Generic: Citrus Pectin
treats Detoxification and Prostate cancer
TraditionWARNING: DISCLAIMER: The below uses are based on tradition, scientific theories, or limited research. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. There may be other proposed uses that are not listed below.
Anti- thrombotic, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), bulk laxative, chelating agent, diarrhea, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), immunostimulant, tonic (gastrointestinal).
Adults (18 years and older)
There is no proven safe or effective dose for modified citrus pectin. Although not well studied in human clinical trials, 6- 30 grams daily in divided doses, dissolved in a small amount of water, and diluted with juice, has been used. For capsules, a dose of 800 milligrams three times a day with meals has also been used. For biopsy and cancer, a dose of 15 grams daily (5 grams three times a day) one week before procedure and two weeks after has been used. For toxic excretion, 15 grams of MCP PectaSol® (EcoNugenics® Inc.) daily for five days and 20 grams on day six has been used with some benefit.
Children (younger than 18 years)
There is no proven safe or effective dose for modified citrus pectin in children and use is not recommended.
SafetyDISCLAIMER: Many complementary techniques are practiced by healthcare professionals with formal training, in accordance with the standards of national organizations. However, this is not universally the case, and adverse effects are possible. Due to limited research, in some cases only limited safety information is available.
Avoid in individuals with a known allergy or hypersensitivity to modified citrus pectin. Modified citrus pectin may cause gastrointestinal discomfort in patients allergic or sensitive to modified citrus pectin.
Side Effects and Warnings
Modified citrus pectin is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and few adverse effects have been reported in the available literature. Because it is a dietary fiber, modified citrus pectin may result in mild loose stools, but should not cause other gastrointestinal problems in healthy patients. Theoretically, modified citrus pectin may cause fluid or electrolyte loss, constipation, or fecal impaction in some patients, especially geriatric patients, because it is a fiber.
Use cautiously in patients taking chelating medications as modified citrus pectin may significantly increase the urinary excretion of metals. Also, use cautiously in patients under treatment for cancer as modified citrus pectin may inhibit tumor growth.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding