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Nutritional Supplements LibraryGrapefruit Pectin

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Grapefruit Pectin


What is grapefruit pectin?

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Grapefruit pectin is pectin derived from grape fruits. Pectin (found in the pulp/rind) is a form of soluble fiber. Pectin is a heterosaccharide (type of sugar) derived from the cell wall of plants. Pectin varies in their chain lengths, complexity and the order of each of the monosaccharide units. It was first isolated and described in 1825 by Henri Braconnot.


What is the effective dosage of grapefruit pectin supplementation?

The effective dosage of grapefruit pectin is 9 to 27 g per day.

What are the benefits of grapefruit pectin supplementation?

• Grapefruit pectin is very effective in treating high blood pressure.
• It reduces the rate of entry of carbohydrates into your bloodstream, thereby lowering insulin secretion.
• It has antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic and antiseptic properties.
• It reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol.
• It inhibits the formation of atherosclerosis.
• It is used as an oral demulcent to alleviate symptoms of sore throat and mouth in some throat lozenges.
• It also has antioxidant properties.
• It may aid in fat loss by giving fullness feel if you consume it before meal.


What are the side effects of grapefruit pectin supplementation?

It is very safe. They are no adverse side effect of grapefruit pectin.