Guys, this would be especially important to our Stage IV folk. Please don't overlook this info!
Also, I'm trying to find the best brand to buy and know nothing about vitamin brands! I'm not finding this very easily, either. It has to be 'modified citrus pectin' because it isn't absorbed otherwise.
Effects of daily oral administration of quercetin chalcone and modified citrus pectin on implanted colon-25 tumor growth in Balb-c mice.
Altern Med Rev. 2000 Dec;5(6):546-52.
This study examines the effects of modified citrus pectin and QC on the size and weight of colon-25 tumors implanted in balb-c mice. Fifty mice were orally administered either 1 ml distilled water (controls), low-dose QC, high-dose QC, low-dose modified citrus pectin (0. 8 mg/ml) or high-dose modified citrus pectin (1.6 mg/ml) on a daily basis, beginning the first day of tumor palpation (usually eight days post-implantation).
A significant reduction in tumor size was noted at day 20 in all groups compared to controls. The groups given low-dose QC and modified citrus pectin had a 29-percent (NS) and 38-percent decrease in size, respectively. The high-dose groups had an even more impressive reduction in size; 65 percent in the QC group and 70 percent in the mice given modified citrus pectin. This is the first evidence that modified citrus pectin can reduce the growth of solid primary tumors, and the first research showing QC has antitumor activity. Additional research on these substances and their effect on human cancers is warranted.
Modified Citrus Pectin should be considered as a key part in any preventive or therapeutic regimen for any type of cancer. Dosage is also speculative, but based on the animal studies, we believe that a dosage of five grams per day may provide significant preventive or therapeutic benefits.
Nutrition Review Citrus Pectin
These studies appear to show that MCP makes it difficult for cancer cells that break off from the main tumor to join together and grow in other organs. However, in most animal studies, MCP had no effect on the main tumor, suggesting that it may only be useful for preventing or slowing the growth of metastatic tumors in very early stages of development.
Recent laboratory studies of human and animal cells have provided information on how MCP might slow the spread of cancer. MCP appears to attach to galectin-3, a common chemical in many cells. Galectin-3 is present in abnormally high levels in many cancers and plays an important role in the growth, survival, and spread of cancer cells.
American Cancer Society and Citrus Pectin