Greater Effects Seen When MCP is Combined With Other Ingredients

Greater Effects Seen When MCP is Combined With Other Ingredients

Modified Citrus Pectin Increases Anti-Cancer Effects (of Poly-Botanical Formulas)

Synergy is defined as “the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements.”*

In health and medicine, synergy is an important therapeutic strategy, especially when fighting cancer. In order to outsmart this insidious disease, a multi-pronged, synergistic approach has shown to be the most successful.

MCP with Botanicals Further Inhibits Metastasis

That’s why I am excited to announce a new published study highlighting Modified Citrus Pectin’s (MCP) powerful effects against breast and prostate cancer cells, when co-administered with two advanced poly-botanical formulas: One for breast health and one for prostate health. Results show that MCP significantly boosted the anti-cancer actions of both of these formulas, further restricting the aggressive behavior and metastatic processes of highly invasive breast and prostate cancer cells.

This pre-clinical study was published in the journal Integrative Cancer Therapies. Results demonstrate how Modified Citrus Pectin works synergistically to inhibit aggressive cancer cell behavior, when combined with either of these two poly-botanical formulas. Researchers found that MCP in combination with either the breast or prostate formulas further inhibited the metastatic processes of breast and prostate cancer cells.

Breast Formula Results Explained

The results of the study on the breast formula showed that a low concentration of this botanical formula alone decreased breast cancer cell adhesion (a large part of the metastatic process) by 21%. With the addition of MCP, a 40% decrease in adhesion was observed. The prostate formula alone decreased prostate cancer cell adhesion by 9%, but with the addition of MCP, adhesion was again suppressed by up to 40%.

Researchers also showed how cancer cell migration was further reduced by combining MCP with the prostate and breast formulas, demonstrating a true synergistic effect against aggressive breast and prostate cancers.

Biomarker for Aggressive Cancer Cells

This new research was led by Dr. Daniel Sliva of the Cancer Research Laboratory at Indiana University Health. In addition to examining the aggressive behavior of breast and prostate cancer cells, the researchers also analyzed the levels of a protein called urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA), secreted by cancer cells. High levels of uPA directly contribute to cancer metastasis by promoting cell adhesion, migration and invasion. As such, uPA is used as a biomarker for observing the level of aggressive behavior of invasive cancer cells. This study showed that uPA secretion and cancer cell migration was further restricted when the cancer cells were treated with MCP in combination with the breast or prostate formulas.

Better Results at Lower Dosages

Dr. Sliva states: “We asked a simple question of whether one plus one can equal more than two. And what we found is that the combination of low doses of these natural compounds works better than higher doses of the individual compounds on their own. We know that certain molecules in cancer cells are responsible for their “bad” [aggressive] behavior. The synergistic effects seen in this study show that we can further suppress these molecules and thus significantly reduce the cancer cells’ aggressiveness. We are using natural compounds — which do not have any harmful effects — but by their combinations we see greater anticancer effects at lower dosages.”

Previous Research Results

All three of these nutraceutical preparations – Modified Citrus Pectin; the botanical prostate formula and the botanical breast formula — have been previously studied with results published in peer reviewed journals. Research has demonstrated the ability of these nutraceuticals to significantly reduce the proliferation and metastasis of breast and prostate cancers, on their own. This alone is of critical significance in integrative cancer therapies. However, the new synergistic study is particularly important because it demonstrates that when MCP is combined with either the prostate or breast formula, lower dosages provided more powerful anti-cancer effects than were observed when these supplements were studied on their own. More research is currently being conducted on the anti-cancer properties of MCP as well as the integrative breast and prostate formulas, to further substantiate these natural substances and compounds in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

A Key to Success in Integrative Medicine

This synergistic study highlights a critical strategy within integrative cancer therapy. Synergistic effect offers the potential to attain results that may not be achievable with any one treatment alone. As such, synergy is a central principle within integrative cancer protocols, where a combination of diverse treatments is often needed for optimal clinical outcome.

See my recommendations for breast health and prostate health.

*(synergy. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary. Houghton Mifflin Company. Accessed: June 28, 2012.)

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There are 18 comments for this article
  1. Elizabeth Mota-Kenney at 6:59 am

    My husband has been taking your citrus pectin for at least 5 years–lost track of time! Would it be beneficial for him to take the other formulas (e.g. prostrate health) with MCP? He has cholangiocarcinoma not prostrate cancer, but I am thinking it may help with cholangio too.

  2. admin at 9:25 am

    Dear Elizabeth,

    Since Modified Citrus Pectin works synergistically with botanical formulas, it could definitely benefit your husband to also use a prostate health formula.


    Dr. Eliaz Customer Care

  3. Jeff at 8:46 am

    What are the recommended dosages for MCP and prostate formula when taking together? Would they be the same as described on each product for maximum support?

  4. admin at 11:21 am

    Dear Jeff,

    Yes the recommended dosages would be the same as described for maximum support.


