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.
Metal Complex Formation
Polyuronides form stacks in solution in what is known as an “egg box” structure. 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 to 3 capsules, twice a day on an empty stomach or as directed by your health care professional. An empty stomach is considered 30 minutes before food and 2 hours after. For long term maintenance and for children less than 12 years of age, take 2 capsules daily.
Advisory Notes on Usage: PectaSol® Chelation Complex™ is recommended to be used in conjunction with Detox Complete™ (the Phase II product) after one to six months of PCC use. PectaSol® Chelation Complex™ is designed to selectively chelate and remove toxic metals. Due to its structure, PCC will also form weak associations with other minerals such as selenium, zinc, magnesium, and calcium. Although the potential exists, mineral deficiencies have not been observed clinically, even with long term use of PCC, since PCC forms stronger bonds with toxic metals. To ensure adequate availability of essential minerals, a multivitamin/mineral supplement is recommended.
Serving Size: 3 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 20 or 60
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value**
Total Carbohydrate 2g <1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Potassium 75mg 2%
Algimate® Modified Alginate Complex 1350mg †
PectaSol® Modified Citrus Pectin 900mg †
**Percent Daily Value (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.