EcoNugenics, Inc. Reveals NIH-Sponsored Study Results

PectaSol, a Modified Citrus Pectin Works Well as Oral Chelator

Santa Rosa, CA - October 3, 2006 - EcoNugenics®, Inc. an innovative dietary supplement company, disclosed today the key findings of a clinical study on Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) and its effectiveness to remove toxic heavy metals in the human body. The National Institute on Health funded study was undertaken to assess PectaSol® MCP as a safe, and effective oral chelator of lead, mercury, arsenic and other toxic metals from the human body. The study indicated that oral administration of MCP resulted in significant increases in the urinary excretion of arsenic, cadmium, mercury and lead.

MCP increases the elimination of toxic elements from the body by binding to the metals in the bloodstream and eliminating them through the urine. A non-toxic chelation agent, such as MCP, could be used safely for prolonged periods and may be an important chelation treatment alternative for children exposed to lead on an ongoing basis as well as people for which conventional chelators are contraindicated. Additional data supports MCP's ability to remove significant amounts of lead, a damaging metal that can impact normal human development, from the human body.

The researchers reported their clinical findings in the international journal Phytotherapy Research October 2006. The study revealed that upon oral administration, PectaSol® Modified Citrus Pectin, a commercially available dietary supplement, binds to heavy metals and increases their excretion through the urine.

Isaac Eliaz, M.D., L.Ac, M.S., lead author of the study and Medical Director of the Amitabha Medical Clinic collaborated with researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (Wyndmoor, PA) and the University of California, Davis in the execution of the research. The clinical study was sponsored by a grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH). Dr. Eliaz is the developer and the patent holder of PectaSol® MCP.

“These findings are very important news for both clinicians and patients,” said Dr. Eliaz. “The study results provide substantial evidence of the safety and benefits of PectaSol® MCP to provide a readily accessible method to detoxify heavy metals. There is an urgent need for a safe, systemic chelator of heavy metals that can be used on an ongoing basis and many people including children will substantially benefit from these findings.”

PectaSol® MCP has a specific average molecular weight of 15,400 Daltons and specific structure that optimizes the ability to chelate Heavy Metals as shown in the research paper. For Modified Citrus Pectin, this is the first report of a specific pectin structure that effectively binds to heavy metals in the human body resulting in the systemic chelation of heavy metals from the human body. As MCP has a strong affinity to lead, the findings present a safe and effective alternative to traditional chelation treatments that often have harsh side effects.

Dr. Eliaz is dedicating his time and efforts to continuing his research in binding heavy metals and chelating them combining PectaSol® MCP and seaweed alginates which are well known for their ability to chelate heavy metals from the bloodstream and digestive system. He believes that combined, these two ingredients will substantially increase the efficacy of chelation and have substantial benefit at lower dosages and make this product immediately accessible to all individuals thus positively impacting the health of many.

About EcoNugenics
EcoNugenics was founded in 1995 with a commitment to offering premium dietary supplements and nutraceuticals based on the best of modern science integrated with the ancient wisdom of traditional and complementary therapies. Their MCP product is PectaSol®. EcoNugenics is committed to five basic principles, which include innovation in product formulation, thorough scientific research, ongoing clinical validation, customer education, empowerment and superior quality control.


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