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Prostate Cancer Therapy-Modified Citrus Pectin

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The authors concluded that PectaSol and PectaSol-C both inhibited cell proliferation and apoptosis in prostate cancer cell lines.

The fact is there are many evidence-based, non-toxic therapies that kill prostate cancer. Further, there are many reasons why a man may want to slow or halt prostate cancer either in his prostate or in his blood stream after his prostate has been removed.

The problem with conventional prostate cancer therapies is that they come with a host of short, long-term and late stage side-effects that Modified Citrus Pectin  may not.

The reason why toxic therapies come with short, long-term and late stage side effects is because these therapies are stronger and often toxic. Therefore the prostate cancer survivor has choices to make. Choose an evidence-based, non-toxic therapy with no side effects that may be less effective or a toxic, FDA approved therapy than may kill your prostate cancer but kill healthy cells as well.

I’ve relied on evidence-based non-toxic therapies to maintain complete remission from my cancer since 1999. Therefore my experience as a long-term cancer survivor is favorable when it comes to non-toxic forms of evidence-based therapies. The article by Ralph Moss linked and excerpted below cites Pectasol and Pectasol-C as being cytotoxic to prostate cancer in test tubes.

While there needs to be more studies on modified citrus pectin as a cancer therapy I believe the comments below are a start for prostate cancer patients to consider this therapy.

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Modified Citrus Pectin Advances

“This week brought a major advance in understanding the effects of modified citrus pectin (MCP) on cancer cells. Scientists at Columbia University published a paper showing that MCP stops the growth of prostate cancer (PC) cells in the test tube. Most significantly this effect was seen in both hormone-dependent and hormone-independent forms of the disease. There are very few treatments for hormone- independent PC, and so a report of likely benefit from a simple nutritional agent is highly significant.

Dr. Jun Yan and Dr. Aaron Katz tested two versions of MCP, PectaSol and PectaSol-C, both invented by Dr. Isaac Eliaz. In general, the new form of product outperformed the earlier version. The authors looked at apoptosis (the most prevalent form of programmed cell death) as well as at the inhibition of cell growth. A one percent solution of PectaSol-C was toxic to five cell lines. After four days of treatment, the total destruction of cancer cells ranged from 23.0 to 52.2 percent. The authors concluded that PectaSol and PectaSol-C both inhibited cell proliferation and apoptosis in prostate cancer cell lines.”

 Alternative Treatments for Prostate Cancer

“After non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. It’s also highly treatable if your doctor spots it early. For many men, though, the standard treatments for prostate cancer — medication, radiation, and surgery — often come with side effects.Because of those side effects, some men wonder if there are any alternative medicinetreatments for prostate cancer that might be helpful.

For instance, is it possible that dietary supplements — like vitamins, minerals, and herbs — might help treat prostate cancer or slow it from getting worse? Might they delay you from getting this disease in the first place? Clinical trials continue to investigate these questions…


Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant. There’s a lot of it in some fruits and vegetables, particularly cooked tomatoes. Some studies show that people who eat diets high in tomatoes and other fruits high in lycopene have lower cancer rates. Some researchers even believe lycopene may slow the growth of prostate tumors. But the results of several studies haven’t been consistent.

Pomegranate Juice

In rodent studies, scientists have shown a positive effect of pomegranate in reducing cancer cell growth in mice. Studies on human cells show similar promise. This has led some researchers to recommend doing more studies on pomegranate extract for therapeutic use in people…

Green Tea

It has plant-based compounds called polyphenols that may have an influence on tumors, but there’s not much data on how effective it might be.One study in China suggested that drinking lots of green tea might help lower the chances of prostate cancer developing. Other studies haven’t found a link between green tea and prostate cancer risk among Japanese men or Japanese-American living in Hawaii.A clinical trial of people with prostate cancer didn’t find any anti-tumor benefits.

Shiitake Mushroom Extract

In a small study of men with advanced prostate cancer, researchers had the participants take an extract of shiitake mushrooms by mouth each day for 6 months. They ended up concluding that the extract alone wasn’t an effective treatment.

Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP)

Pectin is a carbohydrate found in many plants and in the peels of apples, citrus fruits, and plums. This modified form of it is broken down into tiny molecules to help the digestive tract absorb it…

In animals, MCP has hindered prostate cancer cells from spreading to other parts of the body. But so far, no study on people has shown that MCP helped reduce tumor growth or improved survival.


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Winko Liu says a couple of years ago

How much capsules I have to take per day for my prostate cancer?

    David Emerson says a couple of years ago

    Hi Winko-

    Many/most of the studies that I have come across for nutritional supplements such as MCP don’t give specific doses. Often these studies simply say “in a time and dose dependent manner.” I take the dose recommended on the label of the supplement.

    Good luck,

    David Emerson

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Evonne Lucky says 5 years ago

There is certainly a great deal to learn about this subject.I love all the points you have made.

    David Emerson says 5 years ago

    Let me know if you have any questions Evonne. David Emerson

Jean Edgar says 8 years ago

I already put my request in.

Jean Edgar says 8 years ago

What is the result of PectaSol-C for treating Metastatic Melanoma? I noted there was a new product that was more effective…what is it called?

    David Emerson says 8 years ago

    Hi Jean-

    I have little experience with Pectasol-C and metastatic melanoma.

    David Emerson

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