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Citrus Pectin

I am newly diagnosed (Gleason 9; PSA 8.3) and find this forum so vital towards my understanding of what is ahead. my daughter sent me this article on Citrus pectin so I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this.

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forgot my post. I see that this topic has been discussed. Sorry about that.

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Yes, I posted something 8 months back, but I will mention an Austratian paper that appeared in August:

"Screening for Circulating Tumour Cells ..." [CTC].

The final sentence of the conclusion mentions modified citrus pectin [MCP]:

"CTC screening provided a highly sensitive biomarker for the early detection of cancer, with higher CTC counts being associated with higher risk of malignancy. CTC monitoring over time indicated treatment effectiveness. Nutrients with anti-carcinogenic properties could reduce CTC count, and included curcumin, garlic, green tea, grape seed, modified citrus pectin, and medicinal mushroom extract."

That list seems a bit rash to me, but circulating MCP may well take CTCs out of action by binding to them & thereby preventing them from docking.

The body is quite good at dealing with CTCs. It is thought by some that in order for a CTC to survive the immune system, it must bind to a circulating micro-clot. PCa messes with coagulation factors & such clots can be common. An elevated D-dimer may be due to an active clot breakdown by plasmin, which works painfully slowly. It is prudent to use nattokinase to break them down faster than they are accruing.

MCP & nattokinase may together prevent new metastases from occurring, & this is worthwhile even if extensive mets are present, IMO.

-Patrick

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PectaSol has been around for ~20 years. I always assumed that modified citrus pectin meant PectaSol. A second product that seemed to perform better was named Fractionated Citrus Pectin, but wasn't marketed so perished. Those are the only two that have been used in PCa studies. The Now Foods MCP may be better, but we have no studies as yet.

-Patrick

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There is more than one way to do the modification of the citrus pectin, and depending how you modify it you will get different sized chain molecules of the pectin---It is modified because pectin cannot get into the blood---used as a laxative---but if modified just right we can get a lot into the blood---where it has 2 major abilities---To stop the Cancer Cell from making Galactin-3 which allows cancer cells to come together to form colonies, and from there go to angiogenesis--and it has an ability to clog the AR's of the cancer cells---what % unknown.

I have been a user for 2 years and I only use the brand that went thru Phase Trials 1-2-3.

As to Chelating metals if interested use Cardio Chelate--at Vitacost----it is hard to use as you have to keep it away from minerals and food by 2 hours. I did a post on Copper and Chelation, relative to Pca. I may repost, as copper does play a role in some Prostate cancer pathologies.

Nalakrats

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Which brand of MCP is your preference?

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Chelation--- keep food and supplements 2 hours before and after taking away, from taking it.

I found when getting up in the middle of the night to pee, is a good time to take---and mid afternoon. I always get the Nugenics MCP---for about 72 dollars for a month worth. I use Amazon rewards, and Vitacost Discounts. This item is one of my main key supplements--I have taken 3 doses every day for 700 days--and will not stop until there is a reason to.

Nalakrats

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