For decades, research has confirmed that Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) has the ability to inhibit Breast Cancer tumor growth and metastasis, along with its many other benefits. I first became fascinated with MCP when I was learning about the devastating effects of heavy metal toxicity. You may know about pectin as a thickening agent in cooking. In reality, it is so much more.
What is Modified Citrus Pectin?
Modified Citrus Pectin is a carbohydrate that is naturally occurring and found in plant cellular walls. It is most concentrated in the pulp and peel of citrus fruits like limes, grapefruits, oranges and lemons….you know…the white stuff on the inside of the peel. Pectin has little nutritional value, although it is a great source of soluble fiber. The body does not easily absorb pectin. Scientists have been able to create a modified version (i.e. Modified Citrus Pectin), which is easily absorbed in the human blood stream.
MCP and Breast Cancer: Inhibits Inflammation
Beginning in the 1980’s, researchers discovered that MCP is not only a source of fiber but a super cancer fighter as well. Galectins are a kind of lectin protein that help cells clump together. Sometimes they can also aid in the spread of cancer by keeping cancer cells “sticky”.
Studies such as a 2002 investigation conducted by Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan have found that higher levels of Galectins in the blood can indicate cancer metastasis. This is especially true for prostate and breast cancer as well as melanomas. Other research has found that Galectins may act as a protector or shield for cancer cells.
Modified Citrus Pectin has a unique relationship with Galectins. It can “stick” to them within cancer cells and make them slippery. Slippery cancer cells cannot stick to cells in other parts of the body.
When cancer cells continue to circulate in the blood stream, they become open to destruction by the immune system. In addition, MCP has also been shown to prevent angiogenesis, i.e. the growth of new blood vessels that feed cancer tumors. Finally, Modified Citrus Pectin can inhibit cancer cell communication which can encourage metastasis.
MCP as a Toxin Chelator
Heavy metals come in many forms: aluminum from anti-perspirants, bromide from commercial flours, mercury from dental amalgams. They all lead to inflammation and eventually dis-ease if left in the body, however. This includes cancer.
According to a 2006 study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research, MCP has a “chelating effect” on heavy metals. This means that it binds with harmful metals and escorts them out of the body through the urine. In the study conducted by the Amitabha Medical Clinic and Healing Center in California, after 6 days of MCP use, levels of lead in urine increased by over 500%. Urinary cadmium levels increased by 150%. High urinary metal levels indicate that the body is expelling them. Modified Citrus Pectin only effect harmful metals. Essential minerals such as zinc and magnesium are not affected.
Keep Modified Citrus Pectin in Your Healing Toolbox
Just like any supplement, quality matters when it comes to Modified Citrus Pectin. Be sure that the MCP you get
does not contain fillers and is made with the highest quality ingredients. PectaSol-C by EcoNugenics (in capsules or power) is the brand that I have used for many years. It is the only one whose benefits to human health have been backed up by evidence-based scientific research. You can check it out here.
The recommended PectaSol-C dose is 1 teaspoon, three times a day. Individuals who are on a Healthy Breast journey may use more without side effects. Talk to your holistic health practitioner or 7 Essentials™ coach for their recommendations.
Cancer metastasis, or the spread of cancer cells from the original tumor site, can create a threatening situation for many Breast Cancer patients. This does not have to happen to you, however. Modified Citrus Pectin is a natural substance that should be among the “heavy hitters” in your healing toolbox, wherever you may be on your Healthy Breast journey.
Dr. Veronique Desaulniers (“Dr V”) is the founder of Breast Cancer Conqueror.com and The 7 Essentials System ™. This step-by-step guide empowers you with knowledge so you Never Have to Fear Breast Cancer Again! To watch a FREE webinar about the 7 steps for beating breast cancer naturally, Click Here.