What is Pectin Plus®
- Pectin Plus® and Detoxification
- Pectin Plus® and Cardiovascular Health
- Pectin Plus® and Cancer
Citrus Pectin Research
Citrus pectin is a complex polysaccharide (long-chain carbohydrate) obtained from the peel and pulp of citrus fruits such as lemons, grapefruits, oranges and tangerines. This long chain of sugars has numerous branches with important binding capabilities that are related to pectin's unique health supporting attributes.
Galactose, a natural sugar found on the branches of the pectin molecule, has an affinity for galectin-3 proteins on the cancer cell surface. This naturally occurring sugar is felt to play a role in the ability of Citrus Pectin to promote healthy cell growth.
Citrus Pectin Helps Support Healthy Detoxification
Each day numerous cells in the body become cancerous. It is our immune system that we have to thank for detecting and destroying these cells. Still, for certain individuals, the immune system fails and a clinically relevant cancer occurs. One known suppressor of the immune system is toxic or heavy metals. Citrus Pectin helps support a healthy immune response by helping to support healthy detooxification.
Citrus Pectin Helps Support Healthy Cholesterol
A joint study by the US Department of Agriculture and KGK Synergize, a Canadian nutraceutical company, identified a class of compounds isolated from the peels of grapefruit and concentrated in citrus pectin that shows promise in animal studies as a supporter of healthy cholesterol.
The findings, released in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a peer-reviewed publication of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, show that the compounds, called polymethoxylated flavones (PMFs) have been increasingly linked to healthy cholesterol.
The study is believed to be the first to show that PMFs can support healthy cholesterol, the researchers say. "Our study has shown that PMFs have the most potent supporting effect of any other citrus flavonoid," said Dr Elzbieta Kurowska, lead investigator of the study and vice president of research at KGK Synergize in Ontario, Canada. "We believe that PMFs have the potential to rival and even beat the supporting effects of some prescription drugs, without the risk of side effects."
PMFs are found in a variety of citrus fruits. The most common citrus PMFs, tangeretin and nobiletin, are found in the peels of tangerines and oranges. They are also found in smaller amounts in the juices of these fruits. Using hamster models with diet-induced high cholesterol, the researchers showed that feeding them food containing 1 per cent PMFs supported healthy cholesterol. Previous animal studies by others have shown that similar flavonoids, particularly hesperidin from oranges and naringin from grapefruit, also may have the ability to support healthy cholesterol, although not as effectively as PMFs, according to Kurowska.
Supplementing with PMFs did not appear to have any effect on levels of HDL cholesterol, or good cholesterol, the researcher said. No negative side effects were seen in the animals that were fed the compounds, she added. The researchers are currently exploring the compound's mechanism of action on cholesterol metabolism. They now suspect, based on early results in cell and animal studies, that it works by inhibiting the synthesis of cholesterol and triglycerides inside the liver.
A long-term human study of the effect of PMFs on high LDL cholesterol is now in progress.
Citrus Pectin and Prostate Cancer
A study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry looked at the possible effect of citrus pectin on prostate cancer. The research suggests that a component in citrus pectin may help support healthy cell growth.
The study is the result of collaborative research among scientists at the Texas A&M-Kingsville Citrus Center at Weslaco, the University of Texas-Pan American at Edinburg and Texas A&M's Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT) at the Texas Medical Center in Houston.While this study is focused mainly on prostate cancer, scientists are also investigating the effect pectin may have on other types of cancer.
Dr. Bhimu Patil, a physiologist at the Citrus Center, who isolated pectin from four citrus varieties, said the study is preliminary but justifies further investigations in pre-clinical animal models, then possibly in humans.
A Texas A&M-Kingsville graduate student, Yan Liu, who worked under Dr. Patil and recently completed her master's degree, conducted a major part of this study, Patil said. "This is the first study that identifies a specific molecular target by which citrus pectin may impact abnormal cell growth," Patil said. The study shows that a component derived from pectin can effect the mis-communication that occurs between cells of the prostate, that can lead to abnormal cell growth. "There's cross-talk among cells of the prostate, that keeps the prostate healthy," said Dr. Wallace McKeehan, a cell biologist at IBT. "During abnormal cell growth, the signals get garbled and the cells don't understand each other. You end up with rogue cells that are not behaving properly, because they are not getting the right signals. They begin signaling and stimulating themselves and grow too much. "We've plugged the elements of citrus pectin into the signal mechanisms, that have gone haywire and shown that pectin can potentially effect that system and set it back to normal," he said.
The Phase II clinical trial investigating the effects of Citrus Pectin in recurrent prostate cancer has been completed and was published in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases. A longer, more controlled study was undertaken in men where standard treatment (radical prostatectomy, radiation, or cyrosurgery) was initially successful (PSA = 0) but then subsequently PSA began to rise. This type of cancer recurrence typically represents a more aggressive form of cancer. The study results are remarkable.
