Healing Support for Cancer: Modified Citrus Pectin
Modified citrus pectin for cancer has received a lot of well-deserved attention lately. Pectin is a carbohydrate, made up of chemically-linked sugar molecules, that can be found in plants and most plentifully in the peels of apples, citrus fruits and plums. When ingested, however, it can’t be absorbed by the body – typical for the soluble fiber that it is in its natural form. So, to assure successful absorption into the bloodstream the molecules of modified citrus pectin (MCP), have been broken into smaller pieces.
Modified Citrus Pectin is what is termed a Galectin-3 Blocker. Galectin-3 is a sticky protein on the surface of cells that that allows cancer cells to connect and metastasize. Elevated levels of this protein are directly associated with increased risk of the development and progression of many cancers. MCP has the ability to bind to Galectin-3 and make it inactive, reducing the progression of cancer. In addition to its impressive role in cancer treatment, studies have also been positive regarding the effects of MCP on cardiovascular disease, heart failure, kidney disease, liver failure, and arthritis,
Additionally, Modified Citrus Pectin is yet another substance that suppresses the growth of new blood vessels by cancerous tumors, resulting in the prevention of its spread while inducing programmed cancer cell death (apoptosis). MCP also seems to make cancer cells more sensitive to the effects of chemotherapy and help protect organs from the inflammation caused by radiation.
Recommended dosage is 6 to 30 grams daily in divided doses, with the “typical” daily dosage being 5 grams, three times daily. MCP should be taken on an empty stomach. Look into the Econugenics brand called PectaSol-C that comes in both capsules and powder.
References and studies:
- MCP vs. Prostate cancer http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14663471
- Anti-metastatic properties of MCP http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2782490/
- MCP vs Ovarian Cancer http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24460334
- MCP vs Breast and Prostate cancers http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22532035
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