Modified Citrus Pectin Boosts Immunity

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Modified citrus pectin has a number of health benefits.

Within the peels of citrus is a compound called modified citrus pectin. This compound can boost immunity, lengthen lifespan, reduce heart disease along with other health benefits.

Modified citrus pectin studied

Research led by anti-aging expert, Dr. Isaac Eliaz (M.D., L.Ac) has found that modified citrus pectin, derived from the peels of citrus fruits, reduces disease by blocking the destructive Galectin-3.

Dr. Eliaz presented to the 19th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Biomedical Technologies new findings that show citrus pectin blocks the biomarker Galectin-3 – found to increase life-threatening disease incidence and early death.

“MCP offers unprecedented health benefits by binding and blocking excess Galectin-3 molecules throughout the body. With the latest research linking Galectin-3 to the progression of numerous diseases, this presentation felt like a breakthrough moment where a new tool in medicine is being introduced to a whole medical community for the first time,” said Dr. Eliaz.

The anti-aging conference was attended by more than 1,000 physicians, health practitioners, and scientists.

Dr. Eliaz’ research data revealed that the modified citrus pectin, derived from the pith of citrus fruit peels, blocked unhealthy levels of Galectin-3 molecules circulating within the body. Elevated levels of Galectin-3 has been shown to be associated with heart disease, tissue fibrosis, cancer, and diseases of other organs. So far, MCP has been found to be the only natural Galectin-3 blocker available today. MCP binds to excess Galectin-3 molecules, preventing them from damaging tissues.

Measuring Galectin-3 in the blood

Circulating levels of Galectin-3 are now measurable with a blood test, and the test has been approved by the FDA to help determine higher risks of heart disease and damage to other organs.

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Dr. Eliaz’ research has also shown that modified citrus pectin enhances immunity. One of his studies showed that MCP activated B-cells and activated T-cells and natural killer cells. The NK-cells’ stimulated activity was found to kill leukemia cancer cells, as published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

MCP has also been shown to stimulate detoxification. Dr. Eliaz found that MCP reduces heavy metal levels within the body.

“When the toxic burden is high, I recommend a gentle yet highly effective heavy metal detoxification program using Modified Citrus Pectin. MCP is clinically proven to significantly reduce dangerous heavy metals, including lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium, without lowering levels of essential minerals,” added Dr. Eliaz.

Other research confirms MCP fights cancer

Other research has confirmed these anticancer findings. For example, a 2018 study found that MCP significantly inhibited the growth and survival of bladder cancer cells.

Another compound from citrus is nobiletin. Research has found that nobiletin helps the heart and the liver, and fights cancer. Citrus peels also fight bacteria according to other research.

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  • Case Adams, Naturopath

    California Naturopath, Ph.D. in Natural Health Sciences, Doctorate in Integrative Health Sciences, Board Certified Alternative Medicine Practitioner. Diplomas in Blood Chemistry, Clinical Nutritional Counseling, Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, Colon Hydrotherapy, certificates in Pain Management and Case Management/Contact Tracing. Has authored more than 30 books and hundreds of periodical articles on natural medicine. Recreational activities include surfing, sailing, running, biking, swimming, SUPing, hiking. Contact: case(at)caseadams(dot)com.

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