beta -1,3 Glucan

This substance is extracted from the cell of bakers’ yeast and has been proven to enhance one’s immune system. It is a great antioxidant and studies have shown that it can protect the body against even high doses of radiation.

Vegetable Oil

Studies have shown that drinking a half cup of extra virgin olive oil will help the walls of cells fight radiation. It has also been found to help people find relief by rubbing it on your skin.


The kidneys are highly susceptible to radiation poisoning and taking sodium bicarbonate will help alkalize the urine and fight the effects of uranium. The Los Alamos National Laboratories in New Mexico use sodium bicarbonate to neutralize uranium in the soil.

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4 Responses to “Supplements and Foods That Protect Against Radiation Poisoning”
  1. Anuradha Ramkumar Says...

    On March 18, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Very useful article especially during this time of disaster in Japan.

  2. Sharif Ishnin Says...

    On March 18, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Great items to look for during these crisis.

  3. Aileen Tecson Says...

    On March 19, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    very important information you summed it up very well :-)

  4. Earthly Color Brown Says...

    On March 22, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Shalom! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness to this matter! Muah!

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