Contains a soluble source of modified citrus pectin
Derived from oranges and free from colouring and masking agents
Detoxify and Maintain Healthy Cell Growth
MCP is modified citrus pectin, a carbohydrate derived from the soluble fibre of citrus peels which has been broken down into smaller fragments to be more easily absorbed in the digestive tract. AOR MCP is refined to match the specific size and weight of the pectin used in these studies.
MCP: A Molecular Decoy Against Metastasis
The idea of using MCP is that the galactose residues on the pectin molecules can provide alternate binding sites for abnormal cells rather than other cells. Animal and clinical studies have certainly found that this is an effective means to reduce the spread of abnormal cells. By delaying abnormal cell growth, MCP provides a larger window of opportunity for other interventions to be more effective.
Other Mechanisms that Promote Normal Cell Growth
MCP can inhibit certain steps of galectin-3-induced angiogenesis (the growth of new blood vessels to feed abnormal cell masses). Galectin-3 can also inhibit abnormal cell anoikis (a defensive mechanism in which abnormal cells are forced to detach from the healthy tissue’s extracellular matrix, leading them to commit cellular “suicide” (apoptosis)), and MCP can block the anti-anoikis action of galectin-3.
Heavy Metal Chelation
Healthy human subjects with no known heavy metal toxicities were given 15g of MCP for 5-days and 20 g on the sixth day. The amount of lead, arsenic and cadmium excreted in the urine was measured each day. After Day 1, arsenic excretion increased by 130%. At Day 6, cadmium excretion had increased by 150%. Over the course, lead excretion had increased by 560%! The chelation is thought to be attributed to the presence of “rhamnogalacturonan II,” which is found in MCP.
In 2007, it was reported that MCP helped reduce lead and mercury, toxic heavy metals, by 74% in five adult patients. This heavy metal reduction was reported to have assisted their return to good health.
Another small pilot clinical study was then published in 2008 in children hospitalized for lead toxicity. Seven children aged 5-12 years were given 15 g of MCP for a month. On average, serum lead levels were reduced by an average of a whopping 161% with no adverse effects.
MCP is known mostly for reducing the spread of abnormal cells. It is also known as a heavy metal chelator.
AOR’s MCP comes from oranges sourced from Florida and from France and not from grapefruits since grapefruit is known to interfere with certain medications. AOR’s MCP also does not contain any masking agents such as colours or flavours in order to maintain a pure product for the vulnerable populations who use this product. This means that the physical properties of the product like colour, taste and solubility are subject to change with environmental factors such as time of harvest, country of origin, soil conditions, etc.