Heavy Metal Chelation:
Healthy human subjects with no known heavy metal toxicities were given 15g of MCP for 5-days and 20 g on the sixth day. The amount of lead, arsenic and cadmium excreted in the urine was measured each day. After Day 1, arsenic excretion increased by 130%. At Day 6, cadmium excretion had increased by 150%. Over the course, lead excretion had increased by 560%! The chelation is thought to be attributed to the presence of “rhamnogalacturonan II,” which is found in MCP.
In 2007, it was reported that MCP helped reduce lead and mercury, toxic heavy metals, by 74% in five adult patients. This heavy metal reduction was reported to have assisted their return to good health.
Another small pilot clinical study was then published in 2008 in children hospitalized for lead toxicity. Seven children aged 5-12 years were given 15 g of MCP for a month. On average, serum lead levels were reduced by an average of a whopping 161% with no adverse effects.