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Citrus Pectin 180 Capsules
•High cholesterol. Taking pectin by mouth seems to lower cholesterol. Taking it along with guar gum and small amounts of insoluble fiber lowers total and “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. However, the combination doesn’t seem to affect “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol or triglycerides.
•Prediabetes. Drinking beverages containing sugar beet pectin does not seem to lower blood sugar levels in people with prediabetes.
•Stomach ulcers. Taking apple pectin for 6 months does not seem to reduce the recurrence of ulcers in the small intestine.
•Diarrhea in young children. Pectin seems to shorten bouts of diarrhea and vomiting and lessen the need for replacement fluids in children aged 5-12 months from developing nations who experience ongoing diarrhea.
•Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children with cerebral palsy. Early research shows that giving pectin along with “tube feeding” reduces some symptoms of GERD such as vomiting, cough, and wheezing in children with cerebral palsy.
•Mercury toxicity. Early research shows that taking pectin helps eliminate mercury through the urine and decreases the duration of mercury toxicity in children with this condition.
•Niacin-induced flushing. Taking pectin before using the drug niacin seems to reduce how long skin flushing lasts. But it doesn’t prevent skin flushing from occurring or reduce its severity.
•Prostate cancer. Early research suggests that taking a specific modified citrus pectin product (Pectasol by Econugenics) after prostate surgery or radiation might lengthen the time to prostate cancer recurrence.
•Damage from radiation.
•Mouth and throat sores.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.