Official statement of Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy (JCIT) about

“Environmental radioactivity and health” - issued in March 29, 2011

Official Statement


“It is our strongest recommendation that those living in the effected areas regularly take antioxidant supplements such as vitamin C to counteract the negative consequences of long-term low dose radiation exposure as well as to protect the health of coming generations. It is further recommended that those working in environments that require exposure to high-concentrations of radiation should immediately undergo high dose intravenous vitamin C therapy along with a vigorous antioxidant supplementation program.”



 Atsuo Yanagisawa, M.D., Ph.D., President

 Masashi Uwabu, M.D., Ph.D., Secretary of Genenral


          <International Working Group> 

Burton E. Burkson, M.D.              Integrative Medical Center of New Mexico, U.S.A.

Bradford S. Weeks, M.D.              The Weeks Clinic for Corrective Medicine, U.S.A.

Ronald Hunninghake, M.D.          Riordan Clinic, U.S.A.

Steven Hickey, Ph.D.                    Biophysicist and vitamin C researcher, UK

Thomas Levy, M.D.                        Leading researcher and author on Vitamin C, U.S.A.



Recommendation #1;

If environmental radioactivity became two-fold higher than usual, women with child bearing age should take anti-oxidative supplements to keep optimal anti-oxidative reserve.


  Vitamin C                              1-2g           3-4 times a day

     or Liposomal Vitamin C     1 g            twice a day

  Alpha-lipoic acid              100-200 mg   twice a day

  Selenium                             50-100μg     twice a day

  Vitamin E                          100-200 mg    twice a day

                             with other essential vitamins and minerals.


Recommendation #2

If environmental radioactivity levels became more than five-fold higher than usual, people in all ages should take anti-oxidative supplements to keep maximum anti-oxidative reserve.


  Vitamin C                              2-3g           3-4 times a day

     or Liposomal Vitamin C     1 g            twice a day

  Alpha-lipoic acid             300 mg           twice a day

  Selenium                          200 μg            twice a day

  Vitamin E                         200 mg            twice a day

                             with other essential vitamins and minerals.


Recommendation #3;


Orthomolecular approaches for people (Fukushima heroes) who work at radiation- contaminated area in the Fukushima Plant.


   (1) I.V. Vitamin C 25g before and after work at radiation-contaminated area. 

       Sterile water  250mL 

        50% vitamin C                50mL

        20% Mg-chloride              5mL

          1% B12                            1mL 

        10% B6                              1mL

        B-complex 100                  1mL

        25%Dexpanthenol            1mL


   (2) Daily supplements at work

  Liposomal Vitamin C           2 g <       three times a day

  Alpha-lipoic acid              300 mg <    twice a day

  Selenium                           200 μg <     twice a day

  Vitamin E                           200 mg <    twice a day

                        with other essential vitamins and minerals.




Original official statement written in Japanese can be obtained from JCIT website (http://www.iv-therapy.jp) or please contact to the office of JCIT.


Office:The Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy (JCIT)

3-17-19-701 Shirokane, Minat-ku, Tokyo 108-0072

Tel: +81-3-6277-3318      Fax: +81-3-6277-4004

Mail:  info @iv-therapy.jp



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