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PectaClear™ Detox Formula
180 vegetable capsules
Item Catalog Number:
20102

PectaClear™ Detox Formula is designed to:

  • Promote removal of toxins without depleting essential minerals.
  • Function systemically and intestinally
  • Bind toxins to prevent re-absorption

Polyuronide Chemistry
Polyuronides, such as pectin and alginates, are naturally occurring complex polysaccharides. Citrus pectin is a soluble dietary fiber composed predominately of repeating galacturonic acid units. Alginate, found in seaweed, is made of linear chains of mannuronic (M) and guluronic (G) acid. The structure and charge of these compounds make them superior toxic metal chelators.

Metal Chelation Properties
The toxic metal binding properties of polyuronides is dependent on their degree of esterification and the type and pattern of the molecules that comprise the pectin or alginate chains. The highest binding affinities are found in pectins with a low degree of esterification and alginates that are rich in guluronic acid blocks.1

Metal Complex Formation
Polyuronides form stacks in solution in what is known as an "egg box" structure2. Each pocket of the "egg carton" contains a positively charged ion to balance the negatively charged chains. Normally the positive ions are sodium and potassium. However, toxic metals especially lead, mercury, cadmium, and radioactive metals have a higher affinity for polyuronides than the essential ions like calcium, magnesium, and potassium.1,3 Toxic metal ions become trapped in the "egg box" structure and are eliminated from the body. USDA-ARS scientist attributed the 10% rhamnogalacturonan II content in PectaClear to the selective binding to these toxic metals.4

PectaClear™ Detox Formula
    PectaClear™ is a carefully designed blend of modified citrus pectin (MCP) and modified alginates formulated by Isaac Eliaz, MD for optimal toxic metal chelation. The use of alginates and pectates for metal chelation is protected by US patents #6,462,029 and #7,026,302. PCC is an integral part of Dr. Eliaz's detoxification protocols. The modified citrus pectin component works systemically in the circulatory system and the alginates work predominantly in the gastrointestinal tract to prevent re-absorption of toxins.

Clinical Studies
PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin's ability to support the removal of toxic metals from the body via the urinary tract was validated in a short term pilot study. Oral administration of PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin to healthy humans resulted in significant increases in the urinary excretion of lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury.4 The results of this clinical trails were published in collaboration with the USDA in the peer reviewed journal, Phytotherapy Research.5 The study shows that PectaSol-C® safely and effectively chelates lead, mercury, arsenic and other toxic metals out of the human body, and without affecting the essential minerals in the body.

A clinical trial to investigate the ability of PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin to decrease mercury burden as measured by DMPS (2,3-dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid) challenge, showed a significant reduction in mercury levels after five to ten months of oral administration of PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin.6,7 A recent study reported that PectaClear significantly decreased lead levels in children (ages 5 to 12) who suffered from severe lead poisoning.8

Awards for PectaClear
PectaSol-C® MCP won the Nutritional Business Journal Product Merit Award in 2004. Dr. Eliaz was honored with an award for his Original Clinical Research presented at the Scripps Annual Conference in 2005 for his studies that indicate this new application of PectaSol-C® MCP for reducing heavy metal toxicity.

References
1. Braudo, EE., et al., Thermodynamic approach to the selection of polyuronide sequestrants for preventive and medicinal nutrition. Nahrung, 1996:40(4);205-8.
2. Walkinshaw, MD. and Arnott,S. Conformations and interactions of pectins. II. Models for junction zones in pectinic acid and calcium pectate gels. J Mol Biol, 1981:153(4);1075-85.
3. Jodra, Y. and Mijangos, F. Ion exchange selectivities of calcium alginate gels for heavy metals. Water Sci Technol, 2001:43(2); 237-44.
4. Eliaz, I. and Rode, D. The effect of modified citrus pectin on the urinary excretion of toxic elements. in Fifth Annual Conference of Environmental Health Scientists: Nutritional Toxicology and Metabolomics. 2003. Univeristy of California, Davis.
5. Eliaz, I, Hotchkiss, AT, Fishman, ML, Rode, D. The Effect of Modified Citrus Pectin on Urinary Excretion of Toxic Elements. Phytotherapy Research 2006:20(10);859-864.
6. Eliaz, I. Modified citrus pectin decreases the total body burden of mercury: A pilot human clinical trial. 228th ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA in August, 2004.
7. Eliaz, I, Gaurdino, J, Hughes, K. The Health Benefits of Modified Citrus Pectin in Potential Health Benefits of Citrus, ACS Symposium Series 936 Patil, BS, et al. editors. Oxford University Press. 2006. Chapter 15, p. 199-210.
8. Zhao, ZY, Liang, L, Fan,X, Hotchkiss, AT,. Wilk, BJ, Eliaz, E. The role of modified citrus pectin as an effective chelator of lead in children hospitalized with toxic lead levels. Altern Ther Health Med. 2008:14(4); 34-38.
Supplement Facts

Serving Size 3 capsules

Servings Per Container 60

Amount Per Serving

Total Carbohydrates

2 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Sodium

120 mg

Potassium

130 mg

PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin

1.5 g

Algimate® Modified Alginate Complex

750 mg

Other ingredients: vegetable capsule (natural vegetable cellulose, water), vegetable stearic acid, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide.

Pecta-Sol-C® and Algimate® are protected under US Patent Nos. 6,462,029, 6,274,566, and 7,026,302

Dosage and Use
  • As a dietary supplement, for intensive chelation, take three capsules twice daily on an empty stomach.
  • For long term maintenance take one capsule twice daily on an empty stomach.