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Modified Citrus Pectin Lowers PSA in Cancer Patients.

Modified Citrus Pectin may be a useful adjunctive treatment in prostate cancer. This nutrient is of the highest quality obtainable and is free of all common allergens (antigens), and does not contain artificial additives.

Modified citrus pectin is a soluble component of plant fiber derived from citrus fruit, is a complex polysaccharide rich in galactosyl and other carbohydrate varieties. While ordinary citrus pectin is beneficial in human nutrition, a new form called modified citrus pectin has clearly distinguished itself as being nutritionally superior.

Stephen Strum MD, Mark Scholz MD, Jon McDermed Pharm D, Michael McCulloch BA, Isaac Eliaz MD Presented at the International Conference on Diet and Prevention of Cancer May 28 _ June 2, 1999 Tampere, Finland.


The purpose of this pilot clinical trial was to evaluate the ability of Modified Citrus Pectin to influence the PSA slope in men with prostate cancer. Patients who had either relapsed after or failed prior treatment for prostate cancer (PSA range 0.63 to 7.50) were given Modified Citrus Pectin (PectaSol , EcoNugenics, Inc.) at a dosage of 15 grams per day in three divided oral doses. PSA doubling time was calculated. A response (more than 30% lengthening of PSA doubling time) was seen in 4/7 patients (57%). One patient (1/7) had a partial response, one patient (1/7) had stable disease, and one patient (1/7) did not respond. Modified Citrus Pectin appears to lengthen the PSA doubling time in prostate cancer patients with low levels of PSA. Study responses are additionally compelling, as all study participants are still alive and evaluable for long_term follow_up almost three years after completion of this study. More research involving larger numbers of patients is needed to full), define the role of MCP in prostate cancer treatment.

Modified citrus pectin is different from other pectin because of the way it is prepared. It is modified by a proprietary process, which reduces the molecular weight of the pectin molecule. Average molecular weight: 30kD; pH: 6.0-7.2; Methoxylation: not more than 5%.



Supplement Facts:

Serving Size: 3 Capsules

Servings Per Container: 40

Amount Per Serving:

Calories 5
Sodium 90 mg
Total Carbohydrates 1.5 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 0.5 g
Modified Citrus Pectin 1.5 g

Other ingredients:

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, L-leucine.

Suggested Use: 

As a dietary supplement, 3 capsules one or two times daily, or as directed by a health practitioner.


Those on a sodium-restricted diet should consult their healthcare practitioner before use.

Keep in a cool, dry place, tightly capped.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.