MCP protects against uranium
If there are toxic heavy metals in your diet, you as an individual can do little about it. Supplementing with Modified Citrus Pectin [MCP] makes that heavy metals leave your body faster. MCP may even protect against radioactive uranium.
MCP contains sugar chains that can form complexes with heavy metals in the body. The body then excretes these complexes through urine or faeces, reducing the concentration of heavy metals.
In an experiment in which subjects took MCP for 6 days, their bodies got rid of 150 percent more cadmium and 560 percent more lead through their urine on day 6. [Phytother Res. 2006 Oct;20(10):859-64.] In another human study, supplementation with MCP stimulated mercury excretion. [Clin Toxicol (Phila). Jun-Aug 2007;45(5):476-81.]
In 2007, German researchers and scientists from Belarus published a study in which they gave Vitapect, a citrus pectin supplement, to children living near an exploded nuclear reactor. [Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2007;125(1-4):523-6.] The supplement reduced the amount of radioactive cesium-137 in the children's bodies.
In 2019, researchers at Econugenics, [econugenics.com] an American supplement manufacturer, published a case study in which they treated an American family of 6 people with PectaSol Metal Detox, a product from Econugenics that contains MCP and alginate.
The family lived in Arizona, in an area where there is a relatively large amount of uranium in drinking water and food. The subjects took 3 grams of MCP and 1.5 grams of alginate every day for 6 weeks. This dose was divided over two intake moments.
During the trial, the researchers monitored the amount of uranium in the subjects' feces. 6 days and 6 weeks after supplementation started, for most family members, this amount had increased significantly.
In a second experiment, the researchers repeated the supplementation. This time they monitored the concentration of uranium in the stool in 5 of the 6 family members on the last day of the supplementation period and another 6 weeks later. The figure above shows that 6 weeks after the washout period, the amount of uranium still was reduced.
"This family case study results, including the significant decrease in uranium excretion after stopping the supplement for 6-weeks, [...] suggest that the MCP/alginate supplement, can be used safely on a long-term basis to address concerns of ongoing low-level environmental and dietary uranium exposure, and potentially reduce body burden and negative health effects", write the researchers.
"This is the first report of a supplement promoting uranium excretion, suggesting it has the potential to reduce negative health effects in expanding regions where chronic uranium exposure is known. Larger studies are needed to further explore the potential of this supplement to address the issue of widespread uranium exposure and its risks for serious health consequences."
Altern Ther Health Med. 2019 Jul;25(4):20-24.
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