While Citrus Pectin alone isn't a cure for prostate cancer, it is an important adjunct to standard treatment or a valuable nutrient for men in "watchful waiting". It also has many other health benefits which may contribute to a person's quality of life while they meet health challenges such as cancer.
While the mechanism of action of this important nutrient involves the Citrus Pectin polysaccharide chain interacting with galectin molecules on the surface of cancer cells, new research supports a broader range of action in maintaining optimal health. This year a pilot trial demonstrated that Citrus Pectin supports the urinary excretion of toxic metals and additional research with pectin suggests that Citrus Pectin may have a systemic effect on the immune system, which will help assist immune cells in supporting healthy cell growth.
The data from a phase II clinical trial using Citrus Pectin for biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer was just published in the journal "The Prostate". The manuscript validated a new statistical method of evaluating the effectiveness of any nutritional supplement or drug. While the statistical method was satisfactorily peer reviewed, the methods and results of the clinical trial were not scrutinized. However, all the preliminary clinical data was presented and from a clinical perspective the results are very encouraging.
Citrus Pectin and the Immune System
Aside from helping to support healthy detoxification, which in itself indirectly helps support a healthy immune response, components of citrus pectin may directly help support a healthy immune response. Maintaining an appropriately balanced immune system is important and research suggests that citrus pectin may help support such a healthy immune response.Read Less
Organic versus Wild Crafted
Many of our customers have asked why Pectin Plus® is not "certified organic"?
After all . . . It only makes sense, that if you are concerned with detoxification, the last thing in the world you want
is to ingest a product, which may introduce toxic pesticides into your body.
We have heard this feedback and quite frankly we agree, which is why we have upgraded Pectin Plus® . . .
and can now assure you that Pectin Plus® is 100% pesticide-free.
As we researched the feasibility of upgrading the ingredients of Pectin Plus® from "conventionally grown" to "certified organic", we found that there were not ANY sources for the "certified organic" raw materials we required.
We were however, able to find some providers which did have "ethically wild crafted" sources for the raw materials we required.
Certainly, since our main objective in upgrading Pectin Plus® was to make it a pesticide-free product . . .
the decision to use "ethically wild crafted" raw materials was a "no brainer".
It does beg the question . . . What exactly is the difference between "certified organic" and "ethically wild crafted"?
In order to make the label claim of "certified organic", a product must adhere to the strict regulations set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). These standards guarantee consumers that none of the ingredients used in the products have been genetically modified, sprayed with pesticides, contaminated by sewage sludge, or harvested with synthetic fertilizer.
Products that are labeled "ethically wild crafted" on the other hand, consist of ingredients that have been harvested and gathered in their natural setting. In addition, the methods used to ensure sustainability reassure consumers that the crops that are used in their products are not in danger of extinction.
The differences between "certified organic" and "ethically wild crafted" are not always clear. Both "certified organic" and "wild crafted" ingredients are free from pesticides. Both are picked with the sustainability of the crop as a top priority and both are harvested with the conservation of the surrounding areas in mind.
We hope that you will appreciate the new and improved Pectin Plus® which we can proudly say is pesticide-free. There is NO other detoxification product in the market (that we know of) which can honestly provide the same level of assurance! Pectin Plus® is not only a very effective detoxifyer but is also very safe . . . We believe Pectin Plus® is quite simply THE BEST HEALTHY DETOXIFICATION SUPPORT PRODUCT out there!Read Less
Pectin Plus® Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings per container: 60
|Amount Per Servings (suggested daily usage)||% Daily Value|
|Citrus Pectin (Ethically "Wild Crafted")||1500 mg||*|
Garlic Extract (oderless) (Ethically "Wild Crafted") |
(Standardized to provide 2% Allicin potential)
|Cilantro Extract (20:1) (Ethically "Wild Crafted")||75 mg||*|
Other ingredients: 100% Vegetable capsule, L-Leucine, Syloid® Rice Flour and Water
Take three capsules in the morning and three in the evening.
- Supports Healthy Detoxification
- Supports Healthy Cholesterol
- Supports Cardiovascular Health
- Promotes Healthy Blood Pressure
- Promotes Healthy Cell Growth
- Promotes Healthy Immune Response
- 1 bottle
- 2 bottles $28.95 each
- 3 bottles $27.95 each
- 6 bottles $26.95 each
- Promotes Healthy Cholesterol
- Promotes Healthy Immune Response
- 1 bottle
- 2 bottles $23.95 each
- 3 bottles $22.95 each
- 6 bottles $21.95 each
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