Modified Citrus Pectin
The white pith just under the rind of citrus fruits like grapefruits and oranges is full of healthy pectin. Unfortunately, the bitter taste and chalky texture makes it quite undesirable to eat, and the pectin chains are too long to be properly absorbed. ThatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s where modified citrus pectin (MCP) comes in. MCP has been shown to be helpful in heavy metal toxicity and in prostate cancer care.
Heavy Metal Chelation & Cellular Interactions
Heavy metal toxicity is known to be an important factor in declining general health. Several studies have shown tremendous effectiveness for MCP in reducing heavy metal toxicity including lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium. One of the more well-known uses for MCP is to reduce cancer cell metastasis, or spreading by interfering with the interactions of cancerous cells with healthy cells. Several small trials in prostate cancer subjects and one larger, longer trial in subjects with various types of cancers have shown some success in reducing the progression of the disease
As Natural As They Come
AORÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s MCP comes from oranges and not from grapefruits since grapefruit is known to interfere with certain medications. The physical properties of the product like colour, taste and solubility are subject to change with growing conditions. Therefore, slight variations to the finished product may occur since AORÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s MCP does not contain any masking agents in order to maintain a pure, natural product.