Pectin Plus® Promotes Healthy Cell Growth
Citrus Pectin and Cancer
Conventional cancer treatment involves surgery to remove primary tumors, followed by chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of treatments designed to eradicate all remaining traces of cancer. This follow-up therapy is critical for addressing the biggest threat from cancer - the formation of secondary cancers, or metastases. Metastases are not new or different cancers, but rather new cancer colonies started from primary cancer cells that have migrated to new sites. Sites where metastases commonly occur include the bones, lungs, prostate, kidney, liver, thyroid and brain. Left unchecked, metastases can quickly overwhelm the body's defenses. In fact, it is metastases, not primary tumors that are responsible for most cancer deaths.
Scientists used to think cancer cells were individual actors, and that even a single cell escaping from the main tumor would likely start a new colony elsewhere in the body. But now we know that cancer growth is more of a "group activity". Just as a platoon of soldiers is more powerful than a single rifleman, cancer cells are more dangerous when they assemble and clump together. To do this, they must communicate with and bind to one another. That cell-to-cell interaction is made possible by special protein molecules called galectins that sit on the outer surfaces of the cancer cells.
After a cancer cell has broken free from its primary tumor (or is accidentally dislodged during surgery) it floats freely through the blood and lymph systems until it eventually becomes trapped in a small blood vessel (microcapillary). Firmly lodged in the microcapillary, galectins on the surface of the cancer cell start to bind to galactose receptors on endothelial cells (the cells that form the inside lining of blood vessels). After securely attaching to the endothelium, the cancer cells penetrate through and invade the blood vessel walls.
The final step in establishing a new tumor colony is the release of chemical signals that trigger new blood vessel growth (angiogenesis). The new blood vessels will supply the cancer cells with the nutrients they need to grow and thrive.
It is thought that the powerful attraction between galectins and galactose relates to how Citrus Pectin may help promote healthy cell growth.
Galectins and galactoses work much like a car's key and ignition. Only the correct key will fit into the ignition and activate the engine. Other keys may "fit", but they will not "fit" quite right - they will only jam the ignition and prevent it from working. Galactose rich Citrus Pectin has a strong binding affinity for galectins and being the "wrong key" has the ability to jam up the "molecular ignition", preventing the right key from getting in.
Of all diseases, Citrus Pectin has been studied most extensively for prostate cancer, one of the most common cancers in men.
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Garlic and Cancer
The wide variety of organic sulfides and polysulfides conntained in garlic have been the subject of many studies investigating the realtionship between garlic and cancer. The conclusions of these studies have certainly merited additional research on this important subject.
Cilantro and Cancer
In that healthy detoxification is thought to be supportive of healthy cell growth, cilantro being such a good supporter of healthy detoxification, may also be important in promoting healthy cell growth.
Organic versus Wild Crafted
Many of our customers have asked why Pectin Plus® is not "certified organic" ?
After all . . . It only makes sense, that if you are concerned with detoxification, the last thing in the world you would want to do is take a product which may introduce toxic pesticides into your body. We have heard this feedback and quite frankly we agree, which is why we have upgraded Pectin Plus® . . . and can now assure you that Pectin Plus® is 100% pesticide-free.
As we researched the feasibility of upgrading the ingredients of Pectin Plus®, from "conventionally grown" to "certified organic", we were unable to find any sources for the "certified organic" raw materials we required. We were however, able to find some providers which did have "ethically wild crafted" sources for the raw materials we required.
Certainly, since our main objective in upgrading Pectin Plus® was to make it a pesticide-free product . . . the decision to use "ethically wild crafted" raw materials was a "no brainer".
It does beg the question . . . What exactly is the difference between "certified organic" and "ethically wild crafted"?
In order to make the label claim of "certified organic", a product must adhere to the strict regulations set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). These standards guarantee consumers that none of the ingredients used in the products have been genetically modified, sprayed with pesticides, contaminated by sewage sludge, or harvested with synthetic fertilizer.
Products that are labeled "ethically wild crafted" on the other hand, consist of ingredients that have been harvested and gathered in their natural setting. In addition, the methods used to ensure sustainability reassure consumers that the crops that are used in their products are not in danger of extinction.
The differences between "certified organic" and "ethically wild crafted" are not always clear. Both "certified organic" and "wild crafted" ingredients are free from pesticides. Both are picked with the sustainability of the crop as a top priority and both are harvested with the conservation of the surrounding areas in mind.
We hope that you will appreciate the new and improved Pectin Plus® which we can proudly say does is pesticide-free. There is NO other detoxification product in the market (that we know of) which can honestly provide the same level of assurance! Pectin Plus® is not only a very effective detoxifyer but is also very safe . . . We believe Pectin Plus® is quite simply THE BEST HEALTHY DETOXIFICATION SUPPORT PRODUCT out there!