Modified citrus pectin
Modified citrus pectin (also known as citrus pectin, Pecta-Sol and MCP) is a modified, more digestible form of pectin. It is obtained from the peels, seeds and pulp of citrus fruits using a chemical extraction process.
MCP is promoted in dietary supplement form as an alternative cancer treatment and is under research for its potential to increase the efficiency of a conventional chemotherapy, but there is no evidence MCP prevents or treats cancer in humans.
Toxicity and side effects
Although modified citrus pectin is more easily digested than natural citrus pectin, individuals with allergies or sensitivities to citrus may experience diarrhea or stomach discomfort when taking either type of citrus pectin.
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