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Modified citrus pectin and melatonin

Hi all. Mostly a lurker.

Have read some of the posts regarding the above supplements. Can someone please tell me the brand (LE?) and dosages that have been recommended/suggested?

Thanks

Rex

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I do not take melatonin as it interacts with my BP medication. I do take MCP and the minimum dosage I have read recommended for anti-cancer therapy is 5,000 milligrams 3 times a day. Take it (the capsules) with water on an empty stomach. I am currently using the NOW brand, but there are other manufacturer's, like Life Extension which offers Pecta-Sol C, a well known and somewhat pricey supplement. You can get MCP in a powder form as well. Here are some references:

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/204...

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/300...

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/175...

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What BP medication(s) does Melatonin interact with?

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At the time of the interaction, I was taking multiple BP meds as I have a difficult time with BP. Possibly Lotensin, amylodipine (Norvasc), or it may have been hydrochlorothiazide (HCT), But it's been more than 2 years and my PCP was rotating my meds to get the best combo so reconstruction of the specific combo is a challenge. I decided to stay away from Melatonin entirely because of the uncertainty.

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Melatonin should not interact with any of the anti-hypertensive meds you listed. However, it is good to rule out any interactions supplements have with prescription meds. There are many.

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pjoshea13in reply to Lulu700

2 days ago

The human studies tend to use 20 mg.

LEF says 50 mg is better for cancer.

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cesanon

2 days ago

I am hearing 5mg, 10mg, 20mg, and 40mg.

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Wow no idea how you guys can take that much. I tried 12 mg of melatonin the other night (I usually use 3-5) and was groggy all day. I was using for sleep only until I heard the potential benefits to PC. Not sure 🤔 could do 20 let alone 50 and function the next day.

Schwah

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I went from 5 to 8 mg after reading of the benefits. Had some dreams that I could actually remember after I woke up. Do you need a whole lot of sunshine to jump start your day? We have some of that here in AZ.

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My husband uses ecoNugenics brand MCP - several different doctors recommended this - he takes 6 capsules 3X daily.

Melatonin - we are currently experimenting - used to take Nutricology brand 20 mg capsules - 3 capsules so 60 mg.

But when he gets nauseous he has a hard time keeping anything down so his is trying a suppository version, a cream version and a patch. They all work great, but the suppository works the best as it's a high dose and keeps you asleep for the night.

Here are the brands:

Zetpil Melatonin, 200 mg, 12 Hour Sustained Release Antioxidant Suppositories

Maxasorb Melatonin Cream

Respro Labs Natural Melatonin Patch Sleep Aid, 10 mg Continuous Release

Good luck!

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I prefer the original--now under the label of ecoNugenics--the process on this is propriety.

This is what was used in trial phase tests in Israel, and the USA. I use the Powder---3 scoops a day--down the back of my throat--and swig a bit of water to wash down--3 times a day on an empty stomach--scoop is included so you do not err. As to Melatonin--I would pay attention to pjoshea13---he uses 50 mgs--and has posted papers on Melatonin.

Nalakrats

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On a slightly different tack, I have read that melatonin can interact with blood thinner dipyridamole / persantin. Is there anyone here taking both? If so what dodages?

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Pectasol C -3 x day on empty stomach

And Estrodim prior to bed.

Both HUGE in the prostate cancer world for assistance!

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Hey REX, a HEX on your lurking.

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Wednesday 11/07/2018 6:32 PM EST

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