MCP Synergy™ combines 5 grams low molecular weight modified citrus pectin (MCP) and 2 grams inositol hexaphosphate (IP6, a.k.a. phytic acid) in a great tasting powder for convenient dosing and enhanced patient compliance.
MCP Synergy™ is best taken on an empty stomach for optimal absorption.
Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) – Pectins are a family of soluble fibers naturally occurring in various plant cell walls, along with cellulose, and are especially abundant in the skins of apples and citrus fruits. They are viscous, gel-forming (by absorbing water), and contain chains of various polysaccharides.
Naturally occurring pectins are not digested by human digestive enzymes, but are used as food by GI bacteria, which ferments them into short chain fatty acids, which in turn benefits the colonic cells. They have been shown to help prevent adherence of pathogenic bacteria, stimulate peristalsis, and soften the stool (due to water absorbing capacity).
Modified citrus pectin (MCP) is the result of processing naturally occurring pectins in order to decrease the size of their polysaccharide chains.
Inositol Hexaphosphate (IP6) is a naturally occurring component of brans of grains, seeds, legumes or nuts, and it is a plant storage form of phosphorus. Brans are insoluble fibers occurring in plants and are well known for providing satiety, and optimizing stool bulk and transit time, all benefits derived from the bran components that are not absorbed. The IP6 in MCP Synergy™ is derived from rice bran and is chelated to either calcium or magnesium.