Rutin Protects Against Harmful Radiation

by Jamie Holland, LAc, ABT, ACN

Rutin Protects Against Harmful Radiation

Rutin is part of the vitamin C complex, found in high quantities in buckwheat. As a nutrient in the body, it stimulates the production of collagen. Because the strength of our blood vessels is dependent upon the strength of the collagen in the walls of our vessels, rutin is the most important nutrient for protecting our blood vessels from failing under stress. Radiation is particularly harmful to our vascular system, particularly the smaller vessels of our body, the capillaries.

"Within the vascular tree, radiation injures most often capillaries, sinusoids, and small arteries, in that order."—pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3387138/.

Some radiation is unavoidable as it is found in the atmosphere, food, water, medical imaging, and in some cancer treatments. For all of these incidents of exposure, particularly high levels of direct radiation in cancer treatments, it is very helpful to know of ways to protect our capillaries from harm. Taking supplemental rutin can help protect our vascular system from radiation. As with all vitamins, it is best to come from a whole food supplement—as apposed to a single chemical made in a lab. In our practice, we use Cyruta Plus from Standard Process  which is primarily a high concentrate extract of buckwheat greens.  Below are some extracts from studies and nutritional journals outlining the benefits of rutin in the face of radiation.

"Thus, it has been proposed that rutin either decreases the rate of vascular disintegration, or increases its repair…When...rutin was given to 350… irradiated dogs, not only was the hemorrhagic diathesis significantly reduced, but mortality fell from 60 percent to 11 percent. The control of purpura was achieved in the presence of marked thrombocytopenia and other typical manifestations of irradiation disease." —From the Department of Radiation Biology, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, 1949

VITAMIN C, Buckwheat and Radiation with Dr. Royal Lee: “What is vitamin C? Vitamin C is a complex. Every vitamin is a complex. There are no simple, single vitamins to my knowledge. That’s been a misapprehension created by the chemist in his ignorance. Any more than a hunk of brass is a watch. A watch is a complex structure. It’s a unit as a watch but it’s not a unit as a chemical. So that our vitamin C complex, today we know, comprises number one, Ascorbic Acid which is an antioxidant; the most bulky part of the complex but not the most important. It contains the anti-hemorrhagic factor also known as vitamin P [Rutin], which is also found in lemon and orange peel but in far more potent quantities and type in buckwheat, in the green buckwheat juice. That prevents capillary damage, prevents protein degeneration, it prevents harm from x-rays. If you wanted to treat a patient with x-ray for cancer, it would be a very good idea to load that patient up very liberally with vitamin P or natural C Complex first. The normal tissues of the patient will be fortified possibly as much as ten to one against excess doses of x-ray.”—Excerpt from Lectures of Dr. Royal Lee, Vol. II., Selene River Press, Inc.

"Atom Bomb Defense: Rutin may save future radiation victims by strengthening the walls of their blood vessels to prevent hemorrhage." —SCIENCE NEWSLETTER for January17, 1948

"Rutin protects against radiations/X-ray burns by protecting capillaries."—Plant Foods For Human Nutrition, 2006

"From these observations it appears that the vitamin P compound [Rutin], which contains four flavonoids naturally present in citrus fruit, gives considerable protection to rats against a total-body, near-lethal dose of radiation."— Source: Science, New Series, Vol. 112, No. 2900 (Jul. 28, 1950), pp. 112-113


Rutin supplementation and its ability to promote the production of collagen not only protects our body from harmful radiation but also protects us from strokes and clotting (see this article) as well as protects our gut lining from breaking down, thus healing leaky gut (see this article) and prevent and heal varicose veins (see this article).  Other than building colleges, rutin and buckwheat extracts have been shown in studies to lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol (see this article) making rutin and buckwheat one of the best cardiovascular health supplements and nutrients out there.


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