    Dr. Eliaz Customer Care

  5. G.Allen Boyd at 1:21 am

    Where Can I get this??? How much? How Long after taking bebore you can feel or see the results??? THANKS

  6. Barbara at 4:57 pm

    My husband is currently undergoing chemo for stage 1V small cell lung cancer. He will be seeing a naturopathic doc next week. Would the MCP help with this type of cancer?

  7. admin at 12:03 pm

    Research shows that MCP can be helpful with lung cancer.

  8. Flip Biondi at 6:54 am

    My 10.5 yr old neutered male German Shepherd was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma 4.5 months ago; given 3 mo to live. Since using the MCP religiously, the tumor on his back is reduced 50% and the small lesion in his spleen has been frozen in time and not changed even the tiniest bit. Also, the lesion is not cavitated at all, nor is there any sign of bleeding in the spleen. Is there any thing else I can give him for even greater support? So far, MCP has literally reduced the visible tumor and WE ARE EXCITED. He is also getting Bcomplex, Ester C, Green Tea extract, D3 (3,000) beta carotene, Vit E, selenium, coconut oil and various joint support.

  9. at 8:31 am

    My father 83yyrs relative good health recently dx with bile duct cancer was treated 6yrs ago for prostate cancer with hormone and radiation just ordered mcp….please heald with any info

  10. linda marantz at 3:04 pm

    I have Stage 1, grade 2, endometrial cancer with positive peritoneal cytology. I had a hysterectomy in Aug. , 2013. My pre-op CA125 test was 3,300, I recently retook this test. My score was 4. As a result of this, I have decided to not do recommended chemo. (I did do Brachytherapy.)
    I am interested in the Modified Citrus Pectin. Is it used alone or in conjunction with other products? My goal is to reduce the risk of metastasis and kill the existing cancer cells while not killing the well ones. Are there other products that would be recommended for my type of cancer?

    I couldn’t find a contact number for a consultation. How do clients discuss this? Thank you.

  11. Staff at 4:11 pm

    HI Linda,
    Thank you for your questions and congratulations on where you are in your journey. As a supplement company, we can’t advise you specifically on your health issues, but it looks like you live in the Bay Area. Dr. Eliaz, our founder and formulator, has an active clinical practice here in Santa Rosa, CA at his clinic, Amitabha Medical Clinic and Healing Center at 707-542-5900. You would need to be seen in person and establish yourself as a patient there for Dr. Eliaz to provide direction for your program. ( The clinic is a cutting edge place for integrative approaches to cancer.

    Modified Citrus Pectin is one important component in programs using a targeted selection of other botanicals and nutrients but needs to be taken away from other supplements and foods by at least 1/2 hour.

    All the best to you

  12. TT Mocioi at 8:21 am

    Can this be taken while on Tomoxifin? I am on this for five years after having lobular carcinoma stage 2 having to have a mascetomy done with chemo & radiation. woundering if the pectin would interfere with the tomoxifin.

  13. admin at 5:30 pm

    Dr. Eliaz does have a clinical practice where he treats cancer patients using an integrative approach. The clinic is located in Santa Rosa. 707-542-5900 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Eliaz sees patients from all over the world. Your family member would need to come in person for an appointment. You can read more about research being done on modified citrus pectin, honokiol and other herbal compounds in the research section of Research on modified citrus pectin has shown that it safely removes heavy metals and other toxins from the body. Wishing you the best.

  14. Kay at 5:09 am

    Hi, my health practitioner has prescribed Pectasol-C MCP 3 scoops a day, but I find it difficult to fit them all in on an empty stomach, given all the other supplements I am taking for breast cancer and high Circulating tumour cell count. Another practitioner experienced in the use of MCP tells me that it is just as effective to take the whole day’s dose(15g)in one go . Do you agree, or is there a clinical benefit in spreading the doses throughout the day?

  15. Staff at 11:14 am

    Thank you for your question. We often advise taking Pectasol-C @ 1 1/2 scoops twice per day which seems to be workable for most people on a large supplement program. This is a better plan than taking it all at once since it helps maintain a more consistent level throughout the day. So, often upon arising and before bed works well. If you wait about 1/2 an hour after taking you can then take other supplements. Some people put their dose by the bedside and take it when they might usually awaken in the night or early morning to use the bathroom and take a drink of water. If none of this is workable, then one can add it to a smoothy, or take all at once…..but neither of these options is ideal. We have not actually studied levels in patients on different regimens, so this is based on a more theoretical consideration.

  16. june lee at 5:08 am

    i am taking advanced detox formula after 6 months of MCP. Do I need to take it with MCP at the same time. I am a lung Cancer survivor

  17. Staff at 2:23 pm

    Thank you for your question. Yes we do recommend continuing with the MCP and using it in conjunction with the detox formula. They have different functions. The MCP specifically binds with heavy metals, while the detox formula supports your organs’ detoxification pathways. MCP also has other cellular health benefits which you can read more about by visiting the research section of