Healing Benefits of Modified Citrus Pectin

I wanted to end the year with information on the healing benefits of Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP).

Science has long known that citrus fruit and pectin has healing properties, going back to ancient times. The problem has been that it isn’t all that bioavailable, meaning it’s hard for the body to take in all of its beneficial nutrients.

To address that issue, researchers have learned how to chemically chop citrus pectin into tinier pieces and to change its structure – chemically linking a carbohydrate to sugar molecules – to improve bioavailability. Called Modified Citrus Pectin or MCP, it has been shown to help combat many different types of cancer, help the body to release heavy metals, and may also reduce blood cholesterol levels.